Ravindra Jadeja, an Indian spinner, has taken more wickets for India in One-Day International versions of the Asia Cup than Irfan Pathan did. Jadeja has taken more wickets than Pathan did.
On Tuesday, during the Super Four stage match against Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Jadeja became the first player to attain the milestone. During the encounter, he was responsible for two wickets but also gave up 33 runs. Irfan Pathan was the previous record holder with 22 scalps in 12 innings, but the Indian left-arm spinner has surpassed him with 24 scalps in 18 innings.
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Kuldeep Yadav is also in the running, having taken 19 wickets over the course of nine innings. In terms of his overall performance in the Asia Cup, Jadeja is the fifth-highest wicket-taking bowler. With 30 wickets in 24 innings, Muthiah Muralidaran is now in first place on the table.
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At the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday, India's bowling attack as a whole was able to put an end to Sri Lanka's unbeaten record in one-day internationals, which had lasted for 13 matches, and clinch a berth for their team in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 with a game to spare. The hosts were bowled out for 172 while chasing a meager total.
Although spinners from both teams dominated the match, the pacers were still important to India's triumph against the co-hosts, which they achieved by a score of 41 runs.
Earlier on in the match, Belligerent Dunith Wellalage and Charith Asalanka helped Sri Lanka sweep out India's top order, which resulted in the Men in Blue being bowled out for 213.
Youngster Wellalage accomplished a stunning achievement when he earned his first five-wicket haul. He single-handedly dismantled a tough Indian batting lineup and took the wickets of top batsmen such as Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya. This was Wellalage's first 5-wicket haul.
In terms of the total number of wickets taken throughout the Asia Cup, Jadeja is now ranked sixth.
The most successful bowler is Sri Lankan spin ace Muttiah Muralitharan, who has 30 wickets from 24 games. He is followed by Lasith Malinga (29 wickets from 14 games), Ajantha Mendis (26 wickets from eight games), and Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan (25 wickets from 12 games).