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23:58   Dhoni keeps Bangladesh at bay


India 154-4 (35 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

After making a difference with the ball, Jadhav looking to make an impact with the bat now. He gives Mahmudullah the charge and lofts him straight back over his head for a six to take some pressure off Dhoni.

Two balls later, he pulls a short ball to deep square leg for one.

Rubel, who has bowled brilliantly so far, giving away 14 runs from seven overs, is taken off. He makes way for left-arm spinner Islam, who concedes five singles in his eighth over as India go past the 150-run mark, in the 34th over.

Some worry for India as Jadhav pulls up with a hamstring injury after taking a quick single off Mustafizur. He missed the IPL after the first match following a hamstring injury and it seems the same injury has come back to haunt him.

India have reached 154 for four in 35 overs, with Dhoni on 35 and Jadhav on 12.
23:43   Karthik out for 37; India 4 down


India 139-4 (32 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Mahmudullah keeps Bangladesh's hopes alive with the wicket of Karthik, who is trapped leg before wicket for 37.

Bangladesh have kept chipping away at the wickets to keep themselves afloat as India have been reduced to 137 for four, in the 31st over.

Kedar Jadhav gets off the mark with two runs as he sweeps the last ball from Mahmudullah through square leg.

Following the wicket, Dhoni decides to get back to defending as he plays out a maiden over from Rubel, who continues to bowl on a disciplined line and length.
23:32   Dhoni, Karthik steady India


India 135-3 (30 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Left-arm pinner Islam takes over from Mustafizur. Karthik takes one from the first ball before Dhoni chips down and hits the full toss through the vacant midwicket region for a four followed by four singles to get eight from the over.

Off-spinner Mahmudullah comes into the attack. The second ball is down the leg side for a wide as Dhoni tries to paddle it fine but fails to connect. He is then gifted a run as the fielder at midwicket looks for the direct hit and concedes an overthrow followed by three singles.

The singles are coming quite regularly as both Karthik and Dhoni pick two singles each off Islam, in the 28th over.

Karthik gets the boundary as he sweeps Mahmudullah fine on the leg side for a four. He repeats the shot two balls later but fails to beat the fielder at short fine leg.

Pacer Rubel, who bowled an excellent first spell of one for 13 in five overs including the key wicket of Rohit, comes back. Dhoni turns the fifth ball on the leg side before the fast bowler nearly strikes Karthik on the head with a quick short ball who manages to sway out of the way.

India are sitting pretty on 135 for three in 30 overs, needing another 88 runs from 20 overs for victory.

Karthik has made 37 from 60 balls, while Dhoni is on 29 with the duo having put on 52 runs for the fourth wicket so far.
23:12   Dhoni, Karthik take India past 100


India 117-3 (25 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Bangladesh looking to build some pressure on the experienced Dhoni as they bring in six fielders inside the circle against left-arm spinner Islam.

Dhoni punches the second ball through the covers for a single before Karthik pulls a short ball into the stands over long-on for a six.

Bangladesh are desperate for a breakthrough as they bring back the experienced Mustafizur, who bowled just three overs in his first spell.

He does well to start his new spell with a tidy over, conceding just a single off the last ball to Dhoni, who has made a slow with just five from 19 balls.

Another tidy over from Islam from the other end as he also concedes just a single as Bangladesh look to dry up the runs.

Dhoni breaks the shackles as he hammers Mustafizur through the covers for a boundary and then turns the fifth ball on the leg side for two runs.

In the next over, he chips down the track and lofts spinner Hasan down the ground for a four.

At the halfway stage, India are 112 for three in 25 overs, needing another 111 runs for victory at an asking rate of 4.4.

Karthik looks well settled at the moment on 28, while Dhoni, on 17, is looking to cut loose with a few boundaries.
22:50   Rohit out for 48; India in a spot of bother


India 90-3 (20 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Just like India, Bangladesh would be looking to build the pressure with some tight bowling.

Mortaza does well to give away just two singles in the 18th over and Rubel concedes three in the next over, including a wide.

