India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018 Final Match Live score updates:India won the Asia Cup 2018!!!! It’s their seventh title. Kuldeep and Jadhav see India through.
India clinched their seventh Asia Cup title by beating Bangladesh in the final by 3 wickets in Dubai. Chasing 223 to win India made heavy weather of the target but got home in the end. Skipper Rohit Sharma was India’s top scorer with 48 while there were other contributions from the middle order batsmen. Kuldeep Yadav was the star of the show for India as he picked up three wickets while Liton Das slammed his maiden century for Bangladesh.
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Another one goes and India are in trouble. Bhuvneshwar caught behind for 21. India still need 9 runs.
Jadeja is gone. what a bad shot to play. he is caught behind for 23 and Match again swings.
We move into the last five overs and this match could go either way. 50-50 at this stage.
The match is getting close and the difference between balls and runs is closing. It’s still in India’s favour but India can’t afford to be complacent.
Ravindra Jadeja is keeping his head and guiding Bhuvneshwar Kumar as well. India doing fine for now but the match is on a knife-edge.
This partnership is absolutely crucial for India. With the pedigree Kuldeep, Jasprit and Chahal have it’s fair to say that if they are required to make more than just a few. Bangladesh will win most times. In the meanwhile the run rate keeps on rising as we move into the last 10 overs.
Big blow for India!!! Kedar Jadhav retires hurt with a hamstring injury. his inability to take singles and increasing run rate has led the management to take this decision.
MS Dhoni is the next one to go. India are five down and still need 63 runs to win. Bangladesh are on top and will fancy their chances. India 160/5.
Jadhav seems to have injured his right hamstring. That will no doubt affect him in abtting. Further pressure on Dhoni. the big worry from Jadhav’s point of view is if it’s a reoccurrence of the injury he suffered in the first match of IPL 2018.
150 is up for India. Jadhav and Dhoni look in no trouble and India need 73 more runs for a deserved win.
Jinxed it!!! Just as we said that Karthik was looking good, he misses a full toss and is plumb in front for 37. India 137/4 and not out of the woods.
Dinesh karthik is staking his claim for a world cup spot. There is still a long way to go for the tournament but an innings under pressure should stand him in good stead.
Dhoni is key for India, out of the 46 times in a chase Dhoni has remained unbeaten India have won 44 times. Class!!!!!
Half way stage of the innings with 25 years gone and India are 112/3 and 111 more runs to win from the next 150 balls. It should be easy, but stranger things have happened.
India have brought up 100. The way match started it looked as if India will get quicker to the land mark than they have done. Credit to Bangladesh.
India are dealing in ones and twos, such has been the pressure applied by Bangladesh. Both Karthik and Dhoni can’t get the ball off the square.
Bangladesh have got right back into the match. India are under real pressure and can’t afford to make any mistakes.
Rohit Sharma, India captain is out for 48, caught at deep square leg off the bowling of Rubel Hossain. the game has really opened up. Pressure on India’s middle-order.
As expected, the run rate has come down. The ball is seaming a little but Both batsmen look assured and that should ease the nerves of Indian fans.
After the loss of two quick wickets things have settled down. Karthik and Rohit have steadied the ship and India once aagain look on track.
India have brought up their 50!!!! in doing so they have lost two wickets but still remain favourites for the title in the final.
Mashrafe gets Ambati Rayudu for 2, India 46/2, poor shot from India number three. A good innings could have really sealed his spot for the World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan goes for 15, caught at mid-off for 15. IND 35/1. Poor shot in all honesty, 11 runs had already come off the over and the shot was unnecessary.
There hasn’t been much from Bangladesh to trouble India in the first few overs. It needs to change quickly because we know how dangerous Shikhar and Rohit can be.
India off to an absolute flier, 10 runs off the first over and India have shown intent right from the off here. Bangladesh need to get better otherwise this match will be over sooner than Bangladesh want it to.
Bumrah castles Rubel Hossain as he is the last Bangladesh wicket to fall. Indian bowlers fought back brilliantly to dismiss Bangladesh for 222. Kuldeep Yadav was the star of the show for India as he picked up three wickets while Liton Das slammed his maiden century for Bangladesh. Dhoni effected two stumpings while there were two run-outs in the innings as well.
