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Oh wow! Check out the records after Asia Cup win

By Rajneesh Gupta
March 07, 2016 11:12 IST
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En route to a record sixth Asia Cup title, Team India and Captain Dhoni set an array of records.

Rajneesh Gupta gives us fascinating figures from Sunday's final.

Number of times Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won India a tournament final with a six -- World Cup 2011 (off Nuwan Kulasekara), West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2013 (off Shaminda Eranga) and Asia Cup T20 2016 (off Al-Amin Hossain).
Number of times India have won the Asia Cup -- most for any side. They were earlier level with Sri Lanka with 5 title wins.
Number of T20 wins on the trot for India -- equals their best winning streak which came between 2012 and 2014 -- also under Dhoni! India are the only team to have two streaks of seven wins in a row in this format.
Number of multi-nation tournaments won by Dhoni across different formats. His tally includes the World T20 2007, CB Series 2008, Compaq Cup 2009, Asia Cup 2010, World Cup 2011, ICC Champions Trophy 2013, West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2013.
Number of consecutive Twenty20 Internationals India have won away from home -- equalling the existing record jointly held by England (2010-2011) and Ireland (2012).
Win-percentage of sides batting second in a reduced-over T20 International where target was not reset. In 10 such instances chasing sides have won 7 and defending sides only one. Two matches were no result.
Number of sixes hit by Dhoni in international cricket -- 192 in ODIs, 78 in Tests and 30 in T20 Internationals. Dhoni is the first Indian and only the fifth batsman after Shahid Afridi (469), Chris Gayle (423), Brendon McCullum (398) and Sanath Jayasuriya (352) to do so.
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