Indian players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Asia Cup final cricket match against Bangladesh. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

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India beat a spirited Bangladesh by three wickets in a last-ball thriller to retain the Asia Cup

Liton Das scored a maiden ODI hundred as Bangladesh were bowled out for 222 in 48.3 overs before India survived a middle order slump to chase down the target for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs.

Skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored with 48 while Dinesh Karthik made 37 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 36.

This is India's seventh Asia Cup win in 14 events.

Fireworks at at Dubai International Cricket Stadium after the match. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

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Man of the series Shikhar Dhawan celebrates with his son Zorawar after India won the Asia Cup final. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Bangladesh innings
Liton Das st MS Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 121
Mehedi Hasan c Ambati Rayudu b Kedar Jadhav 32
Imrul Kayes lbw Yuzvendra Chahal  2
Mushfiqur Rahim c Jasprit Bumrah b Kedar Jadhav 5
Mohammad Mithun Run Out Ravindra Jadeja  2
Mahmudullah c Jasprit Bumrah b Kuldeep Yadav 4
Soumya Sarkar Run Out Ambati Rayudu  33
Mashrafe Mortaza st MS Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 7
Nazmul Islam Run Out (Sub)  7
Mustafizur Rahman Not Out  2
Rubel Hossain b Jasprit Bumrah  0
Extras 0b 2lb 0nb 0pen 5w  7
Total (48.3 overs)  222 all out 

Fall of Wickets: 1-120 Miraz, 2-128 Kayes, 3-137 Rahim, 4-139 Ali, 5-151 Mahmudullah, 6-188 Das, 7-196 Mortaza, 8-213 Islam, 9-222 Sarkar, 10-222 Hossain

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7 0 33 0 
Jasprit Bumrah 8.3 0 39 1 
Yuzvendra Chahal 8 1 31 1 
Kuldeep Yadav 10 0 45 3 
Ravindra Jadeja 6 0 31 0 
Kedar Jadhav 9 0 41 2 

India innings
Rohit Sharma c Nazmul Islam b Rubel Hossain 48
Shikhar Dhawan c Soumya Sarkar b Nazmul Islam 15
Ambati Rayudu c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 2
Dinesh Karthik lbw Mahmudullah  37
MS Dhoni c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 36
Kedar Jadhav Not Out  23
Ravindra Jadeja c Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 23
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 21
Kuldeep Yadav Not Out  5
Extras 1b 7lb 0nb 0pen 5w  13
Total (50.0 overs)  223-7 

Fall of Wickets: 1-35 Dhawan, 2-46 Rayudu, 3-83 Sharma, 4-137 Karthik, 5-160 Dhoni, 6-212 Jadeja, 7-214 Kumar 
Did Not Bat: Chahal, Bumrah

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk 
Mehedi Hasan 4 0 27 0 
Mustafizur Rahman 10 0 38 2 
Nazmul Islam 10 0 56 1 
Mashrafe Mortaza 10 0 35 1 
Rubel Hossain 10 2 26 2 
Mahmudullah 6 0 33 1 

Umpires: Marais Erasmus andRuchira Palliyaguruge
Video: Rodney Tucker
Match Referee: David Boon
Man of the match: Liton Das 


Stage set for last over thriller. Who will win India need six runs off six balls


Nine off 11 balls... Bhuveneswar Kumar falls to Mustafizur. Bangladesh back in the game.

Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman (centre) with teammates celebarte the dismissal of India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Jadeja falls, caught by Mushfiqur Rahim off Rubel Hossain for 23 with india needing 11 off 16 balls. Jadhav returns.


Last three overs india need to get 13 more runs. Kumar plays an elegant glance to boundary. Indian fans smell victory.


Ravindra Jadeja's sixer off Rubel Hossain ease the pressure. India need 18 off the last 24 balls.

Indian batsaman Ravindra Jadega plays a shot. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Anybody’s game. All depends on Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuveneswar Kumar. Can they handle the mounting pressure. India need 32 off 36 balls.


India require another 37 runs with 5 wickets in hand  and 48 balls remaining. Ravindra Jadeja is batting on 14 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar on 5.

India's Kedar Jadhav is retired hurt due to a hamstring injury. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Ten overs to go, India need 51 runs more with five wickets in hand. Jadhav had to retire due to hamstring injury. Tense moments for all fans.


MS Dhoni is gone, caught by Mushfiqur Rahim off Mustafizur Rahman for 36. India in trouble, half the side back in the pavilion. 63 runs needed to win off 83 balls.

Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh celebartes after taking the wicket of India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


India’s 150 up in the 33.3 overs. All eyes on Dhoni who is batting on 33.


Mahmudullah strikes for Bangladesh. Traps Dinesh Karthik leg before for 37. India 137 for 4 in 30.4 overs.

Bangladesh's Mahmudullah (C) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik put on 51 runs in 76 balls. India moving steadily towards target, require 88 runs  from 20 overs. 


At the half way mark, India reach 112 for 3, need another 111 runs.


India labour to reach 100 for three wickets in 23.1 overs as MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik look watchful.


3rd wicket is gone... Indian captain Rohit Sharma falls for 48. A huge wicket for Bangladesh. Nazmul Islam catches him at deep square leg off Rubel Hossain. India are 83 for 3 in 17 overs. 

