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IND vs BAN Asia Cup T20: Rohit, Nehra shine as India thrash Bangladesh

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 24, 2016, 6:30 pm IST
Updated Feb 24, 2016, 10:28 pm IST
Rohit's 83 powered India to 166-6 after shaky start and Nehra with 3-23 missed out on a hat-trick.
Rohit's 55-ball knock was laced with seven boundaries and three maximums. Yuvraj Singh too chipped in with a handy 15 runs while Raina scored 13. (Photo: AP)
 Rohit's 55-ball knock was laced with seven boundaries and three maximums. Yuvraj Singh too chipped in with a handy 15 runs while Raina scored 13. (Photo: AP)

Dhaka: Rohit Sharma's brilliant knock of 83 runs and Ashish Nehra's experienced bowling (3-23) stood out as India thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 45 runs to seal their first Asia Cup match, here at the Shere Bangla stadium on Wednesday.

Here's how the action unfolded:

BAN 121-7 (20 overs)

20th over: BAN 121-7 (Rahim 16, Ahmed 15)

India win first Asia Cup match! Bangladesh could not do anything much as 50 runs were needed in the last over. India next face Pakistan on Saturday.

19th over: BAN 117-7 (Rahim 15, Ahmed 14)

 

India on their way to victory! Bangladesh needs 50 runs from the last over.

18th over: BAN 108-7 (Rahim 14, Ahmed 6)

Jadeja keeping it tight! The match is almost over for Bangladesh as they need 59 runs from the last two overs.

17th over: BAN 102-7 (Rahim 13, Taskin Ahmed 1)

Two good Nehra! Ashish Nehra missed out on a hat-trick after picking Mahmudullah (7) and skipper Mortaza (0). It's all India now!

16th over: BAN 96-5 (Rahim 13, Mahmudullah 3)

Smart Jadeja! Although two boundaries were scored in this over, it looks like the match is slowly tilting towards India. Jadeja over going for 11 runs.

 

15th over: BAN 85-5 (Rahim 5, Mahamudullah 1)

Rahman departs! Hardik Pandya has picked up the danger man Rahman (44) as Bangladesh are in deep trouble.

14th over: BAN 82-4 (Rahman 44, Rahim 4)

Ashwin finishes off! Ravi Ashwin has finished his four overs with 1-23.

13th over: BAN 76-4 (Rahman 41, Mushfiqur Rahim 1)

Shakib slips and departs! A major mix-up in the middle saw Shakib Al Hasan depart for just 3.

12th over: BAN 71-3 (Rahman 38, Shakib 3)

Rahman carries on! Rahman struck yet another six off the Ashwin over.

11th over: BAN 61-3 (Rahman 30, Shakib Al Hasan 1)

 

Rahman shifts gears! Sabbir Rahman struck the first six of the match as required run-rate now touches 11.

10th over: BAN 51-3 (Rahman 22, Shakib Al Hasan 0)

Ashwin strikes! Ravichandran Ashwin struck for Team India and broken the dangerous Kayes-Rahman partnership. Kayes departed after scoring 14 runs.

9th over: BAN 48-2 (Kayes 13, Rahman 21)

Bangladesh sense urgency! Indian bowlers are not giving away any runs and Bangladesh batsmen are sensing the need to go for the big shots. Required run-rate is now 10.81.

8th over: BAN 42-2 (Kayes 10, Rahman 19)

 

Ashwin attacks! Bangladesh's Sabbir Rahman welcomed Ashwin with a boundary but India's offie came back strong, the 8th over going for 6 runs.

7th over: BAN 36-2 (Kayes 9, Rahman 14)

Pandya not giving away anything! Hardik Pandya is working his magic with the ball, the 7th over going for 5 runs.

6th over: BAN 31-2 (Kayes 7, Rahman 12)

Difficult Bumrah! Young Bumrah is proving to be a huge problem for Bangladesh batsman as they are trying it difficult to read his action.

5th over: BAN 27-2 (Kayes 6, Rahman 9)

Experience counts! Nehra is showing his experience pacing his deliveries well.

 

4th over: BAN 19-2 (Kayes 4, Rahman 3)

Bumrah strikes! Jasprit Bumrah has struck next for India sending Soumya Sarkar back for just 11 runs.

3rd over: BAN 15-1 (Sarkar 11, Sabbir Rahman 3)

Nehra nails it! Ashish Nehra got the better of Mohammad Mithun knocking his off stump with a beauty. Mithun departed after adding just one run to Bangladesh's run-chase.

2nd over: BAN 9-0 (Sarkar 8, Mithun 1)

Stingy Bumrah! After giving away from a boundary in the first delivery Jasprit Bumrah bounced back strongly giving away just 6 runs in this over.

 

1st over: BAN 3-0 (Sarkar 3, Mithun 0)

Nehra on target! Ashish Nehra is bang on target swinging the ball to perfection.

Dhaka: Rohit Sharma (83) and Hardik Pandya (31)'s fifth wicket partnership of 61 runs powered Team India to 166-6 against hosts Bangladesh, here in the Asia Cup tournament opener on Wednesday.

Put in to bat, India lost Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina in quick succession after Indian batsmen were struggling to come to terms with a green Pune-like wicket at the Shere Bangla stadium.

