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Bangladesh vs Pakistan 8th Match | 2nd March 2016 | Asia Cup 2016

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Won by 5 Wickets
Target: 130

  Commentary

  • Even though Pakistan made a game out of it with that target, but some poor fielding and bad bowling changes did Shahid Afridi in. Anwar Ali's over of 17 runs and Mohammad Sami's last over became crucial in the end. Even though Amir made it competitive at crucial points, dismissing the set Soumya Sarkar and Shakib with brilliant yorkers, but in the end Pakistan couldn't keep it tight to win the game. Bangladesh have done it again, by winning against Pakistan and sealing a final berth against India.

  • Bangladesh Won by 5 Wickets

  • 19.1

    Ali to Mahmudullah, FOUR, low full toss, misses the yorker, lofted over to deep mid wicket, one bounce and Bangladesh enter the finals in style.

  • Just 3 runs required now! Anwar Ali comes into the attack

  • BAN - 127/5 (19.0 overs)
    15 Runs

    Mortaza : 12(7)

    Mahmudullah : 18(14)

    Amir : 4-0-26-2

    Sami : 4-0-30-0

  • 18.6

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short on the stumps, pulled away to mid wicket. 15 off that over.

  • Free-hit once again and this should be it for Bangladesh!

  • 18.6

    Sami to Mahmudullah, no ball ,FOUR, full and straight, pierces the backward point and third man gap with a slice, but what is Sami doing, another no ball.

  • 18.5

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, fuller on off, hits it down the ground to long off.

  • 18.4

    Sami to Mortaza, 1 run, yorker again, bunts that to backward point.

  • Free-hit!!

  • 18.4

    Sami to Mortaza, no ball,2 runs, fuller outside off, lofted to long off, catch is taken, but it is an overstep no ball, free hit to come.

  • 18.3

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, yorker on the stumps, digs it to cover.

  • 18.2

    Sami to Mortaza, 1 run, in the block hole again, thrashes it to wide long off.

  • 18.1

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and straight, knocks it to mid on, it is a single only.

  • Mohammad Sami has been introduced into the attack

  • 18 runs from the final 2 overs.

  • BAN - 112/5 (18.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Mortaza : 8(4)

    Mahmudullah : 9(9)

    Irfan : 4-0-23-1

    Amir : 4-0-26-2

  • 17.6

    Amir to Mortaza, no run, fuller outside off again, same result.

  • 17.5

    Amir to Mortaza, no run, full and wide outside off, chops away from the body, doesn't get bat on that.

  • 18 from 14 now.

  • 17.4

    Amir to Mortaza, FOUR, well directed short ball, tries to fend it off with the bat held up, top edge, runs away to fine leg.

  • 17.3

    Amir to Mortaza, FOUR, in the block hole, misses the yorker length, drilled down the ground, mid off slid in and misfielded, the ball runs off to the fence.

  • Mashrafe Mortaza walks in

  • 17.2

    Amir to Shakib, OUT, full and straight on leg stump, goes for the leg side scoop on the shuffle, misses and Amir strikes again, the leg stump is knocked out of the ground. Shakib punches the other two in frustration and then apologises to the umpire before walking off. Shakib b Amir 8(13)

  • 17.1

    Amir to Shakib, no run, yorker on the leg stump, blocks it somehow, almost toppled over Shakib.

  • Mohammad Amir into the attack

  • BAN - 104/4 (17.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 9(9)

    Shakib : 8(11)

    Sami : 3-0-15-0

    Irfan : 4-0-23-1

  • 16.6

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and shaping away, prods at it, beaten past the outside edge.

  • 16.5

    Irfan to Shakib, 1 leg bye, on the stumps, goes for the scoop, misses, hits the pad and stays there, bye taken.

  • 16.4

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, back of length outside off, slaps that through to sweeper cover.

  • 16.3

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it down to backward point.

  • 16.2

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, SIX, length ball outside off, Mahmudullah just swung through the line and lofted Irfan straight over wide long off, shot of the tournament, what a hit!

  • 16.1

    Irfan to Shakib, 1 run, back of length outside off, steers it down to third man.

  • Mohammad Irfan comes into the attack. 35 needed from 24 balls!

  • BAN - 95/4 (16.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 2(5)

    Shakib : 7(9)

    Malik : 1-0-3-1

    Sami : 3-0-15-0

  • 15.6

    Sami to Mahmudullah, no run, full and straight, takes an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 15.5

    Sami to Shakib, 1 run, back of length outside off, steers it fine to third man.

  • 15.4

    Sami to Shakib, 2 runs, back of length outside off, chops it square to third man.

  • 15.3

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller outside off, punches it past short cover.

  • 15.2

    Sami to Shakib, 1 run, stands tall and punches the back of length delivery to sweeper cover

  • 15.1

    Sami to Shakib, no run, to close to cut and Shakib misses

  • Mohammad Sami comes into the attack

  • BAN - 90/4 (15.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 1(3)

    Shakib : 3(5)

    Amir : 3-0-18-1

    Malik : 1-0-3-1

  • 14.6

    Malik to Mahmudullah, no run, that one skipped up, looks to work it to the on-side on the shuffle, that is a inside edge to the leg side.

  • 14.5

    Malik to Mahmudullah, no run, flat outside off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • 14.4

    Malik to Shakib, 1 run, fuller on off, drills it to deep extra cover.

  • 14.3

    Malik to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flighted in, flicks it behind the wicket, quick single taken.

