Twitter Reactions: India beat Bangladesh in last ball thriller to clinch Asia Cup 2018

India retained the Asia Cup with a three-wicket win off the last ball against a fighting Bangladesh who were anchored by a maiden hundred from opener Liton Das in Dubai on Friday.

India made heavy weather of a modest 223-run target as Bangladesh fought for every run before the defending champions achieved victory off the last ball at Dubai International Cricket stadium.


After put in to bat first, Bangladesh were bowled out for 222 in 48.3 overs despite a solid opening stand of 120 between Das and Mehidy Hasan.

With their settled opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India were expected to run away with victory, like they did in the previous matches but Bangladesh were not ready to give up without a fight.


Dhawan was dismissed for 15 and Rohit for a punishing 55-ball 48, studded with three sixes and as many boundaries. Dinesh Karthik (37) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36) added 54 for the fourth wicket but once both were dismissed Bangladesh looked like pulling off an upset.

Ravindra Jadeja (23) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (21) brought the target within India’s reach through a 45-run stand for the sixth wicket but Bangladesh removed them both with eight runs still needed. India then required six off the last over and one off the final delivery which came as a leg-bye. Kedar Jadhav finished with unbeaten 23.


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