Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, moving away a hint, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, wide, too wide, moved away further after pitching and Hafeez didn't bother about that one

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length outside off, first runs, punched wide of mid-off for a quick single

Pakistan 2/0   Mohammad Hafeez 1* (2b)

1.1

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goodish length on the off, gets front and across and drives it towards midwicket, well fielded by Shakib who dives to his left

1.2

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, punished, short and wide and that's crashed through cover and point for a boundary, smashed

1.3

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beaten, good length just outside off and nipped back in, Hafeez didn't pick that, played outside the line there and was beaten through the gate

1.4

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish outside off, punched from the crease towards extra cover

1.5

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot towards extra cover

1.6

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he's a good timer of the ball is Hafeez, punched towards cover, effortlessly done but straight to the fielder

Pakistan 14/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (8b 1x4)

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, crunched towards cover off the back foot

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed it full on the off, rocks forward and drives that towards mid-off

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, defended towards short extra cover

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 leg bye, angling down the pads, tries to clip it fine, flicks the pads and they get a leg-bye

Pakistan 16/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (12b 1x4)

3.1

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, punched towards extra cover

3.2

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up on the off, rocks forward and defends that with a closed face to midwicket

3.3

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nicely cracked but the short extra cover is proving to be a problem, nicely timed off the back foot

3.4

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward to that one, appeared to swing in and defended it towards short extra cover

3.5

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, appeal for lbw, looked very close, ooh, came back in sharply and Hafeez was caught in front of the stumps, struck him in line as that moved back in but would that have gone down leg? Didn't seem like it. May have struck leg, hit him on the back leg. Didn't look like he got an inside edge. Very close call, Hafeez might just be lucky to survive. Hawkeye shows it would have hit middle and leg

3.6

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched it up outside off, steps forward and opens the face to crack it towards point

Pakistan 16/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (18b 1x4)

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, shortish on middle, flicked off the back foot through square leg for a couple of runs

Pakistan 19/1   Mohammad Hafeez 7* (19b 1x4)

5.6

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched on a length outside off, gets forward and defends it towards point

Pakistan 22/2   Mohammad Hafeez 7* (20b 1x4)

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, ooh, was uppish, opened the face on that one and sliced it wide of point, Jahrul Islam was in catching range, dived to his left and dropped it, carried but he couldn't get his hands around it

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up on the off and that's driven straight towards mid-off

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, easily done, relieving the pressure with that ill-directed delivery on the pads and it's flicked away through square leg for a boundary

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards off, goodish length on the off, defended off the back foot to the bowler

Pakistan 27/2   Mohammad Hafeez 11* (24b 2x4)

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lands on a good length outside off, gets forward and defends it towards point

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, the slower offcutter, Hafeez opened the face and guided that one towards third man for a single

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it to mid-on

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower offcutter there, gets on the back foot and turns it towards midwicket

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower one again, that was pitched up, Hafeez leaned forward and drove it straight to cover

Pakistan 33/2   Mohammad Hafeez 12* (29b 2x4)

9.3

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, ooh, nicely timed but that wasn't too far away from the stumps at the non-striker's end, would be interesting to see if Nazmul got a hand to it, driven elegantly through the line and dead straight for a boundary

9.4

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed it full on middle, gets front and across and drives it towards mid-on

9.5

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, horrible delivery, a slower one but wayward, full and down the leg side, Hafeez helps it on its way past short fine leg

9.6

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, whipped through square leg into the deep for a single to keep strike

Pakistan 43/2   Mohammad Hafeez 21* (33b 4x4)

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on middle, rocks back and works it towards midwicket

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length, a bit of away movement on that one, stands tall and defends it towards cover

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven on the up this time, drew him forward, played straight to extra cover

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hits a good length this time, Hafeez steps forward and defends that solidly towards mid-off

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish outside off, crunched wide of point for a single

Pakistan 44/2   Mohammad Hafeez 22* (38b 4x4)

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slides it wide, shortish and Hafeez chops that one down towards point

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, floating it towards middle, lands slightly short, punched into the leg side

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, smartly done by Hafeez, was slower through the air, he waited for it to turn away and guided it behind point for three runs, Shakib gave chase and dragged it back in

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tossed up on middle, drives it down towards long-on for a single

