Asia Cup Final Highlights, India vs Bangladesh Updates: India Beat Bangladesh By 3 Wickets To Clinch Title

Updated: 29 September 2018 01:34 IST

Highlights, Asia Cup 2018 Final, India vs Bangladesh (IND vs BAN) ODI Cricket Match: India defeated Bangladesh to clinch their seventh Asia Cup title

Asia Cup Final Highlights, India vs Bangladesh Updates: India Beat Bangladesh By 3 Wickets To Clinch Title
Asia Cup 2018 Final: India defeated Bangladesh by three wickets to clinch title © AFP

India beat a spirited Bangladesh by three wickets in a last-ball finish of the final in Dubai on Friday to retain the Asia Cup. Liton Das scored a maiden one-day international hundred as Bangladesh were bowled out for 222 in 48.3 overs before India survived a middle order slump to chase down the target for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs at Dubai stadium. Skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored with 48 while Dinesh Karthik made 37 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 36. This is India's seventh Asia Cup win in 14 events. (HIGHLIGHTS) (Play fantasy league and win cash daily)

Earlier, a disciplined bowling along with some exceptional fielding in the middle overs helped India bundle out Bangladesh for 222 in 48.3 overs in the 2018 Asia Cup final in Dubai. Opener Liton Das' brilliant century (121 off 117 balls) was the only bright spot for Bangladesh as they suffered a collapse after a whirlwind start. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, after winning the toss, invited Bangladesh to bat on a track that favoured the batsmen. Openers Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan provided their team with a flying start, sharing a 120-run stand. But soon after Hasan's dismissal, the middle-order crumbled for Bangladesh. Imrul Kayes (2), Mushfiqur Rahim (5), Mohammad Mithun (2) and Mahmudullah (4) departed in quick succession leaving Bangladesh in trouble. With 120-0 at one stage, Bangladesh lost five wickets for 31 runs. Three crucial run outs and six wickets by the spinners jolted Bangladesh's hopes of a high score against the defending champions in the final. Soumya Sarkar played a gritty knock of 33 runs towards the end but wickets at regular intervals restricted Bangladesh to a below par score. Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful bowler for India, taking three wickets. Kedar Jadhav took two wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah picked up a wicket apiece. 

 

Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh

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That concludes our coverage for this year's Asia Cup. On one hand, two giant teams - Pakistan and Sri Lanka slipped, while on the other hand two not-so-giant-teams - Afghanistan and Bangladesh punched above their weight and reminded that they are no pushovers. Among all that, India emerged as the most dominant force and were the deserving winners. A last-ball finish in the final was the icing on the cake. On that note, we bid you farewell. Do join us for future games. Cheers!

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Rohit Sharma now joins his teammates on the podium to receive the trophy. He then hands it over to the youngest member of the squad - Khaleel Ahmed. A tradition started by MS Dhoni. Some really happy faces there as the fireworks go up again. A team photograph follows and now every player is taking his turn to pose with the golden trophy. You can later check it out on their instagram or twitter accounts.

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Victorious skipper, Rohit Sharma says that they played some good cricket throughout the tournament and this is a reward for that. Praises his players for handling the pressure of the final and mentions that crossing the line was a great effort. Credits Bangladesh for batting well and putting pressure on them. Lauds his spinners for pulling things back in the middle. With a team like that a captain will always look good, Rohit states with a big smile on his face. Signs off by thanking the crowd who came out in numbers to support India.

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Bangladesh's skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza says that they fought till the last ball but rues the mistakes they committed while batting and fielding. Feels that they were a few runs short but praises his bowlers for giving their all. On preferring Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the penultimate over, Mortaza replies that India were scoring almost every ball and it was important for him to keep a lid on it as he didn't want the spinner to be charged.

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Man of the Tournament, Shikhar Dhawan says that it was a fantastic tournament for him and he enjoyed the way he batted and hopes to carry on with same class and consistency. Adds that he enjoys to bat freely and in a mature way. Says that Rohit's consistency at the top matters to him and they balance it out (by switching roles of aggressors) and congratulates his skipper for having a great Asia Cup with the bat.

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Liton Das is awarded the Man of the Match for his superb knock with the bat. No interview taken. He must be disheartened that his maiden ODI ton has gone in a losing cause. Still, a great effort by him.

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Ha ha! And here comes the main man! How could he be left behind? The man behind the scenes - Coach Ravi Shastri. He cannot hide his glee. Is not too bothered about what happened in England as this is a different format. Is pleased about the intensity shown by his lads. Admits that the team was a bit flat against Hong Kong but then pulled up its socks. On the positives, he identifies the ability to keep picking up wickets while feels the batting was brilliant. But for Mr. Shastri, the department which pleased him the most was India's fielding. Raves about how the fielders used to dive here and there to save crucial runs. Praises Rohit Sharma for his batting and even more, his captaincy skills. Especially, in this final, where he managed to get his team pick up all 10 wickets even after Bnagladesh were 120/0. And now finally, the presentation...

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar is up for grabs as well. He says that the game against Hong Kong was a wake-up call for him. It was needed as he was coming from an injury. On wickets like these, he says that one needs to bowl tight lines and lengths, without giving any room to the batsmen and induce mistakes. On his combination with Bumrah, he says that the latter is an amazing bowler with his stocks rapidly rising.

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Ravindra Jadeja is the next in line. Jaddu says that he was out of international cricket for almost 15 months and was not feeling too good about it. In hibernation, he says that he was just thinking about what he could do to come back into this side. And when he did get the chance, he did not want to lose it. Stresses further that he desperately wanted to prove himself.

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Kuldeep Yadav now. He says that he was just asked by Jadhav to back himself while playing his shots and be careful while running. On the wicket, he says that it was a very good one to bat on. A bit on the slower side, he reckons. Feels he bowled really well and the batsmen found it difficult to pick his line. Later on, he corrected his length and got rewarded. On his batting, he says he has got lots of runs in First Class cricket, so he is a batting all-rounder.

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