Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

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

Pakistan 6/0   Nasir Jamshed 4* (1b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 0.3-0-6-0

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

Pakistan 10/0   Nasir Jamshed 8* (3b 2x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 0.5-0-10-0

1.2

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, punished, short and wide and that's crashed through cover and point for a boundary, smashed

Pakistan 14/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (4b 1x4)   Nazmul Hossain 0.2-0-4-0

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

Pakistan 27/2   Mohammad Hafeez 11* (23b 2x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 3.5-0-19-1

7.6

Nazmul Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, poor delivery, they've bowled these deliveries on the pads far too frequently, flicked away past fine leg for a boundary

Pakistan 31/2   Misbah-ul-Haq 8* (11b 1x4)   Nazmul Hossain 4-1-11-1

9.3

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, ooh, nicely timed but that wasn't too far away from the stumps at the non-striker's end, would be interesting to see if Nazmul got a hand to it, driven elegantly through the line and dead straight for a boundary

Pakistan 38/2   Mohammad Hafeez 16* (30b 3x4)   Nazmul Hossain 4.3-1-16-1

9.5

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, horrible delivery, a slower one but wayward, full and down the leg side, Hafeez helps it on its way past short fine leg

Pakistan 42/2   Mohammad Hafeez 20* (32b 4x4)   Nazmul Hossain 4.5-1-20-1

26.2

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, FOUR, powerful strike, short, Hammad moved across, picked the length early and smashed it hard over midwicket for a one bounce four, landed just inside the ropes

Pakistan 90/4   Hammad Azam 11* (13b 1x4 1x6)   Nazmul Hossain 6.2-1-27-1

28.3

Nazmul Hossain to Hammad Azam, FOUR, that's been thrashed and it brings up the century, low full toss outside off and he drills that through extra cover, all along the ground to beat the fielder in the deep

Pakistan 100/4   Hammad Azam 17* (20b 2x4 1x6)   Nazmul Hossain 7.3-1-34-1

30.3

Mahmudullah to Hammad Azam, FOUR, Hammad fetches that from outside off and sweeps it hard over square leg, it's struck pretty hard for a boundary

Pakistan 116/4   Hammad Azam 23* (24b 3x4 1x6)   Mahmudullah 0.3-0-5-0

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   Shahid Afridi 7* (6b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-24-1

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, four more, fired in short on middle and he's attacking, moves back and pulls that over midwicket, powerfully struck

Pakistan 144/6   Shahid Afridi 11* (7b 2x4)   Abdur Razzak 7.2-3-16-1

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, another one, makes a bit of room this time and thwacks that through extra cover to beat long-off, shortish and he wasn't to the pitch but he made excellent contact

Pakistan 148/6   Shahid Afridi 15* (10b 3x4)   Abdur Razzak 7.5-3-20-1

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   Shahid Afridi 20* (16b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-29-1

42.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, nicely timed, Sarfraz gets on the back foot and punches that short delivery firmly past the diving Mashrafe for a boundary

Pakistan 183/7   Sarfraz Ahmed 14* (26b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 7.1-0-37-0

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, edged and four, short on the off, tries to pull it through midwicket, gets an inside edge past the diving Mushfiqur for a boundary

Pakistan 189/7   Sarfraz Ahmed 19* (28b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 7.5-0-43-0

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   Sarfraz Ahmed 32* (41b 3x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-45-2

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, (no ball) FOUR, Useful runs these, a no-ball called for height and it's a gift delivery, sliced it away over point for a boundary, five runs

Pakistan 224/9   Sarfraz Ahmed 41* (49b 4x4)   Shahadat Hossain 8.2-0-51-0

49.5

Shahadat Hossain to Aizaz Cheema, FOUR, Pakistan are doing well here, short outside off and Cheema makes room to thrash it through extra cover,

Pakistan 234/9   Aizaz Cheema 7* (10b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 8.5-0-61-0
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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 20, 2012
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India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Mar 16, 2012
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Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)
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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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