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Cricket: Ton-up Rahim propels Bangladesh to 279-7 against India

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hit 117 off 113 balls to lift the hosts to 279-7 in the Asia Cup one-day international against India in Fatullah on Wednesday.

FATULLAH, Bangladesh: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hit 117 off 113 balls to lift the hosts to 279-7 in the Asia Cup one-day international against India in Fatullah on Wednesday.

Rahim's second one-day century followed his 133-run stand for the third wicket with Anamul Haque (77) after India won the toss and elected to field in the day-night match.

Rahim hit seven four and two sixes before he was dismissed in the final over attempting a big hit.

Anamul and Rahim came together after opener Shamsur Rahman and Mominul Haque had been removed by the 13th over with the score at 49.

Anamul smashed fast bowler Varun Aaron for two sixes to long-on and then reached his half-century with another six off Ravichandran Ashwin over the bowler's head.

Aaron, who conceded 56 runs in 6.5 overs, finally found success when he bowled Anamul with the last ball of his seventh over, the 37th of the innings.

Rahim slammed two boundaries and a six when Aaron bowled next, but the batsman was hit on the chest by a full toss delivery later in the same over and needed medical attention on the field.

Aaron, who had also sent down a full toss earlier in the match, was not allowed to bowl by the umpires for the rest of the innings and finished with expensive figures of one for 74 from 7.5 overs.

Seamer Mohammad Shami was the most impressive Indian bowler with four for 50 from his 10 overs.

India, the reigning World Cup champions, were led by Virat Kohli in the absence of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was ruled out of the five-nation tournament due to a side strain suffered during the recent tour of New Zealand.

Bangladesh were without injured opener Tamim Iqbal and premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a three-match ban on disciplinary grounds.

Shakib will also miss the home team's second match against Afghanistan on Saturday.

Sri Lanka had beaten defending champions Pakistan by 12 runs in the tournament opener on Tuesday.

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