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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the final of Asia Cup T20 2016 between India and Bangladesh at Mirpur. I am Devarchit Varma, and I will bring you all the live cricket scores and updates of the Asia Cup 2016 final. After an intense tournament the two best sides will meet in the final. India have been undefeated throughout, while the only match Bangladesh lost was to India. As things stand India have an excellent chance to make it a clean-sweep in the tournament and win Asia Cup T20 2016. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final at Mirpur

We at CricketCountry have our Bangla as well as Hindi blogs in place for the Asia Cup T20 2016 final. The India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2016 final can be followed in Bangla here, whereas you can click here for the Hindi live cricket blog of the Asia Cup T20 2016 final between India and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, you can also read about the venue, a wonderful story put together by our travel team: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium: 5 facts about the venue for today’s India vs Bangladesh match

India needed 19 off 12. Al-Amin was one of the best bowlers today. And here is how it went: 6, 1, 3, 4, 6. BOOM. Game over. MS Dhoni’s 6-ball bang-bang 20 not out proved too much over Mahmudullah’s 13-ball 33 not out. Watch out, India are taking giant strides towards that World T20 Trophy!

India have won ALL their matches in this tournament and thus, the Asia Cup T20 2016 tournament for the 6th time. And Dhoni has become the first captain to win an ICC World T20 Trophy, an ICC Cricket World Cup, Asia Cup, and so on an so forth.

This was India’s 7th T20I win on the trot, which is now their joint highest. Watch out for the Indian juggernaut.

“The more they (crowd) boo me the more motivated I am,” says Virat Kohli.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 122/2 in Overs 13.5: Al-Amin to bowl. AND THERE SHE GOES! MASSIVE! MS DHONI SPECIAL, BALL SMACKED OVER MIDWICKET. Single on the second ball. What a STRIKE! Kohli hits down the wicket, two taken, and a misfield gives an extra run to India. Run-a-ball for India from here. Nine needed off nine. FOUR! Dhoni hits it inside out, vintage Dhoni. India need 5 off 8 now! SIX! INDIA WIN!!!  BATTING:  Virat Kohli 41 (28), MS Dhoni 20 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 102/2 in Overs 13: Taskin to bowl his final over. Asking rate is 8. Dhawan and Kohli have added 92 runs for the second wicket. First ball is a dot. Single on the second ball. Single again on the third. Asking rate touching 9 now. OUT! Dhawan caught at point. Superb catch by Soumya Sarkar! MS Dhoni is in.  Two runs, out of nowhere, converted from a single. India need 19 off 12.  BATTING:  Virat Kohli 38 (27), MS Dhoni 3 (2)