  • Mahmudullah ,comes to the crease

  • 14.2

    Malik to Rahim, OUT, flighted on the stumps, needless reverse sweep, caught plumb in front of the stumps as he misses the shot, Malik appeals long and gets his man. Rahim lbw b Malik 12(15)

  • 14.1

    Malik to Shakib, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it away to square leg.

Bangladesh Won by 5 Wickets
Target: 130

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Khurram Manzoor c M Rahim b Al Amin Hossain 1 7 0 0 14.29
Sharjeel Khan b A Sunny 10 8 1 1 125
Mohammad Hafeez lbw M Mortaza 2 11 0 0 18.18
Shoaib Malik c S Rahman b A Sunny 41 30 5 1 136.67
Sarfraz Ahmed (wk) not out 58 42 5 2 138.1
Umar Akmal c Shakib Al Hasan b T Ahmed 4 11 0 0 36.36
Shahid Afridi (c) c S Rahman b Al Amin Hossain 0 2 0 0 0
Anwar Ali c S Rahman b Al Amin Hossain 13 9 1 0 144.44

Total 129 For 7 Wkts/20 Overs(6.45 RPO)

Extras 0 (0 lb, 0 wd, 0 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Taskin Ahmed 4 1 14 1 3.50 0 0
Al Amin Hossain 4 0 25 3 6.25 0 0
Arafat Sunny 4 0 35 2 8.75 0 0
Mashrafe Mortaza (c) 4 0 29 1 7.25 0 0
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 26 0 6.50 0 0

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Tamim Iqbal lbw M Irfan 7 4 0 1 175
Soumya Sarkar b M Amir 48 48 5 1 100
Sabbir Rahman b S Afridi 14 15 1 0 93.33
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) lbw S Malik 12 15 0 0 80
Shakib Al Hasan b M Amir 8 13 0 0 61.54
*Mahmudullah not out 22 15 1 1 146.67
Mashrafe Mortaza (c) not out 12 7 2 0 171.43

Total 131 For 5 Wkts/19.1 Overs(6.83 RPO)

Extras 8 (4 lb, 2 wd, 0 byes, 2 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Mohammad Amir 4 0 26 2 6.50 0 1
Mohammad Irfan 4 0 23 1 5.75 0 0
Mohammad Sami 4 0 30 0 7.50 2 0
Shahid Afridi (c) 4 0 20 1 5.00 0 0
Anwar Ali 2.1 0 25 0 11.54 0 1
Shoaib Malik 1 0 3 1 3.00 0 0

Batting Partnership

WKTS PARTNERS RUNS BALLS FOW OV
1 T Iqbal & S Sarkar
Tamim Iqbal
1310131.4
2 S Sarkar & S Rahman
Sabbir Rahman
3339468.1
3 S Sarkar & M Rahim
Soumya Sarkar
37318313.2
4 M Rahim & Shakib Al Hasan
Mushfiqur Rahim
568814.2
5 Shakib Al Hasan & Mahmudullah
Shakib Al Hasan
161810417.2
6 Mahmudullah & M Mortaza
2711

131 For 5 Wkts/19.1 Overs

End of the Innings

Bangladesh Won by 5 Wickets
Target: 130

  Full commentary

  • PAK - 129/7 (20.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    Ahmed : 58(43)

    Ahmed : 4-1-14-1

    Hossain : 4-0-25-3

  • 19.6

    Hossain to Ali, OUT, Ali c Rahman b Hossain 13(8)

  • 19.5

    Hossain to Ali, 2 runs

  • 19.4

    Hossain to Ali, 2 runs

  • 19.3

    Hossain to Ahmed, 1 run

  • 19.2

    Hossain to Ahmed, SIX

  • 19.1

    Hossain to Ali, 1 run

  • PAK - 117/6 (19.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    Ahmed : 51(41)

    Ali : 8(4)

    Hossain : 3-0-13-2

    Ahmed : 4-1-14-1

  • 18.6

    Ahmed to Ahmed, FOUR

  • 18.5

    Ahmed to Ali, 1 run

  • 18.4

    Ahmed to Ali, FOUR

  • 18.3

    Ahmed to Ahmed, 1 run

  • 18.2

    Ahmed to Ali, 1 run

  • Anwar Ali is the new batsman

  • 18.1

    Ahmed to Ahmed, 1 run

  • Taskin Ahmed comes to bowl the next over

  • PAK - 105/6 (18.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Ali : 2(1)

    Afridi : 0(0)

    Sunny : 4-0-35-2

    Hossain : 3-0-13-2

  • 17.6

    Hossain to Ali, 2 runs

  • 17.5

    Hossain to Ahmed, no run, full length yorker outside off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • Anwar Ali walks in

  • 17.1

    Hossain to Ahmed, 1 run, on the stumps, punches it to long on.

  • Al Amin Hossain has been introduced into the attack

  • PAK - 101/5 (17.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    Afridi : 0(0)

    Ahmed : 43(35)

    Shakib : 4-0-26-0

    Sunny : 4-0-35-2

  • 16.6

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, on the stumps, swept away to fine leg.

  • 16.5

    Sunny to Ahmed, 2 runs, fuller on off, whips it to deep mid wicket.

  • Shahid Afridi comes to the crease

  • 16.4

    Sunny to Malik, OUT, flat outside off, goes for the big slog over deep mid wicket and gets a top edge, Sabbir Rahman comes in from the deep to take a good catch. Malik c Rahman b Sunny 41(30)

  • 16.3

    Sunny to Malik, FOUR, flat and wide outside off, kneels and drills that through covers, excellent timing.

  • 16.2

    Sunny to Malik, 2 runs, full toss on off, goes across and whips it to deep square leg.

  • 16.1

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, comes down the track, bunts it to long on.