Pakistan 49/2   Mohammad Hafeez 26* (42b 4x4)

12.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, Hafeez brings up Pakistan's fifty, guiding it to third man

12.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up on middle, drives it down towards mid-on

12.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, bowls it short on the leg side, fine leg has been pushed back, Hafeez clips that towards the fielder for a single

Pakistan 52/2   Mohammad Hafeez 28* (45b 4x4)

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward, opens the face and plays it towards point

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on leg stump, gets a big stride out and knocks it into the leg side

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up outside off, pitched up, defended with a lunge back towards the bowler

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on leg stump, clipped off the pads towards short fine leg

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it flat on middle and off, steps back and punches it towards cover

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, rapped on the pads, went with the arm, struck him outside leg

Pakistan 52/2   Mohammad Hafeez 28* (51b 4x4)

14.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length on the off, gets on the front foot and taps it towards extra cover

14.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short outside off, cut away down towards third man for a single

14.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards off, goodish length, opts to play that off the back foot and defends it into the off side

Pakistan 55/3   Mohammad Hafeez 29* (54b 4x4)

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards middle, gets on the back foot and stabs it into the off side

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards middle, stretches forward and dabs it into the leg side

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on middle, drives it back down the pitch

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, arm ball on the off, made room and cut it down to point

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slightly short on the off, pushed off the back foot to mid-on, pinches a quick single and makes it in time

Pakistan 57/3   Mohammad Hafeez 30* (59b 4x4)

16.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and knocks it down on the pitch

16.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed in towards the off stump, lands on a length, drives it straight to mid-on

16.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, nicely timed and a misfield by Razzak at mid-off, rushed in to prevent the single there but couldn't pick it up cleanly, two more

16.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, shortish on the off, drags it through square leg for a couple more runs, fine leg is inside the circle

16.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards off, a tight line and it's defended solidly back to the bowler

16.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, bowled it full on the pads, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single

Pakistan 62/3   Mohammad Hafeez 35* (65b 4x4)

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish outside off, chopped towards point

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards leg stump, struck on the pads, that held its line, would have gone down leg

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, steps forward and defends that into the off side

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short, whipped off the back foot through square leg for a single

Pakistan 63/3   Mohammad Hafeez 36* (70b 4x4)

18.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, steps on the back foot and plays it to mid-on

18.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up on the off at 133kph, gets across and drives it down to mid-on

18.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full on middle, drives it sweetly but straight to mid-on, no single on offer

18.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, run-out appeal, pushed it just wide of mid-on and called for a single, no hesitation there, Tamim picks up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Hafeez is in

18.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, bowled it full on the pads, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single to keep strike

Pakistan 66/3   Mohammad Hafeez 38* (75b 4x4)

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slow through the air, lands short outside off, guided towards short third

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on the off, reaches forward and pushes it towards mid-off

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fires it quick on middle this time, steps back and plays it back to the bowler

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, appeal for lbw, got an inside edge there as he went for the slog-sweep, tossed up on middle and he tried to go over midwicket, would have also gone down leg

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets a big stride out and defends that into the leg side

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up outside off, reaches forward and pushes it to extra cover, a maiden over, tight stuff from Bangladesh

Pakistan 66/3   Mohammad Hafeez 38* (81b 4x4)

20.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked away through square leg for a single

20.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, punches it back towards the bowler

20.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and punches that towards extra cover, he's timing them well but can't get it past the in-field

20.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, cracks that one through to deep cover for a single to keep strike

Pakistan 70/3   Mohammad Hafeez 40* (85b 4x4)

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short outside off, can't find the gap, cut away towards point off the back foot

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, the frustration set in and it's cost Hafeez his wicket, he struck that hard but could not get the desired elevation, got to the pitch to that flighted ball and struck it straight into the hands of mid-on where Nazmul took a sharp catch

Mohammad Hafeez c Nazmul Hossain b Abdur Razzak 40 (104m 87b 4x4 0x6) SR: 45.97

Pakistan 70/4   Mohammad Hafeez 40 (87b 4x4)
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Photos

Mar 22, 2012

Pakistan players walk back after securing victory, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 22, 2012

Pakistan players walk back after securing victory

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Mar 22, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan scoops one over short fine leg, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 22, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan scoops one over short fine leg

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