Rohit Sharma's half-century came off 42 deliveries, including boundaries and a six, along with a strike rate of 120 © AFP (File Photo)
Rohit Sharma’s half-century came off 42 deliveries, including boundaries and a six, along with a strike rate of 120 © AFP (File Photo)

Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored his 10th half-century in T20I, against Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) of the Asia Cup T20 2016 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Wedensday. His half-century came off 42 deliveries, including boundaries and a six, along with a strike rate of 120. also lost Yuvraj Singh for 15 as Shakib Al Hasan grabs the wicket, while he is caught by Soumya Sarkar at long on. Currently, India are 97 for the loss of four wickets in 15 overs with opener Rohit Sharma batting on 55, and Hardik Pandya comes in. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN), Asia Cup 2016 T20 Match 1, Dhaka

Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bowl first on a rare Mirpur green track, as he brought in four pacers, and seven batsmen in his side; while Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, who was a surprise inclusion in the team, after it was reported that he would miss out the game owing to a muscle spam, as he brought in vice-captain Virat Kohli for Ajinkya Rahane. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN), Asia Cup 2016 T20 Match 1, Dhaka

MS Dhoni-led Indian cricket team begin an extremely crucial phase on Wednesday evening, when they take on a strong Bangladesh side in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2016. For the first time in the history, the tournament will be played in Twenty20 format, which will serve as a prelude and a preparatory campaign for all participating teams, ahead of ICC World T20 2016. It is that time of the year when T20 cricket is played in abundance, with all action shifting to the Indian subcontinent with as many as three consecutive T20 tournaments lined up.