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Gautam Gambhir Defends India’s Victory Over Sri Lanka as Being “More Convincing Than Pakistan”

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Even though the scoreboard may not have indicated it, the India vs. Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match was close.

The Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between India and Sri Lanka went down to the wire, despite the scoreboard’s appearance. The Indian cricket team, coached by Rohit Sharma, triumphed by 41 runs after setting a 214-run target for the Asia Cup 2023 co-hosts. Indian bowlers, on the other hand, delivered when it counted most, with Kuldeep Yadav collecting four wickets. Sri Lanka were helped by tenacious innings from Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage, among others, but India held their nerve to win.

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir said India’s victory over Sri Lanka was even more “convincing” than their victory over Pakistan. On Monday, India defeated Pakistan by a margin of 228 runs.

“For me, this victory was more convincing than Pakistan.” “We won by 228 runs against Pakistan, but this will instill a lot of confidence in them,” Gautam Gambhir stated on Star Sports.

“There was no question about the batting order.” There were always concerns regarding Jasprit Bumrah’s return from injury. Then there’s Kuldeep and the others.

“However, defending 217 on this wicket in these conditions is a tall order.” “I know the wicket had some grip, but it gripped more in the first innings.”

Gambhir remarked that the hard-fought victory over a spin-heavy squad like Sri Lanka will boost the team’s confidence.

“Defending 217 against Sri Lanka, they are a really good side playing against spin.” This would give them a lot of confidence going into the final and subsequently the World Cup. because the moment your Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav start shooting, I believe it gives the skipper a lot of confidence,” he said.

The Indian bowlers, meanwhile, put out an outstanding collective effort to lead their team to a 41-run victory over a tenacious Sri Lanka in a Super 4 game and into the Asia Cup final on Tuesday. The foundation of India’s middling 213 was Rohit Sharma’s fifty (53 off 48 balls), which came after Lankan spinners Dunith Wellalage (5/40) and Charith Asalanka (4/18) confused their batsmen.

However, India bowled out Sri Lanka for 172 thanks to Kuldeep Yadav’s 4 for 43.

India, who had four points going into the final, will either play Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the summit match on Sunday. On Thursday, the hosts will play Pakistan in a crucial game.

The Indian bowlers had to be accurate from the first ball because their batters gave a pitiful effort, and Jasprit Bumrah set the bar high with some outstanding bowling.

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