INDIA CROWNED UNIMONI ASIA CUP 2018 CHAMPIONS AFTER DEFEATING BANGLADESH IN LAST BALL THRILLER

Media Release
28 September, 2018


India are the new Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 Champions after reaching their winning target of 223 in the final against Bangladesh at the Dubai international Stadium. India left victory to the final delivery of the match, winning by three wickets.

Below are details of the result from earlier today.

Bangladesh v India at Dubai
INDIA WON BY THREE WICKETS
India won the toss and elected to field
Bangladesh: 222 all out off 48.3 overs (L.Das 121, M.Hasan 32, S.Sarkar 33; K.Yadav 3-45)
India: 223 for 7 off 50 overs (R.Sharma 48, D.Karthik 37, MS.Dhoni 36)
Man of the Match: Liton Das (Bangladesh)

BANGLADESH CAPTAIN, MASHRAFE MORTAZA

“The boys should feel proud, but at the same time I feel we have to learn so many things. I think every time we play this kind of tournament we are struggling somewhere. Like today we had a good start but could not go through. If we look at the last three four matches we played we lost so many wickets early but we still managed to score 240-250. I think the bowlers have done a really good job in this tournament. Every time our batters scored more than 240, we were able to win the matches. The team can be proud, but we have to move forward from here.”

INDIA CAPTAIN, ROHIT SHARMA

“I don’t think Bangladesh is a walkover team. In the last 2-3 years they have played very well, and have put on some impressive performances. In this final our team did not focus on the opposition, instead we were focused on playing our cricket to the best of our ability. The opposition could have been Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong or Afghanistan, our job was to just go and play and win matches. By focusing on the opposition, we move away from thinking about our own game. I said at the start of this series, that more than the opposition we have to think about what we can do.”

About ACC Asia Cup

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Asia Cup is a men’s One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament played on a biennial basis.  The 2018 edition is an ODI event and will take place from 15th – 28th September, with a total of 13 games being played in both Dubai International Stadium, Dubai and Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The 2018 Unimoni Asia Cup will see five games played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi and eight taking place at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City, with the final being held on 28th September. More than 150,000 fans are expected to attend the 13-day tournament.

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Filed September 29th, 2018