- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc †Mongia b Srinath1532321146.87b Kumble3139655079.48c Azharuddin b Prasad1127452040.74c Tendulkar b Prasad2130501170.00lbw b Srinath513121038.46run out48781142061.53c Jadeja b Prasad1370033.33run out3071712042.25not out1012151083.33b Prabhakar012000.00not out1230050.00Extras29 (lb 12, nb 5, w 12)TOTAL202/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.04)Fall of wickets: 1-25 (AP Gurusinha), 2-60 (ST Jayasuriya), 3-70 (RS Mahanama), 4-76 (A Ranatunga), 5-105 (PA de Silva), 6-113 (RS Kaluwitharana), 7-184 (HDPK Dharmasena), 8-196 (HP Tillakaratne), 9-199 (CPH Ramanayake)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Tillakaratne b Jayasuriya60791127075.94not out112107137151104.67c & b Jayasuriya3760042.85not out14121720116.66Extras17 (lb 3, nb 1, w 13)TOTAL206/2 (33.1 Overs, RR: 6.21)Fall of wickets: 1-161 (M Prabhakar), 2-167 (NS Sidhu)
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