Mohammed Siraj
Siraj equalled Chaminda Vaas' record

Sri Lanka got off to the worst possible start they could have imagined in the Asia Cup 2023 final. The defending champions have lost eight wickets for just 39 runs in the first 12 overs.

On the other hand, Mohammed Siraj is having a dream game, as the right-arm seamer took six wickets in his six overs. The 29-year-old took four wickets in his 2nd over of the game and became the first Indian to take four wickets in an over. In his next over, Siraj took another scalp and completed his first five-wicket haul in ODI career.

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It just took 16 balls for Siraj to register a fifer, which is the fastest by an Indian. With this feat, he also equalled Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas’ record for the fastest five-wicket haul in ODIs. Notably, Vaas also took 16 balls to register a fifer when he did it against Bangladesh in 2003.

Other than that, Siraj scripted several other feats, as he broke Makhaya Ntini’s record for best bowling figures in ODI powerplay. Siraj registered the figure of 5/07, while Ntini’s best was 5/ 08. Here is best bowling figure in ODI Powerplay

  • 5/07 – Mohammed Siraj v Sri Lanka
  • 5/08 – Makhaya Ntini v Pakistan

It was also the best bowling figure for India in ODI powerplay and broke Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s record.

  • 5/07 – Mohammed Siraj v SL*
  • 4/07 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs SL
  • 4/09 – Jasprit Bumrah vs ENG
  • 4/17 – Mohammed Siraj vs SL
  • 4/20 – Javagal Srinath vs SL