  • Arafat Sunny comes into the attack

  • PAK - 91/4 (16.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    Malik : 35(27)

    Ahmed : 39(32)

    Mortaza : 4-0-29-1

    Sunny : 4-0-37-1

  • 15.6

    Sunny to Malik, FOUR, full toss, hammered, straight back over the bowler's head, finds the fence down the ground, that was hit hard.

  • 15.5

    Sunny to Malik, FOUR, tosses it up, goes behind it, balance was perfect as he drilled it to the cover boundary.

  • 15.4

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, on the pads, pushes it behind square.

  • 15.3

    Sunny to Ahmed, 2 runs, shuffles outside off, drags the length a bit, whipped to deep mid wicket.

  • 15.2

    Sunny to Malik, 1 run, on the stumps, whips it to backward square leg.

  • 15.1

    Sunny to Malik, no run, flighted on off, bunted back to the bowler.

  • PAK - 79/4 (15.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    Ahmed : 36(30)

    Malik : 26(23)

    Sunny : 3-0-25-1

    Mortaza : 4-0-29-1

  • 14.6

    Mortaza to Ahmed, SIX, drags it short, goes back and pulls through the line, clears the deep square leg fence flat.

  • 14.5

    Mortaza to Ahmed, no run, back of length on off, goes down for the sweep, sees it going too high and goes for a improvised hook and misses out.

  • 14.4

    Mortaza to Malik, 1 run, length ball, shimmies forward and whips it through mid wicket.

  • 14.3

    Mortaza to Ahmed, 1 run, short on the stumps, pulled away to deep mid wicket.

  • 14.2

    Mortaza to Ahmed, 2 runs, angled on the pads, flicks it to deep square leg, good running there.

  • 14.1

    Mortaza to Ahmed, FOUR, fuller outside off, comes down the track and drills that through extra cover.

  • PAK - 65/4 (14.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Malik : 25(22)

    Ahmed : 23(25)

    Mortaza : 3-0-15-1

    Sunny : 3-0-25-1

  • 13.6

    Sunny to Malik, SIX, comes down the track and finally Malik frees up and tees off, over the wide long off fence.

  • 13.5

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it to backward square leg.

  • 13.4

    Sunny to Malik, 1 run, tosses it up, whips it to mid on.

  • 13.3

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, on the stumps, goes on one knee and sweeps to square leg.

  • 13.2

    Sunny to Malik, 1 run, tosses it up, goes outside off, drills it to sweeper cover.

  • 13.1

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, on the stumps, tries to go big, inside half of the bat, rolls to mid on.

  • Arafat Sunny comes to bowl the next over

  • PAK - 54/4 (13.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Malik : 17(19)

    Ahmed : 20(22)

    Shakib : 3-0-14-0

    Mortaza : 3-0-15-1

  • 12.6

    Mortaza to Malik, no run, length ball close to off, manages to knock it towards point.

  • 12.5

    Mortaza to Malik, 2 runs, fraction short on off, goes back and drags the pull to mid wicket.

  • 12.4

    Mortaza to Malik, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it towards backward point.

  • 12.3

    Mortaza to Malik, FOUR, touch wide, uses the pace of the ball and cuts it to the deep backward point fence.

  • 12.2

    Mortaza to Ahmed, 1 run, length ball on off, punches it to wide mid off.

  • 12.1

    Mortaza to Malik, 1 run, on the pads, walks across to flick it to deep square leg.

  • Mashrafe Mortaza has been introduced into the attack

  • PAK - 46/4 (12.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Ahmed : 19(21)

    Malik : 10(14)

    Sunny : 2-0-14-1

    Shakib : 3-0-14-0

  • 11.6

    Shakib to Malik, 1 run, tosses it up on off, drives it to sweeper cover.

  • 11.5

    Shakib to Malik, 2 runs, drags it short, goes back and pulls it over to deep mid wicket.

  • 11.4

    Shakib to Malik, no run, tosses it up on off, drills it to short cover.

  • 11.3

    Shakib to Ahmed, 1 run, on the stumps, pushes it to mid wicket.

  • 11.2

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, bit more air, Sarfraz came forward, inside edge off the pads, pops in the air, Mushfiqur tries to get it but doesn't reach in time.

  • 11.1

    Shakib to Ahmed, 2 runs, flighted in, goes back and slaps that to sweeper cover.

  • PAK - 40/4 (11.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Malik : 7(11)

    Ahmed : 16(18)

    Shakib : 2-0-8-0

    Sunny : 2-0-14-1

  • 10.6

    Sunny to Malik, FOUR, gives it more air down the leg side, flicks it, that will race away to the fine leg fence.

  • 10.5

    Sunny to Ahmed, 1 run, comes down the track, flicks it through square leg.

  • 10.4

    Sunny to Malik, 1 run, tosses it up on off, punches it square to sweeper cover.

  • 10.3

    Sunny to Malik, no run, flighted on leg stump, whips it to mid on.

  • 10.2

    Sunny to Malik, no run, fuller on the stumps, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • 10.1

    Sunny to Malik, no run, flighted in, blocks it back to the bowler.

  • Arafat Sunny comes to bowl the next over

  • PAK - 34/4 (10.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Ahmed : 15(17)

    Malik : 2(6)

    Ahmed : 3-1-2-1

    Shakib : 2-0-8-0

  • 9.6

    Shakib to Ahmed, FOUR, flighted in, goes back and cuts it from leg stump, beats backward point.

  • 9.5

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, flat outside off, shimmies forward and knocks it to mid off.

  • 9.4

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, drifted in, knocks it to the bowler.

