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  • 2:28 AM IST

    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: 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.

  • 2:27 AM IST
    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: 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.
  • 2:26 AM IST

    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: 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 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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  • 1:51 AM IST

    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: Bangladesh must be praised for their efforts today. First their move to send Mehidy Hasan to open with Liton Das worked wonders, although the batting that followed disappointed. While bowling, they managed to build pressure with accurate bowling but somewhere not having a target in excess of 250 proved to be their undoing. India also planned their chase with near perfection as they never allowed the required run rate to jump over 6, except on the fifth ball of the penultimate over.

  • 1:50 AM IST
    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: Mahmudullah struck in the 31st over to remove Karthik and post that Kedar Jadhav came out with positive intent. But then he pulled his hamstrings and it resulted in slow rotation of strike. That pressure got to Dhoni and in an attempt to keep the asking rate under check, he played an uncharacteristic rash shot to get out off Mustafizur Rahman’s bowling.

    With MS Dhoni dismissed and Kedar Jadhav unable to move freely, the Indian team management decided to call him back and sent Bhuvneshwar Kumar to partner Ravindra Jadeja. In a way, that turned out to be the masterstroke as the pair put together a 45-run partnership to narrow down the target. Things, later on, got too close for comfort as Bangladesh showed great resolve by sticking in there. However, they didn’t have enough runs on the board and in the hindsight not batting those 9 balls in their innings has hurt them badly.
  • 1:50 AM IST

  • 1:49 AM IST

    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: Seventh Asia Cup title for India! And they have to sweat hard to earn it. Chasing a target is never easy in a final and it looked a bit tough when they lost Dhawan and Rayudu quite cheaply. Rohit, however, showed his form and kept on scoring from one end. Along with Dinesh Karthik, the Indian skipper stitched in a partnership but once he fell, Bangladesh sniffed a chance. Although, MS Dhoni accompanied Karthik after that and steadied the nerves with a vital 54-run stand. These two planned the chase very nicely and at that stage, India were in control of the chase.

  • 1:33 AM IST

  • 1:31 AM IST

    Asia Cup Final, IND vs BAN Latest Updates: Fireworks all around the stadium! Smiles in the Indian dressing room. Mashrafe Mortaza is dejected. Bangladesh came close but has suffered yet another narrow defeat. What a game! Worthy of a finale. It went right down to the wire and India will be more relieved than happy to pull it off.

India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 Final Highlights: In a match going down the wire, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s sensible knock helped India pip Bangladesh by three wickets in a thrilling Asia Cup final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. The win also shattered Bangladesh’s dream of their maiden Asia Cup title while the Rohit Sharma-led Indian side clinched the prestigious title for a record seven times.

Chasing a modest 223-run target, India lost wickets at regular intervals to make the contest unpredictable, thanks to a disciplined Bangladesh bowling attack. However, in a match going down the wire, Jadeja (23) and Bhuvneshwar’s (21) rose up to the occasion and their knock came at at a time when their team needed the most.

Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan started the proceedings well as India raced away to 35 runs in 4.3 overs however, the joy was shortlived as left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam came with the first breakthrough for Bangladesh. Dhawan (15), while trying to go over Nazmul’s head, gave an easy catch to Soumya Sarkar at mid-off.

With just the addition of another 11 runs, India received another blow as incoming batsman Ambati Rayudu (2) fell cheaply off a Mashrafe Mortaza ball, leaving India at 46/2.

Rohit and Dinesh Karthik then tried to put things in control as they took their side near the three-digit mark. But, just when the Indian skipper was two runs away from his half-century, Rubel Hossain handed another jolt to the opponents, dismissing a good-looking Rohit to leave the men in blue reeling at 83/3.

Karthik was then joined by M.S. Dhoni and they gave some respite to India, adding a crucial 55 run for the fourth wicket. Just when the partnership seemed developing, off-spinner Mahmudullah struck to add another twist in the tale, packing back Karthik (37) as India’s scorecard read 137/4.

As India managed to add 27 runs to reach a total of 160 with incoming batsman Kedar Jadhav and Dhoni oncrease, Mustafizur Rahman put India in deep trouble, sending back the latter on 36 runs. Dhoni’s thick edge of the bat landed in the gloves of Mushfiqur Rahim in the 37th over before Jadhav left the field after being retired hurt with India still 56 runs away from victory.

Jadeja and part-time batsman Bhuvaneshwar’s sensible knock then not only gave India a hope but also inched their side on the doors of victory.

The duo were involved in a 45-run partnership as India crossed the 200-run mark. However, with India just 11 runs away from their seventh Asia Cup title, Jadeja (23) became a victim of Hossain in the 48th over.