Asia Cup 2018: Final, India vs Bangladesh – Statistical Highlights

Asia Cup 2018: Final, India vs Bangladesh – Statistical Highlights

All the key stats and numbers recorded during the thrilling Asia Cup final between India and Bangladesh.

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Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

For the second this year, a final game between India and Bangladesh ended up going down the wire with India winning the tournament on the final ball. Liton Das’ maiden fifty-plus score helped them produce a 120-run opening stand before they collapsed to 222.

Liton alone score 121 off 117 but the others failed to cash in on the start. Indian middle-order was exposed once again with the top-order failing to carry on much on the board. However, contributions from the lower-order took them past the line in the final over.

All the key stats and numbers recorded during the thrilling Asia Cup final between India and Bangladesh:

1 – This is the first time India completed a run-chase in an ODI game on the final ball of the match. This is the second time Bangladesh ended up on the losing side in such fashion after the 2006 Harare ODI against Zimbabwe.

1 – Mehidy Hasan Miraz is the first player to open with both bat and ball for Bangladesh in the same International match. This match is also the first time Mehidy opened the innings with the bat in his professional career.

2 – This is only the second instance when a team completed the chase in an ODI final on the last ball of the game. Javed Miandad won it for Pakistan with a six on the final ball during the 1986 Austral-Asia Cup against India.

6 – India are now the most successful team in the history of Asia Cup with six titles. Sri Lanka have won five of them. Team India has won seven editions of the Asia Cup including the only Asia Cup T20 played in 2016.

6 – Rohit Sharma has won all the six finals as captain in his professional career. He won four T20 finals with Mumbai Indians and two with India with both of them against Bangladesh.

54 – The 54-run partnership between Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni is India’s first 50-run stand in 19 ODIs for the 4th and lower wicket not including any of Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli. Their last such stand was in the 2017 Pune ODI where Karthik put on 59 also for the 4th wicket with Hardik Pandya.

317 – Runs Rohit Sharma has scored in this Asia Cup. He is only the 2nd captain to score 300+ runs in a single edition of the Asia Cup after MS Dhoni (327 runs in 2008).

700 – This win is India’s 700th in International cricket. They are the 3rd team after Australia (995) and England (767) to win 700 International matches.

800 – MS Dhoni completed 800 dismissals in International cricket with the two stumpings in this game. He is only the 3rd wicketkeeper with 800 dismissals across all the three formats.

2002 – The last instance when India completed an ODI chase of 200+ target without a player scoring fifty was way back in 2002 during a 203-run chase against Sri Lanka at The Oval.

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