Asia Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 21 runs

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a touch too wide this time but within the limit, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, floating it on middle, gets across to work it towards the leg side

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length again, punched off the back foot towards mid-off

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed off the front foot into the off side

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling on the pads, tries to flick that square but can't connect, is struck on the pads

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length, nipped back in this time, defended solidly off the back foot

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, Pakistan open their account, thanks to a wide, pretty wide this time and it's called by the umpire

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled on a good length this time, gets forward and defends it confidently into the off side

Pakistan 1/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-1-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flicked away, bowled on a length on the pads, clipped it towards square leg on the bounce

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, swinging away, gets to the keeper on the second bounce, HAfeez chases it, looking to drive it through the off side, but misses

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards middle, pushes it solidly towards mid-on from the crease

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it on a driving length outside off, in the channel, Hafeez is not tempted to drive however, allows it through to the keeper

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on a driving length again, shoulders arms to allow it through, almost identical delivery to the previous one

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish on the off, whipped past midwicket for a single

Pakistan 6/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-2-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, a touch too straight, worked through square leg, wide of fine leg, for a couple of runs

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hitting a good length, just around off stump, defended towards point off the front foot

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, in the channel outside off stump, moving off the pitch, leaving the right-hander, left alone

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goodish length and it's struck straight towards Shakib, who fields well at extra cover, stretching to his left

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, bowled on a good length, opens the face slightly and guides it down to third man

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to the bowler

Pakistan 14/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-5-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on the off, pushed away into the off side on the back foot

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to extra cover

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just works it wide of midwicket for a quick single this time

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower one, short of a good length, turned slightly uppishly into the leg side towards short midwicket

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, well fielded again, Jamshed walked down the pitch to that one, took it off a length and drove it uppishly, Tamim did well, diving to his right and keeping them to a single

Pakistan 17/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-7-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, shortish on middle and off, knocks it in front of point for a quick single

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, run-out attempt, pushed off the back foot to point, Nasir dives to his right, collects and throws it to Mushfiqur, Hafeez dived full stretch and made it back just in time, impressive fielding though, it's been sharp today

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, too much width from Mashrafe, Hafeez doesn't let it go to waste, cuts it over point for a boundary

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot to turn it to midwicket

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just a single, Hafeez would have wanted more, shortish and it's pulled over square leg into the deep, deep square leg runs across and cuts it off, keeping it down to a single

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down towards point

Pakistan 32/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-13-0

18.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut down towards third man for a single

18.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed goes over the top, sensed a chance with a short ball from Mashrafe, came down the track and pulled it hard over midwicket

18.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a good length, made room and just dropped it in front of point for a quick single

18.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, there is a deep square leg in place, pulled away towards him, not timed all too well but a single is what he'll get

18.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, tried to flick it fine but all he manages in the end is a leg-bye

18.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, nicely played, pitched up and it's driven elegantly in front of deep cover for a couple of runs

Pakistan 87/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-23-0

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed that one down the ground to long-on for a single

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short of a good length outside off, chopped it down towards point

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pushed it full outside off, drives it towards deep cover for a single

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a good length, punched down the pitch for a single wide of the bowler

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pushed off the back foot through cover for a single

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length, chops it down towards point from the crease

Pakistan 197/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-27-0

44.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, bowls that full on the off, drives it straight towards cover off the front foot

44.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short of a good length outside off, knocks it down towards point

44.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, run down behind point, thinks of a second after a fumble but it's not there

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

44.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, goodish length outside off, opens the face to play it through point 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   Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-32-0

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, goodish length, pushed back towards the bowler

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full on the off, drives it towards long-on for a single

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

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one outside off, square-driven through to deep point for a single

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-39-0

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

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pitched up on middle, driven towards long-on for a single

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-55-1
Tournament Results
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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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