Team India has lifted the Asia Cup for a record-extending seventh time. In the Final played at Dubai last night, the Men in Blue defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets on the final ball of the match to successfully defend the title.
Put in to bat, Bangladesh got off to a flying start, but they lost way after the wicket of Mehidy Hasan. They slid from 120 for no loss to 222 all out in 48.3 overs. Opener Liton Das scored 121, his maiden ODI ton. Kuldeep Yadav bagged 3 wickets. The power of the Indian attack, was so immense that after the opening partnership, except for Soumya Sarkar (32) none of the other batsmen were allowed to cross the single digit
In reply, India overhauled the target on the last ball after they needed 6 runs from the final over. Skipper Rohit Sharma top scored with 48, but it was the 54-run fourth-wicket stand between Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni and a 45-run seventh-wicket stand between Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuneshwar Kumar that got India through. Liton Das was named man of the match.