Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

1208dThe Report by Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Dhawan, Kohli bring India sixth Asia Cup title

A thunderstorm and a Mahmudullah squall came in India's way, but a calm chase from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli gave them an eight-wicket win and a sixth Asia Cup title

1208dAlagappan Muthu in Mirpur

Asia Cup trophy 'special' for Dhoni

MS Dhoni made India the world champions on his captaincy debut in 2007 and has continued to rack up silverware like they are half off at a clearance sale

1208dESPNcricinfo staff

'India losing a bigger headline than India winning'

MS Dhoni has said it was very important for India to not trip up in the final of the Asia Cup to hold the critics at bay, and to keep the team's momentum intact leading up to the World T20

199dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh hopeful of Shakib's fitness for final

Bangladesh are confident Shakib Al Hasan will be fit for the Asia Cup final against India on Sunday after the allrounder suffered a blow on his right thigh while batting in the nets on Friday

199dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Repaying faith, the Mahmudullah way

Mahmudullah seems to have made a smooth transition from a batsman who struggled to express himself in the limited opportunities he received at No. 6 to one who thrives under pressure

Asia Champions


No. of Asia Cup titles for India. They had won the ODI version five times before this inaugural Asia Cup T20.

New high


Previous highest score for Shikhar Dhawan in T20Is. He has gone past that in this innings. This is only his second half-century in 18 T20I innings.

Loves chasing


Virat Kohli's average while chasing in T20Is, before this match - best among all batsmen with 500+ runs when chasing. He averages just 35.88 when batting first.

Milestone match


No. of T20Is for Mushfiqur Rahim. He becomes the first Bangladesh player to appear in 50 T20Is.

The Wicket-Taker


No. of consecutive T20Is where Ashish Nehra has picked at least a wicket in the Powerplays, including this match. He is doing it since the 3rd T20I vs Aus.

Third Final


No. of finals for Bangladesh in any form of International cricket, before this - Tri-Nation Tournament 2008-09 and Asia Cup 2012, both in ODIs at home and lost.