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19:01

That brings an end to the entertaining Asia Cup 2016 and also our coverage of the final. Hope you enjoyed our live blog of the final between India and Bangladesh. Do check out our match report and we have also gathered few Twitter reaction after the match.

The 2016 ICC T20 World Cup will kick start later this month in India. We will be back for the next big ICC event. Until then, take care and stay safe.

18:50

Check how Twitter reacted to India's victory over Bangladesh in the final of the 2016 Asia Cup. Click here to read.

18:29

Virat Kohli

"It was a tricky situation, Rohit getting out early, credit to Shikhar for the way he batted, delivering when the team needed the most. The 94 stand was the game changer.

"I back myself to find boundaries and hit the gaps, I don't try to hit too many sixes ... I enjoy the crowd being against me, it pumps me up, the more they boo me the more it motivates me."

18:29

Hardik Pandya

It got so much motivation from the crowd, not cheering the India sound ... I've played three series and won all so it feels amazing ...

18:28

India director Ravi Shastri

"Just told them it's a final, enjoy it. Remember the celebrations Bangladesh did when they beat us, so just get the bloody job done. We have a good all-round side, packed with power hitters ... any of them can fire.

"If any area we have to tighten up, it is the bowling department. Tremendous self-belief, the tour of Australia was extremely important, bouncing back to win four matches after losing the first four. I was not surprised one bit when they chased this down."

18:21

Click here to read IBTimes UK's match report.

18:07

India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets to win the 2016 Asia Cup

18:07

Over 13.5: India 122 for 2: Virat Kohli 41 (28), MS Dhoni 20 (6)

Dhoni is on strike and it is the penultimate over of the 2016 Asia Cup. Al-Amin is the man given the job. SIX...!!! Dhoni smashes it over deep midwicket for a massive six. The sound that came after the ball made contact with the bat was amazing. It is followed by a single.

Kohli hits it down the ground and gets a comfortable double. A direct hits results in an over throw and that allows India to take one more single. FOUR...!!! Dhoni plays a classy shot for a boundary, followed by SIX...!!! to finish the match in style.

18:01

India need 19 runs off 12 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 13: India 102 for 2: Virat Kohli 38 (27), MS Dhoni 3 (2)

Taskin is brought back into the attack. Dhawan is on strike and starts with the dot ball, followed by a single. Kohli then takes a single to long on. WICKET...!!! Dhawan tries to smashes it on the off side. Soumya Sarkar takes a blinder at point and that brings end to Dhawan's innings.

MS Dhoni is the new man in the middle. He gets off the mark with a couple. That brings India's 100. He takes a single and retains the strike.

17:58

WICKET...!!! Shikhar Dhawan 60 (44) c Soumya Sarkar b Taskin Ahmed

17:53

India need 24runs off 18 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 12: India 97 for 1: Virat Kohli 37 (26), Shikhar Dhawan 59 (41)

Hossain is bowling his final over. Dhawan takes a single off the first ball. FOUR...!!! Kohli smashes it on leg side and it beats the fielder for a boundary. FOUR...!!! Full toss and Kohli smashes it over midwicket fielder for a boundary. It is followed by a single from Kohli.

FOUR...!!! Dhawan then flicks it behind and they run for three runs. There is no conclusion if it was a boundary or not and then they go upstairs. The final decision is it is a boundary. Dhawan ends the over with a single off the last ball.

17:48

India need 39 runs off 24 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 11: India 82 for 1: Virat Kohli 28 (23), Shikhar Dhawan 53 (38)

Shakib is brought back into the attack. FOUR...!!! Dhawan sweeps it on the leg side and a drop catch results in a boundary. FOUR...!!! Dhawan's reverse sweeps beats the fielder and gets another boundary. That brings his half century. It is followed by a single.

Kohli then takes an easy single and gives the strike to in-form batsman Dhawan on strike, who ends the over with a single.

17:44

India need 50 runs off 30 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 10: India 71 for 1: Virat Kohli 27 (22), Shikhar Dhawan 43 (33)

India have the batting lineup to back them for a victory. Dhawan is on strike and Hossain to continue with the ball. Starts the over with two dot balls. Sweeps and gets a single, followed by one more single from Kohli. Dhawan then gets one run and Kohli ends the over with a dot ball.