  • 9.3

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, flighted in, pushes it to the leg side.

  • 9.2

    Shakib to Malik, 1 run, drops it short, whipped off the back foot to deep mid wicket.

  • 9.1

    Shakib to Malik, no run, slow turner outside off, pushes it to point.

  • PAK - 29/4 (9.0 overs)
    1 Run

    Ahmed : 11(13)

    Malik : 1(4)

    Shakib : 1-0-3-0

    Ahmed : 3-1-2-1

  • 8.6

    Ahmed to Malik, 1 run, back of length outside off, punches it in the air, but clears the fielder to deep backward point.

  • 8.5

    Ahmed to Malik, no run, length ball outside off, knocks it to backward point.

  • 8.4

    Ahmed to Malik, no run, length ball tight outside off, left alone.

  • 8.3

    Ahmed to Malik, no run, fuller on off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • Shoaib Malik is the new man in

  • 8.2

    Ahmed to Akmal, OUT, fuller outside off, goes for the big shot over long, slices that high in the air over deep backward point and Shakib sets himself under it to complete a very good catch. That is a big wicket for Bangladesh as Pakistan lose their fourth. Akmal c Shakib b Ahmed 4(11)

  • 8.1

    Ahmed to Akmal, no run, fuller on off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • Taskin Ahmed comes into the attack

  • PAK - 28/3 (8.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    Ahmed : 11(13)

    Akmal : 4(9)

    Mortaza : 2-0-7-1

    Shakib : 1-0-3-0

  • 7.6

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, tosses it up, driven to mid off.

  • 7.5

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, quicker outside off, goes for the premeditated sweep and gets beaten.

  • 7.4

    Shakib to Akmal, 1 run, on the stumps, whipped away to wide mid on.

  • 7.3

    Shakib to Ahmed, 1 run, bit more air, inside edge off the thigh and round the corner, Shakib thinks it was jut the thigh though.

  • 7.2

    Shakib to Ahmed, no run, fuller on off, knocks it to short cover.

  • 7.1

    Shakib to Akmal, 1 run, flighted in, knocks it to long off for a single.

  • Shakib Al Hasan has been introduced into the attack

  • PAK - 25/3 (7.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Ahmed : 10(9)

    Akmal : 2(7)

    Hossain : 2-0-9-1

    Mortaza : 2-0-7-1

  • 6.6

    Mortaza to Ahmed, no run, back of length on off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • 6.5

    Mortaza to Ahmed, FOUR, full and angled in, whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, that is a classic use of the wrists.

  • 6.4

    Mortaza to Akmal, 1 run, full and straight, flicks it to mid wicket.

  • 6.3

    Mortaza to Akmal, no run, length ball nipping in, knocks it to short cover.

  • 6.2

    Mortaza to Akmal, no run, fuller outside off, shaping away, has a poke at it, beaten.

  • 6.1

    Mortaza to Akmal, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it to backward point.

  • PAK - 20/3 (6.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Ahmed : 6(7)

    Akmal : 1(3)

    Mortaza : 1-0-2-1

    Hossain : 2-0-9-1

  • 5.6

    Hossain to Ahmed, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it to short third man.

  • 5.5

    Hossain to Ahmed, no run, back of length outside off, slaps it to point.

  • 5.4

    Hossain to Akmal, 1 run, back of length angled in, worked off the hips to backward square leg.

  • 5.3

    Hossain to Akmal, no run, length ball outside off, knocks it to short cover.

  • 5.2

    Hossain to Ahmed, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushes it to point, takes a quick single.

  • 5.1

    Hossain to Ahmed, no run, length ball outside off, knocks it to short cover.

  • Al Amin Hossain comes into the attack

  • PAK - 18/3 (5.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Akmal : 0(1)

    Ahmed : 5(3)

    Sunny : 1-0-8-1

    Mortaza : 1-0-2-1

  • 4.6

    Mortaza to Akmal, no run, back of length outside off, shapes away, pushes at it, beaten and Rahim goes up in appeal for the caught behind, that one just misses the edge.

  • Umar Akmal comes to the crease

  • 4.5

    Mortaza to Hafeez, OUT, huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger even though Hafeez was turning around to look where the ball went, length ball nipping in, hits Hafeez high on the pads, that looked like it would miss stumps, but the umpire has given it and the Professor can't do anything about that. Hafeez lbw b Mortaza 2(11)

  • 4.4

    Mortaza to Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off, knocks it to backward point.

  • 4.3

    Mortaza to Ahmed, 1 run, back of length on off, knocks it down to the off side and takes a quick single.

  • 4.2

    Mortaza to Ahmed, no run, length ball, pushes it to the leg side.

  • 4.1

    Mortaza to Hafeez, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it away to backward square leg.

  • Mashrafe Mortaza comes into the attack

  • PAK - 16/2 (4.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Ahmed : 4(1)

    Hafeez : 1(8)

    Ahmed : 2-1-1-0

    Sunny : 1-0-8-1

  • 3.6

    Sunny to Ahmed, FOUR, flatter on the stumps, goes for the sweep and that is a top edge to fine leg.

  • 3.5

    Sunny to Khan, OUT, goes for the big heave to backward square leg on one knee, misses the line completely as Sunny gives it a bit of rip, that one crashed into the furniture and Sharjeel's innings is over. Khan b Sunny 10(8)

  • 3.4

    Sunny to Khan, no run, goes for the big swipe again and wears it on the pads down the leg side.

  • 3.3

    Sunny to Khan, no run, flat on off, pushes it behind square leg with a shuffle.

