India won Asia Cricket Cup for record Sixth time

Mar 7, 2016 08:12 IST

Indian cricket team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the Asia Cup for the record sixth time. 2016 Asia Cup was played from 24 February to 6 March 2016.

To win the trophy, India defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh.

Batting first, Bangladesh made 120 runs by losing 5 wickets in rain truncated 15 over while India chased down the target by losing two wickets and seven balls to spare.
Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged Man of the Match for his 44-balls 60 runs.

This was the first time that Asia Cup was played in T20 format and the countries that played in 2016 Asia Cup were India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sri Lanka has won the Asia Cup title five times including the 2014 Asia Cup and Pakistan has won it two times.

About Asia Cup

Asia Cup is a men's One Day International & Twenty20 International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years.

The first edition of the Rothmans Asia cup was held in 1984 in Sharjah in UAE where the council's offices were based (until 1995). The inaugural tournament was won by India and Sri Lanka was the runner up.

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