An extra fielder catching at slip for Dhoni, who takes a couple of steps down and drives Mortaza into the covers for one.

India are 90 for two in 20 overs, needing another 133 runs for victory from 40 overs.

Karthik started off shakily to score 19 from 34 balls, while Dhoni has made three from 10 balls.
22:35   Rohit out for 48; India in a spot of bother


India 83-3 (17 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

The two batsmen looking well settled now against the Bangladesh pacers, as they easily collect six runs from the Mortaza over, the 14th of the innings.

Rubel tries the short ball against Rohit, who goes for the pull, and despatches it over the fine leg region for a six.

A close shave for India off the last ball of the over as Rohit looks for a quick single as both batsmen start off before deciding against it. Rohit is a long way down but the fielder has thrown to the wrong end.

Sunil Gavaskar on commentary unhappy that Karthik planted his bat inside the crease instead of dragging it.

A couple of singles off Mortaza before Karthik pulls the last ball to deep midwicket for a couple.

Rubel makes the important breakthrough with the wicket of Rohit, who pulls a short ball but straight to Islam at deep square leg to perish for 48.

A couple of balls later, Rubel has a huge shout for LBW turned down against new batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who might have got an inside edge.
22:15   Rohit, Karthik steady India


India 67-2 (13 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Islam proving to be too easy for India as the two batsmen pick two singles each to get four runs from the spinner's third over.

In the next over, Mortaza drops short as Rohit plays a cracking cover drive for a boundary, placing perfectly in the gap through a packed off-side cordon.

Rohit takes one before Karthik nearly plays it back on to his stumps as he misses the flick off an incoming delivery.

India have made a good start as they reach 57 for two in 10 overs, with Bangladesh staying in the contest with the two early wickets.

Rohit has stroked his way to 36 from 31 balls, while Karthik is on three.

Fast bowler Rubel Hossain comes into the attack and he gets off to a good start, giving away just a single in his first over. Rohit watchfully defends the first five balls before he guides the last ball to thirdman for one.

In the next over, Rohit clips Mortaza on the leg side for one before the fast bowler gets one to move away quite a bit with Karthik withdrawing his bat just in time after initially looking for the drive.

He cuts the last ball square past point but the thirdman fielder does well to keep it down to just two.

In the next over, Rubel has Rohit in some trouble with the slower ball as he looks to clip it across but the leg before appeal is turned down as he collects a leg bye.

Karthik steers the third ball down to thirdman for a single and Rohit collects another easy run on the leg side.

Rubel tries a quick short ball as Karthik sways out of the way before he uppishly cuts the last ball for another single.

India are well placed on 67 for two in 13 overs, needing another 156 runs for victory at an asking rate of 4.2.

Rohit looks keen to stay till the end, having stroked his way to 39 from 42 balls, while Karthik is on nine.
21:57   Rayudu fails with the bat; India 2 down


India 48-2 (8 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Mustafizur bowls a short ball which slants across Rohit, who plays the cut but can't beat the fielder at point.

A single each to Rohit and Rayudu before the former pulls the last ball off the front foot over the square leg fence for a six.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza comes into the attack, replacing Mustafizur. And he gives Bangladesh a huge lift with the wicket of Rayudu, who is caught behind for two.

Dinesh Karthik gets off the mark with a quick single off the last ball.
21:39   Dhawan out for 15; India lose 1st wicket


India 35-1 (5 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

A change in the bowling as left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam comes into the attack. He starts with a long hop which Rohit pulls over the midwicket fence for a six and then takes one to long-off.

Another poor delivery from Islam, a full delivery down the leg side, as Dhawan paddles it past the wicketkeeper on the leg side for a four.

He attempts a lofted shot down the ground but hits it straight into the hands of the fielder at mid-off to perish for 15.
21:32   India off to a good start after Bangladesh fold for 222


India 24-0 (4 ovs) vs Bangladesh 222 | Scorecard

Bangladesh will open with spin as Mehidy Hasan is handed the new ball. They will be looking for a few early wickets to keep themselves in the contest.

