Asia Cup: India Beat Bangladesh By 3 Wickets To Retain Title
India registered a last-ball finish to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the Asia Cup 2018 final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan posted a 120-run opening wicket stand to get Bangladesh off to a flyer. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Bangladesh opener Liton Das scored his maiden ODI century.
Kedar Jadhav again provided India with crucial breakthroughs.
Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking three wickets for 45 runs.
Captain and opener Rohit Sharma began the chase on a cautious note for India.
India lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the chase of 223.
MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik forged a 54-run fourth wicket stand to get India back in the game.
Karthik fell to Mahmudullah but Dhoni carried on to take India closer.
However, Dhoni was dismissed for 36 by Mustafizur as Bangladesh put themselves back in contention.
Kedar Jadhav received medical attention before he retired hurt for 19.
Ravidra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar formed a crucial partnership to take India to the brink.
Kedar Jadhav returned to the field and took India past the finishing line for a memorable win.