Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs

In a repeat of 2016, Bangladesh will face India on Friday with the Asia Cup title on the line.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 27, 2018 1:27:07 am
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score, Asia Cup 2018 Live Score Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs to seal a spot in the finals of Asia Cup 2018. This is Bangladesh’s third final in four seasons of the continental and in a repeat of 2016, Bangladesh will face India on Friday with the Asia Cup title on the line. Batting first the Tigers posted a competitive 239 courtesy of Mushfiqur Rahim’s 99. Bangladesh made an early dent into the Pakistan chase of 240 runs removing Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, and Sarfraz Ahmed. While Imam Ul Haq scored a well made 83 it wasn’t enough as the innings folded for 202/9 in 50 overs. Mustafizur Rahman picked 4/43 while Mehidy Hasan was equally brilliant with 2/28.

Asia Cup, 2018Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 14 November 2018

Pakistan 202/9 (50.0)

vs

Bangladesh 239 (48.5)

Match Ended ( Day - Super Four - Match 6 ) Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs

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Asia Cup 2018, Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Highlights

01:17 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs

ALL OVER! PAK- 202/9 in 50 ovs. Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs to qualify for the finals of Asia Cup. So like in 2016, it's going to be Bangladesh against India in the Asia Cup final. Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers with a fixture-best 4/43 while Mehidy Hasan was equally brilliant with 2/28. Mushfiqur Rahim was adjudged as the man of the match for a fine 99.

01:00 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
SIX! Huge hit

This one was off the script. No one expected a hit but out of the blue Shaheen Afridi hits a massive six over deep midwicket. He ain't going down without a fight.  PAK- 198/9 after 47 ovs

00:49 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
Mohammad Nawaz c Hossain Shanto b Mustafizur 8(19)

GONE! Mohammad Nawaz is out for 8. It is the Fizz who does the trick with his slower delivery. PAK-186/9, need 54 runs in 29 balls

00:42 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
Hasan Ali c Mortaza b Mustafizur 8(11)

WICKET! Hasan Ali goes for the big hit but gets a leading edge which goes straight up behind the bowlers head. Mortaza comes in and catches it with glee. Well directed bumper by Fizz to get his man! PAK 181/8, need 59 runs in 37 balls

00:30 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
Imam-ul-Haq st Liton Das b Mahmudullah 83(105)

STUMPED! This time it is Imam-Ul-Haq who is for 83 and once again it is Mehidy Hasan who picks up the wicket. Why would he go for the rash shot at this point? The game is slipping away from Pakistan PAK 167/7, need 73 runs in 55 balls 

00:21 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
Asif Ali st Liton Das b Mehidy Hasan 31(47)

STUMPED! Asif Ali departs for 31. Mehidy Hasan picks up the wicket. Liton Das makes up for his previous error. Very casual from the batsman as he lost his balance and it the Tigers back in the game. PAK- 165/6, need 75 runs in 64 balls 

00:04 (IST) 27 Sep 2018
HUGE SIX!

What a hit by Imam. Mortaza comes back into the attack and is welcomed by a lovely lofted hit over long on for a six, first of the Pakistan innings. The dropped chance is already proving to be costly. After 35 overs PAK- 140/5. Exactly 100 needed off 90 balls.

23:51 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Dropped!

Mustafizur to Asif Ali and the ball goes across the line. Ali knicks it straight to the keeper who tries to take it with one hand but grasses it. Straightforward chance goes begging by. PAK 129/5 33.1 ovs

23:42 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
FIFTY For Imam-Ul-Haq!

FIFTY! for Imam-Ul-Haq. Invaluable knock under these circumstances. But he needs to continue if Pakistan have to succeed in this contest PAK- 115/5. 19 overs to go and they still need 125 to win. 

23:31 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
100 comes up for Pakistan

Pakistan have huffed and puffed their way to the three-figure mark. However, they have lost half their side. PAK- 102/5 in 27.3 ovs, still need 138 runs to win.

