Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup final, Mirpur March 22, 2012

Middle-over batting costs Bangladesh

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan
Stats highlights from Pakistan's two-run win in the Asia Cup final
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In the end, Bangladesh came ever so close to their greatest triumph but missed out by just two runs. Here are stats highlights from the narrowest win in the history of the tournament

  • Pakistan won the Asia Cup for only the second time. They had previously made finals in 1986 and 2000, both against Sri Lanka; they lost the first and won the second. It is also the closest margin of victory in terms of runs in the history of the tournament. Bangladesh, on the other hand, not only came close to winning their first major tournament but also just missed out on the rare feat of beating three major subcontinent sides in consecutive matches. This is also the fifth time that Bangladesh have failed to chase a target under 250 in ODIs in Mirpur.
  • Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh batsman to score four consecutive one-day half-centuries. He is also the only Bangladesh player to score four half-centuries in a single tournament. He was level on three fifty-plus scores with Shahriar Nafees and Mohammad Ashraful before the game. Shakib Al Hasan, who scored his third half-century of the tournament, narrowly missed emulating Tamim's achievement. Shakib's scores in the tournament were 64, 49, 56 and 68.
  • Shahid Afridi, who scored a crucial 32 and picked up 1 for 28, was declared the Player of the Match. With his 29th match award, Afridi went past Saeed Anwar to become the Pakistan player with the most match awards in ODIs.
  • Bangladesh, after reducing Pakistan to 206 for 9, conceded 19 runs off the last over, which helped Pakistan score 236. In their innings, the Bangladesh top-order batsmen (Nos 2, 3 and 4) scored just 44 runs between them in 120 balls and played out 84 dot-balls in the process.
  • Saeed Ajmal once again bowled superbly to finish with 2 for 40 off ten overs. He was exceptional in the batting Powerplay, conceding just 15 runs in three overs. In Pakistan's four matches in the tournament, Ajmal conceded just 62 runs in 12 overs during batting Powerplays, at an economy-rate of 5.16, while picking up two wickets. His economical bowling meant that Bangladesh managed to score only 21 runs off the five overs of the batting Powerplay.
  • Mohammad Hafeez, who scored a century in Pakistan's loss against India, was unusually subdued in the final, scoring 40 off 87 balls. Among innings of 80 balls or more since 2007, it is the slowest innings (in terms of balls faced) by a Pakistan batsman.
  • The 89-run stand between Shakib and Nasir Hossain is the second-highest fourth-wicket stand in this Asia Cup, behind the 152-run stand between Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal against Sri Lanka. It is also the second-highest fourth-wicket stand for Bangladesh in the history of the Asia Cup.

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  • on March 24, 2012, 4:35 GMT

    INDIA was the most deserving for ASIA CUP....they always do something annoying which becomes a boomerang for them !

  • fata7280 on March 24, 2012, 0:32 GMT

    What name comes in mind when you see the following records:

    Fastest ODI century, Most sixes by any batsman in ODI (298 sixes), twice hitting the second fastest fifty in one-day Internationals (off 18 deliveries), Youngest player to score a hundred (16 years 217 days), highest strike-rate in one-day International's (7040 runs at strike rate of 113.97 per 100 balls), 2nd most runs off one over in ODI's (32 runs), Most Man of the Match Awards for Pakistan (29 times), 10th in the list of most one-day International's played by a cricketer

    None other than BOOM BOOM AFRIDI. go AFRIDI go we want more records from you.

  • on March 23, 2012, 22:39 GMT

    Although TEAM PAKISTAN won the ASIA CUP there are still lots of weaknesses in the team. The batting is generally very poor and now is the time to drop Yunus Khan and replace him with Azhar Ali as he is technically equipped to play against the new ball. Once he establishes himself Misbah should also be dropped. I believe Afridi and Hafeez still have few years cricket left in them provided both improve their batting. The fast bowling disappointed in the match against India and we need to ask questions whether the pace bowlers currently playing for Pakistan are good enough to represent the country against strong batting line up. We need to identify few new fast bowlers who can represent the country and give Wahab Riaz a proper run in the team instead of playing him occasionally. I was very impressed with the newcomers of Jamshed, Sarfraz and Hammad and they must be persevered with. I also like to see Ahmed Shehzad in the team. We must now start planning ahead for the World Cup 2015.

