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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mushfiqur Rahim
99(116) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
19 5 10 12 12 0 11 30
Imam-ul-Haq
83(105) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
12 9 7 11 8 21 8 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O9
M1
R19
W4
Eco2.11
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Mustafizur Rahman
O10
M2
R43
W4
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
50 | (maiden) | PAK: 202/9 (38 runs required, RR: 4.04)

  • Shaheen Shah Afridi14 (20b)
  • Junaid Khan3 (10b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman10-2-43-4
  • Rubel Hossain8-0-38-1

11.57pm Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We know our finalists, and now all we need to know is who will be crowned Asia's champion. That, we shall learn on friday, so see ya'll then? On behalf of all of us at ESPNcricinfo, this is Sreshth Shah signing off! Have a good night.

11.52pm Time for the presentation.

Mushfiqur Rahim, the Man of the Match: "It was important I kept belief in myself. And Mithun batted brilliantly too. I told him that we need to dig in after the early wickets. Credit goes to the way I practice and my preparation. That gives me confidence. I'm taking the right decisions more often."

Mashrafe Mortaza, the winning captain: "I think we changed our combination a bit. Usually I open the bowling, but today we started with Miraz. The bowlers did a good job, especially when we didn't get the runs. But Mushi and Mithun batted really well. We can be proud of our fielding today. Long time we haven't seen this quality of fielding in our time, so hopefully the boys can understand the value of good fielding. We still need to improve a bit of our batting and bowling. I was lucky that I didn't drop my catch, because Shoaib Malik was in such good form, but all over the fielding was really good. We always know that India are a serious side. We don't have Shakib and Tamim but hopefully the boys can show their character on friday."

Sami: "Saw a friendly tournament for a change! Lots of positives to take from players and fan behaviors towards each other. Love for cricket is strong as ever in our subcontinent! Love from Bangladesh. "

Rohan Trehan: "Mushfiqur may be MOTM but lets not forget Mithun's contribution. I believe his innings was the difference as no other Pakistan batsman's score was even close to Imam's. He didn't have enough support."

Sarfraz Ahmed, the losing captain: "Not feeling good, but the performance wasn't good. As a captain, I didn't do well. So I think as a team and as a captain, I didn't lead well. We didn't field well, our batting collapsed and as a team we didn't do well in any department. Fakhar was our main player, Shadab and Nawaz had opportunities, but we need to play well if we need to win against good teams. Our batting collapse hurt us. Shaheen is our plus point."

11.40pm It's yet another India-Bangladesh final at the Asia Cup! The result might show that it was a 37-run victory for Bangladesh, but Pakistan, led by Imam and Asif, fought hard for the most part. Both teams suffered early with the bat, with the pacers taking wickets up front to rattle batting orders, but eventually it will be Mushfiqur's 99 that will stand out on the scorecard. That innings was the difference today. The Bangladesh fans are delighted. BCB chief Nazmul Hassan congratulates his boys.

doctor: "shoaib malik has already proved a pathetic captain and sarfaraz took the team to the top.after misbah. one shouldnt forget the disasterous situation of team from where sarfaraz took the team. few players needs replacement fawad alam instead of asif ali and team is good "

Abhishek Verma: "This felt same as the English going on and on about "It's coming back" for the Football world Cup. Never count your eggs before they hatch.. "

Imrul: "BD deserves to be in the final. They lost their best batsman Tamim in the 1st match, lost Shakib before today's virtual semi-final. Still they beat every team bur India. AFG played well, Kudos to them. But you have to win your matches, which they did not..."

ORPHIUS: "Congratulation Bangladesh for making it to Final. And Kudos to them - they made it without their two best player Tamim and Sakib."

Uzair: "I seriously believe it is time for Mickey Arthur to go. He has just not understand the level an type of cricket we play. Imagine Mickey asking Saeed Anwer to bat a certain way or asking Wasim Akram to bowl a certain way. I don't see players are getting the independence they need to show their talent. "

Chinmay: "@Imran - With all due respect. The recent past you are talking about is Zimbabwe and West indies. If they want to live in that reality good for them. "

49.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, full just outside off, and carefully defended off the front foot to cover point. Bangladesh win by 37 runs!

last ball...

49.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, back of a length on off stump, and blocked off the back foot

mohammad Imran: "As a sportsman my self, who has played some cricket myself. I can guarantee you that these guys in the Pakistani dressing room must be feeling worse than any of us watching the game. Whoever is talking about making changes to the team at this stage doesn't know cricket or understand it. we need to stick with these guys till the world cup, they have shown their capabilities in the recent past. Its just a matter of time till the turn it around, whatever needs improvement they should work on it."

49.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, good length just outside off, and he misses the straight drive on this occasion. Just past the outside of his bat
49.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, full on off stump, and mistimed down the ground past Mustafizur. Mid off intercepts
49.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, good length outside off stump, and Shaheen misses the cut. Goes over the bat and through to the keeper
49.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, good length on off, and he drags a pull to Shanto at deep midwicket. One bounce to the fielder

Pakistan need 38. Mathematically not possible... unless there are extras involved.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd1Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
3rd15Sarfraz AhmedImam-ul-Haq
4th67Shoaib MalikImam-ul-Haq
5th9Imam-ul-HaqShadab Khan
6th71Asif AliImam-ul-Haq
7th2Mohammad Nawaz (3)Imam-ul-Haq
8th14Mohammad Nawaz (3)Hasan Ali
9th5Mohammad Nawaz (3)Shaheen Shah Afridi
10th16Junaid KhanShaheen Shah Afridi