23:20 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Shadab Khan c Liton b Soumya Sarkar 4(24)

WICKET! Soumya strikes, Shadab gone for 4. Pakistan are 94/5 in 25.1 overs. Target 240. Maiden ODI wicket for Soumya Sarkar. Shadab goes for the pull but only gets a knick straight to the keeper. Pakistan have lost half their side and are in huge trouble at 94/5

23:11 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Bangladesh continue to build pressure

The wicket of Malik has built the pressure on Pakistan. Runs are drying up as Shadab Khan and Imam are slowly taking the scoreboard forward. After 24 overs  PAK- 93/4 

22:55 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
WHAT A CATCH!

OUT! Shoaib Malik departs for 30. Fantastic catch by Mortaza at midwicket to give Bangladesh a much-needed breakthrough. PAK- 85/4 

22:37 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Time for Drinks

Drinks are on the field now. So far it has been a mixed outing for the two teams- Bangladesh picked up 3 early wickets after which Shoaib Malik and Imam-ul-Haq have got together to bring stability. They've certainly got to carry on though, for Pakistan to have any hope tonight. Let's see how things pan out!

22:22 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Fifty up for Pakistan

Shoaib Malik runs a Mehidy Hasan delivery down to long on and it brings up Pakistan's 50 runs in the 14th over. Shoaib Malik on 19 and Imam-ul-Haq on 16. 

22:00 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
FOUR! FOUR!

After 4 runs in three overs - with two maidens in between - Shoaib Malik helping Pakistan's run rate with consecutive boundaries. Fuller length from Mustafizur and Shoaib with a classy straight drive to send the ball running towards the long off boundary for a four. Next ball, the length is pulled back but the width on offer allows for a slap to deep extra cover for another boundary. 

21:42 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
ALMOST RUN OUT

Pakistan almost go four down! Mahmudullah with the misfield and Pakistan will breathe a sigh of relief. Malik with a push towards mid-off and he was almost at the bowler's end with Imam-ul-Haq ball watching. Single taken at the end

21:39 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Sarfraz c Rahim b Mustafizur 10 (7)

GONE! Bangladesh have the skipper! Sarfraz Ahmed is caught by Rahim off Mustafizur. Length delivery, moves away from the right hander, Sarfraz goes for the drive on the up but gets a thick edge to it. Taken by Rahim by diving to his right. Excellent catch! 

21:27 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Babar Azam lbw b Mustafizur 1(3)

LBW! Babar Azam is gone for 1. This time it is Mustafizur Rahman who picks up the wicket! Over the wicket, ball pitches in line and moves in just enough to beat the bat and hit the pad. The only question was the height! Umpire has no doubt.  NO DRS! Pakistan are in huge trouble at- 3/2

21:22 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Pakistan resume! HERE WE GO

Pakistan are ready for the chase. Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq have come out to bat. Mehidy Hasan has the ball in hand for Bangladesh. OUT! Bangladesh strikes early as Fakhar Zaman is out for 1. Mehidy Hasan picks up the wicket. PAK- 3/1 after 1 over

20:55 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Bangladesh all out for 239!

ALL OVER! Two wickets in two balls for Pakistan and Bangladesh are all out for 239. Rubel was run out for 1 after which Mortaza was gone 13Its a challenging total despite the Pakistani bowlers' late surge. Junaid Khan was the star with the ball, taking 4/19.  Pakistan need 240 to win and seal a spot in the finals

20:45 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Mahmudullah b Junaid Khan 25(31)

BOWLED! Mahmudullah is out for 25. Junaid Khan now has four wickets in his bag. 250 seems like a distant target now. The loss of Rahim has seriously dented the Tigers momentum. BAN- 230/8

20:32 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Mehidy Hasan c Masood b Junaid Khan 12(11)

WICKET! Mehidy Hasan is out for 12. Third wicket for Junaid Khan! What a day he is having. Just as we were saying that the Tigers may get the momentum back they lose a wicket. False shot by the batsman as he flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket. BAN- 221/7

20:29 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Will the Tigers finish with a flourish?

After 45 overs Bangladesh are 221/6. So will the Tigers finish with a flourish? That will depend on whether Mahumudullah can remain at the crease. As long as he is there Bangladesh will hope of surpassing the 250 run mark. 

