Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

34.6

Mahmudullah to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, turned away through square leg for a single

Pakistan 134/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 1* (1b)

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, shortish on the off, punched towards extra cover

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, punched off the back foot towards cover

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 leg bye, tries to take that from outside the off stump, goes for the sweep, struck on the pads

Pakistan 135/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 1* (6b)

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives it down the ground to long-off for a single

Pakistan 140/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 2* (7b)

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, nicely done by Sarfraz, tossed up and he pushes it down to long-off

Pakistan 153/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 3* (8b)

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short of a good length on middle, punched towards midwicket

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pushes that one off the back foot through square leg for a single

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched down to long-on for a single

Pakistan 162/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 5* (11b)

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, tossed up on middle, backs away and pushes it down the pitch

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, shortish outside off, punches it towards extra cover

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, three dots, pushes it firmly but straight to extra cover again

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, four dots in a row, pushed from the crease towards that same fielder

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, bowled it flat on middle, defended watchfully into the off side

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fires it quick on leg stump and it was going further down, Sarfraz is rapped on the pads as he tries to work it away off the back foot

Pakistan 170/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 5* (17b)

40.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, driven towards mid-on

40.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, slower one bowled slightly short on the off, can't get it away, he's stagnated for a bit here now has Sarfraz, played straight to midwicket

40.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, confusion in the middle, plays it off the back foot to point, wants the single, Afridi responds and then sends him back, all's well in the end

40.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut away in the direction of deep point for a single

Pakistan 175/6   Sarfraz Ahmed 6* (21b)

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, A couple for Sarfraz who sweeps that past the short fine fielder for a couple of runs

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, tossed up outside off, drives it past extra cover for a single

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, shortish on leg stump, makes room and chops that towards point

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, turns the face and works it behind square for a single

Pakistan 179/7   Sarfraz Ahmed 10* (25b)

42.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, nicely timed, Sarfraz gets on the back foot and punches that short delivery firmly past the diving Mashrafe for a boundary

42.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slipped out of his hand, a full toss, cuts it down towards third man for a single

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, edged and four, short on the off, tries to pull it through midwicket, gets an inside edge past the diving Mushfiqur for a boundary

42.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, bowled that full on middle, drives it down the ground to long-on for a single

Pakistan 190/7   Sarfraz Ahmed 20* (29b 2x4)

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, two more, fetches that from the off stump and sweeps it wide of deep square leg for a couple

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, slightly short on the off, pushed it towards extra cover

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, low full toss, ends up playing it back to the bowler

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long-on for a single

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, slips a wide down the leg side, a single to the score

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, short outside off, cuts it wide of Tamim at point for a single

Pakistan 196/7   Sarfraz Ahmed 24* (34b 2x4)

44.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, short on leg stump, turns that one down towards fine leg for a single

44.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, short of a good length on the pads, tries to flick that fine, gets a leg bye as it rolls towards square leg

Pakistan 201/8   Sarfraz Ahmed 26* (36b 2x4)

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, dropped, Sarfraz slog-sweeps but finds Nazimuddin at midwicket, who times his jump well but can't latch on to that really tough chance, intercepted it with one hand but it didn't stick

Pakistan 204/8   Sarfraz Ahmed 27* (37b 2x4)

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, chopped down towards point

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, moves well across to slog that over midwicket, three fielders in the deep on the leg side, doesn't connect

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one outside off, chopped wide of point for a single

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, nicely done, Sarfraz plays it smartly, third man is inside the circle, short outside off and he cut it wide of that fielder for a boundary

Pakistan 212/9   Sarfraz Ahmed 32* (41b 3x4)

47.2

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fires it full and wide, Sarfraz was looking to open the face there, missed

47.3

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, drives it straight towards deep midwicket for a single

Pakistan 214/9   Sarfraz Ahmed 33* (43b 3x4)

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, ooh, moved well away from the stumps and guided that to short third, he wanted to get it past him like he did in the previous over

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, just the single though he connected that well, stepped outside off this time and swept it to deep square leg

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slow full toss, drives it towards extra cover for a single to keep strike for the final over

Pakistan 217/9   Sarfraz Ahmed 35* (46b 3x4)

49.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, slower one bowled full outside off, drives it wide of long-off and he wants the second, Cheema responds well and makes it back

49.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, missed out there, the slower one bowled full, wanted to cart that over extra cover, couldn't connect

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, (no ball) FOUR, Useful runs these, a no-ball called for height and it's a gift delivery, sliced it away over point for a boundary, five runs

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, (no ball) 2 runs, another no-ball, he's overstepped this time, a freehit coming, swings it over midwicket for a couple more

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, Is he run-out off a free-hit? Slower one bowled short and that was pulled over short fine, Shakib collected in the deep, returned a throw to the keeper who threw it to the bowler, Shahadat collected and it seemed he missed it on the first attempt while trying to take down the bails but did so the second, by that time Sarfraz had made it back, two more runs

49.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, mistimes that as he tries to clear mid-off, gets a single, Cheema wants the second and is halfway down the pitch, it's a poor throw from Mashrafe to the keeper and he is able to get back

Pakistan 230/9   Sarfraz Ahmed 46* (52b 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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