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Soumya Sarkar b Taskin Ahmed 60 (44)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 97/1 in Overs 12: Hossain comes on for his last over. Single on the first ball. FOUR! Kohli swings hard and what looked like a chance in the deep has gone for a FOUR. It was tough one though, fell a bit short. FOUR again! Hossain’s gifts to Kohli gets him more runs. Single on the fourth ball by Kohli. Taskin puts a big dive, saves a four here. NO! His hand had removed the ropes but his hand was there on the line. FOUR to India. Excellent over this for India. Single to end. India need 24 off 18. BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 59 (41), Virat Kohli 31 (26)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 82/1 in Overs 11: FOUR! A tough chance spilled and India get a four! Dhawan reverse sweeps, gets another FOUR, and completes his FIFTY! What a playa! Third ball is a dot from Shakib. Single on the fourth by Dhawan. Single again on the fifth and the last. India need 39 from 24 balls. BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 53 (38), Virat Kohli 28 (23)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 71/1 in Overs 10: Hossain continues. Two dots to Dhawan. Single off the third. Asking rate past 9 again. Single on the fourth. Nasir Hossain is bowling some good overs here. Single again on the fifth, Dhawan stepped out and the bowler bowled wide. Dot, Kohli misses out on reverse sweep. Three off the over. India need 50 off 30.  BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 43 (33), Virat Kohli 27 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 68/1 in Overs 9: Mortaza comes on. India need 2 or 3 big overs. Singles off the first 2 balls. Asking rate again touches 9. SIX! Dhawan moves across wickets and clears the ropes! What a strike! Gabbar on the charge. Fourth ball is a dot, Dhawan takes a quick single on the fifth. Dot to end the over. India need 53 off 36.  BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 41 (29), Virat Kohli 26 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 59/1 in Overs 8: Nasir Hossain to bowl. Kohli gets a single with a leading edge on the first ball. Appeal for leg-before but the ball was going down the leg stump. Dhawan’s safe. Single on the third ball. Asking rate remains over 8. Kohli hits powerfully but fielder grabs the ball at extra cover. On the pads, a risky single taken on the fifth ball. Good over this for Bangladesh. Single to end the over. India need 62 off 42.  BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 33 (25), Virat Kohli 25 (18)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 55/1 in Overs 7: India are on the charge. Mashrafe comes on. Single on the first ball. Dhawan beaten on the second ball, Rahim standing up to the pacer. Single on the third ball, 50 up for India. FOUR! Mashrafe gifts one on pads and Kohli puts it away for a FOUR. Single on the second last ball, 50-run stand completed off just 32 balls. Fightback in style. Dot to end the over. India need 66 off 48. BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 31 (22), Virat Kohli 23 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 48/1 in Overs 6:  Shakib Al Hasan comes on to bowl. Asking rate for India below 9. FOUR! Kohli makes room and finds the gap between deep midwicket and long on. Single on the second ball. Dhawan is looking in good rhythm, cuts really, really well for the second four in the over. Bangladesh in pressure now, India have stepped up on scoring. Fourth ball is a dot. Two runs on the leg side by Dhawan on the second last ball. FOUR! Dhawan dissects field again, India continue to make giant strides. 15 runs added. India need 73 off 54. BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 30 (19), Virat Kohli 17 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 33/1 in Overs 5: Abu Hider to bowl now. FOUR! Edge off the first ball, may be the first slip had taken it. Dhawan beaten, but gets runs. Asking rate has gone past 9 now. The second ball is a dot, Hider getting some movement off the pitch. Single taken on the third by Dhawan. FOUR! Kohli makes room and hits right over the one-handed fielding effort from the man at mid-off. Good over this for India. Single taken on the second last, but Bangladesh appeal for a run out. Dhawan gets another edge — looked intentional — and beats short third man for another FOUR! India need 88 off 60.  BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 20 (15), Virat Kohli 12 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 19/1 in Overs 4: Al-Amin comes on, first ball is a dot to Dhawan. Too many of those for India, not good. Dot again! FOUR! Dhawan beats the man at short third man and gets much-needed runs. Dhawan then comes down and hits towards mid off for a single. Kohli takes a single on the fifth ball. Dhawan hits the last ball in air, falls safely. India need 102 from 66.  BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 11 (11), Virat Kohli 7 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 12/1 in Overs 3: Taskin will bowl the second over. Dot to Kohli first up. Two runs to Kohli with a good stroke on the off side. Bangladesh have men in the deep. Third is a dot. Fourth is again a dot. Two runs off the first four balls. Single on the fifth to Virat. Good over this so far. India under the pump. Single to end the over. BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 5 (6), Virat Kohli 6 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 8/1 in Overs 2: Al-Amin Hossain to bowl. He starts with a dot to Rohit. The batsman hit high on the pads on the second. Bangladesh appeal, but it was never out. WICKET! Rohit caught at first slip! Ball rose well, Rohit tried to slash but got an edge. Bangladesh get a BIG wicket. Virat Kohli comes in, gets a wide ball, which he hits well. Mahmudullah fumbles, but saves a FOUR. India take 2 runs. Sharp single on the fifth ball, Dhawan’s call it was and he completed it well. Dhawan defends the last, 3 runs and a wicket. India need 112 to win from 78. BATTING: Shikhar Dhawan 4 (5), Virat Kohli 3 (2)

OUT! Rohit Sharma c Soumya Sarkar b Al-Amin Hossain 1 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA 5/0 in Overs 1: Taskin to bowl. First ball is defended by Rohit. Single on the off side on the second ball. Dhawan adjusts sightscreen, takes time. Dot on the third ball, on the pads. SHOT! FOUR! Dhawan cracks one outside off to get runs. Pin drop silence in Shere Bangla. Fifth ball is defended on the backfoot, it was rising on Dhawan. Someone running in front of the sightscreen, Dhawan unhappy. Last ball left alone.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 1 (2), Shikhar Dhawan 4 (5)

Taskin Ahmed to bowl. Indians are out there in the middle.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 120/5 in Overs 15: Bumrah comes on for the final over. Yorker first up, Sabbir gets a single. Mahmudullah on strike. Two runs on the second ball by Mahmudullah. Good bouncer, one-over the shoulder. Two runs again on the fourth ball, single on the second last.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 33 (29), Mahmudullah 33 (13)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 113/5 in Overs 14: Pandya to bowl the penultimate over. FOUR! Mahmudullah hits in the gap in cover region, in the air but stroke of a proper batsman. SIX! A short ball is slammed over midwicket! Bangladeshis are going berserk. Two runs on the third ball. 12 runs already off 3 balls. SIX! What a shot on the leg side and to everyone’s disbelief, he came lower than Mashrafe! A wide now! Pandya in pressure. Dhoni has had a word with the bowler. Single on the second last ball, and on the last. 21 off the over!!!  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 30 (27), Mahmudullah 28 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 92/5 in Overs 13: FOUR! First after four overs as Sabbir converts a low full toss to hit over short fine leg. Single on the second ball. Nehra has been off colour today. In the air, but clears the short midwicket fielder. Pandya saves a certain four, Mahmudullah had hit it well in the gap. FOUR! Mahmudullah now slaps right down the ground for a FOUR! Poor ball as it was in the slot to be hit. Single to end the over, 14 runs come off it. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 29 (26), Mahmudullah 9 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 78/5 in Overs 12: Jadeja to bowl his final over. Two runs on the leg side by Sabbir on the first ball. Single on the second. Appeal for run out, Kohli’s throw was on the spot. Rahim dives in. LOOKS OUT! The bat was in the AIR as Rahim came sliding in. Good effort, but he looks out. Kohli is signalling the Bangladeshis to keep shouting — the way he did to Steven Smith. And WICKET! Kohli takes a DOLLY from Mashrafe! A misfield, Bangladesh get an extra run on the fifth ball. Single to end the over. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 24 (24), Mahmudullah 0 (0)

