Dhoni finishes with six as India beat Bangladesh to win 6th Asia Cup

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 06, 2016 23:40 IST
India’s Virat Kohli, right, and Shikhar Dhawan run between the wickets during the Asia Cup Twenty20 international cricket final match against Bangladesh in Dhaka on March 6, 2016. (AP Photo)


Over 14: An emphatic six, reminiscent of that 2011 World Cup final, and another big six to finish things off from Dhoni. India win by 8 wickets to lift their 6th Asia Cup.

Over 13: 5 off Taskin’s over and the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. 102/1

12.4 Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, OUT

Caught at point! That is a great catch from Soumya! Dhawan moved back and across and opened the face to square drive a full toss, that ball flew off the bat, it travelled low and flat and fast to Soumya’s right and he dived quickly to catch it inches off the ground

Over 12: 15 off the over. 97/1

Over 11: 11 runs off the over. 82/1

Over 10: Just 3 off the over. Asking rate pressure starting to build once again. 71/1

Over 9: 9 off the over. 68/1

Over 8: 4 off the Nasir Hossain over. 59/1

Over 7: 7 off the over. 55/1

Over 6: Another 3-boundary over to help things along for the Indians. 48/1

Over 5: Three boundaries in that Abu Hider over will help with the scoring rate. 33/1

Over 4: 7 off the over from Hossain. 19/1

Over 3: Just 4 off that Taskin over. 12/1

Over 2: 3 runs and the wicket of Rohit Sharma in that over from Al-Amin Hossain. India 8/1

1.3 Al-Amin Hossain to Sharma, OUT

Caught at slip! It was a length ball outside off but it did not jag into the right-hander this time, Rohit stayed in his crease and flashed away from his body, not getting close to the ball, the thick edge flew straight to Soumya

Over 1: 5 off the first over from Taskin Ahmed. India 5/0

India need to chase 121 in 15 overs to win after an unbeaten 33 off 13 balls helped hosts Bangladesh post a competitive 120/5 in the rain-curtailed final of the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Sunday.

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India had reduced Bangladesh to 75/5 in the 12th over, with the wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim and captain Moshrafe Mortaza coming off successive deliveries.

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But some big hitting by Mahmudullah off Hardik Pandya in the 14th over helped the hosts post a challenging total for the Indians to try and win their sixth Asia Cup. Bangladesh are looking for their first Asia Cup.

Earlier, India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first, saying he preferred to chase in a shortened game.

The match was reduced to a 15-overs-a-side affair after a two-hour delay due to a thunderstorm, which blew off the covers, soaked the outfield and even led to a power outage at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. The strong winds that ensued also shattered the scoreboard, ANI reported.

The groundstaff got to work as soon as the storm receded, with the Sher-e-Bangla’s excellent drainage also playing a role in getting the pitch back to playing condition in relatively quick time.

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