Indian seamer Mohammed Siraj achieved a significant milestone during the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. His exceptional bowling performance, where he secured 6 wickets while conceding only 21 runs, led to the 4th best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in a One-Day International (ODI) history. This remarkable feat played a pivotal role in India’s commanding victory in the final, underscoring Siraj’s exceptional talent and contribution to the team.
Ajantha Mendis, the former Sri Lankan mystery spinner, remains the holder of the record for the best bowling figures in the history of the Asia Cup. In 2008, he produced a remarkable spell, claiming 6 wickets for just 13 runs against India. Mohammed Siraj’s performance during the Asia Cup 2023, where he secured six wickets while conceding only 21 runs, now stands as the second-best bowling figures by an Indian in a One-Day International in Asia Cup, following Mendis’ extraordinary achievement.
First Indian Bowler to Take 4 Wickets in One Over
Mohammed Siraj’s remarkable spell in the Asia Cup 2023 final left Sri Lanka in a precarious situation. He initiated his assault by dismissing Pathum Nissanka, then proceeded to claim the wickets of Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Dhananjaya de Silva.
This devastating performance led to Sri Lanka struggling at a mere 12 for five wickets within just four overs. Furthermore, Siraj’s performance in this match moved him to the second-fastest bowler in terms of balls bowled to reach 50 ODI wickets. Ajantha Mendis holds the record for being the fastest to reach this milestone in ODI cricket history. In the process, Mohammed Siraj achieved a historic milestone for Indian cricket. He became the first Indian bowler ever to secure four wickets in a single over.
Md.Siraj is the First Indian Bowler to Take 4 Wickets in One Over.
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