India pile misery on Bangladesh, get off the mark in Super Four

Brief scores: Bangladesh 173/10 (Mehidy Hasan 40, Mashrafe Mortaza 26, Mushfiqur Rahim 21; Ravindra Jadeja 4/29, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/32, Jasprit Bumrah 3/37) lost to India 178/3 (Rohit Sharma 83*, Shikhar Dhawan 40, MS Dhoni 33; Rubel Hossain 1/21) by 7 wickets and with 82 balls to spare

Statistical highlights

  • India recorded their 487th ODI win overall and 28th against Bangladesh, who they convincingly beat by seven wickets and with eight balls to spare in the first match of Super Four, Asia Cup 2018.
  • Making his comeback to the Indian ODI side after more than a year, Ravindra Jadeja paved the way for an Indian win with a spell of 4/29 in 10 overs. He was ably supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/32) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/37), who helped bowl Bangladesh out for 173.
  • Rohit Sharma led the way for India in their pursuit of 174 with a fine, unbeaten half-century (a 104-ball 83), his 36th in ODI cricket. He shared 61 and 64-run partnerships for the first and third wickets with Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni respectively.
  • Captaining India for the sixth time in ODI cricket, Rohit recorded his fifth win.

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