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Sri Lanka in tatters at 40-8 in Asia Cup final against India

Sri Lanka in tatters at 40-8 in Asia Cup final against India

Sports Desk

India's pace bowler Mohammed Siraj claimed four wickets in one over to rattle Sri Lanka's batting after a rain-delayed start in the Asia Cup final on Sunday.

Sri Lanka were tottering at 40-8 in just 12.3 overs in Colombo after electing to bat first in their bid for another title in this 50-over edition of the tournament, a precursor to the upcoming ODI World Cup in India.

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah struck first with the wicket of Kusal Perera, caught behind for a duck in the first over and soon Siraj wreaked havoc.

Siraj sent back Pathum Nissanka (2) and then Sadeera Samarawickrama (0) and Charith Aslanka (0) but a hat-trick was averted. He then got Dhananjaya de Silva (4) after one ball. Siraj again struck in the twelfth over to claim the crucial wicket of Kusal Mendis.

And in the 13th over Hardik Pandaya took the wicket of Wellalage.

If rain delays the match, it will resume on Monday, which has been kept aside as a reserve day.

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