Match Day

197dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu in Mirpur

Rohit, Nehra hand Bangladesh a thrashing

A counterattacking half-century from Rohit Sharma lifted India to 166, paving the way for a massive 45-run victory in the Asia Cup opener against Bangladesh in Mirpur

197dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh bolder, but falter through errors

Bangladesh's forward-thinking method against India made them look stronger and more confident, so it should not be overruled by a safety-first approach in the next encounter against UAE

Making most of the luck


Rohit Sharma's strike rate, after he was dropped by Shakib in the 11th over. He scored 62 in 27 balls after the drop and was on 21 off 28 till the drop.

Yuvraj also gets there


Number of India batsmen to complete 1000 runs in T20Is. Yuvraj Singh joins Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma.

Only two encounters


No. of T20Is between India and Bangladesh, before this match - both won by India; by 25 runs in 2009 World T20 and by 8 wickets in 2014 World T20.