Bangladesh would strike first and give India plenty to think over with run rate tending to spike around 9.00 in the middle overs. However late blitz powered by Dhoni and formidable partnership between Dhawan and Kohli took the hosts home easily. Bangladeshi batsmen typically, and understandably so, went for a do-or-die shot selection in a rain affected match, while their counterpart found the gaps craftily and focused more on building a steady partnership.
Indian batsmen made the bowlers pay when necessary totally destroying the newcomer Abu Hider's confidence and then subsequently taking Shakib to cleaners, as well.
While 25,000 or so spectators and others fans around the world will be gutted by the loss, Bangladesh can do well to console themselves by the old adage that there's no royal road to success and wins will come automatically upon confidence, experience ever so incrementally.