Siraj’s triple strike sends Sri Lanka reeling in Asia Cup Finals

In a spellbinding display of fast bowling mastery, Mohammed Siraj turned the tide decisively in India’s favor during the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka. The cricketing world witnessed an extraordinary over that saw three wickets fall, including the crucial dismissal of the hero against Pakistan, Charith Asalanka. Siraj’s heroics were nothing short of remarkable, leaving the Lankan camp in disarray.

The over in question was a testament to Siraj’s ability to exploit every facet of seam and swing bowling. He delivered a full-length ball outside the off-stump, a delivery that appeared to slightly hold up as it reached Asalanka. The batsman, early into his drive, managed to chip it straight to Ishan Kishan, positioned expertly at covers.


The catch was taken cleanly, leaving the Sri Lankan fans stunned and the Indian supporters elated. Asalanka, who had played a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s journey to the final, was now back in the pavilion without scoring a run.

Siraj’s triple strike sent shockwaves through the Sri Lankan camp, as they found themselves in a precarious position in the high-stakes final. The scoreboard read three wickets down, and the pressure continued to mount on their middle order.