  • 3.2

    Sunny to Khan, FOUR, short on the stumps, enough time to sit back and pull it to the deep backward square leg fence.

  • 3.1

    Sunny to Khan, no run, flighted on off, pushes it to short mid wicket.

  • Arafat Sunny comes into the attack

  • PAK - 8/1 (3.0 overs)
    Maiden

    Hafeez : 1(8)

    Khan : 6(3)

    Hossain : 1-0-7-1

    Ahmed : 2-1-1-0

  • 2.6

    Ahmed to Hafeez, no run, back of length outside off, stands tall and punches to cover.

  • 2.5

    Ahmed to Hafeez, no run, length ball tailing in, inside edge onto the pads.

  • 2.4

    Ahmed to Hafeez, no run, short outside off, goes for a big heave, connects with nothing though.

  • 2.3

    Ahmed to Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off, lifts his bat and lets that go.

  • 2.2

    Ahmed to Hafeez, no run, angled in, defends it to the leg side.

  • 2.1

    Ahmed to Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off, punches it to cover.

  • PAK - 8/1 (2.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    Khan : 6(3)

    Hafeez : 1(2)

    Ahmed : 1-0-1-0

    Hossain : 1-0-7-1

  • 1.6

    Hossain to Khan, no run, fuller on off, knocks it to mid off.

  • 1.5

    Hossain to Khan, SIX, tailing on the pads, flicks it and clears the deep backward square leg fence, a Yuvraj-esque flick.

  • 1.4

    Hossain to Khan, no run, back of length outside off, pushes it to backward point.

  • 1.3

    Hossain to Hafeez, 1 run, length ball outside off, opens the blade and steers it to third man.

  • 1.2

    Hossain to Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off, leaves it alone.

  • Mohammad Hafeez is the new batsman

  • 1.1

    Hossain to Manzoor, OUT, back of length outside off, awkward bounce and Manzoor tries to move out of the way but the ball hits the shoulder of the bat and flies to Rahim, big start for Bangladesh. Manzoor c Rahim b Hossain 1(7)

  • Al Amin Hossain comes into the attack

  • PAK - 1/0 (1.0 overs)
    1 Run

    Khan : 0(0)

    Manzoor : 1(6)

    Ahmed : 1-0-1-0

  • 0.6

    Ahmed to Manzoor, 1 run, width outside off, steers it down to third man for a single to spoil a fine over from Taskin.

  • 0.5

    Ahmed to Manzoor, no run, back of length outside off, cuts it to backward point.

  • 0.4

    Ahmed to Manzoor, no run, length ball shaping away outside off, leaves it alone.

  • 0.3

    Ahmed to Manzoor, no run, back of length, moving away outside off, throws his bat at that. Beaten.

  • 0.2

    Ahmed to Manzoor, no run, back of length, brings it back in, knocks it to short cover.

  • 0.1

    Ahmed to Manzoor, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it down towards point.

  • Khurram Manzoor and Sharjeel Khan comes to open the innings, Taskin Ahmed to bowl the first over.

  • Mashrafe Mortaza: "The toss is important, but we cannot do anything about it. This is game is very important for us and we will look to do well, with the crowd behind us all the time. Tamim Iqbal is back in the side in place of Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman is out injured and Arafat Sunny takes his place."

  • Shahid Afridi: "We will have a bat. It looks better for batting today and it is a very important game for us. We will have to play better today. Anwar Ali comes in place of Mohammad Nawaz."

  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat

  • Dean Jones with the Pitch Report as usual: "It looks a lot drier today, the grass on top is dry and crumbling, it is loose as well. Looks like a good track for batting. The grass has been cut down and rolled well, the batsmen will enjoy this, 160 odd looks reasonable. Win the toss and bat first."

  • With Mustafizur Rahman out with an injury, Amir firing on all cylinders and to top that, the pitches in Bangladesh are aiding the pacers, the advantage clearly lies with Pakistan, writes Shamya Dasgupta from Mirpur: 

  • Mercurial Amir gives Pakistan the edge

    Jolted by Mustafizurs unavailability Bangladesh must get their batting act together

  • Bangladesh will miss the quality that Mustafizur Rahman lends to the attack, as the pacer is out with a side strain:

  • Mustafizur out of Asia Cup with side strain

    Tamim Iqbal will replace fast bowler who has a Grade 1 strain and has been advised rest and rehab

  • Pakistan have a rejuvenated Mohammad Amir leading the attack and the Amir 2.0 looks deadly as he proved with a threatening spell against India, writes Shamya Dasgupta:

  • Anger sadness awe acceptance the Amir comeback saga

    Staunch supporter Alam and principled opposer Aaqib hold forth on the young pacemans journey to the beyond and back

  • Hello & Welcome to the 8th match of Asia Cup 2016. It's quite a heated clash between hosts Bangladesh and neighbours Pakistan with both teams having the opportunity to seal a final berth against India with a win. Both Pakistan and Bangladesh won their last games in the Asia Cup and will come into this with confidence. 

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  • Even though Pakistan made a game out of it with that target, but some poor fielding and bad bowling changes did Shahid Afridi in. Anwar Ali's over of 17 runs and Mohammad Sami's last over became crucial in the end. Even though Amir made it competitive at crucial points, dismissing the set Soumya Sarkar and Shakib with brilliant yorkers, but in the end Pakistan couldn't keep it tight to win the game. Bangladesh have done it again, by winning against Pakistan and sealing a final berth against India.

  • Bangladesh Won by 5 Wickets

  • 19.1

    Ali to Mahmudullah, FOUR, low full toss, misses the yorker, lofted over to deep mid wicket, one bounce and Bangladesh enter the finals in style.

