Here comes the final match of T20 Asia Cup 2016 between India and Bangladesh. Now, let’s see who triumphs the Big Asian Trophy and earns the title of “CHAMPIONS”. Scroll down to find out!
In this final match of the tournament, India won the toss, and once again cleverly, MS Dhoni decided to field first. They’ve been good so far in chasing totals. This time, even the game was delayed because of rain and the overs were reduced to 15. Now let’s see how Bangladesh makes a defendable total and makes it difficult for India to chase. Well, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar opened first and took a good but slow start, but Indian bowlers seemed tough to take their wickets earlier before they look for any big score-making. Then, Sabbir Rahman came to bat and stayed on the crease to play his game. After that, the partnership built between Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan, but Shakib didn’t stayed any much longer. Finally, it was Mahmudullah and Sabbir who made a great partnership of 45 runs and they achieved the score of 120 in 15 overs format.
The score wasn’t looking achievable quiet easily, but it’s not a difficult task for India to chase it down because of their top-class batting order. Well, let’s see how Bangladeshi bowlers work it out!
In the 2nd innings, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened first. However, this time Rohit Sharma wasn’t so lucky and he had to go earlier. The pressure built on Indian team as they lost the early wicket of Rohit Sharma. But Shikhar Dhawan was still out there and it was his day. He and Virat Kohli made a fabulous partnership of 94 runs which really was a key to win the game. Dhawan’s wicket was taken, but still he played an outstanding knock of 60. Then, it was captain himself who came looking very aggressive. But it was a piece of cake for him to finish this game and he is a very capable player of finishing the game. MS Dhoni is a world-class keeper-batsman and a very successful captain of Indian team. He finished the game with a terrific SIX and well, triumphs the T20 Asia Cup 2016 trophy.
Once again, feel sorry for Bangladesh as they didn’t make it this time again, but to be honest, they’ve played wonderfully too. Congratulations to team India for winning the T20 Asia Cup 2016, once again for the 6th time. Better luck next time for Bangladesh! 🙂
So, finally the winner of this cup is decided and the tournament ends. Now it’s T20 World Cup coming up, and hopefully, that will be another thrilling tournament.
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