Rohit Sharma turns the first ball on the leg side for one and Shikhar Dhawan cracks the next ball past point for a four to get off the mark in smashing fashion.

A single to Dhawan before Rohit clips the fourth ball off his pads behind square on the leg side and gets some good timing to pick up a four.

The fifth ball is short as Rohit pulls but is unable to beat the fielder at square leg and clips the last ball to the same region for another dot ball.

India start off on the right note as 10 come from the first over of the innings.

Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman to bowl from the other end. Dhawan defends the first two balls before he clips the third ball behind square for two runs.

He gets the fourth ball to come in sharply as Dhawan is hit on the pads but the huge shout for LBW is turned down.

Rohit tries to flick Hasan on the leg side and misses but the umpire turns down the leg before appeal. Two balls later he drops short as Rohit comfortably pulls it behind square for a four and then takes a single.

Mustafizur bowls a half-volley on leg stump as Rohit clips it through midwicket for two runs. The next ball is again full and hits Rohit on the pads but the leg before appeal is turned down before the India captain takes a single.

Mustafizur then drops short and also gives width as Dhawan slashes it through the covers for a four.

India are off to a good start as they race to 24 for no loss in four overs.
20:33  



Bangladesh 222-all out (48.3 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

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.

Bangladesh struggled to get going in the middle overs, finding it to difficult to rotate strike against the spinner as they gifted wickets away easily with India claiming three run outs.

Das, Hasan and Soumya Sarkar (33) were the only three Bangladesh batsmen to register double digit scores.

They were cruising on 116 for no loss after 20 overs, but managed only 96 runs for the loss of their remaining 10 wickets in 28.3 overs.
20:27   India send Bangladesh crashing for 222


Bangladesh 222-all out (48.3 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar bowls a good yorker on the stumps as Sarkar manages to dig it out and gets it fine on the leg side for a four.

The next ball is again full and on the stumps as Sarkar is hit on the pads before the pacer bowls a wide down the leg side.

Sarkar squeezes out the next ball, again a yorker, past point for one before Mustafizur survives a close shout for leg before wicket and he takes two runs off the next ball.

India's fielding has been pretty sharp as they effect another run out. Sarkar drills the ball down to long-on and looks to steal the second run as a quick flat throw from Rayudu catches the left-hander short of his crease.

Sarkar walks back for 33 as Bangladesh slip to 222 for nine, in the 49th over.

Bumrah ends the innings two balls later as he bowls lastman Rubel Hossain with an unplayable yorker as Bangladesh are bowled out for 222 in 48.3 overs.
20:20   Bangladesh 210-7 (46 ovs) vs India | Scorecard


Bangladesh 213-8 (47 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

With the runs having dried up, Bangladesh succumb to the pressure yet again. Islam looks for a non existent single but is sent back halfway down and substitute Manish Pandey rushes to the stumps and effects an easy run out.

He has a similar opportunity off the next as Mustafizur Rahman also taps and run only to be sent back. Pandey has a shy from point but misses the stumps with the batsman well out of his crease.

Bangladesh slip to 213 for eight in 47 overs, with Sarkar unbeaten on 27 from 41 balls.
20:10   India's bowlers lead fightback; Bangladesh struggle


Bangladesh 210-7 (46 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Chahal bowls another tidy over, giving away just three singles as Islam and Sarkar look to get through the overs with singles, not wanting to throw away wickets at this stage.

Three runs from the next over bowled by Bumrah, including a leg bye, as Bangladesh struggle past the 200-run mark in the 45th over.

Fast bowlers from both ends as Bhuvneshwar comes back from the other end. Sarkar takes one from the first ball before Islam drives the next through the off-side for two runs and clips the third ball through square leg for another couple followed by a single.

Sarkar is beaten by a quick yorker as he comes down the track and is hit on the pads before he turns the last ball fine on the leg side for two more runs.
19:57   Kuldeep picks 3rd wkt; Bangladesh 7 down


Bangladesh 196-7 (43 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Leg-spinner Chahal comes back into the attack. He does well to give away just two runs in his seventh over, the 42nd over of the innings.