  • on March 23, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Full marks to Pakistan. Great game Bangladesh. The improvement is for all to see. I hope the Bengladash teams gets better and better from here onwards...

  • salman_0902 on March 23, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    we want Afridi as captain for limited overs matches. he is courageous and aggressive. thats what Pakistan needs in limited overs format

  • Sports4Youth on March 23, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Surely Shahid Khan Afirdi is the new heor of Pakistan cricket. He has already left behind S.Anwar, Waseem, Waqar, Inzi etc who were the best till date. Now let us not forget that Afridi still has 3/4 years left in him. I am sure by then he will be way ahead of the pack. After he retires he will be a legend like Imran Khan.

  • wasim_007 on March 23, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Afridi..keep going on we love you!!!you can win a lot of MOM and match to country...love watching your game...try opening in T20 and ODI...best of Luck!!!

  • on March 23, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    After restricting Pakistan on such a small total on a good batting track we gave away the match. Few batsman, and last over cost us the match. We came very close twice in the tournament. Even with some useless players in the team. Once we make those positive changes , Bangladesh will be a stronger team, and can beat pakistan on any given day at home or away.

  • on March 23, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Pakistan team were there to win asia cup and they did it in the end . full marks to Bangladesh side they were best among other two sides.

  • on March 23, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    Once again Pak won the cup after being beaten by India. Earlier Pak won the Wortld Cup in 1992 even if they were beaten by India.

  • on March 24, 2012, 4:35 GMT

    INDIA was the most deserving for ASIA CUP....they always do something annoying which becomes a boomerang for them !

  • fata7280 on March 24, 2012, 0:32 GMT

    What name comes in mind when you see the following records:

    Fastest ODI century, Most sixes by any batsman in ODI (298 sixes), twice hitting the second fastest fifty in one-day Internationals (off 18 deliveries), Youngest player to score a hundred (16 years 217 days), highest strike-rate in one-day International's (7040 runs at strike rate of 113.97 per 100 balls), 2nd most runs off one over in ODI's (32 runs), Most Man of the Match Awards for Pakistan (29 times), 10th in the list of most one-day International's played by a cricketer

    None other than BOOM BOOM AFRIDI. go AFRIDI go we want more records from you.

  • on March 23, 2012, 22:39 GMT

    Although TEAM PAKISTAN won the ASIA CUP there are still lots of weaknesses in the team. The batting is generally very poor and now is the time to drop Yunus Khan and replace him with Azhar Ali as he is technically equipped to play against the new ball. Once he establishes himself Misbah should also be dropped. I believe Afridi and Hafeez still have few years cricket left in them provided both improve their batting. The fast bowling disappointed in the match against India and we need to ask questions whether the pace bowlers currently playing for Pakistan are good enough to represent the country against strong batting line up. We need to identify few new fast bowlers who can represent the country and give Wahab Riaz a proper run in the team instead of playing him occasionally. I was very impressed with the newcomers of Jamshed, Sarfraz and Hammad and they must be persevered with. I also like to see Ahmed Shehzad in the team. We must now start planning ahead for the World Cup 2015.

  • on March 23, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Full marks to Pakistan. Great game Bangladesh. The improvement is for all to see. I hope the Bengladash teams gets better and better from here onwards...

  • salman_0902 on March 23, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    we want Afridi as captain for limited overs matches. he is courageous and aggressive. thats what Pakistan needs in limited overs format

  • Sports4Youth on March 23, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Surely Shahid Khan Afirdi is the new heor of Pakistan cricket. He has already left behind S.Anwar, Waseem, Waqar, Inzi etc who were the best till date. Now let us not forget that Afridi still has 3/4 years left in him. I am sure by then he will be way ahead of the pack. After he retires he will be a legend like Imran Khan.

  • wasim_007 on March 23, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Afridi..keep going on we love you!!!you can win a lot of MOM and match to country...love watching your game...try opening in T20 and ODI...best of Luck!!!

