India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 1990-91 Final Article

Read the article of India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 1990-91 Final - Asia Cup three-nation one-day international tournament of the Final match played between Sri Lanka and India at Eden Gardens, Calcutta in 04th January 1991.

All-rounder Kapil Dev's stunning hat-trick before Half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Mohammad Azharuddin gives India comfortable seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and retained the Asia Cup title in a final of a Asia Cup.

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  • Kapil Dev became the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in One-day international after Chetan Sharma and overall the fifth player in ODIs.

Sri Lanka scored 204-9 in the allotted 45 overs with top scorer by Arjuna Ranatunga struck 49 off 57-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including three boundaries.

Asanka Gurusinha cracked a 39 off 54-balls without a boundary, Aravinda de Silva scored 26 off 28-balls without a boundary.

Charith Senanayake scored 25 off 39-balls without a boundary and Hashan Tillakaratne 15.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Kapil Dev claimed a 4-wickets for 31-runs in 9-overs including a hat-trick, Atul Wassan and Saradindu Mukherjee both took one-wickets.

India chased 205-3 in 42.1 overs with top scorer by Sanjay Manjrekar scored a unbeaten 75 off 95-balls including a boundary.

Mohammad Azharuddin hammered a unbeaten 54 off 39-balls including 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 138.46, Sachin Tendulkar hit 53 off 70-balls included 2-fours and Navjot Sidhu 15.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Arjuna Ranatunga, Graeme Labrooy and Rumesh Ratnayake each took one-wickets.

This match reported by REUTERS via The Canberra Times

Kapil Dev grabbed his first hat-trick as India retained the Asia Cup with a seven- wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final of the limited overs cricket competition.

All-rounder Kapil's burst helped to contain Sri Lanka to 9-204 from their 45 overs and a timely, unbeaten 54 by captain Mohammad Azharuddin spurred India home at 3-205 with 17 balls to spare.

Pace bowler Kapil, who finished with four for 31, claimed his hat-trick in a telling second spell during which Sri Lanka subsided from 5-176.

Kapil first had Roshan Mahanama edging a delivery that left him to be caught by wicketkeeper Kiran More off the last ball of an over.

With the first delivery of his next over, Kapil had Sanath Jayasurya brilliantly caught by Sanjay Manjrekar and then trapped Rumesh Ratnayake Ibw with the next ball to complete his hat-trick.

Earlier, Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga struck 49 off 56 balls and shared a 58-run fourth- wicket partnership with Asanka Gurusinka (39).

India lost openers Ravi Shastri and Navjot Sidhu to be two for 30 but Manjrekar, with an unbeaten 75, took the anchor role in a third wicket partnership of 91 with Sachin Tendulkar, who hit 53 off 70 deliveries.

Azharuddin, who won the man-of-the-match award, applied a timely flourish in a 99-ball innings studded with a six and four boundaries.
It was India's third title in four competitions, Sri Lanka having won the 1986 competition they hosted.



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