3rd Match (N), Dhaka, Feb 26 2016, Asia Cup
(17.4/20 ov, target 134)82
Bangladesh won by 51 runs
Player Of The Match
36 (27) & 2/5

Right then, that's it from us. We'll be back tomorrow for the big one, India v Pakistan. Do join us then. Till then, stay safe.

10.40pm Abject and disappointing are a couple of adjectives that come to mind. That was a terrible batting performance from UAE after an inspiring bowling effort. They looked to hit every delivery too hard and lost too many wickets in the process. Bangladesh bowlers stuck to their guns and were richly rewarded with some tight bowling. They have an important win and the 51-run margin could prove crucial to the net run-rate. UAE need to look long and hard at their strategy for the upcoming games.

Amjad Javed: "We are making a habit of this, bowling out teams for 135, but we'll go back and look at our batting and come back strong after fixing the batting problem. Playing against India and Pakistan will be a learning curve for us."

Mahmdullah is the Man of the Match: "I'm waiting for my zone to get the ball, if I get the ball I'll go. More of it (a role as a finisher)."

Mashrafe Mortaza: "We were looking for 150 on this wicket, Mahmudullah played really sensibly. we needed early wickets and we got it. We got a good seam attack, outside of this team, there are 2-3 more. i'm very close to finish, and do my best till I can. Our batting has been a constant for us, hopefully we'll do better in the next few matches.

Shakib to Ahmed Raza, OUT

that will be it. Slower delivery outside off, the ball rips past the outside edge again and Raza is way down the track. The keeper whips off the middle stump from the ground itself. Bangladesh have a 51-run win

Ahmed Raza st †Nurul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 5 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71
Shakib to Ahmed Raza, 2 runs

some more flight on off, swept over midwicket this time for a couple. Did not get that off the middle at all

Shakib to Ahmed Raza, no run

blocked off the front foot

Shakib to Ahmed Raza, no run

slowed up on middle, swept to fine leg

end of over 171 run
UAE: 80/9CRR: 4.70 RRR: 18.00
Mohammad Naveed8 (7)
Ahmed Raza3 (10)
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-13-2
Taskin Ahmed 3-0-24-1
Mustafizur to Naveed, no run

another offcutter outside off, beaten again.

Mustafizur to Naveed, no run

low full toss on off, pushed to cover

Samrat Ahuja: "Afghanistan will be ruing there loss against UAE even more now, for they could have really upset a strong team here with their bowling attack.."

Mustafizur to Naveed, no run

huge swing. Offcutter spins past the off stump. Another big heave is missed

Shahzaib: "All the matches seem to be low-scoring as per the recent t20 standards."

Mustafizur to Naveed, no run

back of a length on off, beaten

Mustafizur to Ahmed Raza, 1 run

low full toss outside off, smeared towards square leg

Mustafizur to Ahmed Raza, no run

what a beauty. Full delivery outside off, the offcutter beats the outside edge

end of over 1614 runs • 1 wicket
UAE: 79/9CRR: 4.93 RRR: 13.75
Mohammad Naveed8 (3)
Ahmed Raza2 (8)
Taskin Ahmed 3-0-24-1
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-12-2
Taskin to Naveed, FOUR runs

dropped. Another catch that Sarkar should have taken. Full delivery outside off, Naveed looks to smash it away but gets a thick outside edge which flies to Sarkar at a wide slip. He spills another and the ball deflects off his hand to the boundary

Taskin to Naveed, no run

big hoick again. Good length outside off, missed

HeartenedBengal: "Is anybody else going to mention how much Bangladesh needed this bowling display after subpar batting performance?"

Taskin to Naveed, FOUR runs

full outside off, what an expansive shot that was. Naveed cleared one foot and looked to go down the ground but off the toe end it carries to the cover boundary. How did that get there?

Taskin to Usman, OUT

bowled im. Full on off, Usman plays down the line but the ball moves just enough to beat the outside edge of Usman and rattle into off stump. End of a determined innings

Muhammad Usman b Taskin Ahmed 30 (39m 30b 2x4 2x6) SR: 100
Taskin to Usman, no run

full on a fourth-stump line. The ball swerves past the outside edge

Taskin to Usman, SIX runs

good short delivery. On middle and leg and Usman helps it along its way, over fine leg for a big hit.

This game petering out, just a formality from here. Taskin.

end of over 151 run
UAE: 65/8CRR: 4.33 RRR: 13.80
Ahmed Raza2 (8)
Muhammad Usman24 (27)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-12-2
Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-18-1
Mustafizur to Ahmed Raza, no run

another offcutter on middle, properly blocked.

Mustafizur to Ahmed Raza, no run

back of a length outside off, defended with an angled bat to gully

Ali Nawaz: "I think it's the pressure of the Bigger stage getting to these UAE players. They were fearless and aggressive in the Qualifying round"

Mustafizur to Ahmed Raza, no run

another offcutter on leg, played away

Mustafizur to Ahmed Raza, no run

129 kph. full on off, played away to point

Mustafizur to Usman, 1 run

offcutter on off, dabbed down towards point for a quick run

Mustafizur to Usman, no run

full delivery outside off, steered to point

Mustafizur Rahman returns to finish off the job