India toppled Bangladesh by 45 runs

WEB DESK: India defeated Bangladesh by 45 runs in the opening match of Asia Cup Twenty20 played at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first against India on green pitch.

Batting first, India posted 166 for six wickets on the board after 20 overs with the help of 83 runs in 55 balls by opener Rohit Sharma, who hit seven fours and three sixes. Fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain took 3 wickets by giving 37 runs.

In reply, Bangladesh failed to have a good start and India dominated the match till the end and the host only able to made 121 runs for the lost of seven wickets. Sabbir Rehman show some resistance but he got out on 44 runs. Ashish Nehra took 3 wickets for his team by just giving 23 runs in his four over quota.

Man of the match goes to Rohit Sharma for his brilliant 83 runs in 55 balls.

Sri Lanka will take on United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the second match of Asia Cup T20 at the same venue tomorrow at 06:30 p.m PST.