India vs. Sri Lanka: Mohammed Siraj Makes History in Asia Cup 2023

The Asia Cup 2023 finals between India and Sri Lanka witnessed a spectacular performance by Mohammed Siraj, who etched his name in cricket history. This article breaks down the remarkable feat achieved by the Indian bowler in simple English.

In the thrilling Asia Cup 2023 finals held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Mohammed Siraj, a prominent bowler from the Royal Challengers Bangalore, made headlines by taking five wickets in just 15 deliveries. This remarkable performance not only secured a significant victory for India but also marked a historic moment in the world of cricket.


The Asia Cup is a prestigious cricket tournament co-hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. In 2022, Sri Lanka had won the Asia Cup in the T20I format, while India was the defending champion in the One-Day International (ODI) format, having claimed victory in 2018. The 2023 finals saw India, led by captain Rohit Sharma, taking on Sri Lanka, and it lived up to all the expectations.

Mohammed Siraj’s Heroic Act

One of India’s key bowlers, Mohammed Siraj, delivered an exceptional performance that left cricket enthusiasts in awe. He bowled with incredible precision and pace, achieving a unique milestone in the history of ODI cricket. Let’s delve into the details of his historic achievement.

Fastest Five-Wicket Haul

Mohammed Siraj’s incredible feat was becoming the bowler with the fastest five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. He accomplished this astonishing record in just 15 deliveries. This achievement broke the previous ODI record held by Usman Khan, who had taken five wickets in 21 deliveries. Siraj also surpassed Scott Boland’s Test record of achieving a five-wicket haul in 19 deliveries.

Record-Breaking Performance

To put this historic feat into perspective, let’s take a look at the list of bowlers who achieved the fastest five-wicket hauls in ODI cricket:

  1. Mohammed Siraj (India): 15 deliveries against Sri Lanka in 2023
  2. Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka): 16 deliveries against Bangladesh in 203
  3. Usman Khan (Pakistan): 21 deliveries against Sri Lanka in 2017
  4. Timm Van Der Gugten (Netherlands): 20 deliveries against Canada in 2013

Other Impressive Records

Mohammed Siraj’s brilliance didn’t stop there. He also made an impact by taking the most wickets for India in the first 10 overs of an ODI since 2002. Here’s a list of the top performers in this category:

  • Mohammed Siraj vs SL Colombo RPS 2023: 5 wickets
  • Javagal Srinath vs SL Johannesburg 2003: 4 wickets
  • Bhuvneshwar vs SL Port of Spain 2013: 4 wickets
  • Jasprit Bumrah vs Eng The Oval 2022: 4 wickets

Additionally, Siraj also made his mark as one of the quickest bowlers to reach 50 ODI wickets in terms of balls bowled. Ajantha Mendis from Sri Lanka tops this list with 847 balls, while Mohammed Siraj impressively secured the second position with just 1002 balls.

Six-Wicket Hauls in Asia Cup ODIs

Finally, Mohammed Siraj’s astonishing performance in the Asia Cup 2023 finals joined an elite list of bowlers who have achieved six-wicket hauls in Asia Cup ODIs. His remarkable figures of 6/13 against Sri Lanka in Colombo RPS 2023 will be etched in the annals of cricket history alongside Ajantha Mendis’ memorable 6/13 against India in Karachi 2008.

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In summary, Mohammed Siraj’s astounding display of fast bowling during the Asia Cup 2023 finals against Sri Lanka will be remembered as one of the greatest moments in ODI cricket history. His remarkable records and achievements have cemented his place as a rising star in the world of cricket, and his performance will be celebrated by cricket fans for years to come.

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