India vs Bangladesh LIVE score updates: The Men in Blue will look to reassert their continental dominance while Bangladesh will hope to put their best cricketing skills forward when the 2 sides face-off in the finals of the Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai.
India will walk onto the field with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing championship with the opener batsmen having dominated in every game. Skipper Rohit Sharma along with Shikhar Dhawan will hope to emulate their fantastic run against the arch-rivals Pakistan to help Team India win the tournament for a record 7th time.
Bangladeshi team will be riding high on confidence after thrashing Pakistan despite missing key players.
While Indian team will be favourites to lift the trophy, the Bengal triggers can’t be taken lightly as they have produced some fantastic cricket in the ongoing championship. In the last Super Four match, Bangladesh battered Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan and sealed their spot in the finals.
While the cricket pundits had predicted, Ind-Pak final, Bangladesh proved them wrong. The Indian team will have to be careful as the Bengal Tigers have the history to produce the most shocking upsets in the game.
HERE ARE THE LIVE SCORE UPDATES:
INDIA CLINCH 7th ASIA CUP
India have won the Asia Cup 2018!!!! It’s their seventh title. Kuldeep and Jadhav see India through. Indian bowlers dismissed Bangladesh for 222 in 48.3 overs. Kuldeep Yadav was the star of the show for India as he picked up three wickets while Liton Das slammed his maiden century for Bangladesh.
India 103/3 after 21 overs MS Dhoni 10, Dinesh Karthik 25
Bangladesh have managed put some breaks on the Indian momentum. Dhoni and Karthik need to build a partnership now.
India 83/3 after 16.4 overs Rohit Sharma 48 out! Dinesh Karthik 16
Rohit Sharma is walking back, he was close to slamming his fifty. Bangladesh have managed to put pressure on India.
India 48/2 after 8 overs Rohit Sharma 29, Dinesh Karthik 1
A lot of pressure on Karthik and Rohit Sharma, now these 2 need to build a partnership if India needs to lift the trophy for the 7th time. Both need to keep the board changing while rotating the strike to deflect the pressure.
Another wicket! Rayudu out
Ambati Rayudu goes for 2, got behind the wicket, a partnership was needed but Bangladesh is coming back into the game.
India 43/1 after 6 overs Rohit Sharma 27, Ambati Rayudu 1
After the breakthrough, India needs a partnership between Rayudu and Rohit. On the other hand, Bangladesh needs to break Indian momentum.
Wicket !!! Shikhar Dhawan out!
Shikhar wanted to clear the mid-on but failed, something to rejoice for the Bangladesh team. They wanted an early wicket and now they have got one. IND 35/1 after 4.4 overs
India 10/0 after 1 over, Rohit Sharma 5, Shikhar Dhawan 5
India have come out to bat, they are chasing a target of 222 and the dominating batsmen are on the ground. Should be an easy one but Bangladesh is known to have produced major upsets.
Bangladesh 222-all out
India bundle out Bangladesh for 222 after opting to field first. Terrific game from the men in blue, fielding was top notch save at least 30 runs. Bengal Tigers need to focus on restricting India's opening partnership that has dominated the entire tournament
Bangladesh 222/9 after 48 overs, Rubel Hossain 0, Mustafizur Rahman 2
Another wicket, and only 1 more to go, at one stage Bangladesh were headed strong for above 300 and now 250 looks distant.
Bangladesh 196/7 after 43 overs, Soumya Sarkar 19, Nazmul Islam 0
Bangladesh were 116/0 not struggling to put 200 on board. Dhoni has struck the Bengal tigers.
Mashrafe Mortaza out!
Dhoni is on fire, too quick for Bangladeshi players. BAN skipper is walking back after hitting a massive one. Kedar Jadhav is also on roll. Team India has the upper hand
MS Dhoni strikes for India
Liton walks back after his maiden hundred, Dhoni is too quick behind the wickets, wonderful hands and quick reaction. Liton has done his job, it's Bangladesh's middle order that has failed.
Bangladesh 168/5 after 39 overs, Soumya Sarkar 10, Liton Das 109
Bangladesh seem to have lost the way, they look confused with the turn of events. Even Liton is looking out of sorts now.
