Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CK Kapugedera
62(92) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 11 1 2 0
Tamim Iqbal
59(57) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 7 4 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O6.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Nazmul Hossain
O8.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So Bangladesh will meet Pakistan day after in the Asia Cup final. Do join us then, for the moment this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Have a look at Kanishkaa Balachandran's match report, and log on for stories from Siddarth Ravindran and Mohammad Isam later. And all Bangladesh fans, savour the taste of a well-deserved victory. Bidae nicchhi

Shakib Al Hasan, wearing a tall Bangladesh-flag-coloured cap, is the Man of the Match. Shakib: "The way we expected our crowd to support us, they did exactly that. We have been consistent throught the tournament. Hopefully we will put up a good show in the final. Nazmul bowled really well, he came back after two-three months, it is not easy to do well. Nasir and Mahmudullah played terrific innings, their partnership won us the game. We have found some players who can win matches for us."

Mushfiqur Rahim: "It has been a great tournament for us. Everyone chipped in. Nazmul Hossain did well, that set up the game. We had a stiff target after the rain, but Shakib and Tamim batted well. There are five or six people performing in every game. The final is one of the biggest achievements in our cricketing history. Hopefully we will cross that hurdle. It is a great boost to have the crowd supporting you."

Mahela Jayawardene: "We did not play to our potential, quite a few mistakes, never got into a rhythm, Bangladesh played very well today, they created opportunities from the start. We felt the wicket was much slower, it came on better after the rain. We had our opportunity when they were 135 for 5, but some wayward bowling gave it away. It was a team effort from Bangladesh. Always going to be tough when you play Bangladesh at home."

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stands up and applauds, Nasir Hossain screams in delight, Shakib Al Hasan is the first to run out of the dressing room. The team are taking a lap of the Shere Bangla, Bangladesh flags waving proudly all around. They have taken out both the World Cup 2011 finalists and came close to beating former ODI world champions Pakistan. Massive moment for Bangladesh. No one gave them a chance in the lead-up to this tournament. They have made a mess of all predictions. At 135 for 5, the Bangladesh of old would have folded. Not this Bangladesh team though. They did it in their frenetic way at the top, but look no further than Nasir Hossain for one of the coolest young heads going around.

Coming on the back of a gruelling tri-series in Australia, Sri Lanka have looked flat, jaded and out of sorts.

Shenbagaraja: "Victory for bangladesh against any team is no longer an upset!!!"

37.1
4
Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR runs, that will be it, Bangladesh are through to the final of the Asia Cup, mid on's dive cannot prevent the drive from rushing towards the straight boundary

END OF OVER:
37 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 208/5

  • Nasir Hossain32 (60b)
  • Mahmudullah32 (33b)
  • SL Malinga8-0-29-0
  • TM Dilshan2-0-12-0
36.6
1
Malinga to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full toss played out to mid on for a single
36.5
0
Malinga to Nasir Hossain, no run, inside edges a yorker to Sanga's left, the keeper does superbly to collect it
36.4
1
Malinga to Mahmudullah, 1 run, very low full toss tucked off the pad to fine leg
36.3
0
Malinga to Mahmudullah, no run, full delivery, driven to extra cover
36.2
0
Malinga to Mahmudullah, no run, bends forward to a low full toss, inside edges it to midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CK Kapugedera
62(92) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 11 1 2 0
Tamim Iqbal
59(57) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 7 4 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O6.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Nazmul Hossain
O8.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco4.00
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