Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mushfiqur Rahim
117(113) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 1 1 4 7 5
V Kohli
136(122) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 2 5 7 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Ziaur Rahman
O5.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammed Shami
O10.0
M1
R50
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
49 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 280/4

  • KD Karthik2 (2b)
  • AT Rayudu9 (15b)
  • Nasir Hossain4-0-20-0
  • Sohag Gazi8-0-49-1

Well that's the end of our coverage. There is lot more to come in terms of analysis from my colleagues. Tomorrow, it's Pakistan v Afghanistan. I hope you tune in for that. Till then, ciao ciao.


"I am very happy with the team performed,"says Man-of-the-Match Virat Kohli. "we bowled well today, there was an improvement in the death overs. Good to see everyone step up in the absence of MS Dhoni. I always thank amy dad everytime I achieve something. He worked very hard to help me get where I am. It was very important for someone like Ajinkya to bat through the innings - he was playing so well in NZ and SA and he played beautifully here too. He is a very positive guy - works very hard. So it was good for us to stay together till the end"

Abdur Razzak comes in to talk, as Mushfiqur is injured. He says, "Yeah, we had enough runs. But the dew caused problems, and we had not anticipated that. Mushfiqur has improved a lot and he is playing very well for the team. We will have to push a little bit more batting first."

Mohammad Shami gets an award for being a trusted player..


India win their opening match of this Asia Cup comfortably. The chase was just about one partnership - the 213 Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put together effortlessly. If it's a chase, you can't really keep Kohli out - the batsman scored yet another century in a chase. Bangladesh bowlers had made an encouraging start - they got rid of the openers in time and the pitch had enough to interest the bowlers - but once Kohli and Rahane got together, they slammed the door on the home side, never really giving them a sniff. Both batsmen were dismissed towards the end, but that was too late for Bangladesh.

"The plan was to settle down and then look for shots. Wicket was not very easy," Rahane says. "So me and Virat talked about hanging till the end. He is batting so well, the way he is behaving on the field and off the field, it's good to lear from him. It's a great start to the tournament, but we need to take it step by step."

Sam: "OK, so, beginning with this win on subcontinent do we, like always, start forgiving and forgetting about the dismal performance in South Africa and New Zealand?" --- I hope not

48.6
1
Nasir Hossain to Karthik, 1 run, and India complete the win with a single to cover
48.5
1
Nasir Hossain to Rayudu, 1 run, fuller and flighted, Rayudu drives this to deep midwicket to bring the scores level
48.4
0
Nasir Hossain to Rayudu, no run, steps out of the crease and hits it straight to mid-off. Still no run
48.3
0
Nasir Hossain to Rayudu, no run, waits on the back foot and punches the back of length delivery to cover
48.2
0
Nasir Hossain to Rayudu, no run, comes forward and defends it to midwicket
48.1
2
Nasir Hossain to Rayudu, 2 runs, the fielder gives it a good chase and prevents it from reaching the boundary. Looked like they were the winning runs as the batsman drove the low full toss through the gap at cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mushfiqur Rahim
117(113) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 1 1 4 7 5
V Kohli
136(122) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 2 5 7 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Ziaur Rahman
O5.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammed Shami
O10.0
M1
R50
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Captain's knock

12

Kohli produced the 12th instance of an India captain scoring a hundred in a succesful chase.

Piling it on

3

No. of double-century stands for India's third wicket during a chase. Virat Kohli has figured in all of them

Ouch!

Mushfiqur was trying to reel in an extra-cover punch from Rahane and he hurts his shoulder and has to go off the field. India 28 away from victory

Well done, captains

2

This is only the second time in ODIs that both captains have scored centuries in the same match

Trumped them all

19

Virat Kohli is the fastest to 19 centuries. Having reached it in his 124th outing, he beat Chris Gayle by 65 innings

Good signs

4

This is Ajinkya Rahane's fourth ODI fifty. Three of those have come in successful chases for India

Leading from the front

3

This is Virat Kohli's third century as India captain

Top of the class

Kohli has scored 1287 runs in successful run-chases in ODIs in 2012 and 2013; average 128.70, SR 109. No other batsman scored 1000

Danger man

71.25

Virat Kohli's average in chases. He has nine tons and nine fifties, including a highest of 183

Longing for home

75

The average 1st-wicket stand between Rohit and Dhawan in home ODIs since June 2013, at a RR of 6.02. In away matches they average 41, at a rate of 4.73

Solid at the top

50.55

Average runs put on by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma while opening for India in chases, off 20 innings.

Familiar territory

38

No. of times India have successfully chased a target of 270 or more in ODIs

Right on top

1

When he went past 109, Mushfiqur claimed the record for the highest ODI score by a Bangladesh captain. Ashraful held it previously with 109 against UAE in 2008

Asia Cup

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA44008.0002.020
BDESH43106.0000.457
PAK42204.000-0.296
SL41302.000-0.292
UAE40400.000-1.813
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.678
AFG32104.0000.955
OMAN31202.000-1.222
HKG30300.000-1.415