Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, bowled it flat outside off, stretched forward and defended it into the off side

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, slightly short, pushes it back to the bowler

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, reaches forward and defends that towards cover

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, turns the face on that one and clips that towards short fine leg for a single

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   Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-1-0

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed up on the off, drives it straight to midwicket

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, flighted on the off, stretches forward and pushes it back to the bowler

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short on the off, punches it down to long-on for a single

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

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, flights it on the off, drives that one towards long-off

Pakistan 95/4   Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-4-0

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to extra cover

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, SIX, Umar Akmal saw that long hop and made up his mind, waited for it to turn away and then pulled it handsomely over the deep midwicket boundary

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, quicker ball on the pads, whipped through to deep square leg for a single

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

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, gets forward and turns that in front of midwicket, Hammad was halfway down the pitch but was sent back in time

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tossed up, drives that one down the ground to long-off for a single

Pakistan 111/4   Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-13-0

31.1

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

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, flighted outside off, drives it towards deep point 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

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, drives it down the ground to long-off this time, one more, a good stand building

31.6

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

Pakistan 124/4   Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-18-0

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives it towards long-off for a single

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

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, flighted outside off, drives it towards extra cover

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fires it short on the off, Afridi went for the big one, danced down the track and cracked it down the ground to long-off, was aiming for much more there

Pakistan 130/5   Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-20-1

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, shortish on the off, punched towards extra cover

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, punched off the back foot towards cover

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 leg bye, tries to take that from outside the off stump, goes for the sweep, struck on the pads

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi finds the gap, he'll want to take most of the strike this Powerplay, short outside off and he hammers that between cover and point

Pakistan 139/6   Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-24-1

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 3 leg byes, makes room to pull that over midwicket, misses, it clips the pads to beat the keeper and roll down past short fine leg, Shahadat gives chase and drags it back, three leg byes, useful runs these

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, nicely done by Sarfraz, tossed up and he pushes it down to long-off

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, tossed up on the off, pushes it back down towards Shakib

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 2 byes, fires that one wide but Afridi had already made room, not given a wide but that was fumbled by Mushfiqur, who conceded two byes

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, low full toss outside off, went for the drive, missed it there, well collected by Mushfiqur

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, charges down the track this time, gets to the pitch and launches it over mid-on, didn't get hold of it but it was enough to earn him a one-bounce four

Pakistan 159/6   Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-29-1

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, tossed up on middle, backs away and pushes it down the pitch

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, shortish outside off, punches it towards extra cover

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, three dots, pushes it firmly but straight to extra cover again

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, four dots in a row, pushed from the crease towards that same fielder

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, bowled it flat on middle, defended watchfully into the off side

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, fires it quick on leg stump and it was going further down, Sarfraz is rapped on the pads as he tries to work it away off the back foot

Pakistan 170/6   Shakib Al Hasan 8-1-29-1

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, A couple for Sarfraz who sweeps that past the short fine fielder for a couple of runs

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, tossed up outside off, drives it past extra cover for a single

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi goes! Holes out to a full toss, came down the track to smash that over midwicket but it turned out to be a miscue, got a top-edge and Nasir at long-off ran in and took a good catch diving forward, crucial blow

Shahid Afridi c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 32 (32m 22b 4x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, shortish on leg stump, makes room and chops that towards point

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, turns the face and works it behind square for a single

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Gul, no run, floating it on middle, Gul defends that into the leg side

Pakistan 179/7   Shakib Al Hasan 9-1-33-2

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, two more, fetches that from the off stump and sweeps it wide of deep square leg for a couple

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, slightly short on the off, pushed it towards extra cover

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, low full toss, ends up playing it back to the bowler

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long-on for a single

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Gul, 1 run, drags that one wide of midwicket for one more

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, slips a wide down the leg side, a single to the score

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, short outside off, cuts it wide of Tamim at point for a single

Pakistan 196/7   Shakib Al Hasan 10-1-39-2
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Pakistan won by 2 runs
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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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