WATCH : Virat Kohli’s overthrow helps Sri Lanka scoring 50

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Team India clashed with Sri Lanka in the highly-anticipated final showdown at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to bat first, but the game faced a brief delay due to a drizzle. Once proceedings began, Sri Lanka struggled against the Indian bowlers.

The hosts found themselves in disarray, all thanks to Mohammed Siraj’s outstanding bowling performance. Jasprit Bumrah struck in the first over, while Siraj proceeded to dismantle Sri Lanka’s batting lineup with impeccable deliveries. He consistently hit the right spots, making it challenging for the batsmen to cope. Sri Lankan batters were left bewildered as they grappled with Siraj’s deliveries.

Sri Lanka found themselves in dire straits, plummeting to 12/6 in just 5.4 overs. While a more sensible approach might have helped them withstand India’s onslaught, it wasn’t meant to be. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals, leaving fans worried that their team might post their lowest-ever ODI total.

Sri Lanka’s previous lowest ODI total was 43, recorded against South Africa in 2012. However, Sri Lanka surpassed this mark in the 14th over. In that same over, Sri Lanka benefited from an unexpected turn of events. Hemantha edged the ball towards fine leg, managing to secure two runs before a bit of drama unfolded due to Virat Kohli’s errant throw.

Kohli’s throw was aimed at the bowler’s end, but with no fielder backing up, it proved costly. Sri Lanka received four extra runs, leading to a lighthearted response from netizens regarding Virat Kohli’s throw.

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