Asia Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 21 runs

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, ooh, some inswing there for Shafiul, almost yorker length on the pads, Jamshed flicks it but unconvincingly, goes through his pads, all the way to the boundary, a very quick outfield

Pakistan 5/0   Nasir Jamshed 4* (2b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 0.2-0-4-0

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, lovely whip off the pads, straying in line, easy pickings, clipped away through midwicket with a flick of the wrists

Pakistan 11/0   Nasir Jamshed 8* (7b 2x4)   Shafiul Islam 1.2-0-9-0

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, bowled it short on middle, rolls his wrists over that one, a short fine in place and he gets it past that man for a boundary

Pakistan 21/0   Nasir Jamshed 13* (20b 3x4)   Shafiul Islam 3.1-0-14-0

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, nicely timed, he plays that shot well does Hafeez, shortish outside off and he whips it between mid-on and midwicket, off the meat, minimum effort

Pakistan 26/0   Mohammad Hafeez 11* (24b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 3.4-0-19-0

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

Pakistan 31/0   Mohammad Hafeez 15* (28b 2x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 4.3-0-12-0

14.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, lovely timing, Hafeez is not so much power-play, it's mostly timing with him, short outside off and it's cut with minimum effort past the diving point

Pakistan 59/0   Mohammad Hafeez 29* (53b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 2.5-0-17-0

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, gives him the charge, tossed up, converts it into a low full toss and squeezes it past the diving point fielder for four

Pakistan 64/0   Mohammad Hafeez 34* (55b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 3.1-0-13-0

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed finding the boundary, had made up his mind, made some room, took it from a length and sliced it between point and short third

Pakistan 72/0   Nasir Jamshed 29* (39b 4x4)   Abdur Razzak 0.2-0-5-0

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

Pakistan 82/0   Nasir Jamshed 36* (46b 5x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 5.2-0-18-0

20.1

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, more runs, pitched up outside off and HAfeez steers it smartly behind short third man for a boundary, the runs continue to flow, Hafeez brings up his half-century and the century stand

Pakistan 101/0   Mohammad Hafeez 51* (72b 5x4)   Mahmudullah 0.1-0-4-0

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, gets it over midwicket this time and picks the gap perfectly, short on middle and it's dispatched for an easy boundary, long hop that

Pakistan 114/0   Mohammad Hafeez 62* (88b 6x4)   Abdur Razzak 2.4-0-14-0

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez timing it well still, short outside off, made a bit of room, waited for it to turn away, cut it smartly past point for a boundary

Pakistan 135/0   Mohammad Hafeez 75* (102b 7x4)   Abdur Razzak 4.3-0-25-0

30.4

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis gets a good amount of bat on it, though it wasn't superbly timed, short outside off and he dragged it high over midwicket, the outfield is quick enough to go past the ropes

Pakistan 148/1   Younis Khan 8* (9b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 5.4-0-28-0

34.1

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Umar gets a boundary to third man, walked forward and opened the face but it went finer than he would have initially intended

Pakistan 168/2   Umar Akmal 6* (3b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 4.1-0-28-1

38.4

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, this one has been dispatched, short again and he shapes up for the pull and then smashes it over midwicket

Pakistan 189/4   Umar Akmal 20* (18b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 6.4-0-43-3

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

Pakistan 205/7   Umar Gul 5* (5b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 7.3-0-50-3

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)   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-39-0

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

Pakistan 232/7   Umar Gul 22* (18b 3x4)   Shafiul Islam 6.3-0-35-0

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

Pakistan 241/7   Umar Gul 29* (22b 4x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 9.3-0-45-0

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

Pakistan 245/7   Umar Gul 33* (23b 5x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 9.4-0-49-0

49.6

Shafiul Islam to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR, Ajmal does it smartly, walks across and paddle-sweeps that over the short fine fielder for a boundary, Pakistan have achieved a competitive score here

Pakistan 262/8   Saeed Ajmal 8* (3b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 8-0-49-0
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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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