Indian captain Rohit Sharma walks back to the pavilion after getting out for 48 runs. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


India reach 72 for 2 in 15 overs. Rohit Sharma is batting on 47 with Dinesh Karthik on 13 settling down.


2nd wicket falls... That’s a brilliant delivery from Mashrafe Mortaza. He forced Ambati Rayudu to edge to wicket keeper for 2.  India 48 for 2 in 8 overs.

India's Ambati Rayudu, right, leaves the field after being dismissed by Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza, left. AP


India lose their first wicket... Shikar Dhawan is gone. Bangladeshi fans do a nagin dance and so does the bowler Nazmul Islam. Dhawan is caught by Soumya Sarkar at mid off for 15. Team total is 35 for 1 in 5 overs..

Bangladesh's Nazmul Islam (R) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan. AFP


Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma off to a fluent start 24 for no loss in four overs.

Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for Tolerance with India and Bangladesh ambassadors, and Saeed Hareb, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium during the match. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Innings break: Bangladesh all out for 222 in 48.3 overs. Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled the last batsman Rubel Hossain for 0. Superb fight back from India to hold Bangladesh to such a total after an opening stand of 120Kuldeep Yadav was the star for India as he bagged three wickets while Liton Das slammed his maiden ton for Bangladesh.

Indian players leave the field after getting Bangladesh all out for the score of 222 runs. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Another wicket goes.... Soumya Sarkar is run out by Rayudu/Dhoni for 33.


Bangladesh 8 down, Nazmul Islam is run out off substitute Manish Pandey for 7, reach 213 for 8 in 47 overs.


Bangladesh reach the 200-mark in the 45th over. Can they manage 250? Will India bundle them out by 230?

Bangladesh and Indian supporters cheer for their teams. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


MS Dhoni does it again and stumps skipper Mashrafe Mortaza too for 7 off Kuldeep Yadav. Bangladesh slip to 197 for 7 in 43 overs.. 


Bangladesh lose their 6th wicket... century hitter Liton Das is brilliantly stumped by MS Dhoni off Kuldeep Yadav for 121. Team score is 188 for 6 in 41 overs.

India's MS Dhoni stumps Liton Das of Bangladesh off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Ten overs to go Bangladesh is now 178 for 5, run rate dips to 4.45. Liton Das playing on 111 with Soumya Sarkar on 18. 

Indian cricket fans cheer in support of their national team during the match. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Can Bangladesh now go past the 250 run mark with half the side back in pavilion? Current run rate is 5.2 but in the last five overs only 16 runs have been scored.


5th wicket is gone... Kuldeep Yadav gets Mahmudullah. He was caught by Jasprit Bumrah for 4. Bangladesh are 151 for 5 in 32.2 overs.

  India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Here comes the century... A maiden ton for Liton Das as wickets fall at regular intervals. He becomes only the fifth batsman to hit a century in Asia Cup final.

Bangladesh batsman Liton Das plays a shot. AFP


Bangladesh lose their 4th wicket, Mohammad Mithun is run out by Jadeja/Kuldeep Yadav for 2.

India's Yuzvendra Chahal runs out Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mithun. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


3rd wicket down... Mushfiqur Rahim is caught by Jasprit Bumrah off Kedar Jadhav for 5 . Bangladesh are 138 for 3 in 27 overs.

India's Kedar Jadhav (left) celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


2nd wicket falls.... Imrul Kayes is lbw off Yuzvendra Chahal for 2. Bangladesh are 128 for 2 in 24 overs.

India's Yuzvendra Chahal with teammates celebrate the wicket of Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Kedar Jadhav gets Mehidy Hasan Miraz to break the 120-runs opening partnership. He was caught by Ambati Rayudu for 32. The team score is 120 for 1 in 21 overs.

India's Kedar Jadhav (centre) with teammates celebrate the wicket of Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Bangladesh are 86 for no loss in 15 overs. Liton Das is playing on 59 with Mehidy Hasan Miraz on 25.

Bangladesh supporters cheer their team. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Bangladesh sail to 74 for no loss in 12 overs, thanks to Chahal for dropping Liton Das at mid wicket off a thick leading edge off Jadeja. He moves to 55


Bangladesh off to a super start, 58 for no loss in eight overs. Bangladesh fans dance in joy.

Bangladesh batsmen Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz cross over for a run. Virendra Saklani/Gulf News


Bangladesh openers begin their innings well. They are 33 for no loss at the end of 5 overs.


Defending champions India are back to full strength after resting Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal in their last match against Afghanistan which ended in a tie.

Bangladesh left out Mominul-Haque to bring back Nazmul Islam to the side which beat Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Tv umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)


Watch: An Indian fan with the Asia Cup umbrella and wearing a Dhoni Cricket Academy t-shirt. Video by K.R. Nayar/Gulf News

Watch: A slow motion video of an Indian fan waving his country’s flag while walking towards the entrance of the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Video by Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Watch: Indian and Bangladeshi fans arrive at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Video by Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Watch: An Indian fan get her face painted with the Indian flag at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Video by Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Watch: Bangladeshi fans arrive at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Video by Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Watch: Indian fans arrive at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Video by Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Watch: Domestic cricketers arrive to the stadium. Video by K.R. Nayar/Gulf News