Soumya Sarkar is the ninth wicket to fall as he is run-out for 33. India are finishing the innings on a high. Rayudu picked up the ball and threw at the
Soumya Sarkar is adding crucial runs to the Bangladesh total with some good batting right at the end. He is relying on singles and doubles, hitting an occasional boundary.
Excellent delivery from Bhuvneshwar but the ball goes for a boundary. Bhuvi bowls onto the pads of Sarkar and the southpaw somehow guides the ball in between his legs for a boundary towards deep square leg.
Substitute fielder Manish Pandey effects an easy run-out as he gets rid of Nazmul Islam for 7 as Bangladesh lose their eight wicket. India are finishing strong here as not just they are chipping away with wickets as they have stemmed the flow of runs as well.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives away 8 runs from his over but in the context, it is an excellent over as he didn’t give away any boundary. Four overs left to be bowled in the innings. Indian pacers are known to bowl well in the final few overs and such has been the case today as well.
The Indian bowlers have done well to bring the back in their favour and they will look to keep the score as low as possible in the final five overs of the innings.
Bangladesh have put on 200/7 in 44.1 overs and will look to score as many runs as possible in the final 35 deliveries. The onus is on Soumya Sarkar to take the initiative and score runs for his team.
Kuldeep and Dhoni combine once again as they get rid of Mortaza for 7. The right-hander failed to read a wrong one from Kuldeep and was stumped by Dhoni when he tried to hit the ball by coming down the track. Kuldeep picks his third wicket of the day.
Kuldeep Yadav bowls a bit full and Mashrafe Mortaza gets down on one knee and hits the ball over mid wicket boundary for a huge six. Bangladesh need a cameo from their skipper in the final few overs of the game.
MS Dhoni effects a brilliant stumping as Liton Das departs for 121. Kuldeep Yadav picks his second wicket of the day. Liton’s foot was just in front of the line when Dhoni took off the bails. The third umpire took a long time before giving the decision in India’s favour.
Kedar Jadhav bowls a bit full and Soumya Sarkar hits the ball over the deep mid wicket boundary for a huge six. Bangladesh need more of these if they want to put on a big total for India to chase.
This has been an excellent fightback from India as not just they have picked five wickets, but they have also slowed down the flow of runs. In the last four overs, Bangladesh have managed to score just 9 runs.
India missed out on an opportunity to scalp the sixth wicket of the day as MS Dhoni couldn’t get hold of the ball before removing the bails, following a good effort in the field by Kuldeep Yadav. Soumya Sarkar survives.
India skipper Rohit Sharma will be happy with how his players have pulled the match back in their favour after a disastrous start which saw Liton Das hit almost everything for a boundary. As for Bangladesh, they would want Liton to carry his bat and take the team to a big score here.
First 10 overs: 65/0 (RR 6.50)
Next 10 overs: 51/0 (RR 5.10)
Next 10 overs: 31/4 (RR. 3.10)
Pressure gets the better of Mahmudullah as he falls to Kuldeep Yadav for 4 as Bangladesh lose their fifth wicket. The right-hander tried to hit the ball over the mid-wicket boundary but is caught expertly just inside the rope by Bumrah. First wicket of the day for Kuldeep.
Liton Das takes a single after the ball took a thick edge and landed in no man’s land at third man and with that, Bangladesh have crossed the 150-run mark in the 32nd over of the innings.
This is Liton Das’ maiden ODI century and he becomes the second opener and fourth batsman to score a ton against India this calendar year in the 50-over format of the game.
Liton Das has completed his maiden century off 87 deliveries and this has been an absolute gem of an innings from the right-hander. He has held the innings from one end and kept the scoreboard ticking for Bangladesh. With four wickets down, Bangladesh will hope that the opener stays at the crease for as long as possible.
Excellent work in the field by Ravindra Jadeja as he runs out Mohammad Mithun. Bangladesh have lost their fourth wicket of the innings. Jadeja dove full length in the covers to stop a sure shot boundary and then he threw the ball towards the non striker’s end after both the batsmen were stranded at the striker’s end
Kedar Jadhav has picked his second wicket of the day as he gets rid of Mushfiqur Rahim for 5. Bangladesh have now lost their third wicket of the day. The right-hander tried to hit the ball over mid-wicket boundary but was caught out in the deep by Jasprit Bumrah.