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim run out 4 (5)

OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza c Virat Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja 0 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 71/3 in Overs 11: Inside edge and Dhoni saves a four off the first ball from Pandya. Risky single taken, Jadeja at mid off once again misses a direct hit. Pandya should have come to collect the throw. Single on the third ball. Good over this so far. Fourth ball is a dot. And a single on the fifth. A fine over this with 3 runs from first 5 balls. And a dot! Excellent! BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 18 (20), Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 68/3 in Overs 10: WICKET! India claw back as Shakib has been dismissed by Ashwin. This is a big wicket. Mushfiqur Rahim comes in. Bangladesh look to recover once again. They deal in singles in the remainder of the over. 4 runs and 1 wicket in the over. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 16 (16), Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (2)

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Jasprit Bumrah b Ravichandran Ashwin 21 (16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 64/2 in Overs 9: Jadeja continues! A big inside edge else Panther was plumb first ball! Shakib hits in the air and collects two more runs. Another good stroke on leg, but for a single. Again a single by Sabbir on off side. Single on fifth ball, by Shakib down the ground. Dot to end the over. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 14 (13), Shakib Al Hasan 21 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 58/2 in Overs 8: Hardik Pandya comes on. A slow, short ball gets a single to Sabbir. Lucky for Shakib! A return stroke in air goes right past a diving Pandya. Single on the third ball by Sabbir. 50 up for Bangladesh. FOUR! Shakib gets a short bouncer and he puts it well on the leg side, ball drops right before the boundary rope. Shakib makes room to hit but is beaten. FOUR! Shakib scoops over the short fine leg and ends another good over for the hosts!  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 12 (10), Shakib Al Hasan 17 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 47/2 in Overs 7: Ravindra Jadeja to bowl now. India playing with their options well. A misfield from Rohit gives Bangladesh an extra run. Sabbir hits well on the off side but there is a fielder, single taken. FOUR! Shakib makes room to swat one in the deep midwicket region, good shot. Again in the air, but drops short to Suresh Raina. FOUR! Sabbir gets his reverse sweep well and beats at least 3 fielders to get runs. Single to end the over. 12 off the over.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 10 (8), Shakib Al Hasan 8 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 35/2 in Overs 6: Ashwin comes on for the second over. Single on the leg side by Sabbir on the first ball. Shakib plays his third dot on the trot. Single with an inside out stroke towards sweeper cover. A wide. A reverse sweep by Sabbir hit straight to the fielder. Single on the fifth, and a single to end the over. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 4 (5), Shakib Al Hasan 2 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 30/2 in Overs 5: Sabbir ‘Panther’ Rehman to bat at No. 3. First ball an inside edge, Bangladesh take a risky single and Jadeja misses a direct hit. A single taken on the second ball. Single on the third on the leg side by Sabbir. OUT! Tamim trapped in front of the wickets! India putting a break on Bangladeshi charge here! Shakib is the new batsman. Appeal for leg before first ball! Not out though. Shakib beaten on the final ball. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 2 (2), Shakib Al Hasan 0 (2)

OUT! Tamim Iqbal lbw Jasprit Bumrah 13 (17),

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 27/1 in Overs 4: Nehra continues. Tamim is beaten outside off on the first ball. FOUR! Tamim does well to hit over the in field in cover region and gets runs. A short ball from Nehra punished well. Single on the third. Expensive over this.  FOUR! BANG! Soumya goes down the wicket and smashes back past the bowler. FOUR again! Picked well on the leg side and Bangladesh are on a charge here! GONE! WICKET! Soumya gets greedy, and gives a DOLLY to the mid off fielder, Hardik Pandya!  BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 12 (15),

