Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, flighted outside off, drives it towards extra cover

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fires it short on the off, Afridi went for the big one, danced down the track and cracked it down the ground to long-off, was aiming for much more there

Pakistan 130/5   Shahid Afridi 1* (3b)

34.1

Mahmudullah to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pushes that down the ground for a single towards long-on

34.3

Mahmudullah to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pitched on the off, drives that towards long-on for one more

Pakistan 133/5   Shahid Afridi 3* (5b)

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi finds the gap, he'll want to take most of the strike this Powerplay, short outside off and he hammers that between cover and point

Pakistan 139/6   Shahid Afridi 7* (6b 1x4)

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, four more, fired in short on middle and he's attacking, moves back and pulls that over midwicket, powerfully struck

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, no run, shortish on the off, pushes it back towards the bowler

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, no run, rocks forward and defends it cautiously this time

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, another one, makes a bit of room this time and thwacks that through extra cover to beat long-off, shortish and he wasn't to the pitch but he made excellent contact

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, keeps the strike but cracking it down to deep midwicket for a single

Pakistan 149/6   Shahid Afridi 16* (11b 3x4)

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 3 leg byes, makes room to pull that over midwicket, misses, it clips the pads to beat the keeper and roll down past short fine leg, Shahadat gives chase and drags it back, three leg byes, useful runs these

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, tossed up on the off, pushes it back down towards Shakib

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 2 byes, fires that one wide but Afridi had already made room, not given a wide but that was fumbled by Mushfiqur, who conceded two byes

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, low full toss outside off, went for the drive, missed it there, well collected by Mushfiqur

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, charges down the track this time, gets to the pitch and launches it over mid-on, didn't get hold of it but it was enough to earn him a one-bounce four

Pakistan 159/6   Shahid Afridi 20* (16b 4x4)

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower one, gets outside off and turns it through square leg for one more

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, slower offcutter, knocks it down in front of the vacant midwicket region, Sarfraz is running to the danger end on the second run and completes it in time

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Pitched up and that's a monstrous strike, makes a bit of room, takes it from a length and absolutely murders it over the long-off boundary, a flat six

Pakistan 170/6   Shahid Afridi 29* (19b 4x4 1x6)

40.1

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, starts the new spell with a short ball down the leg side which is called a wide

40.1

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short ball on the off, Afridi went for the pull but couldn't time it well enough, managed to get it over midwicket however, two more

40.2

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, punched off the back foot past midwicket for a single

Pakistan 174/6   Shahid Afridi 32* (21b 4x4 1x6)

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi goes! Holes out to a full toss, came down the track to smash that over midwicket but it turned out to be a miscue, got a top-edge and Nasir at long-off ran in and took a good catch diving forward, crucial blow

Shahid Afridi c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 32 (32m 22b 4x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

Pakistan 178/7   Shahid Afridi 32 (22b 4x4 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 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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