  • on March 23, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    After restricting Pakistan on such a small total on a good batting track we gave away the match. Few batsman, and last over cost us the match. We came very close twice in the tournament. Even with some useless players in the team. Once we make those positive changes , Bangladesh will be a stronger team, and can beat pakistan on any given day at home or away.

  • on March 23, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Pakistan team were there to win asia cup and they did it in the end . full marks to Bangladesh side they were best among other two sides.

  • on March 23, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    Once again Pak won the cup after being beaten by India. Earlier Pak won the Wortld Cup in 1992 even if they were beaten by India.

  • Sports4Youth on March 23, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    I would say that the middle overs bowling done by the Pakistan spin trio cost Bangladesh the game. All these three spinners are specialist spinners. They are match winners, game changers, best the world. Misbah was foolish at times to play 6 and 7 bowlers during this series and england series.

  • on March 23, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    india and srilanka were favorites for the tournament before the asia cup but now banladesh and pakistan came to the final and pak won anything can happen in cricket!!

  • vijayrr007 on March 23, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    To hell with people saying that BD won hearts. At the end of the day the better team prevailed. BD gave a spirited performance but I don't think they are good enough to win tournaments.

  • on March 23, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    Bangladesh arent minnows anymore. Fantastic Game.

  • on March 23, 2012, 4:08 GMT

    Well this is really disappointing to undermined the Pakistani team win by highlighting the performances of Bangladesh team... no doubt they played very well and came close to winning the game but bottom line is that Pakistan have won the match and with that they won the Asia Cup and if anyone who says Pakistan won the match against a small team than they should know that the same small team has beaten India the World Champions and Sri Lankan the finalist of WC. so give due credit to Pakistan for winning the Asia Cup and due credit to Misbah for his leadership.

  • brishtibalok on March 23, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    there were many mistakes done by the boys, however, i feel not to blame them for their mistakes. success & failures walk together, smtimes u need to catch failures hand to have better success! no matter whether we won or lost, we shown up we r no more a team to b under estimated! we lost the match yet shown we r the nxt superpower of asia! itz the time to strike the world cricket!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on March 23, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    I consider it as the most favorable chance for BD win a trophy. It was in their home ground, they got the toss, they restricted Pakistan on a batting track...but still not able to finish it! Can't expect same in other finals!

  • on March 23, 2012, 0:30 GMT

    Terrible CAPTAINCY by Mushi.... BD need to learn the art of rotating strike. Bad strategy when you deal with 4 dots and slog boundary on the 5th/6th bowl. I am very disappointed not for the loss but the way Tigers played. They choked. Nasir & Nazimuddin wasted the match for us.

  • Legaleagle on March 23, 2012, 0:24 GMT

    This was a clear mismatch game between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan let this game slip away because of their bad batting performance. There was no business for Bangladesh to be given so much opportunity to make a match of this game.

    In any event, I am glad Pakistan won the game. Bangladesh is far away from becoming a force to be reckoned with so they need to keep working hard. However, it is a great achievement for a minnow to reach the finals of regional tournament. Well done both teams!

  • on March 23, 2012, 0:15 GMT

    Thanks for you Guys to Praise BD cricket. When your Best player and captain Cries Just like broken..This is unbearable. That showes how much they tried..how much they Loved to win. This had been hard done . No one to blame. Congratulations to Pakistan .

  • Ms.Joj on March 22, 2012, 22:55 GMT

    OMG....Mr. Abhishek Purohit...your article is just a roller coaster ride of the entire match...never read an article like this before about cricket....its awesome!

  • vkypak on March 22, 2012, 22:50 GMT

    PAKISTAN ZAINDABAAD.....true champions of the game ALLAH HU AKBER.... cmon our bangladeshi bros u r our younger bros this cup is also urs....cmon celebrate with us PAKISTAN AND BANGLADESH ARE TRUE BROTHERS.....UR TEAM WILL BECOME CHAMPION ON 1 DAY TIME WIL COME DONT B UPSET...... pakistan u showed again to the world that ur bowlers r champions HATTS OFF .....LONG LIVE PAKISTAN AND BANGLADESH ........ FROM A PAKISTANI .....

