full just outside off, and carefully defended off the front foot to cover point. Bangladesh win by 37 runs!
11.57pm Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We know our finalists, and now all we need to know is who will be crowned Asia's champion. That, we shall learn on friday, so see ya'll then? On behalf of all of us at ESPNcricinfo, this is Sreshth Shah signing off! Have a good night.
11.52pm Time for the presentation.
Mushfiqur Rahim, the Man of the Match: "It was important I kept belief in myself. And Mithun batted brilliantly too. I told him that we need to dig in after the early wickets. Credit goes to the way I practice and my preparation. That gives me confidence. I'm taking the right decisions more often."
Mashrafe Mortaza, the winning captain: "I think we changed our combination a bit. Usually I open the bowling, but today we started with Miraz. The bowlers did a good job, especially when we didn't get the runs. But Mushi and Mithun batted really well. We can be proud of our fielding today. Long time we haven't seen this quality of fielding in our time, so hopefully the boys can understand the value of good fielding. We still need to improve a bit of our batting and bowling. I was lucky that I didn't drop my catch, because Shoaib Malik was in such good form, but all over the fielding was really good. We always know that India are a serious side. We don't have Shakib and Tamim but hopefully the boys can show their character on friday."
Sami: "Saw a friendly tournament for a change! Lots of positives to take from players and fan behaviors towards each other. Love for cricket is strong as ever in our subcontinent! Love from Bangladesh. "
Rohan Trehan: "Mushfiqur may be MOTM but lets not forget Mithun's contribution. I believe his innings was the difference as no other Pakistan batsman's score was even close to Imam's. He didn't have enough support."
Sarfraz Ahmed, the losing captain: "Not feeling good, but the performance wasn't good. As a captain, I didn't do well. So I think as a team and as a captain, I didn't lead well. We didn't field well, our batting collapsed and as a team we didn't do well in any department. Fakhar was our main player, Shadab and Nawaz had opportunities, but we need to play well if we need to win against good teams. Our batting collapse hurt us. Shaheen is our plus point."
11.40pm It's yet another India-Bangladesh final at the Asia Cup! The result might show that it was a 37-run victory for Bangladesh, but Pakistan, led by Imam and Asif, fought hard for the most part. Both teams suffered early with the bat, with the pacers taking wickets up front to rattle batting orders, but eventually it will be Mushfiqur's 99 that will stand out on the scorecard. That innings was the difference today. The Bangladesh fans are delighted. BCB chief Nazmul Hassan congratulates his boys.
doctor: "shoaib malik has already proved a pathetic captain and sarfaraz took the team to the top.after misbah. one shouldnt forget the disasterous situation of team from where sarfaraz took the team. few players needs replacement fawad alam instead of asif ali and team is good "
Abhishek Verma: "This felt same as the English going on and on about "It's coming back" for the Football world Cup. Never count your eggs before they hatch.. "
Imrul: "BD deserves to be in the final. They lost their best batsman Tamim in the 1st match, lost Shakib before today's virtual semi-final. Still they beat every team bur India. AFG played well, Kudos to them. But you have to win your matches, which they did not..."
ORPHIUS: "Congratulation Bangladesh for making it to Final. And Kudos to them - they made it without their two best player Tamim and Sakib."
Uzair: "I seriously believe it is time for Mickey Arthur to go. He has just not understand the level an type of cricket we play. Imagine Mickey asking Saeed Anwer to bat a certain way or asking Wasim Akram to bowl a certain way. I don't see players are getting the independence they need to show their talent. "
Chinmay: "@Imran - With all due respect. The recent past you are talking about is Zimbabwe and West indies. If they want to live in that reality good for them. "
back of a length on off stump, and blocked off the back foot
mohammad Imran: "As a sportsman my self, who has played some cricket myself. I can guarantee you that these guys in the Pakistani dressing room must be feeling worse than any of us watching the game. Whoever is talking about making changes to the team at this stage doesn't know cricket or understand it. we need to stick with these guys till the world cup, they have shown their capabilities in the recent past. Its just a matter of time till the turn it around, whatever needs improvement they should work on it."
good length just outside off, and he misses the straight drive on this occasion. Just past the outside of his bat
full on off stump, and mistimed down the ground past Mustafizur. Mid off intercepts
good length outside off stump, and Shaheen misses the cut. Goes over the bat and through to the keeper
good length on off, and he drags a pull to Shanto at deep midwicket. One bounce to the fielder
Pakistan need 38. Mathematically not possible... unless there are extras involved.
full just outside off stump, and the cover drive is drilled straight to mid off. That's the over
Osayed: "Shhhh.. The word sacking should not be used in Pakistan till the 2019 World Cup.. No matter how he is.. We need to stick with him.. Fine tune him. But he needs to continue. "
full on leg stump, and he clears his front leg to swing across the line. Mistimes the shot to long off
Sudhanshu: "People have been talking about 3 Indo-Pak matches even before the Tournament started. They have been talking about an Indo-Pak final for few days now. But it looks like BD had other plans. Cricket is truly a game of uncertainties."
back of a length outside leg stump, and he misses the pull shot. The ball goes over his bat and through to Liton
back of a length outside leg stump, and cramping Shaheen for space. Mistimes a pull to the off side
Zohaib Ahmed: "Its time to making Shoaib Malik the ODI captain, once and for all. " -- does he want it? Don't think so.
back of a length on middle stump. Well directed, and it angles in to smack the batsman right near his wrist. Hope he's unhurt
Roma Ahmed : "@Zak Sports, let alone cricket, is like an octopus. Once entangled its almost impossible to free yourself. Whatever you decide you just never can abstain from it. Mark my words. We are all ready to welcome you back."
full and wide outside off. Shaheen muscles a toe-ended drive to deep point for one
Chinmay: "Should we now expect PCB do a Matthew on Sarfarz ? He kinda deserves it though. His captaincy has been very for a lack of a better word amateur. " -- would be harsh. Gotta give him a few more series. Mathews' axe has coincided with Sri Lanka's horrid ODI form over the past 12 months or so
overpitched on middle stump. Mistimed to mid off after toe-ending the drive
around the wicket
wiiild swing! Length ball on middle, and going away from Junaid. He comes down the ground and tries to swing across the line, but the bat's nowhere near the ball
back of a length, but it's the offcutter from Fizz. Lands on middle and angles into his body. He dabs a late cut to short third man for a single
another short ball. Slower this time, and Shaheen swings wildly in a bid to pull. Can't connect at all
CricFan: "Pakistan Fizzed out of Asia Cup"
short outside off stump. Shaheen considers pulling, but eventually lets it go
Mustafizur's 4 for 42 is the best bowling performance for Bangladesh in Pak v Ban ODIs
full just outside off stump, and he drives this down the ground past mid off. They could've come back for a second run, but looks like Pakistan are slowly giving up. Settling for
a single no run
full on middle stump, and he muscles a drive to wide long on for a single