- BATSMENRB4s6sSRst †Nasir Ahmed b Azhar Hossain3970--55.71c Akram Khan b Gholam Nousher02000.00lbw b Minhajul Abedin3871--53.52run out8960--148.33not out6464--100.00not out43-0133.33Extras15 (lb 11, w 4)TOTAL249/4 (45 Overs, RR: 5.53)Fall of wickets: 1-0 (CP Senanayake), 2-85 (HP Tillakaratne), 3-87 (AP Gurusinha), 4-226 (PA de Silva)
- BATSMENRB4s6sSRlbw b Ramanayake02000.00run out1023--43.47c †Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe1235--34.28not out7895--82.10c de Silva b Anurasiri3350--66.00c †Tillakaratne b Jayasuriya140025.00run out47-057.14c & b Jayasuriya512-041.66c & b de Silva1134--32.35c Jayasuriya b Gurusinha48-050.00Extras20 (b 1, lb 2, nb 4, w 13)TOTAL178/9 (45 Overs, RR: 3.95)Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Nurul Abedin), 2-23 (Azhar Hossain), 3-46 (Faruk Ahmed), 4-96 (Minhajul Abedin), 5-99 (Aminul Islam), 6-108 (Akram Khan), 7-123 (Enamul Haque), 8-167 (Nasir Ahmed), 9-178 (Gholam Nousher)
Slow surfaces, large boundaries, sapping heat and low totals were a deviation from the quotidian ODI run-fest
The stand-in captain told the players before the Asia Cup to perform as if they were playing domestic cricket. He said it was "to ensure there's no insecurity within"
The Bangladesh captain rued another batting collapse and gave credit to his bowlers for performing well throughout the tournament
Rohit Sharma became the fifth captain to lead India to an Asia Cup title
Right through the Asia Cup, Bangladesh's middle order had made up for their misfiring top order. In the final, the roles were reversed