Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Tamim Iqbal
26(41) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Salman Butt
56(62) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 14 0 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Abdur Razzak
O7.0
M0
R42
W0
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rauf
O8.0
M1
R24
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

This is Pakistan's first ever 10-wicket win in Asia Cup history and perhaps the most one-sided match of the tournament. Pakistan decimated a team low on confidence with a fine all-round effort, fashioned by Abdur Rauf, Iftikhar Anjum, Salman Butt and Nasir Jamshed. A word of praise for Saeed Ajmal as well. I suppose we're going to see a lot more of him in the near future at least.

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Here's Mohammad Ashraful: "The wicket was good, a little slow. Me and Tamim had a good partnership but I suddenly got out. I thought we played pretty good cricket in the last two games before this. Raqibul and Kapali batted well in this tournament."

Abdur Rauf is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 24.

Shoaib Malik: "The bowlers did their job and the openers batted brilliantly. I have no problem batting anywhere. I was struggling a bit (dehydration) but I had four drips. We made a few mistakes, against Sri Lanka, which was why we didn't qualify for the final. We're looking ahead to the Champions Trophy. I wish India and SL best of luck for the final."

Thanks for joining us. The final's coming up in a couple of days. I'm hoping, for a change, the teams play in similar conditions. The final should ideally be a good contest between bat and ball.

On behalf of Binoy George, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.4
4
Farhad Reza to Salman Butt, FOUR runs, Butt finishes it off in style, there was width outside off and he got across and smashed it square of the wicket on the offside, it raced along the turf to the boundary
19.3
1
Farhad Reza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, stretches forward to drive and gets a thick inside edge which misses the stumps
19.2
0
Farhad Reza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, hits a good length outside off and he pushes it to the offside
19.1
0
Farhad Reza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, Reza bangs in a bouncer and Jamshed is beaten for pace on the hook, the umpire signals one bouncer for the over

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs | PAK: 111/0

  • Salman Butt52 (61b)
  • Nasir Jamshed51 (53b)
  • Abdur Razzak7-0-42-0
  • Mahmudullah2-0-15-0
18.6
2
Abdur Razzak to Salman Butt, 2 runs, slightly wide outside off, he cuts towards point and a fumble results in a couple
18.5
4
Abdur Razzak to Salman Butt, FOUR runs, floated on the pads this time and he sweeps and places it fine this time, the ball races along the turf and Butt brings up his half-century, Bangladesh must be sick and tired of him. He scored 450 odd runs against them in the five-match series in April

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Tamim Iqbal
26(41) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Salman Butt
56(62) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 14 0 0 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Abdur Razzak
O7.0
M0
R42
W0
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rauf
O8.0
M1
R24
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Asia Cup

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA44008.0002.021
BDESH43106.0000.463
PAK42204.000-0.320
SL41302.000-0.316
UAE40400.000-1.846
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.708
AFG32104.0000.983
OMAN31202.000-1.252
HKG30300.000-1.445