Rohit Sharma’s undefeated 83 guided India to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.
Sharma’s 83 came off 104 balls with five fours and three sixes, as India marched to their target of 174 for the loss of three wickets in the 37th over.
Shikhar Dhawan helped get the run chase off to a rapid start, scoring 40 off 47 balls as he added 61 for the first wicket with Sharma. MS Dhoni added 64 with Sharma for the third wicket, before falling for 33 (37 balls, three fours) with just four runs needed for the win.
Earlier, the India bowlers had run rampant over Bangladesh, reducing them to 65-5 after 18 overs. The only Bangladesh batsmen to make it out of the twenties was Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who scored 42 off 50 balls (three fours) as his side struggled to 173 all out off 49.1 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja was superb with the ball for India, taking 4-29 (econ 2.90), backed up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-32, 3.20) and Jasprit Bumrah (3-37, econ 4.03).
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