Bumrah and Siraj pick up wickets on first balls of their overs against Sri Lanka in CWC 2023

Indian fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj picked up wickets on the first balls of their respective overs against Sri Lanka. Bumrah dismissed opening batter Pathum Nissanka with a magical delivery on the first ball of the Sri Lankan innings in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Batting first, Team India posted a massive total of 357 runs thanks to stunning knocks by Shubman Gill (92), Virat Kohli (88) and Shreyas Iyer (82).

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Then starting off the second innings,  Jasprit Bumrah sent out the perfect outswinger which squared up  Nissanka, who completely missed the line and was caught plum LBW. After this wicket, Bumrah just gave away two runs as the Lankans were immediately on the back foot. 

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The second over of the innings saw  Mohammed Siraj take the ball and dismiss  Dimuth Karunaratne. Siraj sent out a stunning inswinger which hit  Karunaratne and the umpire immediately raised his finger. Siraj continued his reign of terror against the Lankans as he also dismissed  Sadeera Samarawickrama caught in the slips.

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Coming back to Shreyas Iyer, the Indian number four batter, shut down his critics with a magical knock that helped the Men in Blue post the massive total. Talking about this performance, Iyer said,   “I think it was a pretty good wicket to bat, the ball was coming on and there was some nice bounce.”

“I could settle for a while and then play my shots. It was magnificent to watch (on the partnership between Gill and Kohli), the way they took the singles, twos and the boundaries, they laid the platform for us. We were told that the odd ball was stopping and holding a bit, so it was a good partnership that they had and it helped us later on,” he added.

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