Kedar Jadhav bowls short and wide and the Mushfiqur cuts the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. And in doing so, he also scores his first runs of the innings.
India have managed to pick the second wicket of the day as Chahal gets rid of Imrul Kayes for 2. Chahal trapped the southpaw LBW but the batsman opted to use the DRS. Replays showed that the ball was crashing into the stumps after pitching outside the off stump and so the umpire’s call was retained.
After breaking the opening partnership, Indian bowlers will look to rock the Bangladesh ship further here by taking more wickets. Liton is approaching his century so he might look to take it easy and Imrul Kayes is new to the crease, so India will feel they can do some damage here.
India have finally managed to break the opening partnership as Kedar Jadhav gets rid of Mehidy Hasan. The right-hander tried to cut the ball on the off-side, however, he could only find the fielder at point. Bangladesh have lost their first wicket after putting on 120 runs on the board.
Liton Das continues to score boundary as this time, he sweeps a Ravindra Jadeja delivery for a boundary towards deep square leg. Then, one ball later, he hits the ball in the same direction for the second boundary of the over. Liton has entered into 80s now.
Liton Das cuts the ball for a boundary towards third man and with that the 100-run partnership comes up between the Bangladesh openers. India’s search for their first wicket of the final continues as the all bowlers have so far been rendered effectless.
India are still searching for their first wicket as Liton Das continues to hit boundaries all over the park. This time, he creams a Jadeja delivery towards deep mid-wicket for his seventh boundary of the innings.
Ravindra Jadeja concedes just one runs from his over and he managed to keep the Bangladesh batsmen quiet in his over. Mehidy Hasan has played 44 balls and he has scored just 19 runs so far, but with Liton Das going all-out attack on the other, he just needs to hold his ground.
This is Bangladesh’s first 50 run plus opening start after eleven innings, last instance (71) came against Sri Lanka in Dhaka,2018 This is the third 50 plus opening start against India in this year’s Asia Cup
India are not doing themselves any favours as Yuzvendra Chahal has dropped the catch of Liton Das. The right hander top-edged a Jadeja delivery and Chahal dropped the catch at short mid-wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack and Liton Das hits him for a boundary and completes his half-century off just 33 deliveries.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bowls his first over for the innings and concedes just 1 runs from it. The Indian bowlers are pulling things back now after a frantic first 10 overs. Bangladesh have gotten off to a great start and they should now look to consolidate on it.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns into the attack and puts break on the run-rate of the Bangladesh innings. He concedes just one run from the over. India need more of such overs to turn the match around in their favour. Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now.
India pacer Jasprit Bumrah is bowling wayward and he is being taken apart by Liton Das, who now hits his fifth boundary of the innings off a full toss from the India pacer. Liton Das is approaching his half-century and he still hasn’t played thirty deliveries - 46* off 29 deliveries.
Opener Liton is taking the India bowlers apart at the moment as he slams two huge six off Chahal to get the Bangladesh score past the 50-run mark in just the eight over of the match. Bangladesh are off to a flying start and the pressure is on Indian bowlers now.
Bumrah once again bowls short and Liton Das pulls the ball towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. Fours boundary of the innings for Liton as Bangladesh are scoring just under 6 runs per over at the moment.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahl stops the flow of runs a bit as he concedes just three runs from his first over of the innings. Indian pacers have been taken for runs early on in the innings and that is why skipper Rohit introduced spin into the attack.
Indian pacers are wasting the new ball with their wayward bowling. Bhuvneshwar Kumar now gets hit for consecutive boundaries by Liton Das. Eight runs came from the over as Bangladesh openers are rocking the stadium in Dubai. Yuzvendra Chahal has been introduced into the attack now.
Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t had a great start to the match as he concedes his third boundary in just two overs. This time, he bowls wide to Mehidy Hasan, who cuts the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. 12 runs come from the over from Bumrah.