Bangladesh 165/5 after 37 overs, Soumya Sarkar 9, Liton Das 107
Wonderful over from Bumrah, only 2 from it. Even more spectacular is fielding of the Indian side. They have managed to put pressure on the Bangladeshi batsmen
Bangladesh 160/5 after 35 overs, Soumya Sarkar 4, Liton Das 107
Indian fielding has been brilliant, the state of mind of India is becoming better ball by ball, they have restricted the Bangladeshi from rotating the strike.
Bangladesh 152/5 after 33 overs, Soumya Sarkar 0, Liton Das 104
Mahmudullah is walking back, India is on fire, Bangladesh were 116/0 and now at 152 they are 5 wickets down with India keep on striking.
Bangladesh 150/4 after 32 overs, Mahmudullah 4, Liton Das 102
India is back in the game, bowling is sharper and maintained and the run rate is slowing down. Just 5 overs before the expected score was above 300 and then India struck.
Bangladesh 145/4 after 29 overs, Mahmudullah 1, Liton Das 100
Liton Das, with 11 boundaries including 2 sixes, has slammed his maiden ton against India.
Bangladesh 139/4 after 28 overs, Mohammad Mithun 2 out! Liton Das 95
Jadeja runs out Mithun, superb fielding from Jadeja and quick, smart throw.
Wicket! Mushfiqur Rahim out for 5!
Kedar Jadhav has turned the game around. Rahim can't believe it but starts walking back. Team India is back in the game and now have the upper hand.
Bangladesh 128/2 after 24 overs, Mushfiqur Rahim o, Liton Das 91
Bangladeshi pace seems to be slowing down, but Liton is still going strong. Now they need a partnership keep wickets in hand
Bangladesh 120/1 after 21 overs, Imrul Kayes o, Liton Das 86,
Mehidy Hasan is walking back, Kedar Jadhav has done it for India. The first breakthrough but the dangerous man is still there.
Bangladesh 105/0 after 18 over, Mehidy Hasan 28, Liton Das 75
Bangladesh 97/0 after 17 overs, Mehidy Hasan 26, Liton Das 69
India under pressure, Bangladesh looks good inching towards 100 without any loss. After pace, Rohit called the spinning attack. Jadeja from one end and Kuldeep from other.
Bangladesh 86/0 after 15 over, Mehidy Hasan 25, Liton Das 59
Indian skipper needs to rotate bowlers, prevent the Bangladeshi batsmen from adjusting eyes on the ball. India hasn't felt the pressure expect against Hong Kong, however today they might be feeling it already. Brillant start from the BAN openers.
Bangladesh 74/0 after 12 over, Mehidy Hasan 17, Liton Das 55
Brilliant partnership between the 2 batsmen, the wicket is looking good. Liton is looking for a ton with the way he's batting. Bangladesh has been in the finals thrice but they have never managed to lift the trophy. Today they want to turn things around.
Liton's Maiden ODI Fifty
Beautiful cover drive to slam his first ODI fifty and that too in the finals of Aisa Cup against India. Liton looks in amazing for.
Bangladesh 64/0 after 9 over, Mehidy Hasan 16, Liton Das 46
Bangladesh is off to a great start. Liton is on fire, with Hasan supporting him. They are rotating the strike and keeping the scoreboard alive. Now this final which many were saying will be one sided, might tell a different story altogether.
Bangladesh 36/0 after 6 over, Mehidy Hasan 11, Liton Das 23
Change is bowling attack is not working, Liton is looking in form. He's sending Bhuvneshwar's attack out of the park with ease. Chahal was also called into the attack but he also failed to pick wicket. A little slow but good start for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh 25/0 after 4 over, Mehidy Hasan 5, Liton Das 14,
Bangladesh is going for a good start, Liton Das is looking good, Hasan is the man struggling right now. Bangladesh is looking at a good start if India fails to pick wickets.
Bangladesh 8/0 after 2 over, Mehidy Hasan 5, Liton Das 3
The much-awaited Aisa Cup final is underway with Bangladesh batting first. While Indian team is overwhelmingly favourite, Bangladehs is not to be taken lightly. They have a record to produce shoching upsets.
India (Playing XI)
Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh Playing XI
Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman