Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Hammad Azam, no run, tossed up on middle, lands full and he defends it into the off side

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Hammad Azam, no run, quicker through the air, lands full and it's pushed back to the bowler

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Hammad Azam, no run, full on the off this time, almost in the blockhole, pushed towards cover

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Hammad Azam, no run, another maiden, short outside off, crunched off the back foot towards cover

Pakistan 70/4   Hammad Azam 0* (4b)

22.3

Shahadat Hossain to Hammad Azam, SIX, Hammad has sent that over the ropes, pitched up outside off and he sensed a chance there, was on a length and he smashed it over the deep extra cover boundary

22.4

Shahadat Hossain to Hammad Azam, no run, goodish length on the off, gets forward and defends that to point

22.5

Shahadat Hossain to Hammad Azam, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, taps it behind point for a single

Pakistan 79/4   Hammad Azam 7* (7b 1x6)

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Hammad Azam, no run, played that one late, got an inside edge, a thick one, towards square leg as he came forward there

Pakistan 83/4   Hammad Azam 7* (8b 1x6)

24.5

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, no run, angling in towards middle, gets front and across and defends it watchfully into the off side

24.6

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, no run, short of a good length outside off, cracked towards extra cover

Pakistan 84/4   Hammad Azam 7* (10b 1x6)

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, no run, angling in towards the off stump, defended in front of point

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, no run, floating it on middle, knocks it down into the leg side

Pakistan 85/4   Hammad Azam 7* (12b 1x6)

26.2

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, FOUR, powerful strike, short, Hammad moved across, picked the length early and smashed it hard over midwicket for a one bounce four, landed just inside the ropes

26.3

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, 1 run, pitched up outside off, drives it past the diving cover into the deep for a single

26.5

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, no run, good length on the off stump, gets across and defends it towards cover

26.6

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, no run, bowled it full on the off, drives it straight towards extra cover

Pakistan 92/4   Hammad Azam 12* (16b 1x4 1x6)

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, no run, angling it on middle, gets forward and defends that towards point

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, 1 run, crunches that one down towards long-on for a single

Pakistan 94/4   Hammad Azam 13* (18b 1x4 1x6)

28.2

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, no run, good length on the off, gets front and across to defend it towards extra cover

28.3

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, FOUR, that's been thrashed and it brings up the century, low full toss outside off and he drills that through extra cover, all along the ground to beat the fielder in the deep

28.4

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, 1 run, kept a little low, pushed down the ground towards long-on for a single

Pakistan 101/4   Hammad Azam 18* (21b 2x4 1x6)

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, 1 run, these two have a decent partnership going now, cracked off the back foot to deep cover for a single

Pakistan 110/4   Hammad Azam 19* (22b 2x4 1x6)

30.2

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, no run, bowled that flat outside off, opens the face to play it short third

30.3

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, FOUR, Hammad fetches that from outside off and sweeps it hard over square leg, it's struck pretty hard for a boundary

30.4

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, no run, flighted on the off, presents the full face while playing it back down the pitch

30.5

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, 1 run, sweeps that through square leg for a single, much gentler this time

Pakistan 117/4   Hammad Azam 24* (26b 3x4 1x6)

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg, clipped through square leg for a single

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, 2 leg byes, appeal for lbw, went for the sweep, tried to play it fine, big appeal from Shakib as he tried to take it from outside off, struck him outside the line there, two more, brings up the 50-stand

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, 1 run, drives it down the ground towards long-on for a single

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, 1 run, squeezes that one past cover for a single to keep strike

Pakistan 124/4   Hammad Azam 27* (30b 3x4 1x6)

32.1

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, no run, bowled it on middle and leg, gets on the back foot to play it to midwicket

32.2

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, 2 runs, sweeps that one well, past short fine leg for a couple of runs as deep square leg runs across and cuts it off

32.3

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, no run, shortish on middle and leg, gets back and turns it towards short fine

32.4

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, 1 run, quicker ball and that was struck well, he spotted it quickly and jabbed it towards deep midwicket for a single

32.6

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, no run, short outside off, quicker through the air, tried to open the face there, missed

Pakistan 128/4   Hammad Azam 30* (35b 3x4 1x6)

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, no run, angling in towards the off stump, defended towards cover

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Hammad Azam, OUT, A wicket at the wrong time for Pakistan, shaped up for the slog-sweep, tried to clear midwicket, that short had worked well for him, ended up getting a top-edge and Shakib ran back and judged it well

Hammad Azam c & b Shakib Al Hasan 30 (49m 37b 3x4 1x6) SR: 81.08

Pakistan 129/5   Hammad Azam 30 (37b 3x4 1x6)
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Pakistan won by 2 runs
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India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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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