The wicket wasn't as quick as most batsmen would have liked and Bangladesh batsmen's reluctance to play the ball around the ground proved decisive in their poor show in the middle overs.
Nuwan Pradeep but the Indian failed, with the ball rattling his stumps.Then Dhawan and Pandey began India's innings construction.
While India are unchanged from their opening loss to Sri Lanka, the Bangla Tigers will rely on the services of Mahmudullah to lead the side after Shakib al Hasan was ruled out due to a finger injury. Seamer Jaydev Unadkat took 3-38 in his four overs.
Bangladesh's captain, Mahmudullah, urged his team-mates to focus on their strengths and not think too much about whether this was a second-string Indian team they were playing against in the Nidahas Trophy. SL chased down the target in with 9 balls to spare. Against Sri Lanka, he was dismissed for a nought and with his strike-partner in vast form, Rohit needs to set the bar high. They lost total five wickets there.
"A lot of credit must go to Sri Lanka, to their whole batting group".
Liton couldn't utilise the chances he got, as Chahal enticed him with a flighted delivery and Raina took a simple catch at long-off. "That's because the wicket was a little slow", Dhawan said.
Captain Rohit Sharma (0) and Suresh Raina (1) fell cheaply after being sent in by Sri Lanka. This will be a test to the new-look Indian squad without Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, while the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was felt as the likes of Shardul Thakur and Jaydev Unadkat, struggled to contain Kusal Perera. I have been working very hard and really happy to be winning this. "What we can do is play some good cricket on that particular day, if we can do so, execute our skills, hopefully we can do something good".
Manish Pandey (27*) would be left to finish matters off when Dhawan nicked off to Taskin Ahmed with victory in sight.
Talking about the pitch, Dhawan said, "There was a little bit of dew at the end and the wicket was on the slower side".