  • Just 3 runs required now! Anwar Ali comes into the attack

  • BAN - 127/5 (19.0 overs)
    15 Runs

    Mortaza : 12(7)

    Mahmudullah : 18(14)

    Amir : 4-0-26-2

    Sami : 4-0-30-0

  • 18.6

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short on the stumps, pulled away to mid wicket. 15 off that over.

  • Free-hit once again and this should be it for Bangladesh!

  • 18.6

    Sami to Mahmudullah, no ball ,FOUR, full and straight, pierces the backward point and third man gap with a slice, but what is Sami doing, another no ball.

  • 18.5

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, fuller on off, hits it down the ground to long off.

  • 18.4

    Sami to Mortaza, 1 run, yorker again, bunts that to backward point.

  • Free-hit!!

  • 18.4

    Sami to Mortaza, no ball,2 runs, fuller outside off, lofted to long off, catch is taken, but it is an overstep no ball, free hit to come.

  • 18.3

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, yorker on the stumps, digs it to cover.

  • 18.2

    Sami to Mortaza, 1 run, in the block hole again, thrashes it to wide long off.

  • 18.1

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and straight, knocks it to mid on, it is a single only.

  • Mohammad Sami has been introduced into the attack

  • 18 runs from the final 2 overs.

  • BAN - 112/5 (18.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Mortaza : 8(4)

    Mahmudullah : 9(9)

    Irfan : 4-0-23-1

    Amir : 4-0-26-2

  • 17.6

    Amir to Mortaza, no run, fuller outside off again, same result.

  • 17.5

    Amir to Mortaza, no run, full and wide outside off, chops away from the body, doesn't get bat on that.

  • 18 from 14 now.

  • 17.4

    Amir to Mortaza, FOUR, well directed short ball, tries to fend it off with the bat held up, top edge, runs away to fine leg.

  • 17.3

    Amir to Mortaza, FOUR, in the block hole, misses the yorker length, drilled down the ground, mid off slid in and misfielded, the ball runs off to the fence.

  • Mashrafe Mortaza walks in

  • 17.2

    Amir to Shakib, OUT, full and straight on leg stump, goes for the leg side scoop on the shuffle, misses and Amir strikes again, the leg stump is knocked out of the ground. Shakib punches the other two in frustration and then apologises to the umpire before walking off. Shakib b Amir 8(13)

  • 17.1

    Amir to Shakib, no run, yorker on the leg stump, blocks it somehow, almost toppled over Shakib.

  • Mohammad Amir into the attack

  • BAN - 104/4 (17.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 9(9)

    Shakib : 8(11)

    Sami : 3-0-15-0

    Irfan : 4-0-23-1

  • 16.6

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and shaping away, prods at it, beaten past the outside edge.

  • 16.5

    Irfan to Shakib, 1 leg bye, on the stumps, goes for the scoop, misses, hits the pad and stays there, bye taken.

  • 16.4

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, back of length outside off, slaps that through to sweeper cover.

  • 16.3

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it down to backward point.

  • 16.2

    Irfan to Mahmudullah, SIX, length ball outside off, Mahmudullah just swung through the line and lofted Irfan straight over wide long off, shot of the tournament, what a hit!

  • 16.1

    Irfan to Shakib, 1 run, back of length outside off, steers it down to third man.

  • Mohammad Irfan comes into the attack. 35 needed from 24 balls!

  • BAN - 95/4 (16.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 2(5)

    Shakib : 7(9)

    Malik : 1-0-3-1

    Sami : 3-0-15-0

  • 15.6

    Sami to Mahmudullah, no run, full and straight, takes an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 15.5

    Sami to Shakib, 1 run, back of length outside off, steers it fine to third man.

  • 15.4

    Sami to Shakib, 2 runs, back of length outside off, chops it square to third man.

  • 15.3

    Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller outside off, punches it past short cover.

  • 15.2

    Sami to Shakib, 1 run, stands tall and punches the back of length delivery to sweeper cover

  • 15.1

    Sami to Shakib, no run, to close to cut and Shakib misses

  • Mohammad Sami comes into the attack

  • BAN - 90/4 (15.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 1(3)

    Shakib : 3(5)

    Amir : 3-0-18-1

    Malik : 1-0-3-1

  • 14.6

    Malik to Mahmudullah, no run, that one skipped up, looks to work it to the on-side on the shuffle, that is a inside edge to the leg side.

  • 14.5

    Malik to Mahmudullah, no run, flat outside off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • 14.4

    Malik to Shakib, 1 run, fuller on off, drills it to deep extra cover.

  • 14.3

    Malik to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flighted in, flicks it behind the wicket, quick single taken.

  • Mahmudullah ,comes to the crease

  • 14.2

    Malik to Rahim, OUT, flighted on the stumps, needless reverse sweep, caught plumb in front of the stumps as he misses the shot, Malik appeals long and gets his man. Rahim lbw b Malik 12(15)

  • 14.1

    Malik to Shakib, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it away to square leg.

  • BAN - 87/3 (14.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Rahim : 12(14)

    Shakib : 1(3)

    Afridi : 4-0-20-1

    Amir : 3-0-18-1

  • Shoaib Malik into the attack

  • 13.6

    Amir to Rahim, 2 runs, back of length outside off, works it away to deep mid wicket with a flick off the pads.

  • 13.5

    Amir to Shakib, 1 run, back of length outside off, chops it to third man.

  • 13.5

    Amir to Shakib, WIDE, short ball angled on leg stump, Shakib sways out of the way, wide called for height.

  • 13.4

    Amir to Shakib, no run, fuller on off, knocks it to the off side.

