Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Virat Kohli put on a match-winning stand © AFP
Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Virat Kohli put on a match-winning stand © AFP

Bangladesh set India a target of 121 runs in 15 overs to win the final of Asia Cup T20 2016 at Mirpur on Sunday. Though Rohit Sharma was out early, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli stabilised the innings after that. Dhawan was dismissed with 22 runs to win, and MS Dhoni waltzed in and finished things off in his indomitable fashion. As he had in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Dhoni promoted himself up the order and finished the tournament with a six as India won their sixth Asia Cup trophy. Here are the highlights from India’s successful chase. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final at Mirpur

The Hitman misses: Rohit won two Man of the Match awards in Asia Cup T20 2016, including one in the opening match against Bangladesh. But in the final with a potentially steep chase, Rohit edged Al-Amin Hossain to Soumya Sarkar at slip for 1 off 5 balls. It was a massive blow for India, and a rare failure for Rohit. READ: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final: Highlights from 1st innings

Shikhar Dhawan leads the way: Dhawan had only one T20I half-century before this match, and was not in great form in Asia Cup T20 2016. He managed to stay unbeaten in the last match against UAE, but was not able to score quickly. That did not stop him from playing a Man of the Match-winning innings in the final. Dhawan smashed 9 fours and 1 six in his 44-ball 60. READ: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli mastermind India’s 8-wicket chase against Bangladesh in Asia Cup T20 2016 Final

Virat Kohli stars in another chase: There may not be any better chaser in world cricket at present than Kohli, and he proved that with another masterful innings. Kohli played second-fiddle to first Dhawan and then Dhoni, but his innings was vital in India’s 8-wicket victory. Kohli’s unbeaten 41 came off only 28 balls with 5 fours. It was his third match-winning innings in an Indian chase this tournament. READ: An open letter to Bangladesh cricket fans

MS Dhoni finishes things off: Mashrafe Mortaza tried to emulate what Dhoni had done in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 by coming in to bat up the order but was out first ball. Dhoni then emulated himself by coming in ahead of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in India’s chase. When he came in India needed 22 to win off 14 balls. He ended up scoring 20 off 6 balls, and finished the tournament with a six over mid-wicket.

Dhoni’s numerous records: This was Dhoni’s 200th match as captain overseas, and he ended up hitting his 300th international six as well as his 1,300th international four. Dhoni became the first Indian to 300 international sixes. Dhoni also became the first international captain to win a World Cup, World T20, Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, and Asia Cup T20.

(Shiamak Unwalla, a reporter with CricketCountry, is an animal lover and comic, film and TV geek. A fast bowler at heart, he enjoys watching a good, low-scoring game of cricket. His Twitter handle is @ShiamakUnwalla)