Mashrafe Mortaza takes on Kuldeep as he slogs the spinner over midwicket for a six. But the spinner gets revenge as Mortaza comes down and has another swing but is beaten and stumped for seven.

Kuldeep finishes with excellent figures of three for 45 in 10 overs.
19:48   Kuldeep dismisses Das; Bangladesh 6 down


Bangladesh 188-6 (41 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Das nudges Kuldeep fine on the off-side for two runs and then pulls the next  ball through midwicket for another couple.

Das then comes down and lofts Kuldeep down the ground for a four and then again steers the next ball for another couple.

Kuldeep then beats Das with the googly which turns sharply and Dhoni whips off the bails in a flash.

The stumping decision is referred upstairs and Das is given out as he failed to drag his feet back into the crease.

What a brilliant piece of glovework by Dhoni to fetch India with the big wicket of Das, who is stumped after a superb knock of 121 from 117 balls,  having hit 12 fours and two sixes.

Bangladesh have slipped to 188 for six in 41 overs, with the well set Das falling in the 41st over.

Sarkar will have to bat till the end and ensure that Bangladesh post as many runs as possible in the remaining nine overs.
19:41   Kuldeep strikes; Bangladesh 5 down


Bangladesh 178-5 (40 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bumrah comes back from the other end. Sarkar struggling to get off strike as he is beaten outside the off-stump twice off the first four balls.

Five dot balls in a row before Bumrah bowls it on the stumps allowing Sarkar to clip it through square leg for two runs.

In the next over, Das struggles against Jadhav as he plays four dot balls in a row and takes one off the fifth ball, which turns out to be the only run of the over.

The boundaries have dried up completely while singles are also coming at a premium, as just two come from Bumrah's sixth over.

Sarkar releases some pressure as he comes down the track and heaves Jadhav over midwicket for a six. Four singles follow as Jadhav goes for 10 runs in his ninth over.

Bangladesh reach 178 for five in 20 overs, having scored just 62 runs in the last 20 overs, while losing five wickets.

Das has slowed down considerably since the century, and is batting currently on 113 from 112 balls, while Sarkar is on 18 from 29 balls.


19:26   Kuldeep strikes; Bangladesh 5 down


Bangladesh 163-5 (36 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Jadhav comes back and he gives away five runs in his sixth over, including a wide.

And Kuldeep continues to keep things tight, giving away three runs in his eighth over.

Bangladesh have reached 160 for five in 35 overs, with Das on 107 from 100 balls and Sarkar on four. They will a strong finish to ensure that they post a competitive total for India's strong batting line-up.

Dhoni misses a chance to run out Sarkar, who was sent back trying for a quick single. Kuldeep sent back a good return over the stumps to Dhoni, who failed to collect the ball with Sarkar struggling to make his crease.

Four dot balls in a row before Sarkar gets a thick outside edge for two runs to thirdman and then picks a quick single off the last ball.
19:11   Kuldeep strikes; Bangladesh 5 down


Bangladesh 152-5 (33 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kuldeep comes back from the other end as he takes over from Jadhav, who bowled a superb first spell of two for 22 in five overs. He made the breakthrough with the wicket of Hasan, before India struck regularly to pick up four quick wickets to bring themselves back into the contest.

Kuldeep does well to bowl five dot balls in a row to Mahmudullah before the right-hander pulls the last ball which is short but substitute Rahul does well to stop inside the ropes at midwicket and keep it down to two.

India making a change as Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack, not letting the batsmen settle down against the spinners.

Again, Bangladesh struggle to rotate the strike as Das picks up one from the third ball to thirdman before Mahmudullah is unable to get a run from the last three balls.

The pressure pays off again for India. Mahmudullah chances his arm trying to heave Kuldeep over the leg side but ends up getting caught at deep midwicket by Bumrah, who does well to judge the catch nicely.

Another wicket given away cheaply as Mahmudullah walks back for four with Bangladesh slipping to 151 for five in the 33rd over, with India's bowlers chipping away at the wickets at regular intervals.

Kuldeep beats Soumya Sarkar with one that goes away the googly as the left-hander plays and misses.

