Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-6-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 2-1-6-0

15.1

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

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

15.4

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 3-1-9-0

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Jahurul Islam, no run, shortish on middle, gets back and drops it back on the pitch

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Jahurul Islam, no run, gets forward and closes the face on that one to play it to square leg

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Jahurul Islam, no run, turns away from a good length, that was a doosra, the batsman didn't pick it and it went past the outside edge

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Jahurul Islam, no run, pushes that one past the bowler, who fumbles but recovers well

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Jahurul Islam, OUT, another one goes! Silence around the ground, was the doosra again, turned away and Jahrul didn't pick it once again, closed the face on one that spun away, got an outside edge and it's that man Younis again at slip, reaching out to his right and snapping that one

Jahurul Islam c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, floating it on middle, Nasir pushes it back down the pitch

Bangladesh 68/2   Saeed Ajmal 4-2-9-1

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

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, the doosra, waits for it to turn away and chops that to point

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, angling in from wide of the crease, gets forward and pushes that to midwicket

Bangladesh 70/2   Saeed Ajmal 5-2-10-1

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish outside off, makes room and cuts that straight to point

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, swings and misses, turns away as he slog-sweeps, misses the bat

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, the doosra, short on the off, gets on the back foot to turn it square leg for a single

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, four, pitched up outside off and Nasir opens up, drives it hard through the covers for a boundary

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, flighted on middle, drives it straight to midwicket

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, keeps the strike, drives that wide of mid-off for a single, six off the over, not a bad start for Bangladesh this Powerplay

Bangladesh 138/3   Saeed Ajmal 6-2-16-1

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot wide of midwicket for a single

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets forward and drops that into the off side, no single on offer there

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, the doosra, played softly into the leg side towards short fine, quick single

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, the doosra, clips the pads on the way to the keeper as he tries to turn the face

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish outside off, chops that one towards point

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, wants the second but it's not available, pushed off the back foot through midwicket for a single

Bangladesh 145/3   Saeed Ajmal 7-2-19-1

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shortish outside off, chops that towards point and steals a quick single

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, there is a deep midwicket in place, slogged towards that fielder for a single

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, a couple to the score, chips that one over midwicket, raises the 150 for Bangladesh

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes down the track to that shortish delivery and pads it away

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, waited for that one to turn in, tapped it in front of point for a single

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets on the back foot to work it into the leg side

Bangladesh 153/3   Saeed Ajmal 8-2-25-1

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, turned away wide of square leg for a single, wants a second but it's not there

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, ooh, that's a touch risky, bowled on the pads, was the doosra but the short fine is up, swept towards deep backward square for a single

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, turned from leg to middle, the doosra again, knocked it into the leg side for a single

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drives that firmly off the front foot to long-off for a single

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, deft touches, Mushfiqur places that to perfection, waited for it to turn in and delicately opened the face, using the pace of the ball to play it behind point

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, erring in line, works it behind square for a single, behind short fine, keeps the strike

Bangladesh 190/5   Saeed Ajmal 9-2-34-1

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mashrafe Mortaza, 3 runs, three more, superbly fielded by Azam, he ran a mile from long-off and dragged it just in, Mashrafe made room and slapped that over extra cover

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, wisely played, a single chopped down towards point, Mashrafe's back on strike

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, moves back and swats that over extra cover for two more, Azam runs across and cuts it off

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, another twist, Mashrafe was trying to be cheeky there, Ajmal went round the stumps and tried to paddle it over short fine, couldn't, Jamshed was placed perfectly there and took a nervous catch falling ahead, effective though

Mashrafe Mortaza c Nasir Jamshed b Saeed Ajmal 18 (15m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to Abdur Razzak, no run, swing and a miss, tries to send that over long-on, it turns away and beats the bat

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to Abdur Razzak, no run, in the blockhole outside off, digs it out back to the bowler

Bangladesh 218/7   Saeed Ajmal 10-2-40-2
Tournament Results
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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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