Asia Cup - Final

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 runs

16.4

Shahid Afridi to Nazimuddin, OUT, Younis Khan takes an excellent running catch, Nazim has been put out of his misery, tossed up, made room to loft that over extra cover, loft he did but didn't get the desired distance, Younis at long-off ran a fair distance to his left and kept his eyes on that one throughout, dived and took it superbly, Bangladesh are one down

Nazimuddin c Younis Khan b Shahid Afridi 16 (60m 52b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Bangladesh 68/1   Tamim Iqbal 50* (48b 7x4)   Shahid Afridi 3.4-0-16-1

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Jahurul Islam, OUT, another one goes! Silence around the ground, was the doosra again, turned away and Jahrul didn't pick it once again, closed the face on one that spun away, got an outside edge and it's that man Younis again at slip, reaching out to his right and snapping that one

Jahurul Islam c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 68/2   Tamim Iqbal 50* (50b 7x4)   Saeed Ajmal 3.5-1-9-1

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

Bangladesh 81/3   Nasir Hossain 3* (14b)   Umar Gul 4.1-1-24-1

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

Bangladesh 170/4   Shakib Al Hasan 61* (67b 6x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 7.3-2-37-2

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

Bangladesh 179/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 2* (2b)   Aizaz Cheema 4.4-0-32-1

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

Bangladesh 190/6   Mahmudullah 3* (3b)   Aizaz Cheema 5.1-0-34-2

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, another twist, Mashrafe was trying to be cheeky there, Ajmal went round the stumps and tried to paddle it over short fine, couldn't, Jamshed was placed perfectly there and took a nervous catch falling ahead, effective though

Mashrafe Mortaza c Nasir Jamshed b Saeed Ajmal 18 (15m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Bangladesh 218/7   Mahmudullah 10* (10b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 9.4-2-40-2

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

Bangladesh 233/8   Mahmudullah 17* (16b 1x4)   Aizaz Cheema 6.5-0-46-3
Tournament Results
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka - Mar 22, 2012
Pakistan won by 2 runs
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Mar 18, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Mar 16, 2012
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 15, 2012
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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