IND VS SL: Kuldeep Yadav the shining star of the match

In the super four match of the Asia Cup, India secured its place in the final with a 41-run victory over Sri Lanka. 

India won the toss and decided to bat, faced a strong bowling performance by Sri Lanka’s Dunith Wellalage, who claimed a five-wicket haul, and Charith Asalanka, who took four wickets. 

India was bowled out for 213 in 49.1 overs, with captain Rohit Sharma being the top scorer with 53 runs.

Key Moments:

  • Wellalage and Asalanka: The spin duo of Dunith Wellalage (5/40) and Charith Asalanka (4/18) played a pivotal role in dismantling India’s batting lineup during the middle overs.
  • Rain Interruption: A brief rain interruption occurred with just three overs remaining in India’s innings.
  • Sri Lanka’s Batting: Sri Lanka struggled to build partnerships and lost wickets at regular intervals. Dunith Wellalage (42 not out) was the top scorer for Sri Lanka after their strong bowling performance.
  • Bowling Figures: Kuldeep Yadav returned with impressive bowling figures of 4 for 43, while Jasprit Bumrah (2/30) picked up early wickets for India.

Final Scores:

  • India: 213 all out in 49.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 53; Dunith Wellalage 5/40, Charith Asalanka 4/18).
  • Sri Lanka: 172 out in 41.3 overs (Dunith Wellalage 42 not out; Kuldeep Yadav 4/43).

India’s victory in this crucial match earned them a place in the final of the Asia Cup, showcasing their strong performance in the tournament.

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