Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, moving away a hint, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, wide, too wide, moved away further after pitching and Hafeez didn't bother about that one

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length outside off, first runs, punched wide of mid-off for a quick single

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Complete silence, pitched on the pads and that's his preferred scoring area, flicked through square leg for a boundary

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, appeal for lbw, nipped back in after landing on leg stump, struck him on the pads as he tried to play it square, would have gone down leg

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, easy pickings, juicy half-volley on the pads and that's flicked away comfortably to square leg for a boundary

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, appeal for lbw, that was closer but the inside edge saved him I think, good length on middle and leg and came back in, pushed at that one but there were two sounds there

Pakistan 10/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-10-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, bowled it on a good length on middle, gets across and drives that towards mid-on

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pitched up and that's driven hard but straight towards extra cover where Mahmudullah saves some runs diving to his right, just the single

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, crunched towards cover off the back foot

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed it full on the off, rocks forward and drives that towards mid-off

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, defended towards short extra cover

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 leg bye, angling down the pads, tries to clip it fine, flicks the pads and they get a leg-bye

Pakistan 16/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-11-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pushed it full on middle and leg, slower one, gets forward and turns it into the leg side

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, Jamshed goes! Early wicket for Bangladesh, was the slower one, short of a good length, made room and tried to clear the in-field on the off side but found cover where Mahmudullah took it comfortably

Nasir Jamshed c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 9 (22m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Younis Khan, no run, beaten, lovely, teasing delivery outside off, pitched on a length and moved away, Younis chased that and was beaten

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Younis Khan, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks on the back foot and plays it back to the bowler

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Younis Khan, 1 run, edged and short, another widish delivery and Younis chases that one again, tries to drive that on the up, got a thick outside edge and that landed just short wide of the outstretched hands of slip

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, shortish on middle, flicked off the back foot through square leg for a couple of runs

Pakistan 19/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-14-1

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a bit of away movement there, landed on a good length and darted away, defends it off the back foot in front of cover

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, closes the face on that one and works it behind square leg for a single

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, ooh, was uppish, opened the face on that one and sliced it wide of point, Jahrul Islam was in catching range, dived to his left and dropped it, carried but he couldn't get his hands around it

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up on the off and that's driven straight towards mid-off

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, easily done, relieving the pressure with that ill-directed delivery on the pads and it's flicked away through square leg for a boundary

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards off, goodish length on the off, defended off the back foot to the bowler

Pakistan 27/2   Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-19-1

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lands on a good length outside off, gets forward and defends it towards point

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, the slower offcutter, Hafeez opened the face and guided that one towards third man for a single

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it to cover

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it to mid-on

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower offcutter there, gets on the back foot and turns it towards midwicket

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower one again, that was pitched up, Hafeez leaned forward and drove it straight to cover

Pakistan 33/2   Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-21-1

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on middle, rocks back and works it towards midwicket

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length, a bit of away movement on that one, stands tall and defends it towards cover

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven on the up this time, drew him forward, played straight to extra cover

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hits a good length this time, Hafeez steps forward and defends that solidly towards mid-off

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish outside off, crunched wide of point for a single

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and defends it into the off side

Pakistan 44/2   Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-22-1

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

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower one, gets outside off and turns it through square leg for one more

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

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, slower offcutter, knocks it down in front of the vacant midwicket region, Sarfraz is running to the danger end on the second run and completes it in time

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Pitched up and that's a monstrous strike, makes a bit of room, takes it from a length and absolutely murders it over the long-off boundary, a flat six

Pakistan 170/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-33-1

44.1

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

44.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 2 runs, gets across and flicks it through square leg, two more as fine leg takes a bit of time to run across and cut that off

44.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, OUT, Gul has to go, no encore of that performance in the opening game, short on middle, got across to turn it square, closed the face too early and got a leading edge, Shakib took an easy catch at extra cover

Umar Gul c Shakib Al Hasan b Mashrafe Mortaza 4 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

44.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, short of a good length, guides it down to third man for a single to raise the team's 200

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

44.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, ooh, thick outside edge, was a full length ball, pushed inside the line to that one, another single

Pakistan 202/8   Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-39-2

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

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Aizaz Cheema, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed towards mid-on

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, worked away through square leg 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   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-45-2

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

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Aizaz Cheema, no run, goodish length outside off, that nips away and beats the outside edge as he pushes at that one

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Aizaz Cheema, no run, bowled it short on the off, punched off the back foot straight to midwicket

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run, pushes that one hard, gets a thick outside edge towards third man for a single

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-48-2
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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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