Asia Cup: Bangladesh seal final berth

Bangladesh beat Pakistan by five wickets in the Asia Cup 2016 contest in Mirpur on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 3, 2016 12:40 am
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Bangladesh knock Pakistan out of Asia Cup with five-wicket win, to meet India in final

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# Sami concedes 15 from the 19th, Bangladesh need only 3 in the last over

# No.4 comes in no time as Malik strikes in his first over. Mushfiqur departs

# That’s no.3 now. Sarkar is cleaned up for 48 by Amir

# Bangladesh were heading in the right direction before Sabbir lost his wicket. Attacks a Afridi delivery but fails to put bat to ball. Clean bowled. 46/2

# That’s the end of the powerplay. Bangladesh 34/1

# Bangladesh were off the blocks in brisk fashion but it doesn’t last long as Irfan traps Tamim Iqbal in front. 13/1

# Pakistan post 129/7 against Bangladesh

# Sarfraz brings up his FIFTY with boundary, off only 40 balls

# Afridi is out without troubling the scorers. Fails to put the full toss away, out for a two-ball duck

# 100 up for Pakistan in the 17th over. Afridi and Sarfraz in the middle

# Malik is out after scoring a crucial 41. He walks back just when he was looking to take the game away from the hosts. Loud cheer as fan favourite Shahid Afridi walks out to bat

# Malik and Sarfraz, both in their 30s now, have shifted gears and scoring at a brisk pace. Pakistan head towards a decent total

# Sarfraz and Malik are doing a fine job for Pakistan in the second half of the innings. Getting the odd boundary and rotating the strike well

# Bangladesh have done a fine job in the first half, important they do the same in the last ten overs and don’t allow Pakistan to score a threatening total

# PM of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium

# Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed are doing the rebuilding for Pakistan

# Electrifying atmosphere in Mirpur. Bangladesh fans supporting their team passionately

#Pakistan in all sorts of trouble in Mirpur

# Are you ready?

# How important is #PAKvsBAN

# Ramiz Raja has some advice for Pakistan

#Which is bigger?

From across Bay of Bengal, Islanders bring in a sea of change

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Camaraderie was a big part of the Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka Asia Cup contest. Bangladesh’s coach Chandika Hathurusingha and his assistant Ruwan Kalpage got congratulatory hugs from the opposition bench after his team’s 23-run win. The two Sri Lankans while masterminding the downfall of their own country had helped Bangladesh rise in stature in the limited-overs format.

Arabian night in Dhaka, almost

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With five overs left, the asking rate had soared above nine per over. The slow-going in the middle overs was understandable, given that Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik had to do a major repair work, chasing 130 for victory. At 17/3, Pakistan’s reputation was at stake.

Pakistan senior players need to lead by example, says chief selector

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Pakistan’s chief selector Haroon Rasheed has had a pep talk with the national team members and is confident that they can still qualify for the final in the ongoing Asia Cup.