Interesting Facts From 1st Asia Cup T20 Match

Asia Cup Twenty 20 Championship – India thrashes Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2016

India made its roaring entry in the Asia Cup T20 Championship by thrashing Bangaldesh by 45 runs in the opening match of the tournament. India score a challenging 166 for six with a brilliant 83 given by Rohit Sharma.
Indian cricket team restricted Bangladesh to 121 for 7 making it a shameful loss for Bangladesh at their own home soil, the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
It was a much needed victory for India after their disastrous loss in ODI series against Bangladesh last year.

Asia Cup 2016

Catch some interesting highlights of the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2016 Match here:

  • This was the first evr Asia Cup match played over Twenty20 format.
  • India has won all the three matches against Bangladesh in the T20s – by 25 runs at Nottingham on June 6, 2009; by 8 wicktes on March 28, 2014 and by 45 runs at Dhaka on February 24, 2016.
  • This year India has won six t20 matches out of seven – raising the winning percentage of India to 85.71%
  • India enjoys an incredible rate of success at 57.01% under M S Dhoni’s able captaincy – with 32 wins, 24 losses, one tied and one no-result game out of a total of 58 matches.
  • Rohit Sharma’s praise-worthy score of 83 runs off 55 balls is the highest ever by an Indian batsman vs Bangladesh in T20s.
  • Rohit Sharma was adorned with his third Man of the Match award in T20s – he received the first two awards against South Africa in 2007 and 2011.
  • Ashish Nehra displayed his excellent bowling skills with 3 for 23 – it is his performance till date against a test-playing nation in T20s.
  • Hardik Pandya, despite of being a new comer, scored 33 runs off 18 balls – his highest socre in T20s.
  • Yuvraj Singh has entered the club of 1000-runs in T20s. He has joined Virat Kohli (1223), Rohit Shrama (1149), and Suresh Raina (1136).

WATCH: Review of India’s 45-run win here

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