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Hardik Pandya b Ashish Nehra 14 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 14/0 in Overs 3: Bumrah comes on. First ball outside off and it’s a dot with Tamim getting an inside edge into the pads. Weird stroke on the leg side, in the air for sometime, but a single on the second. Soumya beaten on the third! Wild swing of the bat by Soumya, beaten again. Bangladesh sneak two runs as the fielder at mid on does well to stop a boundary. Soumya beaten again! An excellent over, only two runs given!  BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 7 (12), Soumya Sarkar 6 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 11/0 in Overs 2: FOUR! Nehra bowls on the pads and Tamim puts him away for a boundary first ball on the leg side. Nehra strays again, a wide this time. Nehra improves the line, Tamim beaten on the second ball. The third ball is a dot. So is the fourth with Tamim coming down the wicket and Nehra bouncing it very short. Not a wide or no-ball. A mishit from Tamim on another bouncer, but the ball drops well short of the fielder at mid on. Dot to end the over.  BATTING: Tamim Iqbal  6(10), Soumya Sarkar 4 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE BANGLADESH 5/0 in Overs 1: Ashwin begins the proceedings. Close shout for leg-before against Tamim first ball! Good line means Tamim remains on strike for the first four balls. A single on the leg side on the fifth. FOUR! Soumya gets the first ball the zone and he hits a fine cover drive to get the first boundary! BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 1 (5), Soumya Sarkar 4 (1)

The game will begin in about 3-4 minutes. Bangladesh need some big overs first up to set the tone. They’ll be up against Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah. And a few more. The players are walking out now. Tamim and Soumya will open. Dhoni is wearing a helmet! Spinner to bowl? Possibly Ashwin starting the Indian attack. YES! Ashwin!

TOSS: And the captains walk out. MS and Mashrafe have exchanged their team sheets. Bit of nervousness around. The wicket does not have much grass. Win toss and chase, say experts. India have won the toss and they will BOWL FIRST!

India have retained their team before the last one, which means, Negi, Harbhajan and Bhuvneshwar will be replaced by Jadeja, Ashwin and Nehra!

India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bangladesh have made two changes. Abu Hider and Nasir Hossain have been included in the team.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

8.35 PM IST: The toss will happen in just a few minutes from now. Someone said it is at 9.10 PM local time.

8.33 PM IST: It’s official: We will have a 15-overs a side game, and the match will start at 9.30 PM local time — about 25 minutes from now! Now the other details: The fielding restrictions will be of 5 overs, and a bowler can bowl utmost 3 overs.

8.25 PM IST: As we wait for some good news, here is what I stumbled upon:

8.20 PM IST: The inspection has begun. Here’s what Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) have tweeted just now:

8.05 PM IST: So we will have a game after all. The rain has stopped and the groundsmen are working to make the field ready for play. Let’s see if there are any overs lost. We are supposed to lose overs after 8.40 PM local time. That’s about 6-7 minutes from now.

8.00 PM IST: Russell Arnold says the field is not wet around the pitch due to the rain, it has some dew though. The umpires are saying they are waiting, will have an inspection at 8.45 PM local time and see how good the ground is. Right now the groundsmen are working over it. 7.20 PM IST: Good news! The rain has stopped! There will be an update as per the time mentioned here:

7.10 PM IST: It is still raining. 6.55 PM IST: Try and figure out how heavily it is raining at the moment:

6.45 PM IST: The scoreboard at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur was shattered by the storm. Not a good news for sure. Expect a very delayed start here. 6.35 PM IST: There is still time before we start losing overs, and if the match starts past 8.30PM local time, the match will be truncated. The cut-off time for the match to start is 10.40 PM local time. There is NO reserve day for Asia Cup T20 2016 final, which means, the trophy will be shared by India and Bangladesh in case the match is washed out.

6.29 PM IST: It’s official. The toss has been delayed and that means the game will be delayed too. Heavy rain has subsided but there is steady drizzle at the moment. 6.25 PM IST: “No chance of the game as of now”, says Kushan Sarkar from PTI. Wait and watch for all of us.


6.15 PM IST: BAD news! It is raining heavily at Mirpur and the floodlights have been turned off for no apparent reason. We will have to wait for further development, and it can be guessed that the toss, which is supposed to be held at 6.30 PM IST, will be delayed.

 

Bangladesh are hosts and as such have the home advantage. They recovered from their loss against India to pull off consecutive wins over UAE, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan to stomp into the final. This is their second appearance in the final of Asia Cup after the 2012 edition, where they lost a close game against Pakistan by just 3 runs.They will want to make amends for that defeat this time around. READ: An open letter to Bangladesh cricket fans

Mashrafe Mortaza has led the team with immense charisma, and though his days in international cricket are nearing an end, he is still a vital member of the team. The younger players of the Bangladesh team have proven to be a boon, with the likes of Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman coming good. The absence of Mustafizur will undoubtedly hamper Bangladesh, but they have enough bowling firepower to contain India.

Squads:

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Tamim Iqbal, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Hider.

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