India captain Sourav Ganguly insisted his team had never been seriously under pressure following their 11-run win over Bangladesh in Chittagong.
Rahul Dravid took a vital catch to dismiss Habibul Bashar
"I think they competed very well but, to be honest, they never looked like winning the game.
"When they scored 30 odd runs in the last two overs, they were already out of the game," Ganguly commented.
India made 245-8 despite Ganguly's second ball dismissal, and Bangladesh replied with 234-8 from their 50 overs.
They have now won all 12 one-day meetings between the two sides and have set their sights on a clean sweep in the current series.
The two remaining games will be played in Dhaka on Sunday and Monday.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, took heart from a fighting performance after losing their first three wickets cheaply.
"It seemed like a close match, but it wasn't.
"The positive thing is that although a few wickets fell with the new ball, we managed to fight back," skipper Habibul Bashar commented.