Indian bowlers, pacers rather, ran riot in the Asia Cup 2023 final saving their best for the last, as Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah combined to bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry score of 50 on Sunday, September 17 in Colombo. Mohammed Siraj recorded the fourth-best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI cricket, taking 6/13 while Hardik finished the formalities to take three wickets in the end as Sri Lankan batters didn't have any clue of what the Indian fast bowlers were bowling.
50 is the lowest team total recorded against India in ODI cricket as Sri Lanka surpassed Bangladesh's 58. 50 iss also the lowest team score in Asia Cup (ODIs) history as Sri Lanka surpassed Bangladesh's 87 against Pakistan in the 2000 edition.
For Sri Lanka, 50 is the second lowest team score as they were able to avoid humiliation surpassing their lowest of 43 against South Africa in Paaril, 2012.
Lowest ODI totals for Sri Lanka
43 vs South Africa (Paarl, 2012)
50 vs India (Colombo RPS, 2023)
55 vs West Indies (Sharjah, 1986)
67 vs England (Manchester, 2014)
73 vs India (Trivandrum, 2023)
Lowest team totals against India in ODI cricket
50 - Sri Lanka (Colombo, 2023)
58 - Bangladesh (Mirpur, 2014)
65 - Zimbabwe (Harare, 2005)
73 - Sri Lanka (Thiruvananthapuram, 2023)
76 - Bangladesh (Dhaka, 2003)
Lowest team totals in ODI Asia Cup history
50 - Sri Lanka vs India (Colombo, 2023)
87 - Bangladesh vs Pakistan (Dhaka, 2000)
94 - Bangladesh vs Pakistan (Moratuwa, 1986)
96 - Sri Lanka vs India (Sharjah, 1984)
99 - Bangladesh vs India (Chattogram, 1988)
Siraj became the first Indian bowler to take four wickets in an over and the fourth bowler overall. The Indian pace attack was on fire as it was only the second time in the Asia Cup that all 10 wickets were taken by pacers and both incidents took place in this edition only.