Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, ooh, the ball stopped on him there slightly, played back to the bowler just as he checked his shot while turning the face

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, big cheers for the single, turns that through square leg to get off the mark

Bangladesh 2/0   Nazimuddin 1* (2b)

1.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, beaten through the gate, goodish length and it keeps a little low, loose shot from Nazimuddin and it zips through the gate as it rolls towards the keeper

1.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, angling in towards middle and off, defends that towards the bowler

1.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, beaten again, this one goes the other way, nips away after pitching, tries to crash it square but can't connect

1.4

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, beaten again, this one is much closer to the off stump, lands on a good length and darts away, Nazimuddin fishes for that one and it just moves past the outside edge

1.5

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, and again, it's happened four this this over, this one nipped away and he pushed at it loosely once again

1.6

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, leaves it alone this time, on a good length outside off and he shoulders arms to that one, excellent start by Gul, a maiden

Bangladesh 2/0   Nazimuddin 1* (8b)

2.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, flighted on the off, Nazimuddin pushes it back to the bowler

2.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, floated it full on middle, pushes it down the ground to long-on for a single

Bangladesh 4/0   Nazimuddin 2* (10b)

3.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, angling in towards middle, gets forward and defends it solidly back to Gul this time

3.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, 1 run, firmly struck, that was pitched on a good length and was square-driven well by Nazimuddin but Hafeez at cover dived full length to his left and kept them down to just the single

Bangladesh 5/0   Nazimuddin 3* (12b)

4.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, floated it on the off, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

4.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward and turns that one towards square leg

4.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, closes the face on that one and plays it back down the pitch

4.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, tossed up outside off, defended in front of the bowler

4.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, much slower through the air, gets forward and dabs it towards point

4.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it down towards long-on for a single to keep strike

Bangladesh 14/0   Nazimuddin 4* (18b)

5.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, 1 leg bye, dropped that one short on leg stump, would have wanted to get that fine but could not, struck on the hips, just the single off a leg-bye

Bangladesh 15/0   Nazimuddin 4* (19b)

6.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, turning in from a good length, chips it towards midwicket

6.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, on middle, gets forward, closes the face on that one and rolls that in front of mid-on for a single

Bangladesh 26/0   Nazimuddin 5* (21b)

7.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, 1 wide, starts with a wide down the leg side, landed on leg and spun down further

7.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it firmly towards long-on for a single

Bangladesh 28/0   Nazimuddin 6* (22b)

8.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a good length, turning in, worked away to square leg

8.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, floating it on middle and leg, closes the face to work it to midwicket

8.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, shorter, turns it away past square leg for a single

8.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, bowled it flat on the pads, clipped to square leg, Nazim wants the single but Tamim sends him back, wisely

8.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, gets on the back foot and just dabs it wide of midwicket to steal a quick single

Bangladesh 35/0   Nazimuddin 8* (27b)

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, appeal for lbw, tossed up, Nazimuddin stepped across to swing it over square leg, ooh, looked really close, didn't strike him outside the line, seemed to strike him in line, we need to check on the height. Struck him in line with off and middle. Very close, many would have given that out, would have gone on to hit the stumps

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, the doosra, didn't pick it, turned the face on it too early

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, tries to defend it with bat close to pad, may have been going down

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, turned in from a good length outside off, pushed it back down the pitch

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, a maiden, tries to play it square, strikes him on the thighs, no single on offer

Bangladesh 35/0   Nazimuddin 8* (33b)

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, 1 run, quicker through the air, drives that towards long-off for a single

Bangladesh 37/0   Nazimuddin 9* (34b)

11.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards point

11.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short and wide, shapes to play the cut, misses

11.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, 1 run, dropped, Hammad Azam cannot hold on, Pakistan need to take these, short outside off and that is slashed hard, flies off the outside edge to third man, Hammad moved to his left and dived low, it carried but he couldn't hold on, a tough chance but in a chase such as this, Pakistan need to latch onto those

Bangladesh 44/0   Nazimuddin 10* (37b)

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a good length outside off, crunched towards extra cover

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, no run, swing and a miss, Nazimuddin's under pressure here, swung hard at that one, tried to clear midwicket, missed

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, no run, on a length on the off, driven straight towards extra cover

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, 1 run, tossed up outside off, lands wide, squeezes that one down to deep cover for a single

Bangladesh 45/0   Nazimuddin 11* (41b)

14.1

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, no run, plays it back towards the bowler off the back foot

14.2

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, 1 run, Nazim's not looking too comfortable, comes down the track to smash that down the ground, gets a thick inside edge for a single

14.4

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, no run, quicker delivery, chops that towards point

14.5

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, 1 run, short on middle, mistimes a pull towards deep square leg for a single

Bangladesh 61/0   Nazimuddin 13* (45b)

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, comes down the track to that fullish delivery and plays it back

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, 1 run, Nazim continues to be lucky, comes down the track to smash that down the ground, gets a thick outside edge over point for a single, didn't pick the doosra

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, turns in sharply from outside off, chops it towards point

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, comes down the track and defends it down the pitch

Bangladesh 65/0   Nazimuddin 14* (49b)

16.2

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, no run, Nazimuddin has a swing at that one, gets an inside edge to short fine leg

16.3

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, 2 runs, Nazim is stil struggling out there, comes down the track and cracks that through cover for a couple of runs

16.4

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, OUT, Younis Khan takes an excellent running catch, Nazim has been put out of his misery, tossed up, made room to loft that over extra cover, loft he did but didn't get the desired distance, Younis at long-off ran a fair distance to his left and kept his eyes on that one throughout, dived and took it superbly, Bangladesh are one down

Nazimuddin c Younis Khan b Shahid Afridi 16 (60m 52b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Bangladesh 68/1   Nazimuddin 16 (52b)
Tournament Results
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Pakistan won by 2 runs
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Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Mar 16, 2012
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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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