  • Mr.NOYON on March 22, 2012, 22:06 GMT

    Sometimes God is nowhere!!!.....Heart is broken,but still sparking. Because Tigers wrapped up my heart with Diamond. My friends, don't be upset Plz .Dreams are still alive for the future by our tigers.

  • mjshaheed on March 22, 2012, 22:04 GMT

    When a top order ODI batsman treats the game like a Test Match consistently and couldn't rotate the strike...YOU LOSE!!!

  • BravoBravo on March 22, 2012, 21:45 GMT

    BD team you are great, Congratulations the team and BD fans. No team can win every match, but BD came out as a winner for the heart of people. And proved that their win against other two subcontinent teams were not a fluke or upset. If this proud BD team keeps the momentum, they will be ahead of any test playing teams. Nasir, Tamim you are such a beauty to wtach. I am an avid cricket follower and I believe that BD along with PAK provided the most thrilling ODI of the recent times. Congratulations to both PAK and BD for providing such thrilling entertainment.

  • dallasmav on March 22, 2012, 21:27 GMT

    Congrats Pakistan. Bangladesh played well throughout the tournament. But they were a bit cocky towards the end. To put this in perspective, Bangladesh has been playing ODI cricket for 26 yrs( since 1986) and hasn't won a single tournament. Thats not a lot of progress. Srilanka started in 1975 and by 1996 they had won the world cup and also had test series victories against top test playing teams. Bangladesh still way way behind..

  • JG2704 on March 22, 2012, 21:26 GMT

    I was following the last 10 overs on here and it sounded like dramatic stuff. All credit to Cheema for holding his nerve. Credit to both teams who other folk (from so called superior cricketing nations) have tried to belittle for reaching the final and making a great game of it.

  • GoldenAsif on March 22, 2012, 20:56 GMT

    PAK won the Asia Cup BD won the hearts

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:52 GMT

    Its the first time ever that all Pakistani nation was crying over their victory and that was for their Bengali Brothers.... Love you Bangladesh... Ur the true winners tonight coz we only won the title´╗┐ but u won the hearts...

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    once again Pakistani proved they're the best side in all department in cricket Well done to Bangladeshi Brothers, but we like you to perform same on different conditions like pakistan,England, Australi, S Africa .

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    nasimuddin and Nasir hossain take bangladesh to loss.. shame on you...although other players played very well,but if this 2 players could get out early,then it was problamatic for pakistan because sakib in in Waiting que:)

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    for me BANGLADESH is the WINNER

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    Somtimes winning The heart of people is more important than winning the game..dats wat today BANGLADESH team has done. they are the real WINNERS...

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    Pakistan is the Asia Cup winner. But Bangladesh "TIGER" team won the billions of hearts. Bangladesh is the people's champion.

  • OptimusPrimal on March 22, 2012, 20:01 GMT

    Congrats to Pakistan and also to our Bangladeshi brothers. Both teams played their hearts out and gave us a great final. The sad faces of our brothers also made the rest of the Pakistan sad too. Hopefully Bangladesh will be the next Sri Lanka and start winning tournaments on regular bases. Again congrats to Pakistan team for becoming the champions of Asia... Great love for Misbah, Afridi, Ajmal, Hafeez, Cheema, Sarfaraz and the rest of the team and staff.

  • on March 22, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    Congrats Pakisthan for winning Asia Cup and congrats for teh fight from BD i am from india always closly watching BD cricket. BD made some mistakes 1. Why they are not selecting Anamul haq (Bijoy) he is an organised and attacking opener good partner for Thamim 2.where is Junaid Siddiqui ? He is a good player even Imrul Keys will be a bettter option 3. Shahdat hossain was expensive through out the tournament still they opted for him for the final.more over seleted to bowl the all important final over.anyway all the best BD for a great future!

  • GoldenAsif on March 22, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    Afridi looked in good nick for sure but once again he got out playing another unnecessary (even irresponsible) airy shot. With no batters to come after him he should have just looked to play along the ground and bat out the full 50 overs and if he had done so, Pakistan would have got 260+/-. But as always he just could not resist the temptation to go aerial and lost his wicket. That is his undoing in every game!

