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.
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.
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.