In a historic achievement, India beat Sri Lanka by 10-wicket in a one-sided Asia Cup 2023 final, to claim their record 8th championship in the tournament’s extensive legacy.
This victory marks India’s largest margin of victory in One-Day Internationals in terms of remaining deliveries. The Men in Blue chased down the target with 263 balls to spare and broke their record that was set way back in 2001 against Kenya in Bloemfontein when they secured victory with 231 balls left in their innings.
India’s Biggest Win in ODIs (in terms of Balls)
- Vs Sri Lanka, 2023 (263 remaining)
- Vs Kenya, 2001 (231 remaining)
- Vs West Indies, 2018 (211 remaining)
- Vs England, 2022 (188 remaining)
Indian pacers completely outclassed Sri Lanka’s batting, bowling them out for a mere 50 runs. The star of the show was Mohammed Siraj, who scalped six wickets, while Hardik Pandya contributed with three wickets, and Jasprit Bumrah added one to his tally.
In reply, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan, the opening pair for India, made light work of the target, reaching it in a mere 6.2 overs. Shubman Gill notched up 23 runs from 18 balls, complemented by Ishan Kishan’s 27 runs from 19 deliveries.