21.2 the frustration set in and it's cost Hafeez his wicket, he struck that hard but could not get the desired elevation, got to the pitch to that flighted ball and struck it straight into the hands of mid-on where Nazmul took a sharp catch 70/4
    4.2 Jamshed goes! Early wicket for Bangladesh, was the slower one, short of a good length, made room and tried to clear the in-field on the off side but found cover where Mahmudullah took it comfortably 16/1
    5.2 Younis Khan has been trapped lbw! Looked really close, that one angled in and nipped in after pitching, Younis moved across and closed the face and was struck in front of off , can't really tell on the first replay. We also need to check if there was an inside edge, Younis wasn't too happy. He has to go, however. Yes, there was an inside-edge, we see that on the second replay, a hint of deviation inwards. 19/2
    14.5 run-out, another wicket, Nasir Hossain is an excellent fielder, that was defended in front of him at point, Misbah took off and then hesitated, Nasir ran in from point, picked it up and aimed accurately at the non-striker's end, Misbah has to go, he was well short 55/3
    34.5 caught-behind, Pakistan in further trouble, Umar Akmal is furious, that landed on leg stump and turned further down, Umar tried to work that behind square, replays didn't show a clear contact with the bat there, it may have flicked the trouser on the way to Mushfiqur, who took it well. Plenty of doubt there but the umpire had none, he raised his finger, Pakistan in deep trouble now. 133/6
    33.3 A wicket at the wrong time for Pakistan, shaped up for the slog-sweep, tried to clear midwicket, that short had worked well for him, ended up getting a top-edge and Shakib ran back and judged it well 129/5
    41.3 Afridi goes! Holes out to a full toss, came down the track to smash that over midwicket but it turned out to be a miscue, got a top-edge and Nasir at long-off ran in and took a good catch diving forward, crucial blow 178/7
    not out
    44.3 Gul has to go, no encore of that performance in the opening game, short on middle, got across to turn it square, closed the face too early and got a leading edge, Shakib took an easy catch at extra cover 199/8
    45.6 crashed into the stumps, tried to close the face on that one again, it turned away to take out middle and off, another one for Razzak, Pakistan are now nine down 206/9
    not out
    18 (b 2, lb 8, nb 4, w 4)
    236/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Nasir Jamshed, 4.2 ov), 2-19 (Younis Khan, 5.2 ov), 3-55 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 14.5 ov), 4-70 (Mohammad Hafeez, 21.2 ov), 5-129 (Hammad Azam, 33.3 ov), 6-133 (Umar Akmal, 34.5 ov), 7-178 (Shahid Afridi, 41.3 ov), 8-199 (Umar Gul, 44.3 ov), 9-206 (Saeed Ajmal, 45.6 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza1004824.80334110
    Nazmul Hossain813614.50326000
    Abdur Razzak1032622.60442000
    Shahadat Hossain906307.00234123
    Shakib Al Hasan1013923.90352110
    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 Hafeez1003003.00320010
    Umar Gul1026526.503311001
    Saeed Ajmal1024024.00343010
    Shahid Afridi1012812.80360010
    Aizaz Cheema704636.57193101
    Hammad Azam302006.6683010

Match Details



Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2011/12 Asia Cup

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)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

68NazimuddinTamim Iqbal
0Jahurul IslamTamim Iqbal
13Tamim IqbalNasir Hossain
89Shakib Al HasanNasir Hossain
9Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
11MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
28Mashrafe MortazaMahmudullah
15Abdur RazzakMahmudullah
1MahmudullahShahadat Hossain