India vs Sri Lanka record for the first time in history.

Team India dominated Sri Lankan spinners; they created a historic, embarrassing record for the first time in history.

India vs Sri Lanka
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India vs Sri Lanka:

This was the second encounter of the Indian cricket team in the Super-4 phase. In this match, Team India managed to score only 213 runs in 49.1 overs.

India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023: The Indian cricket team is currently competing in the Asia Cup 2023. India’s greatest strength is their powerful batting, and Indian batsmen always appear to have an upper hand against bowlers. In particular, they excel in playing spinners. However, in the Asia Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday (September 12), things took an unexpected turn.

This was the second encounter of the Indian cricket team in the Super-4 phase. In this match, Team India managed to score only 213 runs in 49.1 overs. But it was the Indian bowlers who turned the game around, winning it by 41 runs in the end.

The standout performer for Team India was their spinner Vikram Erwee, who outperformed Sri Lankan batsmen, especially the spinners. The most astonishing fact was that Team India took all 10 wickets of Sri Lanka’s innings. In this match, the true hero for the Sri Lankan cricket team was their star spinner, Dunith Velalage. This 20-year-old mystery spinner caused a major upset for the Indian cricket team, taking 5 wickets while conceding only 40 runs in 10 overs.

India vs Sri Lanka: Following that, the second star spinner, Charith Asalanka, also played a crucial role, taking 4 wickets. Off-spinner Mahesh Thikshana managed to secure 1 wicket. In this manner, for the first time in cricket history, Team India lost all 10 wickets to Sri Lankan spinners. This was indeed an embarrassing record for Team India.

India vs Sri Lanka: in the history of one-day international cricket, this is only the tenth instance where a team has lost all 10 wickets to spinners in an ODI. However, it is the first time that any team has achieved such a feat against Team India. On this ground in 1997, Team India lost nine wickets to Sri Lankan spinners.

Velalage was the standout performer in this match, as he accounted for the dismissals of Rohit, Shubman, Kohli, Ishan, and Rahul, trapping them in his web. This meant that Velalage got the top 5 Indian wickets. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kuldeep Yadav also succumbed to his prowess. Akshar Patel was dismissed by Thikshana.

India vs Sri Lanka: Kohli-Gill-Pandya All Flop
Virat Kohli, who was expected to shine against Pakistan, only managed to score 3 runs in 12 balls. Opening batsman Shubman Gill contributed 19 runs. K.L. Rahul, batting at the fifth position, could only score 39 runs. In this match, Ishan Kishan was sent in at the fourth position, but he could only muster 33 runs before returning to the pavilion. Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make a significant impact either, with Pandya scoring 31 runs and Jadeja contributing 40 runs.

India vs Sri Lanka: India Struggles Against Spin
In the game played in Colombo, the Indian cricket team could only manage to score 213 runs. In this match, Rohit Sharma, who was the captain, was the only Indian batsman who played with determination, scoring 53 runs off 48 balls. Apart from him, no other player could even score a half-century. Sri Lankan spinners Dunith Velalage and Charith Asalanka were instrumental in derailing the entire Indian team in this match

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