- BATSMENRB4s6sSRrun out25390064.10c †More b Wassan15520028.84run out39540072.22c & b Mukherjee26280092.85run out49573085.96c †More b Kapil Dev5100050.00c Manjrekar b Kapil Dev570071.42lbw b Kapil Dev03000.00c Prabhakar b Kapil Dev10120083.33not out9140064.28not out01000.00Extras21 (b 1, lb 13, w 7)TOTAL204/9 (45 Overs, RR: 4.53)Fall of wickets: 1-48 (HP Tillakaratne), 2-50 (CP Senanayake), 3-92 (PA de Silva), 4-150 (AP Gurusinha), 5-175 (RS Mahanama), 6-176 (A Ranatunga), 7-181 (RJ Ratnayake), 8-181 (ST Jayasuriya), 9-202 (GF Labrooy)
- BATSMENRB4s6sSRc †Tillakaratne b Labrooy6220027.27c & b Ranatunga15310048.38not out75951078.94lbw b Ratnayake53702075.71not out543941138.46Extras2 (lb 1, w 1)TOTAL205/3 (42.1 Overs, RR: 4.86)Fall of wickets: 1-14 (RJ Shastri), 2-30 (NS Sidhu), 3-121 (SR Tendulkar)
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