A Mohammed Siraj magical spell demolished Sri Lanka in the big-ticket final as India clinched the Asia Cup 2023 title with a commanding one-sided 10-wicket win in Colombo on Sunday, Sept 17. With the easiest of wins that came in just about 2 and a half hours of play, India grabbed their 8th Asia Cup title. The win also meant India broke their five-year title drought -- their last title was won in

India pacer Mohammed Siraj snapped up four wickets in the space of five deliveries against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. India, forced to bowl first, broke the Lankan top-order into shreds on the back of Siraj’s fiery new-ball burst. Siraj first removed Pathum Nissanka and followed up with wickets of Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama

Mohammed Siraj produced a magical spell, 6 for 21, to decimate Sri Lanka for 50, and place India on the brink of a victory in the Asia Cup final on Sunday, Sept 17. Sri Lanka elected to bat first after winning the toss, despite heavily overcast conditions, and the match started 40 minutes after the scheduled 3 pm beginning. But a storm of a different kind was awaiting Sri Lanka – a peak Siraj. His

Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak died on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at the age of 49, his family confirmed on social media. Streak, who played 65 Tests and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe from 1993-2005, was battling liver cancer for a long time. "In the early hours of this morning, Sunday the 3rd of September 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children, was carried to be

The Asia Cup, once considered a mini-version of the World Cup, has gradually turned into a preparatory platform for the World Cup. Whichever World Cup is being held that year, be it in the ODI format or T20I, the Asia Cup is molded into the same format. Last year, when the Asia Cup was held in the UAE, it was the Sri Lanka cricket team that emerged triumphant, winning the title in the T20 format

United World Wrestling (UWW), the world governing body for wrestling, has suspended the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for not conducting its elections on time, a decision that will not allow the country’s grapplers to compete at the upcoming World Championships under the Tricolour. The Indian wrestlers will have to compete as ‘neutral athletes’ at the Olympic-qualifying event, starting

Baku, Aug 24: World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen won his maiden World Cup crown after beating India's teenage sensation R Praggnanandhaa in the tie-breakers of the final in Baku on Thursday, August 24. It was the first World Cup crown for Carlsen as the 32-year-old added the missing piece to his decorated trophy cabinet. Magnus Carlsen battled against a bout of food poisoning as he used all his experience

Indian cricket team's Asia Cup 2023 squad was announced by captain Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar in a press conference on Monday, August 21. KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah have made a comeback to the squad. However, since Rahul has a niggle, Sanju Samson has been named the back-up player. The Asia Cup begins on August 30. India's first match is against arch-rivals

The Cricket World Cup will begin on October 5 with England facing New Zealand in Ahmedabad with the same venue hosting the final on November 19, organisers said on Tuesday, with the schedule for the showpiece event in India also confirming Pakistan's participation. The fixtures were revealed by the International Cricket Council during an event in Mumbai, less than four months before the start of

The 2023 edition of the Asia Cup is scheduled to take place from August 31 to September 17 in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The tournament will be held on a hybrid model for the first time in the history of the championship. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal will take part in the Asia Cup. Even as four matches will take place in Pakistan, nine games will be held in Sri Lanka