Shikhar Dhawan struck an enterprising fifty as India cruised to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday to get off the mark in the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series.
India bounced back from a five-wicket defeat in their opening game against tournament hosts Sri Lanka with a comprehensive victory in Colombo this time around.
Virat Kohli has been rested for the tournament, alongside fellow senior players MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav.
But, the much-changed Indian outfit did well to restrict Bangladesh to just 139-8 from their 20 overs after winning the toss and putting the Tigers into bat.
Jaydev Unadkat (3-38) and Vijay Shankar (2-32) did the bulk of the damage, with wickets falling at regular intervals; Linton Das (34 off 30 balls) and Sabbir Rahman (30 off 26) contributed the only scores of note for Bangladesh.
In reply, Dhawan smashed five fours and two sixes in his 43-ball 55, though he fell to Taskin Ahmed (1-28) 17 runs shy of the winning target.
Suresh Raina struck 28 off 27 balls, while Manish Pandey saw the Indians home with eight balls to spare with his unbeaten 27 off 19.
The Nidahas Trophy is being played to commemorate Sri Lanka's 70th year of independence. Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh will face each other twice in the group phase before the top two meet in the final on March 18.