October 22, 2016

Asia Cup T20: Rohit’s 83 lifts India to 166/6 in opener

Opener Rohit Sharma blasted 83 off 55 balls as India made 166 for 6 against Bangladesh in the inaugural match of the Asia Cup 2016 on Wednesday.
Winning the toss at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mashrafe invited India to bat first and his bowlers took no time to vindicate his decision.

After Taskin Ahmed gave only two runs in the dangerous-looking first over, Al-Amin bowled Dhawan in the second over while Mashrafe made Kohli give a soft catch to Mahmudullah in the fifth over.

Mahmudullah bowled Suresh Raina soon afterwards, but Rohit and Yuvraj Singh then made 55 to steer the ship. Yuvraj contributed only 15 in that 55 before being sent to the pavillion by Shakib Al Hasan, but Rohit and Hardik Pandya then hit the ball all over the park to take India beyond 150.

Rohit hit seven fours and three sixes in his vital inngings while Pandya hit 31 in just 18 balls with four fours and a six.
Al-Amin bagged two wickets in the last over to check the runs, as he ended the day with three wickets, the highest for the Tigers.

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