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India Beat Bangladesh in a Last Ball Thriller to Win Seventh Asia Cup Title

India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in blue, bats through the last in the future worldwide cricket match of Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh, in Dubai (AP Photograph/Aijaz Rahi)






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 by 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 title holders achieved victory off the final ball watched by a capability 25,000 vacation crowd at Dubai stadium.

Das held the innings collectively throughout his 117-ball 121 which featured a dozen boundaries and two sixes however Bangladesh, who have been put into bat, have been all out in 48.Three overs regardless of a stable 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 matches however Bangladesh weren’t prepared to surrender with out a battle.

Dhawan was dismissed for 15 and Sharma for a punishing 55-ball 48, studded with three sixes and as many boundaries.

Dinesh Karthik (37) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36) added 54 for the fourth wicket however as soon as each have been dismissed Bangladesh appeared like pulling off an upset.

Ravindra Jadeja (23) and Bhuvenshwar Kumar (21) introduced the goal inside India’s attain via a 45-run stand for the sixth wicket however Bangladesh eliminated them each with eight runs nonetheless wanted.

India then required six off the final over and one off the ultimate supply which got here as a leg-bye. Kedar Jadhav completed with 23 not out.

India gained the Asia Cup – beneath a Twenty20 format – in Bangladesh in 2016.

Friday’s outcome meant Bangladesh misplaced in a second Asia Cup last after developing simply quick by two runs within the 2012 last in opposition to Pakistan at dwelling.

Earlier Bangladesh misplaced all their wickets for 102 runs in a significant center order collapse after a brisk opening stand of 120.

Hasan was promoted to open the innings and he and Das attacked India’s pace-cum spin assault.

However as soon as Hasan was caught off Jadhav within the 21st over the innings collapsed with Bangladesh dropping 4 extra wickets by the point the rating reached 151.

Hasan hit three boundaries in his 59-ball 32 whereas Soumya Sarkar made a 45-ball 33 with a boundary and a six.

Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 144 and 99 earlier within the match, additionally maintain out off Jadhav who completed with 2-41. Rahim made simply 5.

Bangladesh’s trigger was not helped by three run-outs whereas left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav returned with the very best figures of 3-45.




First Revealed: September 29, 2018, 1:53 AM IST



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