Tamim Ibal was not looking comfortable against the India bowling today © AFP (File Photo)
Tamim Iqbal was not looking comfortable against the India bowling today © AFP (File Photo)

Soumya Sarkar dismissed for 14 off nine deliveries and his partner Tamim Iqbal was the next to go for 17-ball 13 in the final of the Asia Cup T20 2016 final at Mirpur. MS Dhoni started things off with Ashwin. The opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Sarkar looked positive initially, but the bowlers did not give anything away and kept things tight. Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah were on the money and did not give away many runs. Tamim kept pressing on the pedal, but the Indian bowlers somehow managed to restrict him. India still have the likes of Ravindra Jadja and Hardik Pandya, who can come on and get some breakthroughs for India. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 final

Sarkar  took on Nehra in the fourth over, which got Dhoni to make some field changes. Bangladesh had made a good, steady start by this time when Sabbir Rahman had walked into the crease. Tamim and Rahman will look to build a good partnership here and help Bangladesh to a good score from here. Live Updates: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2016 Final IND vs BAN at Mirpur

Earlier India had won the toss and elected to bowl first. India welcomed back Ashwin, Jadeja and Nehra back into the playing XI after they were rested in the previous match. Bangladesh too made a couple of changes to their playing XI with the likes of Nasir Hossain and Abu Hide featuring in the side. This is the second time Bangladesh are playing in a final of an Asia Cup, having lost the final in 2012 against Pakistan. India on the other hand have won the tournament five times.