Fatullah: Virat Kohli won the battle of the captains as reigning World Cup champions India defeated host Bangladesh by six wickets in the second match of the Asia Cup in Fatullah on Wednesday. Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim hit 117 off 113 balls, sharing a third-wicket stand of 133 with Anamul Haque (77), to lift the hosts to 279-7 after India elected to field. (Scorecard | Highlights | Pics)
Kohli, standing in for the injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni, then smashed 136 off 122 balls to steer India past the challenging target in 49 overs. The prolific 25-year-old hit 16 boundaries and two sixes in his 19th one-day century, 17 of which have been in winning causes. Ajinkya Rahane (73) provided valuable support to his captain, adding 213 for the third wicket with Kohli after India were reduced to 54-2 by the 13th over of the day-night game.
Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma put on 50 by the 12th over before both batsmen fell in the space of 10 deliveries. Dhawan was leg-before to left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak for 28, and Sharma was bowled in seamer Ziaul Rahman's first over.