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Asia Cup Finals 2023: Bumrah strikes early as Kusal Perera departs for a duck

In the high-stakes final match of the Asia Cup 2023 between India and Sri Lanka, cricket fans were treated to a spectacular start as the Indian pace sensation, Jasprit Bumrah, made an immediate impact. Just three balls into his spell, Bumrah delivered a masterclass in swing bowling that sent Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers.

The delivery that led to Perera’s dismissal was nothing short of exquisite. Bumrah pitched the ball around the middle stump, sending it swinging away late in the air. It was a delivery that every fast bowler dreams of, and it proved to be irresistible for Kusal Perera. Tempted by the enticing movement off the pitch, Perera couldn’t resist the urge to push at the ball.

As Perera reached for the delivery, the ball swayed even wider, taking the faintest of edges on its way through to the wicketkeeper. The collective gasp from the crowd was followed by a resounding roar of celebration from the Indian players. The catch was taken brilliantly by KL Rahul, diving low to his left, showcasing his agility and safe pair of hands.

With just two balls faced, Kusal Perera was forced to make the long walk back to the dressing room, his dreams of making an impact in the final shattered. Bumrah’s delivery and Rahul’s catch were a testament to the high-quality cricket on display in this Asia Cup final, where every moment mattered and every delivery held the potential to change the course of the game.