Sabbir Rahman (above) was dismissed for a healthy 44 by fast-bowler Hardik Pandya © AFP (FIle Photo)
Sabbir Rahman (above) was dismissed for a healthy 44 by fast-bowler Hardik Pandya © AFP (FIle Photo)

Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman was dismissed for a healthy 44 by fast-bowler Hardik Pandya after being caught by MS Dhoni, against India in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) of the Asia Cup T20 2016 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Wedensday. It was a short ball from Pandya, Sabbir goes for a pull, but gets a top eddge, as Dhoni comes underneath to complete an easy take. Currently, Bangladesh are 85 for the loss of five wickets in 15 overs with Mushfiqur Rahim on five and Mahmudullah on one. 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, as India finished on 166 for six, courtesy of Rohit Sharma’s half-century, 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.