Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

1.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, beaten through the gate, goodish length and it keeps a little low, loose shot from Nazimuddin and it zips through the gate as it rolls towards the keeper

1.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, angling in towards middle and off, defends that towards the bowler

1.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, beaten again, this one goes the other way, nips away after pitching, tries to crash it square but can't connect

1.4

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, beaten again, this one is much closer to the off stump, lands on a good length and darts away, Nazimuddin fishes for that one and it just moves past the outside edge

1.5

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, and again, it's happened four this this over, this one nipped away and he pushed at it loosely once again

1.6

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, leaves it alone this time, on a good length outside off and he shoulders arms to that one, excellent start by Gul, a maiden

Bangladesh 2/0   Umar Gul 1-1-0-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, angling in towards middle, gets forward and defends it solidly back to Gul this time

3.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, 1 run, firmly struck, that was pitched on a good length and was square-driven well by Nazimuddin but Hafeez at cover dived full length to his left and kept them down to just the single

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   Umar Gul 2-1-9-0

5.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, 1 leg bye, dropped that one short on leg stump, would have wanted to get that fine but could not, struck on the hips, just the single off a leg-bye

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   Umar Gul 3-1-18-0

21.1

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, plays it down towards Jamshed at mid-on, picks up a single a Jamshed took some time to get to it

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

21.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets on the back foot, opens the face and plays that towards point

Bangladesh 78/2   Umar Gul 4-1-24-0

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

23.2

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib is unflustered, picks a boundary first ball, short outside off and he pulls that through midwicket to the boundary, beautifully timed

23.3

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goodish length outside off, chops it down towards point

23.4

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short outside off, cut away over point, down towards third man on the bounce

23.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, beaten, the legcutter, landed outside off on a good length and darted away, Nasir pushed at it loosely

23.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it to mid-on

Bangladesh 86/3   Umar Gul 5-1-29-1

25.1

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it to point

25.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, goodish length, tries to cut it square, gets an inside edge and it bounces in front of the keeper

25.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, angling in towards middle and then appeared to cut away, was nicely behind that one, played it back to the bowler

25.4

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, goodish length outside off, pushes it towards extra cover from the crease

25.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, The frustration is getting to Nasir, short of a good length and he swung at that one wildly, aiming to smack it over midwicket, misses

25.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, another maiden, Gul will be relieved to get back into rhythm, pushes that towards mid-off

Bangladesh 86/3   Umar Gul 6-2-29-1

40.1

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full, wide, Shakib reaches out, finds sweeper cover with a push

40.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, Gul runs in, the yorker arrives on middle and off, dug out on to the off side

40.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Gul goes for one more yorker, Nasir winds up and drills it past extra cover to long off

40.4

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

40.5

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib gets four, gets fifty, crowd gets excited, picks up a full delivery from middle and lifts it over midwicket

40.6

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he backs away outside leg, Gul follows him, Shakib slices to short third man, there is a direct hit, Nasir is home

Bangladesh 160/3   Umar Gul 7-2-36-1

42.1

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, lovely yorker from Gul, Shakib had already made room and Gul followed him, he managed to dig it out somehow and pinch a single

42.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, length ball on middle and Nasir swings, mistimes, goes straight to Misbah at midwicket, would have been close had that hit at the non-striker's end

42.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, OUT, Nasir goes! Stunned silence around the ground but Shakib's still out there. Banged in short, he had made up his mind to go after that one, went for the pull, didn't get hold of it and it landed safely into the palms of a calm Misbah at midwicket

Nasir Hossain c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 28 (110m 63b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

42.4

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads, aiming for the yorker but that's the risk when you aim for those, sometimes they turn out to be low full tosses that the batsmen can dismiss, this time it's scooped for a couple past short fine

42.5

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, missed out there, Shakib had an opportunity, another low full toss outside off, made room and it was there for him to carve that past point but he didn't connect

42.6

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Superb improvisation from Shakib, he's tired but fiercely determined, walked across to that delivery, landed on a length and he scooped it over short fine for a boundary

Bangladesh 176/4   Umar Gul 8-2-43-2

46.1

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, FOUR, It's still on, folks, Mahmudullah comes down the track, takes that from a length and smashes it through the covers, powerfully struck

46.2

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on leg stump, tries to turn it fine, clips the pads and they sneak a leg-bye

46.3

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Mashrafe pulls off a beauty, banged in short outside leg stump, shuffles across and shovels that over short fine leg, four more

46.4

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Mashrafe's proving dangerous for Pakistan, pitched up outside off, moved away and drove it hard over extra cover, length ball and it gets the treatment, he's pumped up

46.5

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, swung wildly at that slower one, didn't pick it, stole a leg-bye in the end

46.6

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, no run, superbly bowled by Gul but that's an expensive over, yorker and Mahmudullah did well to dig it out, Mashrafe's back on strike for the next over

Bangladesh 212/6   Umar Gul 9-2-55-2

48.1

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, yorker on middle, good stuff from Gul, digs it out over the bowler for a single

48.2

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, run-out appeal, drives it off a length to mid-off, Hafeez picks up and scores a direct-hit but Razzak is in, a massive stretch to make it in and he succeeds

48.3

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, (no ball) 1 run, freehit coming up, Gul has bowled a no-ball, he has overstepped at the wrong time, a single to deep midwicket, pressure, pressure

48.3

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, just manages a couple, a fast full toss, squeezes that one past midwicket for a couple of runs

48.4

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, made room and he chased him, a yorker, dug out into the leg side for a single

48.5

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, he had made up his mind, third man is up and Mahmudullah targeted that area, came forward and smartly steered that but straight to Ajmal there, just the single

48.6

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, gets a couple, Mahmudullah will take strike the final over, moved away to off and worked it through square leg for a couple, excellent running to make it back

Bangladesh 228/7   Umar Gul 10-2-65-2
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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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