Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 28 2022, 6:15 PM | 2 Min Read

#OTD in 2018: India secured their seventh Asia Cup title

image-l8llnfu7Rohit Sharma lifting the Asia Cup trophy [PC: Twitter]

On this day, four years ago, India won by three wickets against Bangladesh in Dubai to claim their seventh Asia Cup title. 

Litton Das propels Bangladesh to a competitive total

Batting first, the Tigers were off to a stable start with Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz at the helm. The duo added 120 runs for the first wicket before Miraz was dismissed for 32 by Kedar Jadhav. His wicket certainly opened the floodgates for India as Mushfiqur Rahim (5) and Mahmudullah (4) could not provide notable contributions. 

Das slammed 121 off 117, laced with 12 fours and two sixes. In the end, Soumya Sarkar hit 33 off 45 to help Bangladesh post 222 on the board. 

Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India with figures of 3/45 in 10 overs.

Collective effort of batters help India seal the game

image-l8llpw2kDK played a crucial knock of 37

In response to the chase, skipper Rohit was imperious to steer the team at a brisk rate, and hit 48 off 55 balls. However, Shikhar Dhawan (15) and Ambati Rayudu (2) succumbed to the pressure. 

Afterwards, Dinesh Karthik (37) and MS Dhoni (36) added 54 runs for the fourth wicket. Ravindra Jadeja (23) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (21) were strong support in the lower middle-order. 

Things went pretty close, as the Men in Blue needed six runs off the final over. The composure of Jadhav (23* off 27) then helped India to lift the Asia Cup. 

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