Asia Cup final: Siraj takes 6/21 as India bowl out Sri Lanka for 50

The start of play was delayed by 40 minutes due to rain

India Asia Cup final India's Hardik Pandya celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka Pramod Madushan during the Asia Cup final cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka | AP

Mohammed Siraj produced a sensational spell helping India skittle out Sri Lanka for a paltry 50 in the Asia Cup final here on Sunday.

After winning the toss, Sri Lanka found themselves in an embarrassing situation losing their first six wickets for 12 runs. Their innings ended in just 15.2 overs. Kusal Mendis was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with 17 runs off 34 balls.

Siraj ended with dream figures of 6 for 21 in seven overs while Hardik Pandya chipped and took three wickets.

For India, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav were back in the playing eleven after being rested for one game, while Washington Sundar came in for injured Axar Patel. The start of play was delayed by 40 minutes due to rain.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 50 all out in 15.2 overs (Kusal Mendis 17; Mohammed Siraj 6/21, Hardik Pandya 3/3).

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