He gets the last ball to turn sharply as Sarkar plays on the backfoot and hit on the pads but the confident shout for leg before wicket is turned down.
19:03   Das hits century to lift Bangladesh


Bangladesh 147-4 (30 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Das finally decides to chance his arm, as he sweeps Jadhav over midwicket for a four to take his score to 99.

He drives the next ball down to long-on for a single to bring up his maiden ODI century, from just 87 balls, having hit 11 fours and two sixes.

Jadeja comes back into the attack. He sends down a quick over, giving away just two singles as Bangladesh reach 147 for four in 30 overs.

After being comfortably placed at 116 for no loss in 20 overs, Bangladesh have lost four wickets for 31 runs in the next 10 overs.
18:54   Bangladesh 4 down as India fight back


Bangladesh 139-4 (28 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Some turn for Chahal as Mohammad Mithun gets the edge which goes through the vacant slip region before he takes one to long-off.

The pressure paying off for India as Bangladesh lose another wicket, trying to steal a single.

Jadeja comes up with a brilliant save in the covers as Das plays a good drive off Chahal which creates the wicket. The diving stop causes the confuses with both batsmen stranded at the other end after a huge misunderstanding and Jadeja keeps his cool to take his time and throw at the right end.

Mithun is run out for two as Bangladesh slip to 139 for four in 28 overs, with losing four wickets for 19 runs in the space of 43 balls.
18:47   Rahim falls for 5; Bangladesh 3 down


Bangladesh 138-3 (27 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The two quick wickets have helped India to build further pressure with some tight bowling as Bangladesh look to rebuild with Das also cutting down on his strokes as he closes in on his century.

A possible good over from Jadhav is spoilt by a poor last ball as he drops short and is crashed through the covers by Mushfiqur Rahim for a four to get off the mark.

Chahal starts his new over with two dot balls to Das, who then plays a risky sweep shot to square leg for a couple before he watchfully defends the rest of the over.

Bangladesh are losing the momentum, having scored just 15 runs from the last five overs, while picking up a wicket.

Jadhav strikes again, this time with the wicket of Rahim, who pulls a short ball straight into the hands of Bumrah at deep midwicket.

Rahim falls for five as Bangladesh slip to 137 for three in the 27th over.
18:36   Kayes out for 2; Bangladesh 2 down


Bangladesh 128-2 (24 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

A desperate India introduce part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav into the attack after their frontline bowlers failed to take a wicket in the first 20 overs.

And the move pays off as he strikes with the wicket of Hasan, who looks to play the cut shot but hits it straight to Rayudu at point.

Hasan walks back after scoring 32 from 59 balls, after he was involved in a huge stand of 120 runs for the opening wicket from 125 balls with Das.

India will be looking to build up on the breakthrough and create some pressure in the next few overs and try for a few more wickets.

Chahal comes back into the attack and he gives away four runs from his third over, including a wide.

Jadhav bowls another tidy over as he gives away just two singles from five balls before Das cuts the last ball for a couple to get four from the over.

Chahal is rewarded for his persistence as he bowls four dot balls in a row to left-hander Imrul Kayes, before he gets him leg before wicket off the fifth.

Kayes after consulting Das decides to review the decision but to no avail.

Kayes walk back leg before wicket for two as Bangladesh are reduced to 128 for two in the 24th over.
18:20   Openers Das, Hasan take Bangladesh past 100


Bangladesh 116-0 (20 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Das comes down and tries to hit Jadeja across the line and is beaten but the appeal for leg before wicket is turned down.

The next ball is slightly short as Das pulls it over midwicket for a four. He slog sweeps the next ball but the fielder does well at deep square leg to run to his left and keep the ball inside the ropes and gives away just two runs and keeps strike with a single from the last ball to long-off.

In the next over, Liton gets a thick inside edge off Kuldeep for two runs on the leg side and then takes one.

Hasan takes a risky single as Das makes his crease despite the direct hit.

Das on fire as he cuts a short ball from Jadeja behind point for a four to take Bangladesh past the 100-run mark, in the 18th over.

