A heavy rain at Mirpur for at least a couple of hours into before game playing time. But, the ground staff  did their task and they ensure that we have match with in few hours they clears every thing and world-class drainage system also helped significantly to get the match started.

Match was reduced to 15 Overs, In the 15-over encounter, the power-play was reduced to 5 overs and each bowler could bowl a maximum of 3 overs. However, the Indians went in with 3-seamer and 2-spinner combination as MS Dhoni won the toss and elect to bowl first.

The hosts made a couple of changes with Nasir Hossain and Abu Hider bolstering the lower-order and death-overs bowling. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar began to assert themselves on the big stage. Five boundaries came in the first four overs as Ashish Nehra was wayward in his line and length.

Bangladesh finished the Power Play at 30/2 and needed a partnership. Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan tried to rotate the strike initially against the spinners. After, Shakib free his hands with a couple of boundaries against Ravindra Jadeja to reduce the pressure. After Jadeja, Pandya was introduced into the attack and Shakib took advantage of his inexperience. But, Ravichandran Ashwin  forcing him to mistake from the all-rounder.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mashrafe Mortaza departed in quick succession and home team at 75/5. Meanwhile, Sabbir continued to find the gaps and  Mahmudullah went for the big hits 21 runs from Pandya’s  over to get the momentum. But, Bumrah completed his spell with pin-point yorkers as Bangladesh reached 120.

 

In Reply, India started on the wrong note when Rohit Sharma tries to drive away from his body and edged Al-Amin Hossain to slip. Taskin sustained the pressure at the other end by disciplined line which increased the required run-rate. But, Dhawan and Kohli bats quitly to get out of the phase.

Delhi duo targeting Shakib as the boundaries began to flow. The fielding from Bangladesh left a lot to be desired as runs were leaked at crucial moments. Despite a stunning catch by Sarkar to send back Dhawan, Dhoni came to crease and then he makes match one sided untill it was well balanced. He dispatched Al-Amin into the stands repeatedly to seal the match for his country with a 6-ball 20.

Stats : India won the Asia cup 6 times and dhoni was win Asia cup twise for in India as a captain.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 120/5 from 15 overs (Mahmudullah 33*, Sabbir 32*, Bumrah 1-13 ); India 122/2 from 13.5 overs (Dhawan 60, Kohli 41*, Taskin 1-14)

Result: India won by 8 wickets to lift the 2016 Asia Cup

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