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)

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

Bangladesh 9/0   Tamim Iqbal 6* (9b 1x4)   Umar Gul 1.3-1-5-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 10* (12b 2x4)   Umar Gul 2-1-9-0

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short outside off, poor ball from Gul, that's smacked over point for a boundary

Bangladesh 19/0   Tamim Iqbal 14* (14b 3x4)   Umar Gul 2.3-1-13-0

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

Bangladesh 23/0   Tamim Iqbal 18* (16b 4x4)   Umar Gul 2.5-1-17-0

Saeed Ajmal to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, in that gap between keeper and leg slip, angling on the pads and Tamim tried to close the face on that one, did that catch the bat? Seemed to deflect off the pads through that gap to the fine-leg boundary, but it's given runs

Bangladesh 32/0   Tamim Iqbal 24* (25b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 0.5-0-6-0

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

Bangladesh 50/0   Tamim Iqbal 37* (38b 6x4)   Aizaz Cheema 1.1-0-6-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 45* (43b 7x4)   Aizaz Cheema 2-0-14-0

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

Bangladesh 77/2   Tamim Iqbal 57* (61b 8x4)   Umar Gul 3.2-1-23-0

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

Bangladesh 85/3   Shakib Al Hasan 4* (1b 1x4)   Umar Gul 4.2-1-28-1

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   Shakib Al Hasan 12* (19b 2x4)   Aizaz Cheema 3-0-20-0

Hammad Azam to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, a superb shot under pressure from Shakib, on a length on middle and he smacked it uppishly but wide of Younis at midwicket for a boundary

Bangladesh 105/3   Shakib Al Hasan 20* (29b 3x4)   Hammad Azam 0.5-0-4-0

Hammad Azam to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, four more, poor ball from Azam, short ball down the leg side and Shakib feathers it past the keeper for a boundary, two in a row, Shakib's the man for Bangladesh from here on

Bangladesh 109/3   Shakib Al Hasan 24* (30b 4x4)   Hammad Azam 1-0-8-0

Hammad Azam to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, poor delivery, Shakib was waiting for that one, meaty full toss outside off, made room and carted that over extra cover

Bangladesh 128/3   Shakib Al Hasan 36* (42b 5x4)   Hammad Azam 2.2-0-16-0

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, four, pitched up outside off and Nasir opens up, drives it hard through the covers for a boundary

Bangladesh 137/3   Nasir Hossain 17* (42b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 5.4-2-15-1

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

Bangladesh 159/3   Shakib Al Hasan 51* (62b 6x4)   Umar Gul 6.5-2-35-1

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   Shakib Al Hasan 67* (70b 7x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 8-2-43-2

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, deft touches, Mushfiqur places that to perfection, waited for it to turn in and delicately opened the face, using the pace of the ball to play it behind point

Bangladesh 189/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 9* (6b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8.5-2-33-1

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

Bangladesh 202/6   Mahmudullah 9* (7b 1x4)   Umar Gul 8.1-2-47-2

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

Bangladesh 207/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 9* (4b 1x4)   Umar Gul 8.3-2-51-2

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

Bangladesh 211/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 13* (5b 2x4)   Umar Gul 8.4-2-55-2





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