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India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final: Player of the Tournament award, Runner-up award. Check out the full list of awards – Magazine Creations

India and Sri Lanka 2023 Asian Cup Final: Rohit Sharma-led India lifted the 2023 Asia Cup by defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets and 263 balls to spare. Mohammed Siraj bowled a magical spell of 7 overs, during which he grabbed 6 wickets and became the first Indian bowler to take 4 wickets in 1. Hardik Pandya made sure that the bottom rung of the Sri Lankan batsmen did not extend too far and the entire team returned to the pavilion with a score of 50 runs.

It was a piece of cake for Ishan Kishan (23*) and Shubman Gill (27*). Rohit Sharma decided to skip Noor for the easy win and sent youngster Ishan Kishan in his place. Shubman Gill is already the top run-scorer in the tournament and played like it. With the help of 9 boundaries, youngster Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill led Team India to their 8th Asia Cup after 5 years.

India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final: List of award winners

1. Match hunting– Indian player Ravindra Jadeja won the catch of the match award with a cash prize of $3,000.

2. Player of the match– Without a doubt, Mohamed Siraj won the Best Player of the Match award with a financial value of $5,000. In a touching gesture, Mohammed Siraj decided to dedicate his cash prize to the Colombo Stadium staff who did a fantastic job in the tournament which was disrupted due to rain.

“There is no biryani here. I’ve been bowling well for a long time. It was missing edges earlier. But I found them today. The wicket was closing early, but there was a swing today. I thought I would bowl fuller because of the swing. When there is good interconnection between fast bowlers, it is good for the team. I was thinking it would be great if I could stop the border. My best mantra. This cash prize goes to the stadiums. Muhammad Siraj said: This championship would not have been possible without them.

3. Championship player- Spectacular spinner Kuldeep Yadav who took 9 wickets in the tournament won the Player of the Tournament award. “Over the last year and a half, I’ve been working on my rhythm. Being more aggressive through the crease. I like my bowling. In T20s too, length is very important. It’s about not thinking about wickets, just about lengths. I’ve worked hard on That. Credit goes to Rohit bhai. He encouraged me to work on my speed. “When the fast bowlers give you a few wickets in the powerplay, it becomes easy for the spinners,” spinner Kuldeep Yadav said.

4. Award for stadium workers – In the tournament, which was disrupted by rain, it was the hard work of the ground crew that ensured the successful completion of all matches, and in recognition of their efforts they received a prize of $50,000.

5. Prize for runners-up– Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka received the runner-up prize money of $75,000 and congratulated India on their win. It was a brilliant display of bowling from Siraj. I thought it would be a good pitch for hitters, but the overcast conditions played a role. A tough day for us at the office. We could have tightened our technique and helped hitters settle in and free up their arms later. Lots of positives. The way Sadira and Kusal batted against spin, the way Asalanka batted. These three will score big in India’s good batting conditions. We know how to recover from difficult situations. We reached the final by beating good teams. It’s a big plus. The players will continue their good cricket from the last two years. I would like to thank the supporters who turned out in large numbers. We are sorry for the fact that we disappointed you. Still thanks for the great support. “I congratulate the Indian team,” Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said.

6. Asia Cup – Team India skipper Rohit Sharma received the winning prize money of US$ 1,50,000 and a beautiful Asia Cup trophy. “Yes it was a great performance. To come out and play like that in the final shows the mental character. A great start with the ball and a clinical finish with the bat. I was standing in the slips, which is something to be proud of – our seamers have been working really hard. Very, very clear in their minds. It was good Seeing that. A performance like that will be cherished for a long time. I never thought it would do so much. It’s about personnel skills. Siraj has to be given a lot of credit. It’s rare for seamers to move the ball in the air and out of the field. He’s out of age. We did Everything we can achieve as a team in this tournament. We are looking forward to the series coming up in India, and then the World Cup. The way Hardik and Ishaan batted in that pressure situation against Pakistan, and then KL and Virat got hundreds. The way he was batting against Gill. He said Indian skipper Rohit Sharma: “The guys stood at different stages.”

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Updated: Sep 17, 2023, 08:00 PM IST

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