    Had it not been for some sensible batting by Sarfraz in the final 5 or 6 overs, Pakistan's final score would have been much lower. At one stage they were even in danger of not batting out their 50 overs

    Not that Afridi was totally undeserving but I would have given the MoM award to Sarfraz for he really kept us in the game and was the difference between BD chasing 210 or 230+ . or even Shakib for his allround display

  • Fogu on March 22, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    Great game. A fitting final. Both teams can hold their head high. It was a good tournament for Bangladesh and hopefully they can grow from here in all formats of the game. Well done! Congratulations to Pakistan.

  • on March 22, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    respect for bangladesh all the way , come on tigers we don't need to prove anyone anymore . We r awesome n we can be anyone in the world and no one can say that it's an upset . respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even more love after this for every member of the team!so sad when mushfiqur was crying...they gave their heart out...

  • AbdulRahmanAhsan on March 22, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    Well played Bangladesh team ... keep it up and you will be victorious some day and that is not very far

  • AbdulRahmanAhsan on March 22, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    love you team Pakistan, you give us alot of joy today by winning Asia cup and hope this will continue in future also

  • getsetgopk on March 22, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    Take a bow, Pakistan, the true Asian champion, Afridi, yet another man of the match award, he performs when needed most unlike Mr. centuries whos century probably cost India this Asia Cup. Bangladesh fought hard, but to be called an Asian Champion you'll have to earn it and it comes with a hefty price which Bangladesh on this occasion was not quite up for it but they came ever so close by standing up to the asian giants, Bangladesh should feel proud of what they have achieved, im sure there will be many more good days on fields of cricket for them if they keep producing such performances.

  • Nadeem1976 on March 22, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    The day belongs to Bangladesh and their historic performance in the tournament. Afridi has won most man of the match awards in Pakistan ODI history, it's great for him. Now he stands up there with the legends of ODI cricket.

  • Shaonx on March 22, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Oh my god, what a final we had so close but yet too far. My word just when you think this match is about to unfold you will immediately be stunned by the never ending twists. All the credit goes to Bangladesh they have really made the Pakistani to toil for this win. However, Bangladesh should be proud of what they have achieved from this tournament and hope to carry on the momentum in the future matches. Although the tournament end in disappointment but I have got a feeling that there is something special waiting for them just round the corner. Well done Bangladesh for the excellent effort throughout the tournament and we are really proud of you. Better luck next time.......

  • on March 22, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    This was one of the best ODI you can ever get. Congrats to Pakistan for wining a thriller in the end and commiserations to Bangladesh side. They played excellent cricket through out the tournament and so as in the final but some how they cannot get over Pakistan for the last decade or so. Pakistani bowlers just proved that why they are best or one of the best bowling attacks in the world by defending a moderate total on this flat track. Early Pakistani batters looked under pressure, may be defeat against India was still haunting their not so confident minds but last over just gave them the push which was needed. Pakistani spinners were awesome once again. Bangladesh was lucky enough that they didn't lose more wickets against the trio since they had no clue against them. Shakib is good but he needs to learn how to finish the game.

  • adis26 on March 22, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    They deserved to win the Cup. They definitely played the best cricket overall. Defeating India's 290 and then this chase was done really well. Pity they lost. But it doesn't matter. They have won my respect for sure now...especially after their performance in the finals. Welcome to big league cos you ain't minnows anymore.Congratulations B'desh.

  • cricket_fan_1980 on March 22, 2012, 18:30 GMT

    Whatever people say about Shahid Afridi, the guy can win matches. If you now look at the all time Man of the Match awardees list, other than Tendulkar (62) and Jayasuria (48), Shahid is just a few away from being number three. He is 6 or 7 years junior to the others in the list above him who are still playing, and with his general fitness, will certainly play another 8 years of international cricket at least barring some dramatic loss of form or controversy. If he clocks at least 20 ODI's a year, which is not unlikely with the schedules these days, he would easily have played 450 - 500 ODI's in another 5 - 10 years. The possibilities for his ODI record-making ability are limitless. He can most certainly be the most influential ODI all-rounder of all time if he keeps his head. And the truth of the matter is, he delivers in big games. He has done it so many times now, it is futile to argue about his inconsistency. People also forget his confidence-boosting and morale-lifting presence

