India took on Sri Lanka in the fourth fixture of the Super Four round at the Asia Cup 2023. The match witnessed a breathtaking display of spin wizardry as the Sri Lankan spinners wreaked havoc in the Indian camp and bundled out the Men in Blue for 213 runs. Dunith Wellalage was the star for the Islanders and showcased his extraordinary skills with the bowl, taking a brilliant fifer for his team. However, Wellalage prowess was not just limited to his bowling performance as he also took a sensational catch that left people in awe.
The highly anticipated match began with India winning the toss and choosing to bat. Although the Indian team started off well, they managed to post just 213 runs in 49.1 overs. Rohit Sharma led the way for his team with a well-crafted 53 runs off 48 balls, supported by KL Rahul (39). Ishan Kishan also chipped in with resilient 33 runs off 61 balls but couldn’t power India to a massive total.
Sri Lanka spinners wreak havoc in the Indian camp
Wellalage (5/40) and Charith Asalanka (4/18) were the chief destructors for Sri Lanka with the ball, while Maheesh Theekshana bagged the remaining scalp. It is worth mentioning that it marked the tenth instance in ODI history where spinners had taken all 10 wickets in an innings. Meanwhile, this was the first time that occurred against the India.
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Apart from Wellalage sensational bowling performance, he also showcased a sensational fielding effort to dismiss Kishan that left everyone amazed.
Dunith Wellalage takes a stunner to dismiss Ishan Kishan
It all happened on the second ball of the 35th over when Asalanka produced a full, tempting outside-off delivery to Kishan, enticing him to go for the big shot over cover. What followed was nothing short of cricketing magic as Wellalage plucked the ball out of the sky, defying the odds and leaping into the air with both hands outstretched. The effort from Wellalage left the spectators in awe of his athletic ability and impeccable timing.
Here’s the video:
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