Asia Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 21 runs

41.3

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, 1 run, went on with the arm again, turned it through square leg for a single

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, no run, kept really low, would have missed leg, struck Gul on the pads as he moved back

41.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, no run, short, rocks back to punch it straight to extra cover

Pakistan 200/7   Umar Gul 1* (3b)

42.2

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, no run, back of a length on the off, rocks back and knocks it down on the pitch

42.3

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, FOUR, lovely shot, bowled it full, in fact it was a full toss on middle, flicked it away through square leg for a boundary

42.4

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, 2 runs, nicely done again, got across and just chipped it over midwicket for a couple more runs

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, no run, banged it short outside off, leaves it through to the keeper

42.6

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, 1 run, pushed it through point, a misfield, gets a quick single

Pakistan 208/7   Umar Gul 8* (8b 1x4)

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, no run, shortish on the off, punched hard off the back foot

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, 1 leg bye, they get a leg-bye as he tries to nudge it into the leg side

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, 1 run, dropped it softly into the leg side in front of square leg for a single

Pakistan 211/7   Umar Gul 9* (11b 1x4)

44.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 1 run, slower one, picks it up well, chips that in front of long-on for a single

44.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 2 runs, banged it short outside off, pulled over midwicket, didn't get hold of it, was fortunate it landed safely and that it earned him a couple of runs

Pakistan 217/7   Umar Gul 12* (13b 1x4)

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Gul, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg for a single

Pakistan 219/7   Umar Gul 13* (14b 1x4)

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 1 run, a leading edge again, full toss, tries to whip it past midwicket, did so very early, got a single as it landed safely behind extra cover

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, no run, banged in short, went for the pull but could not connect

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, FOUR, poor ball, he's strong in that area, these are all important runs for Pakistan, full toss on middle and it's swung away to the square-leg boundary

Pakistan 227/7   Umar Gul 18* (17b 2x4)

47.3

Shafiul Islam to Umar Gul, FOUR, Umar Gul's doing well here, short ball bowled slow and it's slapped over mid-off for a boundary, struck sweetly, important stand this

47.4

Shafiul Islam to Umar Gul, 1 run, pulled away, kept a little low, struck towards deep square leg for a single

47.6

Shafiul Islam to Umar Gul, 1 run, slower one bowled short, keeps strike with a punch to deep cover

Pakistan 235/7   Umar Gul 24* (20b 3x4)

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 1 run, pitched up outside off, a length ball that Gul was looking to send sailing over long-on, didn't get hold, just a single as it rolled in front of the bowler

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, FOUR, Gul's playing a crucial knock, short ball, slower one again and he picked it well, smacking it hard over midwicket

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, FOUR, horrible delivery, full toss on leg stump, a high full toss and Gul helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, SIX, Mashrafe is losing it here, Pakistan have gone beyond 250 and these two bring up a half-century stand, another full toss, waist-high and it's pulled away over the deep square leg boundary into the crowd, big six that

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, OUT, the legcutter bowls Umar Gul, nipped away to clip the bails as Gul played inside the line, heads back after an excellent cameo

Umar Gul b Mashrafe Mortaza 39 (31m 25b 5x4 1x6) SR: 156.00

Pakistan 251/8   Umar Gul 39 (25b 5x4 1x6)
Tournament Results
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka - Mar 22, 2012
Pakistan won by 2 runs
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Mar 18, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Mar 16, 2012
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 15, 2012
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)
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Photos

Mar 11, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan misses and is bowled, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 11, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan misses and is bowled

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Mar 11, 2012

Umar Gul celebrates Nasir Hossain's wicket as Shakib Al Hasan watches, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 11, 2012

Umar Gul celebrates Nasir Hossain's wicket as Shakib Al Hasan watches

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