Asia Cup T20 2016: India's road to final
India will play against home team Bangladesh in the summit clash of the Asia Cup on Sunday.
New Delhi: After winning two back-to-back T20I series against Australia 3-0 Down Under and Sri Lanka 2-1 at home, India managed to carry forward their fine form in the Asia Cup as well.
MS Dhoni & Co beat all four participating nations in the Asia Cup – Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and UAE -- to become the first team to book a spot in the final of the tourney.
Now India will play against home team Bangladesh in the summit clash on Sunday.
Before the final let's see India's road to the summit clash of Asia Cup 2016.
1st Match against Bangladesh: In the opening encounter, India locked horns with the home team. After India were offered to bat first, they put up a challenging total of 166, thanks to the 83-run knock by opener Rohit Sharma. Indian bowlers, then defended the total successfully by restricting Bangladesh for 121 and sealed the match by 45 runs.
2nd Match against Pakistan: Fourth match of the tournament was the most high-profile game as India were up against arch-rivals Pakistan. This time Indian bowlers bowled Pakistan out for a paltry total of 83 runs after deciding to bowl first. They then survived Mohammad Amir's storm as Virat Kohli took India home by beating Pakistan by five wickets with 27 balls to spare.
3rd Match against Sri Lanka: Dhoni once again won the toss and put the opposition to bat. This time Indian bowlers once again managed to stop Islanders under a small total of 138. And this time, Kohli (56*) and Yuvraj Singh (35) gave India an easy victory by five wickets to book a berth into the final.
4th Match against UAE: In a dead rubber, as expected India crushed minnows UAE by nine wickets, with 59 balls to spare, to continue their winning streak till the final.