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Asia Cup 2018: Top 3 Asia Cup clashes between India and Bangladesh

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Modified 21 Sep 2018
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#1 India defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets; 2016

Bangladesh v India - ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014
MS Dhoni justified his 'best finisher in the world' tag as India lifted the Asia Cup for the sixth time

MS Dhoni's tag of the best finisher in the world has been questioned for quite a few years now, but in the 2016 Asia Cup final at Dhaka, he did justice to his tag. As the trend has been in the matches mentioned in this article, India sent Bangladesh to bat after winning the toss. In a rain-curtailed match, the Mashrafe Mortaza's side managed to put up a fighting total of 120.

Sabbir Rahman scored a slow yet steady unbeaten 32, but the main job was done by Mahmudullah who scored 33 runs from just 13 deliveries. Ashish Nehra and Hardik Pandya saw their deliveries getting smashed all over the park. Chasing 121, Rohit Sharma got out to Al-Amin Hossain after scoring just one run.

Though the required run rate was on the up, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan's first priority was building a partnership. India could manage only 71 runs from 10 overs and required 50 from the last 5. That called for the shots and the game was cruising towards the visitors before Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by Taskin Ahmed.

19 runs were required off the last couple of overs and the game looked all set to be boiling down to the very last ball. Dhoni was at the strike while Al-Amin Hossain was the bowler. What happened next was something that has been watched and re-watched many times over the past couple of years by fans of the former Indian skipper. Dhoni hit two sixes and a four in the penultimate over of the game as India lifted the coveted trophy for the sixth time, crushing the hopes of thousands of Bangladeshis present at the stadium mercilessly.

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Published 21 Sep 2018, 01:13 IST
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