Asia Cup final, India v/s Bangladesh: India bowl first, keep Bangladesh in check

Update: India have kept the leash on Bangladesh. The Tigers are 75/4 in the 12th over. Shakib Al Hasan made 21 in 16 balls to be the top scorer so far.
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For India, Ashwin, Bumrah and Nehra have taken one wicket each.
Update: The inspection has happened, and the match has been reduced to 15 overs a side.
MS Dhoni has won the toss and India will bowl first.

Update: The pitch has been uncovered after the rain stopped. The stumps are being put in, says ESPNCricinfo.
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The rain had stopped earlier. Now an inspection is due. The umpires say overs will be cut.
For those wishing for an intense contest between India and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final which begins in an hour, some initial disappointment and anxiety is in store.
Heavy downpour accompanied by thundershowers threatened to play spoilsport in the final of the Asia Cup T20 between Bangladesh and India, said PTI.
The much hyped grand finale saw an anti-climax of sorts when there was a slight drizzle in the beginning with groundsmen covering the pitch area.
However just as they had removed the covers, there was sudden thunderstorm, which saw the TV crew commentators and players sprinting to the confines of the shade with the heavy pitch cover being blown away.
The stadium plunged into darkness as the lights went off.
Earlier, covers were taken off and there were hopes of a full game after the drizzle stopped.

But now things have got much worse.
“A dust storm has hit the ground, and its impact has sent everyone into a frenzy.”

“Work seems to be going on to get the floodlights working again. They flickered on a couple of times, but blipped off seconds later. In that gap, it was clear that the rain is massive,” says ESPNCricinfo quoting a source on the ground.
It seems that fans will have to accept a rain-shortened final, if they are lucky enough to witness that on Sunday night.

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