Tigers lose Asia Cup opening match

NewsWorld365 NewsWorld365 , February 25, 2016

Newsworld Desk:

India won by 45 runs in the opening match of the 2016 Asia Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

In chase of 167 runs, Bangladesh scored 121 runs losing seven wickets in all overs against India in the opening match.

Bangladesh lost their openers after posting only 19 runs in 3.2 overs.

Sabbir Rahman scored 44 runs of 32 balls hitting two boundaries for Tigers.

Earlier with bat, India scored 166 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs in the opening match of the 2016 Asia Cup tonight.

India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan went back first then Virat Kohli was sent to the pavilion while Mahmudullah took Suresh Kumar Raina.

Right-hand batsman Rohit Sharma scored 83 runs off 49 balls hitting seven boundaries and three whirlwind maximums and Hardik Pandya added 31 off 18 balls.

Earlier this evening, Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bowl first against visiting India in the opening match.

This year, the Asia Cup will be played in the 20-over format for the first time.

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