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  • 1:16 AM IST

    Last over. India need 6 off 6 balls. Jadhav and Kuldeep in the middle.

  • 12:59 AM IST

    The most economical bowler of the night, Rubel Hossain, has been launched for six by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India need 18 off 22.

  • 12:37 AM IST

    Alright then. Fasten you seatbelts, people. This has all the makings of a last over finish, let alone a last ball thriller. Kedar Jadhav has walked off the field retired hurt and the onus is now on Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to see the side through. The two have put on 19 off 24, and the equation has come down to 37 off 48.

  • 12:10 AM IST

    WICKET! Oh my, Bangladesh have removed the big wicket of MS Dhoni, edges Mustafizur to the keeper. Is that the match for Bangladesh? Kedar Jadhav is injured and Ravindra Jadeja, the last recognised batsman, is walking out. This is tense. Bangladesh are on top. India need 61 off 78, with just 4 wickets left.

  • 11:43 PM IST

    OUT! Karthik goes, out LBW. He reviews but to no avail. Bangladesh break the partnership that was beginning to look threatening. India 139/4, need 84 off 108 balls. Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. Bangladesh have got the opening. Can they capitalize? They follow it with a maiden. Pressure… Pressure… Pressure!

  • 11:26 PM IST

    FIfty partnership up between Dhoni and Karthik. The two batsmen just seem to getting into his elements. The runs are beginning to come and the pressure not as severe as it was about five overs ago. This is a much needed stand for them. 29 overs gone, India need 89.

  • 11:07 PM IST

    FOUR! Dhoni breaks the shackles to bring up India’s 100 in the 24th over. His strike rate improves, but just by that much. India need 118 more and Dhoni and Karthik will have to bat out of their skins because Bangladesh are making India work hard for every run.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    Bangladesh showing what it takes to defend a small total. Constantly pitching the ball on off stumps and stifling India’s scoring rate. The last two overs fetched two runs as Karthik and Dhoni continue to see off this quality spell of bowling. Dhoni batting at a strike rate of 27. He is 6 off 22.

  • 10:39 PM IST

    There’s another wicket! Bangladesh are very much in this game. They rattle India’s chase with the big wicket of Rohit Sharma, who pull the ball to find the fielder in the deep. Woah. Alright then. India 83/3, need 139 more runs. Dhoni is the new batsman but remember he hasn’t had the greatest of scores. Can he and Karthik get India past 250 without another wicket?

  • 10:23 PM IST

    15 overs gone and India have managed to keep the scoreboard ticking. 79 for the loss of two wickets. Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik just had a reprieve, surviving a close run out opportunity after lack of communication resulted in a bad mix-up. Thankfully for India, the throw was at the wrong end.

  • 10:04 PM IST

  • 9:51 PM IST

    OUT! India lose their second wicket for 46. Bangladesh are not going to give up. A lazy poke outside off from Rayudu and Mushfiqur Rahim takes the catch. Mashrafe Mortaza gets his first of the evening. That’s the pressure of a final. The chase sure doesn’t look that easy now.

  • 9:39 PM IST

    OUT! Bangladesh get their first wicket. India were off to a fine start, looking set for another big opening partnership, before Shikhar Dhawan found the fielder at mid off. He had started off so well, getting to 15 off 14 with three wonderful centuries. Ambati Rayudu comes in next. Right then, can Bangladesh pick up one more? That will surely make it more interesting. India 35/1 in 5.3 overs

  • 8:46 PM IST

    Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan had set the platform with a 120-run stand but once the first wicket fell, it triggered a slide. The main batsmen couldn’t get going and India smelled blood to sneak in. 222 is not what Bangladesh would have imagined after brining up the 100 inside 18 overs, and a total like that makes India favourites to win the final.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    That’s it. All over. A yorker from Jasprit Bumrah brings down curtains on Bangladesh’s innings. All out for 222.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    A second RUN OUT for Bangladesh. Nazmul Islam goes. Bangladesh have lost their eighth wicket for 213. With a little over three overs remaining, they would be eyeing 230 at least.

  • 8:09 PM IST

    Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has recorded another milestone.

  • 7:50 PM IST

    OUT! The big wicket of Liton Das has arrived for India. Out stumped. It was close and the third umpire took a lot of time before declaring the decision in India’s favour. Kuldeep flights it, but the batsman comes forward and misses it. As always, MS Dhoni whips off the bails lightening quick. Bangladesh 6 down for 188.