Without taking any risks, Bangladesh easily pick up six runs from Kuldeep's fifth over as the scoreboard continues to tick along.

Das takes on Jadeja as he sweeps the left-arm spinner for a couple of boundaries in his fifth over to race to 85 from 65 balls.

Bangladesh are set for a huge score as they reach 116 for no loss in 20 overs, with Hasan playing second fiddle to perfection on 29 from 55 balls.
17:59   Das slams fifty; Bangladesh off to a flier


Bangladesh 86-0 (15 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The attacking approach from Das has helped Hasan take his time and he looks more comfortable now than at the start.

The two openers do well to pick four singles from Kuldeep's second over to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Das in total control as he drives Jadeja down to long-off for a single. India looking to build the pressure by bowling dot balls to Hasan, who has struggled to break free. He tries to cut Jadeja but is beaten as he plays five dot balls in a row.

Hasan finally manages to release some pressure as he cuts a short ball from Kuldeep past point for a four to take his score to 23.

He paddles the fifth ball fine on the leg side for two runs and defends the last ball.

Bangladesh in control on 86 for no loss in 15 overs, with Das on 59 from 41 balls and Hasan on 25 from 49 balls.
17:51   Das hits 33-ball fifty; Bangladesh off to a flier


Bangladesh 74-0 (12 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The Powerplay is over and the field can now be spread around as India introduce Kuldeep Yadav as they seek to breakthrough this dangerous opening stand.

Das turns Kuldeep's first ball on the leg side before Hasan plays five dot balls in a row.

He has struggled to even pick the singles and has managed just 16 from 34 balls.

India have pulled back tings slightly, giving away just eight runs from the last three overs.

Das breaks the shackles in the next over. Ravindra Jadeja, who is introduced, is welcomed to the crease with a cracking boundary through the covers.

That four brings up the fifty for Das, who has reached the landmark from just 33 balls.

Two balls later, he top edges the sweep but Chahal at midwicket puts down a simple catch and also gives away two runs. The ball went high up in the air but Chahal never judged it properly and put down an easy offering.

Das picks one off the fourth ball and Hasan takes a single off the last ball.

Das has smashed his way to 55 from 36 balls, while Hasan has made just 17 from as many balls.
17:43   Das gives Bangladesh a flying start


Bangladesh 65-0 (10 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

No stopping Das as he drills a full toss from Bumrah square on the off-side for a four and yet again keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Bhuvneshwar comes back from the other end as he replaces Chahal who went for 19 runs in his two overs.

Das clips the second ball on the leg side for a single to inch closer to his maiden ODI fifty.

Hasan shuffles across and looks to clip it on the leg side but is hit on the pads and he blocks the last ball.

Just a single from the over but Bangladesh are off to a flier as they race to 65 for no loss in 10 overs, with Das stroking 47 from 31 balls and Hasan hitting 16 from 29 balls.
17:35   Das gives Bangladesh a flying start


Bangladesh 58-0 (8 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The pitch is quite flat and nothing for the fast bowlers so far. Bhuvneshwar tries the bouncer but it stills up quite well for Das, who pulls it through square leg for a four.

The next ball is full but down the leg side as Das glances it fine for another boundary.

An early change in the bowling for India as leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal comes in to bowl the sixth over.

He starts off well with three dot balls, bowling full and on the stumps as Hasan defends.

He throws his bat at the next ball but gets an inside edge which narrowly misses the stumps for a single past Dhoni.

Das lifts the next ball over midwicket for a single to Jadeja who does well to race across and release the ball quickly before Hasan takes one off the last ball.

Change of ends for Bumrah as he takes over from Bhuvneshwar, who bowled three overs for 15 runs.

He starts with a slower ball as Hasan mistimes the drive to point and defends the next which is again slower in pace before he turns the third ball to fine leg for one.

A short ball from Bumrah which is pulled for a four by Das before he keeps strike with a single from the last ball.

Das on the attack as he sweeps Chahal over square leg for a six and then takes one.

Hasan clips Chahal through midwicket for two runs as Bangladesh race past 50 in the eighth over.

