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India won the opening World Cup Match against Bangladesh by 87 runs thanks to a four wicket haul from Munaf Patel.

Though Bangladesh batsmen put up a brave show in their chase of a towering total of 371 posted by India, their effort was not enough to avoid an 87-run defeat in their opening World Cup encounter at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.

India take on Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup opener on Saturday with a chance to exact revenge for a shock loss in the previous edition four years ago.