RO­HIT POW­ERS IN­DIA TO WIN IN ASIA CUP OPENER

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Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI -

In­dia launched their Asia Cup

cam­paign in style as they thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 45 runs rid­ing on a bril­liant knock by Ro­hit Sharma on Wed­nes­day

Put into bat on

a pacer-friendly wicket, In­dia lost early wick­ets and were re­duced to 42/3. Ro­hit, how­ever, an­chored the in­nings and power-hit­ting by Hardik Pandya (31 off 18 balls) to­wards the end of the in­nings helped In­dia post 166/6

In re­ply, Bangladesh were never

in the game be­ing re­stricted to 121/7, with Ashish Nehra pick­ing up 3 wick­ets for 23 runs.

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