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Mirpur (Bangladesh), March 7 (IANS) BCCI president Shashank Manohar congratulated the memebers of the Indian team after they defeated Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday evening.
India rode on a 94-run stand between Delhi lads Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to overhaul the 121-run target in 13.5 overs.
Dhawan scored 60 while Kohli remained unbeaten on 41.
“With the Asia Cup triumph, Team India have proved their dominance in the shortest format of the game and emerged as the best T20 side in Asia. I extend my hearty congratulations to the team on their convincing win over Bangladesh in the final,” Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Manohar said in a statement.
“With India set to host the ICC World T20, this win is a step in the right direction,” he added.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur also praised the team.
“I congratulate Team India on winning the Asia Cup title for the sixth time. India have performed brilliantly in the tournament that saw a change in the format for the first time. India’s remarkable run in the T20Is that started from the 3-0 series win on Australian soil, followed by the 2-1 win over Sri Lanka at home puts India in just the right space ahead of the ICC World T20,” he said.