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India defeated Sri Lanka to reach the final of the 2023 Asia Cup

India defeated Sri Lanka to reach the final of the 2023 Asia Cup

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India beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs

The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 41 runs in their second Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023. With this victory, Team India also made it to the final. The last game of this tournament will be played on September 17th. The winning team of the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on September 14 can make it to the final. In that game, India had scored 213 runs. In response, the Sri Lankan team was reduced to 172 runs. Kuldeep Yadav became the hero of Team India’s victory in this game too. On Monday he took five wickets against Pakistan and today he took four wickets for 43 runs in 9.3 overs against Sri Lanka.

The Indian team had registered a superb 228-run win against Pakistan in the first Super 4 match. Indian batsmen did wonders in this game. Against Sri Lanka the batting faltered a bit but the bowlers gave the Sri Lankan batsmen problems after Pakistan. In this match, apart from Kuldeep Yadav’s four wickets, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah took 2-2 wickets. While Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Siraj scored one hit each.

What was the state of Team India’s innings?

In this game, Team India won the toss and came to bat first. But Team India finished just 213 runs ahead of the Sri Lankan players. For Sri Lanka, Vellalage took 5 wickets and Charith Asalanka took 4 wickets. Mahish Teekshana got a wicket. Talking about India’s batting, after a quick partnership of 80 runs for the opening wicket, the team’s innings faltered and three wickets fell for 91 runs. Rohit played a brilliant innings of 53 runs. After that, India attempted a comeback by adding 63 runs for the fourth wicket thanks to KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. But once again Vellalage prevented India from gaining a strong position by taking the wicket of Rahul in the 30th over. He also dismissed Hardik Pandya to take his fifth wicket of the day and then Ishan was also out in Charith Asalanka’s over. Afterwards, Asalanka destroyed India’s middle order by taking three more wickets.

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IND vs SL, Asian Cup 2023

A look at the points table

Now if we look at the points table of the Super 4 of Asia Cup 2023, Team India has scored four points after two wins in two games. His net run rate is also an excellent 2.690. At the same time, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan are in third and fourth place with 2-2 points after one win and one loss. Sri Lanka’s net run rate is -0.2. While Pakistan’s net run rate is very poor at 1.892. The Bangladesh team is now out of the tournament after losing both their Super 4 games. Team India will now play their last Super 4 match against Bangladesh on September 15. Rohit Sharma can showcase his bench strength in this game.

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