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DHAKA (Staff Report) – India defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final match of the Asia Cup T20 2016, played between Bangladesh and India here on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.

Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to field first.

Bangladesh set 121-run target for India.

 

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Bangladesh have qualified for the Asia Cup final only once in 2012, when they lost to Pakistan at home by just two runs.

India are the five-time champions. India’s winning meets were all held in the previous 50-over one-day international format.

India have been undefeated in this tournament and they have won nine out of their last 10 Twenty20 matches but they face a tricky test against Bangladesh. The hosts will be backed by a hostile crowd and will be determined to grab some silverware ahead of the World Twenty20.

Bangladesh squads:

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny.

Indian side:

MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra.