Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up on middle, drives it down towards mid-on

0.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowling from round the wicket, bowling it full on the off, pushes it back down the pitch

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets a single this time, drives it down the ground towards long-off

0.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowled it flat on the off, Tamim moves away a hint and defends that towards extra cover

Bangladesh 2/0   Tamim Iqbal 1* (4b)

2.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowled it flat outside off, pushed straight to extra cover

2.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven more firmly this time, lands full and drives it to extra cover again

2.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, rocks forward and taps it in front of silly point

2.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, this one is bowled straight on middle and leg, turns the face slightly, gets a thick inside edge towards fine leg for a single

Bangladesh 3/0   Tamim Iqbal 2* (8b)

3.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, lovely shot from Tamim, it rose up to him and he handled it well, short outside off, he stood tall and punched it square, between point and cover, his feet were in the air as he played that one

3.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it to mid-off

3.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short outside off, shapes up for the cut but can't connect, goes through to the keeper

3.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, superbly struck, pitched on a good length and he smashed that on the up, through the line, past extra cover for a boundary

Bangladesh 13/0   Tamim Iqbal 10* (12b 2x4)

5.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down into the off side

5.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short outside off, poor ball from Gul, that's smacked over point for a boundary

5.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shortish on the off, closer to the stumps, knocked off the back foot towards midwicket

5.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim's looking very good here, confidently played, gets forward to the pitch and eases it through extra cover for a boundary

5.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushes it towards mid-on and gets a quick single, a good steady start from Bangladesh

Bangladesh 24/0   Tamim Iqbal 19* (17b 4x4)

6.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Cracks that one straight into the silly point fielder

6.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, floating it on the off, drives it past the bowler for a single to long-off

6.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim gets a stride out and drops that in front of midwicket, no run on offer there

6.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up on leg stump, pushes it towards midwicket

Bangladesh 26/0   Tamim Iqbal 20* (21b 4x4)

7.2

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flatter, just a fraction outside off, lands on a length, steps forward to the pitch and defends

7.3

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angling in towards off and middle, gets a big stride out and presents the full face

7.4

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one turns away, short of a good length, gets back and punches it towards point

7.5

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, in that gap between keeper and leg slip, angling on the pads and Tamim tried to close the face on that one, did that catch the bat? Seemed to deflect off the pads through that gap to the fine-leg boundary, but it's given runs

7.6

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angling in towards the off stump, pushed away into the off side

Bangladesh 32/0   Tamim Iqbal 24* (26b 5x4)

8.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angling it on the pads, clipped towards fine leg for a single

Bangladesh 34/0   Tamim Iqbal 25* (27b 5x4)

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fumble at point allows them a single, Umar Akmal the culprit, gets on the back foot and cuts it toward shim

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, flighted outside off, sliced it past point into the deep for a couple of runs, a good accurate throw but Tamim has made it back

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowled flat outside off, gets a stride out and defends

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, slightly short, that's crunched through extra cover into the deep for a couple more runs

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets front and across and turns it wide of midwicket for a single, good going

Bangladesh 42/0   Tamim Iqbal 31* (32b 5x4)

11.1

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pitched on a length, drives it back to the bowler, Cheema palms it towards the mid-off fielder

11.5

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot towards midwicket

11.6

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length on the off, knocks it down in front of point

Bangladesh 44/0   Tamim Iqbal 32* (35b 5x4)

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flighted outside off, lands full, drives that one straight to extra cover

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushes that one down the ground to long-off for a single

Bangladesh 46/0   Tamim Iqbal 33* (37b 5x4)

13.1

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, streaky but those count, bangs it short and he tries to duck under it but his bat is in the air, knocks the back of the bat and rolls down the fine-leg boundary, brings up the 50-stand

13.2

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, strays on the pads, whips that off the pads wide of fine leg for a couple more runs

13.3

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on middle, punches it back towards mid-on

13.4

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shortish, gets front and across and punches that towards midwicket

13.5

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, the innings is going along smoothly here, short of a good length, guided it behind point into the deep, wide of third man, for two more runs, Ajmal dives to his left and saves a couple

13.6

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, The crowd can't stop cheering, four more, short and wide, he looks to punch it square, gets a thin inside edge past the keeper to the fine-leg boundary

Bangladesh 58/0   Tamim Iqbal 45* (43b 7x4)

14.3

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, takes that from outside off and paddles that towards fine leg for a single

14.6

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, ooh, gets forward and chips that towards long-on for a single to keep strike

Bangladesh 62/0   Tamim Iqbal 47* (45b 7x4)

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, shortish, knocked through point off the back foot for a single

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets front and across and taps it to square leg for a single

Bangladesh 65/0   Tamim Iqbal 49* (47b 7x4)

16.1

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, another half-century for Tamim, pushes that down to long-on

16.5

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets outside the line to that one and defends in front of the bowler

16.6

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward and closes the face on that one to play it into the leg side

Bangladesh 68/1   Tamim Iqbal 50* (50b 7x4)

18.1

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up on the off, drives that straight towards mid-off

18.2

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and wide, makes some room to cut that square, misses

18.3

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angling it on middle, gets across and turns it towards midwicket

18.4

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, quicker through the air, gets forward and knocks it down in front of midwicket, no single there

18.5

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets forward and works that through square leg for a single

Bangladesh 69/2   Tamim Iqbal 51* (55b 7x4)

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, floating it on the off, lands on a good length, defended into th eoff side

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed it towards extra cover

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flighted on middle, drives it down towards mid-on

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets well across to that one, turns it past square leg for a single

Bangladesh 70/2   Tamim Iqbal 52* (59b 7x4)

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Tamim drives that down the ground to long-on for a single

Bangladesh 71/2   Tamim Iqbal 53* (60b 7x4)

21.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, eases the pressure, Gul continues to go for runs against Tamim, short of a good length on leg stump, whipped through square leg to bisect that gap between fine leg and deep square leg

21.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length, punched back towards the bowler

21.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched on a length and he tries to smack that through the line, went at it hard but mistimed it to mid-off

21.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, shortish outside off, worked away through square leg into the deep for a single

Bangladesh 78/2   Tamim Iqbal 58* (64b 8x4)

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, bowled it full on the off, pushes it towards long-on for a single

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim didn't pick the googly, got forward and it turned away, didn't make contact

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, played down the ground to long-on to keep strike

Bangladesh 81/2   Tamim Iqbal 60* (67b 8x4)

23.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Tamim goes! Oh dear, Bangladesh in a bit of trouble now! Tamim had the wood over Gul so far this innings but not anymore, short outside off and he went for the pull, mistimed it completely, tried to go over midwicket, ended up miscuing it towards extra cover, Younis has been brilliant in the field, keeps his eyes on that one and takes it low, inches from the ground, Tamim is shocked at what he's done, stands still for a while but he has to go back

Tamim Iqbal c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 60 (88m 68b 8x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Bangladesh 81/3   Tamim Iqbal 60 (68b 8x4)
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Pakistan won by 2 runs
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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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