and India complete the win with a single to cover
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
fuller and flighted, Rayudu drives this to deep midwicket to bring the scores level
steps out of the crease and hits it straight to mid-off. Still no run
waits on the back foot and punches the back of length delivery to cover
comes forward and defends it to midwicket
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
he steps out of the crease and picks up one more at long on
Dilliip Mohanty strikes again: "India have not won a game in last 8 ODIs. But Dinesh Kartik has won all last 8 ODIs he played for India. "
tossed up delivery on off, DK picks up a single to long on
Aabhas: "Coincidentally, India and Chelsea have been playing a lot of games on the same day lately. When one wins, the other loses so Chelsea have been winning a lot over the last couple of months. In fact, when Sir tied the ODI against NZ, Chelsea drew with West Brom. Does this mean Chelsea are going to lose today? They are playing against Chelsea legend Drogba!"
stays in the crease and punches it to long on for a single
he has bowled quite a few of these, he bowls one now again, pushed through down the leg side
Eight runs, 15 balls, only six wickets remaining....Is there life in this game? Who am I kidding..
another anti-climactic dismissal! Rahane plays his typical chip down the wicket, gets it off the toe end and he gets it only as far as long-on.. Suddenly there is music playing in the stands..
flatter and shorter, easily punched to long on for a single
Amol: "Virat had a grimace on his face and was unhappy to walk off when he had practically won the game for India. This is probably the big difference between him and anyone I have seen, including Sehwag. He wants to finish it and the hunger is undying, he could be on 300 and still see the 400 ahead."
tossed up delivery on the stumps, he flicks it straight to midwicket
he whips it to backward square leg with the turn to pick up an easy single
he stays in the crease and pushes the length delivery back to the bowler
floated on the leg stump line, the batsman defends it to midwicket
flatter and straighter, Rahane stands tall and punches it to long on
some spin for Nasir, but Rayudu goes deep in the crease and punches it to long on
tossed up delivery on off, Rayudu comes forward and defends
stays in the crease and defends the length delivery to point