India have now won the continental event for a record sixth time © AFP
India have now won the continental event for a record sixth time © AFP

New Delhi: The BCCI congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Asia Cup after defeating Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. India, who remained unbeaten in the tournament, have now won the continental event for a record sixth time. “With the Asia Cup triumph, team India have proved their dominance in the shortest format of the game and emerged as the best T20 side in Asia. I extend my hearty congratulations to the team on their convincing win over Bangladesh in the final. With India set to host the ICC World T20, this win is a step in the right direction,” BCCI President Shashank Manohar said in a release. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final at Mirpur

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said, “I congratulate team India on winning the Asia Cup title for the sixth time. India have performed brilliantly in the tournament that saw a change in the format for the first time.” “India’s remarkable run in the T20Is that started from the 3-0 series win on Australian soil, followed by the 2-1 win over Sri Lanka at home puts India in just the right space ahead of the ICC World T20,” Thakur added. Live Cricket Updates: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final at Mirpur

Also, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today congratulated the Indian team for their exciting win against Bangladesh in the T20 Asia Cup final in Mirpur. Congratulating the Indian team’s excellent performance, Das said the victory would boost the morale of the players in the run up to the T20 World Cup.

India clinched the Asia Cup trophy for a record sixth time after beating hosts Bangladesh by eight wickets, riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 44- ball-60 in a rain-truncated final, here tonight. While Sri Lanka have won the continental title five times and Pakistan twice, India s title triumph makes them the ahead of their continental neighbours.