Das continues his assault as he heaves the last ball for another six, the second of the over, which goes for 16.

Bangladesh are off to a flier as they race to 58 for no loss in eight overs, with Das hitting 41 from 26 balls and Hasan on 15 from 22 balls.
17:19   Bangladesh off to a good start in final


Bangladesh 25-0 (4 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Das content to take the singles and brings Hasan on strike as he picks another run to fine leg and Hasan gets a leg bye off the next ball.

Bhuvi gets the ball to come in as Das clips it off his pads through square leg for two runs and keeps strike with a quick single to point off the last ball. Jadeja has a shy at point and if he had got the direct hit, Hasan would have been run out.

In the next over, Das flicks a full delivery from Bumrah through square leg for a four. The next ball is short as Das pulls it for two runs to give Bangladesh a positive start.

Chahal is pushed back to deep square leg as Das clips it to him for a single.

Bumrah bowls a wide down the leg side before Hasan slaps the last ball through the covers for a four to get 12 from the over as Bangladesh race to 25 for no loss in four overs.
17:10   India elect to bowl vs Bangladesh in final


Bangladesh 8-0 (2 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bangladesh spring a surprise right at the start as Mehidy Hasan, who normally bats in the lower order, walks out to open the innings with Liton Das.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling and he gets the first ball to jag away slightly from short of good length as Das runs it down to thirdman for a single to get off the mark.

Hasan also does the same off the next ball to get off the mark.

Two balls later, Das looks to repeat the shot as he gets a thick outside edge which evades a diving gully fielder for a single to thirdman.

Bhuvi getting the new ball to move away as Hasan opts to watchfully play out the last two balls.

The best bowler in the world in limited overs cricket Jasprit Bumrah comes in from the other end.

Das again does well to guide the first ball down to thirdman for a single. Hasan gets an edge off the fourth ball but it dies down and goes in the gap between first slip and the gully fielder for a four, the first of Bangladesh innings followed by two dot balls.
17:09   India elect to bowl vs Bangladesh in final
India captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bowl against Bangladesh in the final of Asia Cup in Dubai on Friday.

India are back to full strength as all the five players who were rested for the inconsequential Afghanistan match are back for the title clash.

Rohit is back to lead the team, while also making a comeback in the playing XI are Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bangladesh have made one change as Nazmul Islam comes in for Mominul Haque.
16:37  
Check out the playing XI of the two teams:

India:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (w/k), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Liton Das (w/k), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
16:22   India start as favourites vs depleted Bangladesh in final
Welcome to the coverage of the Asia Cup final between India and Bangladesh in Dubai on Friday.

India will be aiming to reassert their continental supremacy while an injury-hit Bangladesh will hope to shrug off stage fright when the two sides square off in the final.

A passionate Bangladesh turned out to be the party-poopers on Wednesday as they wrecked the prospects of an India vs Pakistan summit clash with a gutsy performance despite losing key players to injury.

On paper, India will remain overwhelming favourites to win the tournament for a record seventh time while Bangladesh will be hoping to be third-time lucky in a summit clash.

Final of any tournament is a one-off game in complete isolation from how a team has performed in the tournament. Even the most consistent teams have slipped on the proverbial banana peel when it has mattered the most.

What is definitely a dampener for Bangladesh heading into the final is the injury woes that the side is facing.

Star batsman Tamim Iqbal is already out with a fractured hand and Bangladesh will also not have premier all-rounder Shakib-Al Hasan in the line-up owing to a finger injury.

He is expected to undergo surgery which will also force him out of the home series against Zimbabwe starting on September 30.

For India, it will be a different test though.

A victory in the Asia Cup without their skipper and best batsman Virat Kohli will be a big statement going into next year's World Cup.

Not to forget, the Asia Cup trophy will be a healing touch after 1-4 Test series defeat in England.

The team's exploits in shorter formats have always successfully papered over the deficiencies when it comes to playing quality five-day cricket in adverse conditions.

An Asia Cup triumph can also help partially divert attention from the England debacle.

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