Bangladesh recovered from two early wickets to end up at 118 for 2 in 25 overs.
With Tamim Iqbal out of the Asia Cup, Shamsur Rahman and Anamul Haque had little riding on them in terms of expectations. This is the first major competition for the largely inexperienced opening pair and it showed early as Shamsur exited first in the sixth over.
Mohammad Shami bowled at good pace during his first spell, and accounted for Shamsur, who was caught and bowled off a top-edge while attempting a flick towards leg. The pace surprised the batsman but he could have survived, had Shami dropped the ball while colliding with Ambati Rayudu, who was also running in for the catch. Thankfully for India, neither player was injured.
Mominul Haque fell in the 13th over, to a spectacular stumping from Dinesh Karthik. He had inside-edged R Ashwin's first delivery of the match and the ball trickled towards the stumps. Karthik grabbed the ball and whipped off the bails, taking advantage of Mominul's late reaction.
One would have thought that two early wickets would give India the upper hand but Varun Aaron's first spell didn't help Virat Kohli. Aaron went for 39 runs in five overs without picking up a wicket and Anamul took a liking to him.
The Bangladesh opener smashed three fours and two sixes off the fast bowlers. The first four flew between first and second slip, and the others came through a hook and a shot through mid-off. He smashed the two sixes through the leg side and reached his fifty with a straight six off Ashwin.

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