  • smalishah84 on March 22, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    It was such a great finale........the closest ever Asia cup final indeed

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  • smalishah84 on March 22, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    It was such a great finale........the closest ever Asia cup final indeed

  • cricket_fan_1980 on March 22, 2012, 18:30 GMT

    Whatever people say about Shahid Afridi, the guy can win matches. If you now look at the all time Man of the Match awardees list, other than Tendulkar (62) and Jayasuria (48), Shahid is just a few away from being number three. He is 6 or 7 years junior to the others in the list above him who are still playing, and with his general fitness, will certainly play another 8 years of international cricket at least barring some dramatic loss of form or controversy. If he clocks at least 20 ODI's a year, which is not unlikely with the schedules these days, he would easily have played 450 - 500 ODI's in another 5 - 10 years. The possibilities for his ODI record-making ability are limitless. He can most certainly be the most influential ODI all-rounder of all time if he keeps his head. And the truth of the matter is, he delivers in big games. He has done it so many times now, it is futile to argue about his inconsistency. People also forget his confidence-boosting and morale-lifting presence

  • adis26 on March 22, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    They deserved to win the Cup. They definitely played the best cricket overall. Defeating India's 290 and then this chase was done really well. Pity they lost. But it doesn't matter. They have won my respect for sure now...especially after their performance in the finals. Welcome to big league cos you ain't minnows anymore.Congratulations B'desh.

  • on March 22, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    This was one of the best ODI you can ever get. Congrats to Pakistan for wining a thriller in the end and commiserations to Bangladesh side. They played excellent cricket through out the tournament and so as in the final but some how they cannot get over Pakistan for the last decade or so. Pakistani bowlers just proved that why they are best or one of the best bowling attacks in the world by defending a moderate total on this flat track. Early Pakistani batters looked under pressure, may be defeat against India was still haunting their not so confident minds but last over just gave them the push which was needed. Pakistani spinners were awesome once again. Bangladesh was lucky enough that they didn't lose more wickets against the trio since they had no clue against them. Shakib is good but he needs to learn how to finish the game.

  • Shaonx on March 22, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Oh my god, what a final we had so close but yet too far. My word just when you think this match is about to unfold you will immediately be stunned by the never ending twists. All the credit goes to Bangladesh they have really made the Pakistani to toil for this win. However, Bangladesh should be proud of what they have achieved from this tournament and hope to carry on the momentum in the future matches. Although the tournament end in disappointment but I have got a feeling that there is something special waiting for them just round the corner. Well done Bangladesh for the excellent effort throughout the tournament and we are really proud of you. Better luck next time.......

  • Nadeem1976 on March 22, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    The day belongs to Bangladesh and their historic performance in the tournament. Afridi has won most man of the match awards in Pakistan ODI history, it's great for him. Now he stands up there with the legends of ODI cricket.

  • getsetgopk on March 22, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    Take a bow, Pakistan, the true Asian champion, Afridi, yet another man of the match award, he performs when needed most unlike Mr. centuries whos century probably cost India this Asia Cup. Bangladesh fought hard, but to be called an Asian Champion you'll have to earn it and it comes with a hefty price which Bangladesh on this occasion was not quite up for it but they came ever so close by standing up to the asian giants, Bangladesh should feel proud of what they have achieved, im sure there will be many more good days on fields of cricket for them if they keep producing such performances.

  • AbdulRahmanAhsan on March 22, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    love you team Pakistan, you give us alot of joy today by winning Asia cup and hope this will continue in future also

  • AbdulRahmanAhsan on March 22, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    Well played Bangladesh team ... keep it up and you will be victorious some day and that is not very far

  • on March 22, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    respect for bangladesh all the way , come on tigers we don't need to prove anyone anymore . We r awesome n we can be anyone in the world and no one can say that it's an upset . respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even more love after this for every member of the team!so sad when mushfiqur was crying...they gave their heart out...