Asia Cup, Final: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 22, 2012
Asia Cup - Final
Pakistan won by 2 runs
22 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
11.1

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pitched on a length, drives it back to the bowler, Cheema palms it towards the mid-off fielder

11.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards point

11.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short and wide, shapes to play the cut, misses

11.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, 1 run, dropped, Hammad Azam cannot hold on, Pakistan need to take these, short outside off and that is slashed hard, flies off the outside edge to third man, Hammad moved to his left and dived low, it carried but he couldn't hold on, a tough chance but in a chase such as this, Pakistan need to latch onto those

11.5

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot towards midwicket

11.6

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length on the off, knocks it down in front of point

Bangladesh 44/0   Aizaz Cheema 1-0-2-0
13.1

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, streaky but those count, bangs it short and he tries to duck under it but his bat is in the air, knocks the back of the bat and rolls down the fine-leg boundary, brings up the 50-stand

13.2

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, strays on the pads, whips that off the pads wide of fine leg for a couple more runs

13.3

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on middle, punches it back towards mid-on

13.4

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shortish, gets front and across and punches that towards midwicket

13.5

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, the innings is going along smoothly here, short of a good length, guided it behind point into the deep, wide of third man, for two more runs, Ajmal dives to his left and saves a couple

13.6

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, The crowd can't stop cheering, four more, short and wide, he looks to punch it square, gets a thin inside edge past the keeper to the fine-leg boundary

Bangladesh 58/0   Aizaz Cheema 2-0-14-0
27.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length on the off, keeps a little low, pushes it back to the bowler

27.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib swings hard at that one, fetches it from outside off and mistimes that towards midwicket

27.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, superbly fielded at point by Umar Akmal, short and wide and Shakib sensed a chance but ended up striking it straight to him

27.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish outside off, chops that one down towards point

27.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, lucky, goodish length and he tries to force that off the front foot, gets an inside edge past the keeper for a couple of runs

27.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, big relief for Bangladesh, the crowd is on its feet, pitched up and that presented Shakib with an opportunity, he sliced it over point for a much-needed boundary

Bangladesh 94/3   Aizaz Cheema 3-0-20-0
41.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, Shakib, you beauty! That's landed into the stands, length ball and it's in the slot for him, swings it high and handsome over deep midwicket

41.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets a thick inside edge through square leg for a single

41.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, Nasir checked his shot at the last moment, was shaping up to swing that over midwicket but decided to stab it back to the bowler in the end

41.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, short and wide, tries to cut but he can't connect, goes through to the keeper

41.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushed it full on middle, drives it down the ground for a single to long-on

41.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, makes room for that one and chops that past point for a single to keep strike

Bangladesh 169/3   Aizaz Cheema 4-0-29-0
43.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, angles it on the pads, Mushfiqur's off the mark straightaway, clips that down to fine leg for a single

43.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short ball, moved away and the bowler chased him, dabbed towards deep midwicket for a single

43.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, runs that down towards third man for a single

43.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Cheema strikes! Shakib has to go, massive, potentially decisive wicket for Pakistan. Goodish length on the leg stump, Shakib walked across to paddle it fine, missed and the stumps were pegged back

Shakib Al Hasan b Aizaz Cheema 68 (95m 72b 7x4 1x6) SR: 94.44

43.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, pushed through cover for a single

43.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short outside off, punched away off the back foot towards deep cover for a single

Bangladesh 181/5   Aizaz Cheema 5-0-34-1
45.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Mushfiqur holes out! Seemed to have struck it well, was a length ball on middle and he swung it high, Nasir Jamshed ran a few paces to his left from deep square leg and did a brilliant job keeping his eyes on it despite the distraction from the floodlights, took it just a few paces inside the ropes, superbly judged

Mushfiqur Rahim c Nasir Jamshed b Aizaz Cheema 10 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

45.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Mahmudullah drives that down the ground to long-on for a single

45.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, length ball and Mashrafe connects, didn't time it too well, got it over the man at midwicket for a couple

45.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mashrafe Mortaza, (no ball) 1 run, a beamer? Slipped out of his hand there, plus a single so that's two, was a slower one there and Mashrafe moved away too quickly, the ball was dying down

45.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, didn't pick the change in pace, was through his shot too early, missed

45.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

45.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, pitched on a length outside off, crunched through wide of deep cover for a couple more runs

Bangladesh 198/6   Aizaz Cheema 6-0-42-2
49.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, 1 run, leading edge, tried to shuffle across and paddle it over short fine, went instead to third man, just the single

49.2

Aizaz Cheema to Abdur Razzak, 1 leg bye, moved across to work it past short fine, that's the area they'd been looking at, just a leg bye as it knocks his thighs

49.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, no run, missed the slower one, was the legcutter, and Mahmudullah didn't pick that, was into the shot too early, dot ball

49.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, What a mess, three runs, three runs, pitched up outside off, driven towards long-off, a wayward throw towards the striker's end that allows them to complete the second and Sarfraz's attempted flick onto the stumps misses it's mark and it's an overthrow

49.5

Aizaz Cheema to Abdur Razzak, OUT, Bowled'im! He had made up his mind to carve that over short fine leg, he was up in the circle, was the slower one, he walked well across but ended up playing it onto the stumps, eight down now, Mahmudullah will not be on strike

Abdur Razzak b Aizaz Cheema 6 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

49.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, 1 leg bye, yorker on leg stump and he can only dig it out into the leg side for a single, Pakistan have taken the title, joy for Pakistan, despair for Bangladesh but they've done themselves proud

Bangladesh 234/8   Aizaz Cheema 7-0-46-3
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