What an excellent performance given by team India on last Sunday at Sher-e-Bengal National Stadium. This is the four constitutive win by team India, absolutely unbeaten in the whole Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament. Batsmen had played like unstoppable tigers while bowlers, especially pacers, have come up with good wickets. Few veteran players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma made a successful comeback while young stars like Kohli have supported team well. M.S.Dhoni comes up for the last 6 balls and made 20 runs which includes two 6 and one 4. bowlers were also in superb form veteran pacer Asish Nehara, 36, has taken 5 wickets in 4 matches while young all rounder Hardik Pandey, the most successful bowler among Indian team has taken 7 wickets in 4 matches.
Among the batsmen of Bangladesh Soumya Sarkar made a good start with 3 boundaries in 9 balls. Sarkar and Tamim Iqubal has got 3 boundaries in the same over but Nehera at last managed to take his revenge. After that Tamim got LBW for 13 off 17. Indian batsman and captain M.S.Dhoni become the first captain who lead India in 200 International matches.
Last Sunday match started late during rain. India remains unbeaten throughout the tournament and beat hosts Bangladesh by 8 wickets. Sabir Rahaman became the Man of the Series. He scored 176 runs in 5 innings at the strike rate of 123. Sikhar Dhawan got the Man of the Match award for 60 runs. With this victory India won their 6th Asia Cup title. Asia Cup was held in t20 format for the first time and India has proved last night that why they are the best. Though Bangladesh fought hard to get the victory. Mahmudullah whose wicket was taken by Hardik Pandey played very well. He got two 4 and two 6in 13 balls while Sabbir Rahaman got two 4 in 29 balls.
As the match started late the whole 20 overs cannot be played. It was just 15 matches game. Both the captains went for the toss and M.S.Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first.
An important question has raised by people out of this match. The hero of this match is Kohli. He has been performed wonderfully throughout the series. But he didn’t get the title of The Man of the Series. His average score was 76.5 and he was totally unbeatable throughout the innings. Even in the final match he was not out for 32 in 29 balls. In total, he got 153 runs. So people are now astonished not for Bangladesh’s defeat but for Kohli not being the Man of the Series.
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