India maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament to beat hosts Bangladesh by 8 wickets. It was a clinical performance by the Indian team. Shikhar Dhawan stepped up in the Final to shrug off his bad form and led India to the 6th Asia Cup title. Virat Kohli was once again instrumental in stabilising the innings. Then came MS Dhoni to finish off the match in a jiffy.
Bangladesh: 120 for 5 in 15 overs. (Mahmudullah 33 not out, Sabbir Rahman 32 not out, Shakib Al Hasan 21; Jasprit Bumrah 1/13, Ravichandran Ashwin 1/14, Ravindra Jadeja 1/25).
India: 122 for 2 in 13.5- overs. (Shikhar Dhawan 60, Virat Kohli 41 not out, MS Dhoni 20 not out; Al-Amin 1/30, Taskin Ahmed 1/14)
Ultimately, Asia cup 16 has taught Bangladesh to never mess up with MS Dhoni. In case, you do so, he will walk out with a swagger, chest puffed up, eyes blazing, a smirk curving his lips — like a proud gladiator challenged to a battle — and destroy you with two swings of his bat.No sword, no gun. Yet, Dhoni will mercilessly demolish the hubris of a cricketing nation, silence its prayers, dismantle its hopes and teach a lesson to its Twitter trolls. With just two shots. Bang, bang, good night, man!
India wins the crucial toss and has elected to field first in rain curtailed contest. Jadeja, Ashwin and Nehra return to the playing XI.The rain pitch was very hard ad dry, right then, we have a game! 15 overs a side. Live action 2100 hrs IST onwards.India chased down Bangladesh’s 120/5 in 13.5 overs to win the Asia Cup title for the sixth time.
Man of the Series: Sabbir Rahman
- 176 runs at a strike rate of 123 in five innings
- The second highest run-scorer.
Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan
- Man of the match award for 60 runs.
Highlights of India Vs. Bangladesh Asia Cup 2016 Finals