Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Karthik
66(84) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %55%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 0 1 9 1 2
CK Kapugedera
55(88) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 2 1 1 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nehra
O9.0
M0
R40
W4
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SHT Kandamby
O7.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco5.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

This is the fourth win in seven tournament finals under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. . The seamers were fantastic: The ball moved around under the lights and all the seamers exploited the conditions. The Sri Lankan top order was found wanting tonight. .

The players from both teams shake hands. Please hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Karthick Santhanam: "Really glad that India finally managed to put one across Sri Lanka in a final. Without taking anything away from Indian seamers, I feel there is a dearth of technically sound batsmen who could play in swinging conditions in limited overs cricket world over."

Dinesh karthik is the man of the match: "We are very happy. We have won this after 15 years. I was in Kuwait with my parents when I got the call. Virat came in and started to bat well. I got out to a ball which was easy to hit I guess. Today we played better than them."

Sanga: "The difference was between in the first 15 overs - the way we bowled and the way they bowled. We lost wickets... It was a fresh wicket. I thought bit more application from the batsmen, we could have got through the first 15 overs. We were the best team coming into the final but India played well today. The Indian bowlers hit the areas really well, bowled good line and lengths and let the pitch do the rest. Unfortunately we succumbed. Quite disappointing not to win in front of the home crowd. India played really well and we weren't up to the mark today."

Dhoni: "The guys put in a lot of effort in terms of fitness and skill. This is a ideal reflection of that. Nice to win the Asia cup. We were happy to get 270 runs. We wanted to get DIlshan out quickly and the bowlers bowled really well. Zaheer .. Nehra. Once you are in a final and if you dont' win then what you did before that (in the tournament) doesn't matter. I expected that pitch will do a bit later. I know my bowlers. So i decided to bat. On his five dismissals: Thanks to the bowlers. They created the opportunities. "

Man of the series is Shahid Afridi Rameez Raja collects it on his behalf.

And with that Dhoni lifts the cup and poses with his team-mates.

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck!

44.4
W
Jadeja to Muralitharan, OUT, India win the Asia Cup. Jadeja struck the final blow - it spun away from Murali got a thin nick through to Dhoni. Jadeja uproots the stumps, Dhoni pumps his fist and Murali turns and walks.
44.3
0
Jadeja to Muralitharan, no run, floated outside off, Murali pushes inside the line
44.2
2
Jadeja to Muralitharan, 2 runs, backs away outside leg and cuts it past the slip fielder down to third man.
44.1
1
Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

The last time Nehra took a five-for was in a tri-series finalin Sri Lanka. It was a six wicket haul in fact, but India still lost that game.

END OF OVER:
44 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 184/9

  • M Muralitharan0 (2b)
  • CK Kapugedera54 (87b)
  • A Nehra9-0-40-4
  • RA Jadeja6-0-26-1
43.6
0
Nehra to Muralitharan, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone
43.5
0
Nehra to Muralitharan, no run, around off stump, pushed to point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Karthik
66(84) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %55%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 0 1 9 1 2
CK Kapugedera
55(88) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 2 1 1 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nehra
O9.0
M0
R40
W4
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SHT Kandamby
O7.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco5.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Asia Cup

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA44008.0002.020
BDESH43106.0000.457
PAK42204.000-0.296
SL41302.000-0.292
UAE40400.000-1.813
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.678
AFG32104.0000.955
OMAN31202.000-1.222
HKG30300.000-1.415