  • 13.3

    Amir to Shakib, no run, fuller on off, knocks it to short cover with a straight bat.

  • Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman

  • 13.2

    Amir to Sarkar, OUT, magnificent yorker, inswinging and that went through Sarkar like hot knife through butter and cluttered the leg stump out of the ground. Sarkar b Amir 48(48)

  • 13.1

    Amir to Rahim, 1 run, fuller outside off, punches it square to backward point, single taken after the misfield.

  • Mohammad Amir comes to bowl the next over

  • BAN - 82/2 (13.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Sarkar : 48(47)

    Rahim : 9(12)

    Sami : 2-0-10-0

    Afridi : 4-0-20-1

  • 12.6

    Afridi to Sarkar, no run, fuller and quicker outside off, tries the steer, chops it to the ground near the keeper's feet.

  • 12.5

    Afridi to Rahim, 1 run, width on offer, blocks it to short third man for a single.

  • 12.4

    Afridi to Sarkar, 1 leg bye, goes for the slog sweep from outside off, hits the back leg and goes to gully.

  • 12.3

    Afridi to Sarkar, no run, flighted on off, pushes it to short cover.

  • 12.2

    Afridi to Rahim, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it away to deep mid wicket.

  • 12.1

    Afridi to Sarkar, 1 run, fires in the googly, works it with a punch to the off side.

  • BAN - 78/2 (12.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Rahim : 7(10)

    Sarkar : 47(43)

    Afridi : 3-0-17-1

    Sami : 2-0-10-0

  • 11.6

    Sami to Sarkar, 1 run, short of length on off, pulled away to mid wicket.

  • 11.5

    Sami to Rahim, 1 run, fuller on off, works it with a flick to the on side.

  • 11.4

    Sami to Sarkar, 1 run, fuller outside off, opens the blade and steers it to third man.

  • 11.3

    Sami to Rahim, 1 run, back of length outside off, stands back and steers it down to third man.

  • 11.2

    Sami to Sarkar, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushes it through to third man.

  • 11.1

    Sami to Sarkar, no run, length ball outside off, knocks it to short cover.

  • Mohammad Sami comes to bowl the next over

  • BAN - 73/2 (11.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Rahim : 5(8)

    Sarkar : 44(39)

    Ali : 2-0-21-0

    Afridi : 3-0-17-1

  • 10.6

    Afridi to Rahim, no run, short outside off, pushes it to short third man.

  • 10.5

    Afridi to Rahim, no run, tosses it up on off, drills it to cover.

  • 10.4

    Afridi to Rahim, 2 runs, ridiculous fielding, drills it to sweeper cover, after the fielder misfielded the second run was taken.

  • 10.3

    Afridi to Sarkar, 1 run, drifted outside off, drills it past short cover.

  • 10.2

    Afridi to Sarkar, FOUR, on the pads, swept away to fine leg, he is going from strength to strength.

  • 10.1

    Afridi to Rahim, 1 run, drifter outside off, chops it to short third man.

  • BAN - 65/2 (10.0 overs)
    15 Runs

    Sarkar : 39(37)

    Rahim : 2(4)

    Afridi : 2-0-9-1

    Ali : 2-0-21-0

  • 9.6

    Ali to Sarkar, FOUR, hammered, drops it short, comes down the track and pulled hard to the deep mid wicket fence.

  • 9.6

    Ali to Sarkar, WIDE, low full toss, flicks it, misses down leg side, wide given.

  • 9.5

    Ali to Sarkar, 2 runs, back of length, hangs back and pulls it to mid wicket.

  • 9.4

    Ali to Rahim, 1 run, width outside off, pulled away to backward square leg.

  • 9.3

    Ali to Rahim, no run, length ball outside off, pushes it to backward point.

  • 9.2

    Ali to Sarkar, 1 run, back of length outside off, stands on the back foot and cuts it up and over cover point.

  • 9.1

    Ali to Sarkar, SIX, back of length, comes down the wicket and swings, beautiful timing, right out of the middle of the bat, straight over the cow corner.

  • BAN - 50/2 (9.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Rahim : 1(2)

    Sarkar : 26(33)

    Ali : 1-0-6-0

    Afridi : 2-0-9-1

  • 8.6

    Afridi to Sarkar, 1 run, on the stumps, goes for the reverse paddle over short fine leg for a single.

  • 8.5

    Afridi to Sarkar, 2 runs, quicker outside off, slices that high towards backward point, beats the fielder.

  • 8.4

    Afridi to Sarkar, no run, quicker with the offie, just prods it to the off side.

  • 8.3

    Afridi to Rahim, 1 run, tosses it up on off, punches it past mid off for a single.

  • 8.2

    Afridi to Rahim, no run, flighted outside off, looks to drive, gets beaten.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim walks in

  • 8.1

    Afridi to Rahman, OUT, flighted in, the wrong 'un, tries to come down the track and flick it, misses the line completely, that is a big big wicket as the ball goes past to clip off the bails. Signature pose in celebration for Shahid Afridi. Rahman b Afridi 14(15)

  • BAN - 46/1 (8.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Sarkar : 23(30)

    Rahman : 14(14)

    Afridi : 1-0-5-0

    Ali : 1-0-6-0

  • 7.6

    Ali to Rahman, 1 run, back of length outside off, looks to heave it over mid wicket, inside edge rolls to the leg side.

  • 7.5

    Ali to Sarkar, 1 run, length ball outside off, drills it to sweeper cover.

  • 7.4

    Ali to Sarkar, no run, length ball tailing in flicks it to mid wicket.

