Star Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj has left everyone stunned with his sensational bowling against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Both teams are playing this match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Siraj completely ripped apart the entire top order of Sri Lanka as India are defending their first-innings total of 357 runs.
Mohammed Siraj came up with a fiery and stunning spell with the ball as he scalped three wickets in just 8 balls without conceding any run just during the second over of his spell. After failing to survive the Siraj assault, Sri Lanka have lost 4 wickets just on the score of 12 runs in 8 overs.
Mohammed Siraj runs through the Sri Lankan top-order
At the time of filling this copy, Siraj has bowled two maiden overs in his 4 overs so far, scalping 3 wickets at the outstanding economy rate of just 1.25. He has also been accompanied by Jasprit Bumrah who has scalped one wicket, which he claimed just on the first ball of the Sri Lankan innings.
Siraj’s masterclass bowling performance has also attracted a lot of praising reactions from cricket fans over X (formerly Twitter).
Earlier in the first innings, the men in blue posted a massive total of 357 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs courtesy of three brilliant knocks played by Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and Shreyas. Kohli and Gill stitched an amazing partnership of 189 runs for the second wicket, with the individual scores of 88 and 92 runs, respectively followed by Shreyas Iyer’s blistering 82 runs off just 56 balls, hitting 3 fours and 6 sixes.
Dilshan Madhushanka claimed a five-wicket haul for Sri Lanka, scalping 5 wickets but he also went very expensive, conceding 80 runs in 10 overs. Other than him, it was only Dushmantha Chameera who claimed one wicket with the ball.
Here’s how fans reacted to the fiery spell bowled by Mohammed Siraj:
See mrinal bhai isliye mai keh raha tha siraj on his day can rattle the opposition— tembaa (@bavumaMYcaptain) November 2, 2023
Aaj 5 wicket lega Siraj— Baba Rancho (@BabaRancho20) November 2, 2023
Lankan bechare jaaye to jaaye kha— VICKY (@VIKKRAMMMMM) November 2, 2023
Bumrah- Siraj abhi bhi maar ke gaye hai ki first change pe Lala aa gya😭
Siraj carrying them from Asia Cup to the World Cup 🥵🥵🥵— Saurabh Singh (@100rabhsingh781) November 2, 2023