India thrash Bangladesh in Asia Cup opening match

Dhaka (AFP) –


India made a flying start to their Asia Cup Twenty20 campaign as they beat Bangladesh by 45 runs in the opening match of the tournament in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Rohit Sharma scored 83 off 55 balls as India made 166-6 before experienced left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra claimed 3-23 to help the side restrict Bangladesh to 121-7.