Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    23.1 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 81/3
    16.4 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 68/1
    17.5 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 68/2
    42.3 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 170/4
    43.4 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 179/5
    45.1 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 190/6
    not out
    47.4 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 218/7
    49.5 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 233/8
    not out
    11 (lb 5, nb 2, w 4)
    234/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.68)
    Did not bat: Nazmul Hossain
    Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Nazimuddin, 16.4 ov), 2-68 (Jahurul Islam, 17.5 ov), 3-81 (Tamim Iqbal, 23.1 ov), 4-170 (Nasir Hossain, 42.3 ov), 5-179 (Shakib Al Hasan, 43.4 ov), 6-190 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 45.1 ov), 7-218 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 47.4 ov), 8-233 (Abdur Razzak, 49.5 ov)
    Mohammad Hafeez10.003003.00320010
    Umar Gul10.026526.503311001
    Saeed Ajmal10.024024.00343010
    Shahid Afridi10.012812.80360010
    Aizaz Cheema7.004636.57193101
    Hammad Azam3.002006.6683010

Match Details



Bangladesh , elected to field first

Series result

Pakistan won the 2011/12 Asia Cup

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

22 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes