Asia Cup: Rohit, Nehra Guide India to Big Win in Opener
India rode on Rohit Sharma's 55-ball 83 and Ashish Nehra's 3/23 to defeat Bangladesh by 45 runs in Asia Cup opener.
India started on an ominous note as Shikhar Dhawan (2) was clean bowled by Bangladesh's Al-Amin Hossain. (All images from AP and AFP)
India's other opener Rohit Sharma kept his cool, though wickets kept falling at the other end.
Suresh Raina was bowled by Mahmudullah as India slumped to 42/3 at one stage
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza guided his team well and also took the important wicket of Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma started getting after Bangladesh bowlers from the 11th over as he hit Taskin Ahmed for two fours and one six
Rohit Sharma finally ended on 83 (55). His innings included seven fours and three sixes.
Hardik Pandya gave Rohit Sharma able support as he scored a 18-ball 31, which included one six and four fours
Al-Amin Hossain was Bangladesh's best bowler with figures of 3/37
Ashish Nehra gave India a brilliant start as he dismissed Mohammad Mithun. Nehra ended with figures of 3/23.
Mohammad Mithun, Bangladesh's opener, was dismissed for only 1.
Sabbir Rahman scored 44 off 32 balls to be Bangladesh's top-scorer against India
Jasprit Bumrah maintained his consistent show as he returned with figures of 1/23