Bangladesh vs. India, Asia Cup ODI: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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Bangladesh vs. India, Asia Cup ODI: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report
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Virat Kohli played a captain's innings as India opened its Asia Cup campaign with a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in Fatullah.

Kohli won the toss and having elected to field saw Bangladesh make 279-7 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, with captain Mushfiqur Rahim scoring a century.

However, the 25-year-old, leading India in the absence of injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni, made 136 as his side reached its target with six balls to spare.

Mohammed Shami took 4-50, but Rahim's 117 and 77 from opener Anamul Haque took the Tigers to a good total.

Bangladesh: 279 for 7 (50 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
A Haque b Aaron 77 141 106
Rahman c and b Shami 7 20 12
M Haque st Karthik b Ashwin 23 29 29
Mushfiqur Rahim c Ro Sharma b Shami 117 154 113
Naeem Islam c Ashwin b Shami 14 31 19
Nasir Hossain c Karthik b Shami 1 6 6
Rahman c Aaron b B Kumar 18 15 12
Gazi not out 3 8 4
Mortaza not out 1 1
Extras 2nb 12w 1b 3lb 18
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
B Kumar 8 1 41 1
Shami 10 1 50 4
Aaron 7.5 0 74 1
Ashwin 10 1 50 1
Jadeja 10 0 37 0
Rayudu 3 0 17 0
Kohli 1.1 0 6 0

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The pair put on 133 for the third wicket, with Haque finally departing in the 37th over when he chopped Varun Aaron to his own stumps.

However, seamer Aaron came in for some harsh treatment, conceding 74 in just 7.5 overs.

Rahim brought up his second ODI century off 104 balls, although he brought up his ton in slightly curious circumstances via overthrows.

His innings contained five boundaries and two sixes before he was dismissed in the final over, caught at deep mid-wicket off Shami.

In its reply, India lost openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma inside the opening 13 overs with 54 on the board.

India Innings: 280 for 4 (49 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Ro Sharma b Rahman 21 57 29
Dhawan lbw b Razzak 28 50 44
Kohli b Rubel Hossain 136 157 122
Rahane c Sub b Gazi 73 157 83
Rayudu not out 9 14 15
Karthik not out 2 5 2
Extras 1nb 9w 0b 1lb 11
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Mortaza 9 1 44 0
Rubel Hossain 10 1 63 1
Razzak 10 0 55 1
Rahman 5 0 20 1
Gazi 8 0 49 1
M Haque 2 0 13 0
Naeem Islam 1 0 15 0
Nasir Hossain 4 0 20 0

BBC

However, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put on a 213-run partnership for the third wicket.

Kohli, who had only previously led his side in the Tri-Series against West Indies last year and in Zimbabwe, scored his 19th ODI ton from just off 95 balls with 12 boundaries and a six.

Rahane proved an ideal foil, making 73 from 83 balls.

Kohli went in the 46th over and Rahane in the 48th, but the hard work was done, which allowed Dinesh Karthik to hit the winning runs.

The round-robin stage of the five-team tournament, which also features Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, comes to an end on March 6, with the top two teams contesting the final two days later.

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