Published On : Sat, Sep 29th, 2018

India Beat Bangladesh In Thrilling Finale To Retain Asia Cup Title

Dubai: India edged past Bangladesh in a thrilling finish to win by three wickets off the last ball, in the final of Asia Cup in Dubai on Friday.

An injured Kedar Jadhav held his nerves in the closing stages with 23 not out to guide India to their seventh Asia Cup title.

Chasing 223 for victory, India kept losing wickets at regular intervals but the lower order contributed with vital knocks to take their team to victory.

Captain Rohit Sharma had top scored with 48 but Ravindra Jadeja (23), Jadhav (23) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (21) played useful knocks in the closing stages.

Earlier, Liton Das hit a maiden ODI century but India’s bowlers staged a great comeback in the middle overs to bowl out Bangladesh for 222 in the final of Asia Cup in Dubai on Friday.

Das stroked 121 from 117 balls, putting on 120 runs for the opening wicket with Mehidy Hasan, who made 32, before Bangladesh collapsed in the middle overs after India put them into bat.

Part-timer Kedar Jadhav triggered the batting collapse as he made the initial breakthrough with the wicket of Hasan, who was caught on the off-side before he dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim for five a few overs later.

Kuldeep Yadav registered best bowling figures for India as he claimed three for 45, while Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a wicket each.