Colombo: In a thrilling final at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium, India secured their 8th Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka with a commanding 10-wicket victory. This win marked the end of a 5-year wait for India’s Men’s Asia Cup title, much to the delight of cricket enthusiasts across the nation.
India’s bowlers, led by the outstanding Mohammed Siraj, were instrumental in their triumph. Siraj’s remarkable performance saw him taking 6 crucial wickets, helping to bowl out the hosts for a mere 50 runs.
The chase was a breeze for India, as they swiftly reached their target in just 6.1 overs. Rohit Sharma and his team displayed exceptional skill and composure throughout the tournament, living up to their favorites status and proving themselves as the well-deserved champions of the continental event.
Notably, in a strategic move, Ishan Kishan was sent to open alongside Shubman Gill, instead of Rohit Sharma. This decision paid off handsomely, as the young southpaw justified the skipper’s faith with an impressive performance.