Dubai: India retained the Asia Cup with a three-wicket win off the final ball in opposition to a preventing Bangladesh who have been anchored via a maiden hundred from opener Liton Das in Dubai on Friday.India made heavy climate of a modest 223-run goal as Bangladesh fought for each run earlier than the identify holders completed victory off the final ball watched via a capability 25,000 vacation crowd at Dubai stadium.
Das held the innings in combination all the way through his 117-ball 121 which featured a dozen barriers and two sixes however Bangladesh, who have been put into bat, have been all out in 48.Three overs regardless of a cast opening stand of 120 with Mehidy Hasan.
With their settled opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India have been anticipated to run away with victory, like they did within the earlier suits however Bangladesh weren’t able to surrender and not using a struggle.
India win the Asia Cup! 👏👏
They win via 3 wickets off the final ball!
— ICC (@ICC) September 28, 2018
Dhawan used to be pushed aside for 15 and Sharma for a punishing 55-ball 48, studded with 3 sixes and as many barriers.
Dinesh Karthik (37) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36) added 54 for the fourth wicket however as soon as each have been pushed aside Bangladesh appeared like pulling off an disappointed.
Ravindra Jadeja (23) and Bhuvenshwar Kumar (21) introduced the objective inside India’s succeed in via a 45-run stand for the 6th wicket however Bangladesh got rid of them each with 8 runs nonetheless wanted.
India then required six off the final over and one off the overall supply which got here as a leg-bye. Kedar Jadhav completed with 23 no longer out.
India gained the Asia Cup – underneath a Twenty20 layout – in Bangladesh in 2016.
Friday’s outcome intended Bangladesh misplaced in a 2nd Asia Cup ultimate after bobbing up simply quick via two runs within the 2012 ultimate in opposition to Pakistan at house.
Previous Bangladesh misplaced all their wickets for 102 runs in a significant heart order cave in after a brisk opening stand of 120.
Hasan used to be promoted to open the innings and he and Das attacked India’s pace-cum spin assault.
However as soon as Hasan used to be stuck off Jadhav within the 21st over the innings collapsed with Bangladesh dropping 4 extra wickets by the point the rating reached 151.
Hasan hit 3 barriers in his 59-ball 32 whilst Soumya Sarkar made a 45-ball 33 with a boundary and a six.
Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 144 and 99 previous within the match, additionally hang out off Jadhav who completed with 2-41. Rahim made simply 5.
Bangladesh’s purpose used to be no longer helped via 3 run-outs whilst left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav returned with the most efficient figures of 3-45.
First Revealed: September 29, 2018, 1:53 AM IST