At Mirpur, March 6, 2016 (floodlit). India won by eight wickets. Toss: India.
An hour before the toss was due, a huge spring thunderstorm buffeted the ground, accompanied first by heavy dust and then torrential rain and lightning. The floodlights were turned off, and there were at least seven power failures. That the match survived as a 15-over affair was testimony to the tireless efforts of the groundstaff, as well as improved drainage. After India's disciplined attack prevented a quick getaway - Ashwin conceded just one four in his three overs, and Bumrah none - Bangladesh needed a late 13-ball 33 by Mahmudullah to keep them in the game. Sharma fell early, but Dhawan, whose tournament had been unexceptional, picked up boundaries at will, racing to his half-century from 35 balls and sharing a second-wicket stand worth 94 with Kohli. With two overs to go, India required 19; Dhoni swung Al-Amin Hossain for a beautifully timed four to cover and two massive sixes over midwicket, the second bringing India their sixth Asia Cup triumph, with seven balls to spare. It also confirmed their status as favourites for the looming World T20.
Man of the Match: S. Dhawan. Man of the Series: Sabbir Rahman