17:40

India need 53 runs off 36 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 9: India 68 for 1: Virat Kohli 26 (20), Shikhar Dhawan 40 (28)

Mortaza continues with the ball and Dhawan takes a single off the first ball. Kohli takes another single and gets Dhawan back on strike. SIX...!!! Dhawan sweeps to long leg and that is the first six for India. It is followed by a dot ball and then by a single. Kohli ends the over with a dot ball.

17:36

India need 62 runs off 42 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 8: India 59 for 1: Virat Kohli 25 (18), Shikhar Dhawan 32 (24)

Hossain replaces Shakib and Kohli takes a single off the first ball. A dot ball is followed by a single. Kohli punches and gives it straight to the fielder. A quick single from Kohli followed by a single from Dhawan to end the over.

17:32

India need 66 runs off 48 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 7: India 55 for 1: Virat Kohli 23 (15), Shikhar Dhawan 31 (22)

Mashrafe Mortaza decides to bowl and he replaces Hider. Kohli starts the over with a single to third man. Dhawan takes a single on the off side and that brings India's 50. FOUR...!!! Kohli flicks it to backward square for a boundary. He uses his wrist and pace off the ball. It is followed by a single.

17:28

India need 73 runs off 54 balls to win the 2016 Asia Cup final

Over 6: India 48 for 1: Virat Kohli 17 (12), Shikhar Dhawan 30 (19)

Change in the bowling attack after power play. Shakib is brought into the attack. FOUR...!! Kohli finds the gap between cow corner and deep midwicket for a boundary. It is followed by a single.

FOUR...!!! Dhawan cuts is past the short third-man and gets a boundary. A good running between the wicket helps Dhawan to gets a double. FOUR...!!! Dhawan ends the over with a boundary.

17:24

Over 5: India 33 for 1: Virat Kohli 12 (10), Shikhar Dhawan 20 (15)

Change in bowling as Hider replaces Taskin. FOUR...!!! Dhawan flicks it past the first slip and gets a boundary. A dot ball is followed by a quick single. FOUR...!!! Kohli smashes it over mid off and beats the fielder for a boundary.

Kohli takes a quick single and a direct hit, umpire goes up stairs. There was no threat as Kohli is not out. FOUR...!!! Dhawan flicks it once again and gets a boundary off the last ball. 14 runs off the over.

17:17

Over 4: India 19 for 1: Virat Kohli 7 (8), Shikhar Dhawan 11 (11)

Dhawan is on strike and Al-Amin continues with the ball. Starts the new over with a dot ball, followed by another dot ball. FOUR...!!! Dhawan flicks it on the leg side and misfield leads to a boundary. Dhawan takes an easy single and that brings Kohli on strike, who then takes a single. Dhawan ends the over with a single.

17:12

Over 3: India 12 for 1: Virat Kohli 6 (7), Shikhar Dhawan 5 (6)

Taskin to continue his second over to put pressure on Indian batsmen. Starts the over with a dot ball followed by a double to Kohli. Two more dot balls are followed by a single. Dhawan ends the over with a single.

17:07

Over 2: India 8 for 1: Virat Kohli 3 (2), Shikhar Dhawan 4 (5)

Al-Amin joins Taskin with the ball. Rohit Sharma starts a new over and after a dot ball, WICKET...!!! ends up giving a simple catch to Soumya Sarkar in the slips. Virat Kohli replaces him in the middle.

Kohli smashes it to deep cover and a misfield allows him to take the double as he gets off the mark. It is followed by a quick single. Dhawan to face the last ball of the over. A dot ball to end the over.

17:03

WICKET...!!! Rohit Sharma 1 (4) c Soumya Sarkar b Al-Amin

17:00

Over 1: India 5 for 0: Shikhar Dhawan 4 (4), Rohit Sharma 1 (2)

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open India's innings. Taskin Ahmed has been handed the new ball. After a dot ball, Rohit gets off the mark with a single to third man. Dhawan is on strike for the first time and he has a slip in place.

Dhawan is having issues with the side screen as there a placard on it. Starts with a dot ball. FOUR...!!! Dhawan finds the gap and just a touch on the off side. The ball skids to the boundary. First boundary for India. It is followed by a dot ball. Dhawan is still unhappy with the side screen. Taskin ends the over with a dot ball.