  • 7:30 PM IST

    Well, this was expected. Bangladesh are 165/5 after 37 overs. A flurry of wickets have made things tough for the Bangladesh batsmen to get going. In the last 19 overs, they’ve only managed 65, having scored the first 100 runs inside 18 overs. Soumya Sarkar, batting at No. 7 is 7 off 21, while the pressure of losing wickets is also reflecting on Liton Das. Not much batting left after this. India would look to keep Bangladesh inside 200.

  • 6:56 PM IST

    100 for Liton Das, off 87 deliveries! Fine, fine effort this, to come out this strong against the No. 1 team in the world. Meanwhile, Bangladesh have lost a fourth wicket, couertesy a run out. Poor communication as both batsmen were stranded at the same end. They are committing Harakiri out there. Liton holds the key here. India have fought back remarkably well to keep Bangladesh to 147/4 in 30 overs.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    It’s been a terrific comeback from India. They have pulled things back remarkably. Bangladesh were 102/0 in 18 overs. After 28 overs, they are 139/4.

  • 6:50 PM IST

    OUT! What is happening here? Bangladesh losing steam. Liton Das has been stranded in the 90s and Bangladesh have suffered another casualty in the form of Mushfiqur Rahim, who’d scored 99 in the previous match. Flat one from Jadhav and Mushfiqur pulls it straight to Bumrah at deep mid wicket. He points towards the toe end of the bat. Doesn’t matter. Bangladesh 3 down for 137. Jadhav continues to impress with his spin.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    OUT! Another one goes. India bringing themselves back in the game. Yuzvendra Chahal gets his man, Imral Kayes out LBW for 2. Goes for the review but no bat means he was always going to be in trouble. Three REDS and Bangladesh lose their second wicket for 128 in 24 overs.

  • 6:30 PM IST

    OUT! A wicket has finally arrived for India. Kedar Jadhav, India’s man with the golden arm has provided the breakthrough. Short ball, Mehidy Hasan rocks back and slaps it straight to the the cover fielder. Liton Das however, is nearing his maiden century. Bangladesh 128/1 in 23 overs.

  • 6:16 PM IST

    The 100 is up for Bangladesh in just 18 overs, ringing alarm bells in the Indian camp. They are racing along. Liton Das has moved to 77 off 59 balls.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    15 overs gone and India are still searching for their first wicket. Bangladesh are 86 without loss, and are scoring at nearly six runs an overs. Nine boundaries and two sixes have been scored already.

  • 5:50 PM IST

    FIFTY for Liton Das, and it has come off just 33 deliveries. Raises his bat as captain Mashrafe Mortaza gestures from the dressing room. Bangladesh 74 without loss in 12 overs.

  • 5:42 PM IST

    Enthralling batting from Bangladesh, bringing up their fifty in the eighth over. Liton Das has fired away for his side, taking Yuzvendra Chahal for 16 runs in that over. He is three short of his half-century. Bangladesh 65/0 in 10 overs. Talk about a healthy start.

  • 5:22 PM IST

    Bangladesh have started well. Five overs gone and they have progressed to 33/0. Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan have not tried anything fancy and have treated the ball on its merit. Five boundaries scored so far, Bangladesh’s best start of the tournament. The last two balls have gone to the fence.

  • 5:07 PM IST
    Bangladesh have a new opening pair out in the middle. Partnering Liton Das is Mehidy Hasan, who is opening the innings for the first time in ODIs.

rohit sharma and mashrafe mortaza

Overwhelming favourites India will look to defend their title when they face an injury-hit Bangladesh side, renewed with confidence and vigour, in the final of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium Stadium on Friday.

In their last Super Four match, a virtual semi-final, Bangladesh displayed tremendous courage to knock Pakistan out of the continental showpiece during a clinical 37-run win on Wednesday despite the absence of key players, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan – out due to injuries.

India, on the other hand, fielding a second-string side led by MS Dhoni, were gobsmacked after they were held to a thrilling tie by Afghanistan. Despite the makeshift opening pair of KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu laying a good platform for the chase, India’s middle-order failed to finish the task. After resting five of their regulars for the Afghanistan tie, the order will be restored for India against Bangladesh in what is a repeat of the 2016 summit clash, albeit being a T20 affair. Click here to read more