Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva in one hellish over
WATCH – Siraj’s brilliant 6 for 21
Three overs into the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka were already in a tough spot, 8 for 1 against a new-ball pair from India who moved the ball prodigiously in overcast conditions. At the end of the fourth over, they were stunned, not knowing what had hit them, after Mohammed Siraj became the fourth bowler (in matches where ball-by-ball records are available) to pick up four wickets in an over. in ODIs. That is how Hemant Brar We recorded it in our ball by ball commentary.
Siraj continues with three slips
3.1 Siraj to Nissanka, OUT
A marvel from Jadeja. A long ball from Siraj, just outside. Nissanka pushed it, opening the face of the bat at the point of contact, and that meant the ball came out more square. Jadeja lunged to his right and grabbed it with both hands.
Sadeera Samarawickrama at #4
3.2 Siraj to Samarawickrama, no run
Long ball in the channel that goes. left alone
3.3 Siraj to Samarawickrama, OUT
An appeal in favor of lbw and the referee hardly took long to raise his finger. However, Sadeera wants to review it. It was a long ball pitched just outside off that hit the inside edge and hit the batsman around the knee on the front pad. Tracking the ball shows that it would have hit the top of the leg stump. Sri Lanka in serious trouble
Charith Asalanka is the new batter, one of the best number 5 of the moment. Two slips for him
3.4 Siraj to Asalanka, OUT
Siraj scores a hat-trick! He already has three out of four balls! He was completely off course and Asalanka simply pushed him away; He thinks with little footwork, without being able to keep him down. He went straight to cover where Kishan took it in front of his face, with cups reversed.
Dhananjaya de Silva to tackle the hat-trick. four slips
3.5 Siraj to Dhananjaya, FOUR runs
Long ball on the stumps and De Silva just pushes it through the empty mid-region. Siraj, full of adrenaline, jumps into the chase along with Kishan, beats Kishan but fails to stop the limit. Meanwhile, Kohli slips and can’t stop laughing.
3.6 Siraj to Dhananjaya, OUT
Fourth wicket for Siraj in the final: Sri Lanka 12 for 5! It was in the channel, a little longer than normal with the seam pointing towards the deep third. Dhananjaya pushes him away from the body. The ball drifts away to take a weak outside edge and Rahul completes a regulation catch.
Siraj was not finished yet. He bowled Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lanka captain, with an unplayable outswinger on the fourth ball of his next over, by which time he had taken a five-wicket haul after bowling just 16 balls. No one has played a faster five in ODIs where ball-by-ball recording is available.