Watch India vs Bangladesh cricket live stream: Asia Cup 2016 latest score, Ind 166, Bang 44, struggling
Sharma took India to a very good total of 166 runs. Despite early loss of wickets he played very sensibly initially and then going on to attack. It was delight to watch him
India innings (20 overs maximum) R M
RG Sharma c Soumya Sarkar b Al-Amin Hossain 83
S Dhawan b Al-Amin Hossain 2
V Kohli c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 8
SK Raina b Mahmudullah 13
Yuvraj Singh c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 15
HH Pandya c Mahmudullah b Al-Amin Hossain 31
MS Dhoni*â€ not out 8
RA Jadeja not out 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 3) 6
Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 166 (8.30 runs per over)
Bangladesh innings (target: 167 runs from 20 overs)
Soumya Sarkar c â€ Dhoni b Bumrah 11
Mohammad Mithun b Nehra 1
Sabbir Rahman not out 12
Imrul Kayes not out 7
Total (2 wickets; 5.5 overs) 31
To batMahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahimâ€ , Mashrafe Mortaza*, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
India doesnâ€™t seem to have started on a great note against hosts Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2016 opener. The first disappointment was when India lost the toss and second shock came very early in the Indian inning and Al Amin sent back Indian opener Dhawan at his individual score.
Indian fans were expecting their side to start in a great fashion. Well-begun is half done, they all believe and a good opening stand is always a dream start for a team in any tournament.
But Dhawanâ€™s early fall seems to have slowed down Indian inning and it dampened the spirit in the Indian dressing room. This is the reason that after four overs Indian inning is still showing merely 20 runs on the scoreboard.
Right now Rohit Sharma is playing at 9 while swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli is playing at just 8 runs after facing 11 ball.s
The tournament is being hosted by Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh third year in a row due to the India Pakistan hostility. But one thing about the 13th edition of the Asia Cup â€” the only continental championship in world cricket â€” is very different. This year, for the first time, the Asia Cup will be played in T20 format, rather than the 50-overs One Day International mode in which all of the previous tournaments have been contested, allowing the Asia Cup this year to serve as a warm-up for the T20 World Cup in India, which opens just days after the Asia Cup Final on March 6.
Bangladesh seems to have improved tremendously in the last two years. They are no longer minnows but respected as equal team by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. All of them have been shown their worth by the Bangla tigers, as the Bangladesh cricket team is called.
There is no denying the fact that the match wouldnâ€™t have been given much importance some two-three years ago. But now anymore. For Bangladesh, and possibly for India as well, the toughest test of the 2016 Asia Cup comes in the first match, when the two teams square off against each other. India comes in as the top-ranked T20 side in the world and Bangladesh is ranked 10th. But the rankings are perhaps skewed by the fact that the Tigers focused on ODI cricket for most of 2015.
In the meantime if you are interested in watching theÂ live stream of the 2016 Asia Cup T20 opening match, itÂ will be provided in India by Star Sports at this link, as well as via CricHD at this link. The most reliable way to receive the live stream in the United States, however, is via YuppTV who has purchased exclusive rights to all 11 2016 Asia Cup matches. YuppTV will charge a US$9.99 subscription fee to live stream the entire Asia Cup cricket tournament, and can be accessed at this link.