Asia Cup 2016: India beat Bangladesh by 45 runs in Mirpur
February 26, 2016 10:30 IST
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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The uncharacteristically green track and the dew factor played a role in Mortaza's decision. The hosts have included four fast bowlers in Taskin Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim. For India, Virat Kohli has returned to the squad in place of Ajinkya Rahane. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had skipped practice on Monday after suffering back spasms, has managed to recover and will play, much to the relief of Indian fans. The Indians come into the tournament after two back-to-back T20 series wins. They had won a series in Australia before defeating Sri Lanka at home.