Liton Das comes down the track and hits the ball towards mid-wicket for a boundary. There was no fielder there as Bumrah concedes his second four of the innings early in the game. Bangladesh have made a steady start to their innings.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is making the ball move both ways and he is troubling the Bangladesh openers at the moment. While Bangladesh have made a steady start to the match, they haven’t scored runs at a brisk pace. Five runs came from the second over from Bhuvi.
Mehidy Hasan is a lucky man as twice now edges have flown off his bat but he hasn’t been dismissed yet. This time, Jasprit Bumrah produces the edge but the ball goes in between first and second slip for a boundary. Five runs come from Bumrah’s first over.
India almost had their first breakthrough in the first over itself as Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced an outside edge of the bat of Mehidy Hasan. The ball was flying past the second slip and Dinesh Karthik dove to his right, trying to take a one-handed catch. However, the ball touched his fingers and went away. Excellent effort from the Indian fielder. Three runs come from the first over.
The Bangladesh openers are making their way in the middle and Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan will start the proceedings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hand and he will bowl the first over for India.
The players are now out in the middle and they will stand in the middle for their respective National Anthems. This will certainly spur them on ahead of the blockbuster match, which is set to begin in the next few minutes.
4: wickets B Kumar needs to complete 100 ODI wickets. He would be the 12th IND pacer to reach this landmark.
7: If IND wins the Asia cup title this will be their 7th Asia cup title., the most by any team
87: MS Dhoni requires 87 runs to complete 10,000 runs in ODIs for India. He has already reached 10,000 runs in ODIs but not 174 runs came for Asia XI as well. Dhoni will become 4th Indian to score 10,000 runs in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.
223: Average 1st innings total at Abu Dhabi extrapolated over last 10 innings discarding rain affected matches and no results.
60%: win rate of team batting second in the last 10 Matches at this venue.
355/5: Highest team total at Dubai by ENG vs PAK in 2015.
116: Lowest team total by HK vs PAK in 2018.
137 runs: Biggest margin-victory by BDESH vs SL in 2018
209: Lowest total successfully defended by PAK vs SA in 2013
130: Highest individual score by Kevin Pietersen (ENG) vs PAK in 2012
6/38: Best bowling figures by Shahid Afridi (PAK) vs AUS in 2009
210: Biggest partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma (IND) for 1st wicket vs PAK in 2018.
1: India need just 1 victory to complete 700 wins in all formats of cricket
0: wins for BDESH vs IND. Apart from Dhaka, India have never lost against Bangladesh in Asia
1 – Number of wickets Mortaza needs to complete 250 wickets in ODIs for BDESH
33- Soumya Sarkar needs 33 runs to cross the 1000 run mark in ODIs
1 – Number of times India lost against Bangladesh in Asia Cup in 13 matches
2 - Number of times the two teams will be playing in Asia cup final.
“India are the best side for a reason but we have a great opportunity. There will be pressure on us because it is a big final but we will go out there and will look for victory.”
“We have been fielding first in the tournament and we would like to continue that trend today. The guys have played and delivered right through the course of the tournament and we would like to cross that final hurdle today.”
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh: Liton Das(wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
India have won the toss and Rohit Sharma elects to field first against Bangladesh. The India skipper says during the toss that all the five big guns that sat out in the last match are back for this contest.
The toss is scheduled to take place at 4:30 PM IST and it is only few minutes away now. The toss will once again hold a huge bearing as to which team can snatch the early advantage. Rohit Sharma and Mashrafe Mortaza will take to the field soon for the all-important toss.
Rameez Raza says the pitch looks in good shape and the ball will come onto the bat. Sunil Gavaskar says that the spinners will be aided by the pitch as the ball will grip the wicket.
Bangladesh top-order has failed miserably in the recent times in ODIs. There has been lots of changes in the opening combination, with veteran Tamim missing, their openers have failed to give them a start up front. Hence, in the last 10 ODIs we can see five different opening combinations, and none have them have crossed fifty runs stand even once.
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After two weeks of intense action and sapping weather, the two best teams of the tournament will battle it out for one final time for Asian supremacy. Yes, India are the favourites, but Bangladesh refuse to go away, their win against Pakistan should act as a massive.
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