Asia Cup - 6th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)

19.3

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, punched down to long on with the spin

19.6

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, full delivery pushed hard back to the bowler

Bangladesh 118/4   Nasir Hossain 1* (2b)

20.2

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, reaches out and pushes a straightish length ball to extra cover

20.3

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, the slower and full delivery, he ends up working it in the air, but midwicket is vacant

20.5

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, bouncer now to the new batsman who goes down under it

20.6

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, again the slow and full delivery, he reaches forward and eases it to mid on

Bangladesh 121/4   Nasir Hossain 2* (6b)

22.1

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, goes for the drive to a pitched up ball but mistimes it

22.2

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, he was late to pick up this bouncer but got out of the way calmly in time

22.3

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, nothing calm this time as he tries to swat a short ball that rears up at him, loops it up towards vacant square leg

22.5

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, he had no clue this time about the bouncer, ducked right into it, ball popped up off the glove but fell short of point

22.6

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, another bouncer, but this time he is prepared and gets head out of the way

Bangladesh 131/4   Nasir Hossain 3* (11b)

23.5

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, forced back to the bowler from the crease

23.6

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, width for the cut, but he finds cover as he makes room and has a go at it

Bangladesh 136/5   Nasir Hossain 3* (13b)

24.4

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, bangs it in really short and he ducks under that, he leaves it alone and wide called

24.4

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, fullish on the stumps and clipped away down to mid-on

24.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, squeezes out a full delivery back to the bowler

24.6

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 3 runs, makes a bit of room and punches it wide of diving short cover, Senanayake does well to slide at the deep cover boundary and save a four

Bangladesh 141/5   Nasir Hossain 6* (16b)

25.1

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, turned to midwicket with the spin

25.2

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, works a full ball to midwicket

25.3

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, nudged fine down the leg side, work for Malinga as he runs across from deep square

25.4

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, length ball punched from the crease to midwicket

25.5

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, goes for the pull, does not time it at all, deep midwicket fields

Bangladesh 144/5   Nasir Hossain 9* (21b)

26.1

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, reaches out and drives along the ground to sweeper cover

Bangladesh 145/5   Nasir Hossain 10* (22b)

27.1

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, moves across and defends a length ball down the track

27.2

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, another shot in the air, another one falling short, he arches back and makes room as he pulls, on the bounce to deep square

27.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, sensibly dabs a slower one down to third man

Bangladesh 157/5   Nasir Hossain 12* (25b)

28.1

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, "almost delicious" shot, says Ramiz Raja on air, Nasir bends his back leg, pushes at a length ball and squeezes it in the air to the left of third man

28.2

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, no run, played out towards point

28.3

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, more stuff on the pads, he gets outside the line and tucks it to fine leg

Bangladesh 166/5   Nasir Hossain 17* (28b 1x4)

29.1

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, 4 leg byes, all of a sudden, the preferred length seems to be down the leg side, Kula gets it to move in but it was ending up on the pads, and it put away past a diving Sanga

29.2

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays in the crease and pushes to point

29.3

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, plays out a length ball to extra cover

29.4

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, played out without intent of scoring to covers, they can afford these quiet deliveries

29.5

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, nothing working for Sri Lanka, Nasir gets a top edge off an attempted pull that flies over Sanga, Kula has hands on his hips

29.6

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes back in and is played out on the leg side

Bangladesh 174/5   Nasir Hossain 21* (34b 2x4)

30.2

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, keeps a short ball down on the off side, wants the single but is sent back

30.3

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, attempted yorker screams full down the leg side, a tickle would have earned four, Nasir could not get anything on it

30.3

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, reaches out, hops and stabs a wide and rising delivery in the air down to third man

30.5

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, yorker, almost got him, he jams down his bat on it, it rolls on to thigh pad, and almost on to the stumps

30.6

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, eases a pitched up ball down to mid off, one over negotiated, Malinga has two more overs left

Bangladesh 178/5   Nasir Hossain 22* (38b 2x4)

31.4

Dilshan to Nasir Hossain, no run, cannot work it away and it rolls on the leg side

31.5

Dilshan to Nasir Hossain, no run, runs it straight to short third man, not getting the run

31.6

Dilshan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, would have been a wide had he not nudged it to short fine

Bangladesh 184/5   Nasir Hossain 23* (41b 2x4)

32.1

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushes it wide of point to bring up the 50 of the partnership

32.3

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, swung behind square leg, they even come back for the second, the crowd roars with glee

32.4

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushes a very full one from the stumps to mid on, Mahela looks out of ideas

32.5

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, reaches forward and pushes the slower one down to long off for an easy single

Bangladesh 191/5   Nasir Hossain 27* (45b 2x4)

33.1

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, yorker arrives, on the stumps, dug out safely, even a single squeezed out , Malinga cannot get to the ball in time, Mahela cannot believe it

33.4

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, fullish outside off, he reaches out to push firmly down to mid off

33.5

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, low full toss swinging in, calmly kept out to midwicket

33.6

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, slow and full, just outside off, dug out on the leg side

Bangladesh 197/5   Nasir Hossain 28* (49b 2x4)

34.2

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, close call for Nasir, he is sent back after dabbing a slow one towards backward point, Dilshan lets the throw rip, it misses

34.3

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, yorker arrives just on off, Nasir digs it out to point

34.4

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed off the front foot to mid off

34.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, wide called, the short ball gets up, it gets up too much

34.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, drives a near-yorker back to the bowler, nothing happening for Sri Lanka, India's hopes nearly gone, Bangladesh wait eagerly

34.6

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, they keep going for yorker after yorker and Bangladesh continue to deny them, another very full one pushed hard to mid off

Bangladesh 199/5   Nasir Hossain 28* (54b 2x4)

35.2

Dilshan to Nasir Hossain, no run, forced back to the bowler from the crease

35.3

Dilshan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, tucked through square leg for a single

35.5

Dilshan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, easy work off the pad to deep square

Bangladesh 203/5   Nasir Hossain 30* (57b 2x4)

36.1

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, appeal for lbw as the yorker zooms in towards the legs, rolls towards fine leg, it took the bat, as replays show

36.5

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, inside edges a yorker to Sanga's left, the keeper does superbly to collect it

36.6

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full toss played out to mid on for a single

Bangladesh 208/5   Nasir Hossain 32* (60b 2x4)

37.1

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, that will be it, Bangladesh are through to the final of the Asia Cup, mid on's dive cannot prevent the drive from rushing towards the straight boundary

Bangladesh 212/5   Nasir Hossain 36* (61b 3x4)
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 20, 2012

Nasir Hossain jumps in celebration of Bangladesh's win, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 20, 2012

Nasir Hossain jumps in celebration of Bangladesh's win

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Mar 20, 2012

Mahmudullah celebrates Bangladesh's victory, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 20, 2012

Mahmudullah celebrates Bangladesh's victory

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