  • 7.3

    Ali to Sarkar, no run, back of length on off, stands tall and blocks it to short cover.

  • 7.2

    Ali to Rahman, 3 runs, fuller outside off, slices that high over extra cover, and clears the fielder, doesn't reach the fence though.

  • 7.1

    Ali to Sarkar, 1 run, in the block hole on middle and leg, whipped to long on.

  • Anwar Ali has been introduced into the attack

  • BAN - 40/1 (7.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Rahman : 10(12)

    Sarkar : 21(26)

    Irfan : 3-0-15-1

    Afridi : 1-0-5-0

  • 6.6

    Afridi to Rahman, no run, tosses it up on off, knocks it back to the bowler.

  • 6.5

    Afridi to Sarkar, 1 run, on the stumps, swept hard to deep mid wicket.

  • 6.4

    Afridi to Sarkar, no run, another one, comes forward and bunts it back to the bowler.

  • 6.3

    Afridi to Sarkar, FOUR, wrong 'un came out wrong down leg side, paddle swept to fine leg, finds the fence.

  • 6.2

    Afridi to Rahman, 1 leg bye, hits him on the pad, outside the line of off stump, huge appeal but that was clearly missing wickets.

  • 6.1

    Afridi to Rahman, no run, short of length outside off, quicker, chops it to backward point.

  • Shahid Afridi into the attack

  • BAN - 34/1 (6.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Sarkar : 16(23)

    Rahman : 10(9)

    Sami : 1-0-5-0

    Irfan : 3-0-15-1

  • 5.6

    Irfan to Rahman, 1 run, length ball outside off, opens the bat face and guides it to third man.

  • 5.5

    Irfan to Rahman, no run, well directed short one, Rahman ducks out of the way.

  • 5.4

    Irfan to Sarkar, 1 run, goes for the short arm jab to mid wicket, inside edge off the thigh pad to point.

  • 5.3

    Irfan to Rahman, 1 run, short, pulled off the mid riff to square leg.

  • 5.2

    Irfan to Rahman, no run, back of length outside off, loud appeal as Rahman tried to steer it down to third man, but jut beaten past the outside edge.

  • 5.1

    Irfan to Sarkar, 1 run, short ball, goes for the pull, the line down leg side helped, pulled away to backward square leg.

  • BAN - 30/1 (5.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Rahman : 8(5)

    Sarkar : 14(21)

    Irfan : 2-0-11-1

    Sami : 1-0-5-0

  • 4.6

    Sami to Sarkar, 1 run, length ball, bounces awkwardly, off the splice to third man.

  • 4.5

    Sami to Sarkar, no run, length ball on off, knocks it to mid off.

  • 4.4

    Sami to Sarkar, no run, the off cutter, chips it inadvertently in the air, just short of Malik at short cover.

  • 4.3

    Sami to Sarkar, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it to short cover.

  • 4.2

    Sami to Rahman, 1 leg bye, fuller on the pads, hits the pad and goes to square leg, that was going down leg.

  • 4.1

    Sami to Rahman, FOUR, straying on the leg side, the glance is fine, timing exquisite, races away to the fine leg fence.

  • Mohammad Sami comes to bowl the next over

  • BAN - 24/1 (4.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Sarkar : 13(17)

    Rahman : 4(3)

    Amir : 2-0-13-0

    Irfan : 2-0-11-1

  • 3.6

    Irfan to Sarkar, no run, back of length outside off, knocks it square to short third man.

  • 3.5

    Irfan to Rahman, 1 run, full and straight, flicked away to deep square leg.

  • 3.4

    Irfan to Sarkar, 1 run, back of length outside off, cuts it third man.

  • 3.3

    Irfan to Sarkar, no run, short outside off, goes for the pull shot beaten again.

  • 3.2

    Irfan to Sarkar, no run, short ball angled in, pulled to mid wicket after being cramped for room.

  • 3.1

    Irfan to Sarkar, no run, length ball outside off, extra bounce, tries to cut, ball goes over.

  • BAN - 22/1 (3.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Rahman : 3(2)

    Sarkar : 12(12)

    Irfan : 1-0-9-1

    Amir : 2-0-13-0

  • 2.6

    Amir to Rahman, no run

  • 2.5

    Amir to Sarkar, 1 run

  • 2.4

    Amir to Sarkar, no run

  • 2.3

    Amir to Sarkar, FOUR

  • 2.2

    Amir to Sarkar, no run

  • 2.1

    Amir to Sarkar, no run

  • Sabbir Rahman is the new batsman

  • BAN - 17/1 (2.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Sarkar : 10(8)

    Amir : 1-0-8-0

    Irfan : 1-0-9-1

  • 1.6

    Irfan to Sarkar, 1 run

  • 1.5

    Irfan to Sarkar, 3 runs

  • 1.4

    Irfan to Iqbal, OUT, Iqbal lbw b Irfan 7(4)

  • 1.3

    Irfan to Sarkar, 1 run

  • 1.2

    Irfan to Sarkar, FOUR

  • 1.1

    Irfan to Sarkar, no run

  • Mohammad Irfan comes into the attack

  • BAN - 8/0 (1.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Iqbal : 7(3)

    Sarkar : 1(3)

    Amir : 1-0-8-0

  • 0.6

    Amir to Iqbal, SIX

  • 0.5

    Amir to Iqbal, no run

  • 0.4

    Amir to Sarkar, 1 run

  • 0.3

    Amir to Sarkar, no run

  • 0.2

    Amir to Sarkar, no run

  • 0.1

    Amir to Iqbal, 1 run

  • Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar walks out to the middle to open the innings. Mohammad Amir with the ball.

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