 

Rohit's 55-ball knock was laced with seven boundaries and three maximums. Yuvraj Singh too chipped in with a handy 15 runs while Raina scored 13.

For Bangladesh Al-Amin Hossain was the pick of the bowlers with 3-37. Mustafizur Rahman had a hard day at the office going for a run-a-ball in his spell of four overs.

 

IND 166-6 (20 overs)

20th over: IND 166-6 (Dhoni 8, Jadeja 0)

Dhoni finishes off in style! This over was an action packed one with India losing both Rohit (83) and Pandya (31). However, skipper MS Dhoni finished off the innings in style with a huge maximum.

19th over: IND 157-4 (Rohit 83, Pandya 30)

Mustafizur comes back strong! Bangladesh rookie pacer has produced a good over at the depth giving away just 8 runs.

18th over: IND 149-4 (Rohit 82, Pandya 24)

Pandya fires! Hardik Pandya has put up a superb show striking the ball with ease scoring two boundaries in this over.

 

17th over: IND 136-4 (Rohit 79, Pandya 14)

Rohit gives it all! 21 runs came from the Mustafizur over after Rohit and Pandya are swinging things India's way.

16th over: IND 115-4 (Rohit 72, Pandya 1)

Rohit on fire! Rohit Sharma is taking Bangladesh pacers to the cleaners striking two boundaries and a maximum in this over.

15th over: IND 97-4 (Rohit 55, Hardik Pandya 0)

Rohit shines, Yuvi departs! Rohit Sharma brought up a fighting half-century, while Yuvraj Singh, who was looking dangerous was sent by Shakib Al Hassan. Yuvi added 15 runs to India's score board.

 

14th over: IND 90-3 (Rohit 49, Yuvraj 15)

India playing sensible cricket! Rohit and Yuvraj are rotating the strike well and India look to score big in last six years.

13th over: IND 81-3 (Rohit 46, Yuvraj 9)

Shakib prevents run-flow! Shakib has prevented the quick flow of runs after Rohit, Yuvraj look set to score big.

12th over: IND 76-3 (Rohit 43, Yuvi 7)

Yuvi shines! Yuvraj Singh became the fourth Indian to reach the 1000-run mark in T20I. Yuvi and Rohit engage in damage control.

11th over: IND 66-3 (Rohit 35, Yuvraj 5)

Rohit on the attack! Rohit Sharma has shifted gears and struck the first maximum of the match with a beautifully timed shot.

 

10th over: IND 52-3 (Rohit 21, Yuvraj 5)

India bank on Rohit! The pitch is turning out to be a nightmare for Indian batsman. But Rohit looks set but is unable to score big.

9th over: IND 47-3 (Rohit 18, Yuvraj 3)

Shakib into the attack! Veteran Bangla spinner Shakib Al Hassan is not giving away any runs, India finding it hard to score.

8th over: IND 43-3 (Rohit 16, Yuvraj 1)

Spin trick! Mahmudullah has stuck with the plan and cleared Suresh Raina (13). India in trouble.

7th over: IND 39-2 (Rohit 14, Raina 12)

Raina, Rohit steady! Raina and Rohit have taken stock of the situation after India lost two vital wickets in the start.

 

6th over: IND 31-2 (Rohit 10, Raina 9)

Raina fires! Suresh Raina seems to have taken a positive approach to the situation firing two boundaries in this over.

5th over: IND 23-2  (Rohit 10, Raina 1)

Kohli departs! Bangladesh skipper Mahsrafe Mortaza claimed the big wicket of Virat Kohli, who was struggling with his timing. Kohli departed after scoring just 8 runs.

4th over: IND 19-1 (Rohit 7, Kohli 8)

 

India not connecting! Mustafizur Rahman introduced into the attack was received with solid aggression from Kohli but India's swashbuckling batsman was unable to connect.

3rd over: IND 16-1 (Rohit 7, Kohli 6)

Bangladesh firing all guns! Back for his second over, Taskin Ahmed is not giving away any runs, leaving Rohit and Virat Kohli on the backfoot.

2nd over: IND 9-1 (Rohit 5, Kohli 1)

Dhawan disappoints! Al-Amin Hossain struck first blood sending the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan back for just 2 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring just 2 runs. (Photo: AP)Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring just 2 runs. (Photo: AP)

 

1st over: IND 2-0 (Rohit 1, Dhawan 0)

Taskin on target! Starting off proceedings for Bangladesh Taskin Ahmed was on target while India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were strong in defense.

Dhaka: With rain playing hide and seek, hosts Bangladesh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian Cricket Team are all set to clash in the Asia Cup tournament opener here at the Shere Bangla stadium today. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has won the toss and elected to bowl.

 

Virat Kohli returns and replaces Ajinkya Rahane for Team India.

Watch: Dhoni makes fun of Hardik Pandya

 

India already have a fair bit of momentum with them, having beaten Australia and Sri Lanka in bilateral series and Dhoni will look to carry those good vibes forward as teams gear up for the ICC World T20 next month.

A title victory for Team India, who start favourites, would be a huge confidence boost ahead of the main event. However, India have to be wary of Bangladesh, who tripped them up spectacularly the last time these two teams met in limited overs format.

 

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Location: Bangladesh, Dhaka, Dhaka




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