20:17 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Mushfiqur Rahim c Sarfraz b Shaheen Afridi 99(116) [4s-9]

Heartbreak for Mushfiqur Rahim as he departs for 99. He is the first Bangladeshi batsman to depart for 99. Shaheen Afridi picks up his second wicket. One short of a hundred but a magnificent innings nonetheless from Mushfiqur. Small man, carries the team's batting.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 26 September 2018

20:11 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
10 overs to go for Bangladesh

After 40 overs, Bangladesh are187/5.  Last 10 overs are coming up and it promises to be an exciting period of play. Rahim is nearing yet another hundred while giving him company is Mahumudullah on 9. Pakistan will hope for another wicket which will lead them into the tail. 

19:59 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Imrul Kayes lbw b Shadab Khan 9(10)

LBW! Shadab Khan gets rid off Imrul Kayes for 9. Another instance of a batsman playing down the wron line. He is hit on the pads. And the ball will hit the stumps. Kayes has a chat with Rahim at the other end. No DRS. The match is now once again finely balanced. BAN- 167/5

19:52 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Asia Cup Statistics

In terms of highest fourth-wicket stands in Asia Cup ODIs:166 S Raina - MS Dhoni vs Hong Kong, 2008152 Misbah - U Akmal vs Sri Lanka, 2012144 M Rahim - M Mithun vs Pakistan, Abu Dhabi, 2018

19:41 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Mithun c and b Hasan Ali 60(84)

Caught&Bowled! Mohammad MithunMithun is out for a well made 60. Short delivery and the batsman pays across the line which gives a leading edge and Hasan Ali finally has a wicket. A breakthrough at last for Pakistan. BAN- 156/4

19:34 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Bangladesh reach 150

With a quick double of Shaheen Afridi. Mushfiqur Rahim reaches 75 and takes his team total to 150. Giving him company at the other end is  Mohammad Mithun on 59.  BAN 150/3, 32.2 ovs 

19:24 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Tempers flare, sledge hammer comes out

Junaid Khan to Mithun, he defends but gets a verbal volley from Junaid. Pakistan seem frustrated with this partnership and they're trying to sledge now. Junaid has a couple of words with the striker who tries to frustrate him further with a smile.

19:13 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
FIFTY! Mohammad MIthun brings up fifty

Mohammad Mithun brings up his fifty from 66 balls and gets there with a boundary. Reads the short delivery, waits for it to arrive on this slow surface and pummels it off his back foot. No chance for the fielder in the deep. Bangladesh are 136/3 after 29 overs

19:11 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Bangladesh in command

From what looked like a miserable position at one stage, Mithun and Mushfiqur have gotten Bangladesh to a strong place. But too early to get into the comfort zone. Twin boundaries off both batsmen to Hasan Ali is building up things nicely. 

18:59 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
100-run partnership!

The 100-run partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun is up. With more excellent running between the wickets, Rahim and Mithun bring up their 2nd 100-run stand of this Asia Cup. Bangladesh 116/3 after 26 overs

18:51 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
100 comes up Bangladesh! 50 for Rahim

100 comes up Bangladesh! They have recovered well with Mithun and Rahim at the crease. The early jolts by the Pakistan seamers were a big setback. But Rahim and Mithun have played with poise and patience and taken their team to a good position. Meanwhile, Mushfiqur Rahim has also reached his half-century.  BAN-108-3, 25.1 ovs

18:37 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Bangladesh in command

After 21 overs, Bangladesh have reached 88/3. It does seem they have gained control of proceedings. The run rate has gone above 4 rpo. Mushfiqur Rahim has moved on to 43 courtesy of five boundaries. Mithun (30) is giving him company. 

18:11 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Bangladesh reach 50

50 comes up for Bangladesh in the 15th over. Mushfiqur Rahim (26), Mohammad Mithun (16) are at the crease. This partnership has helped theTigers rebuild and keep them in the match. BAN- 55/3 in 15 ovs

17:56 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Pakistan lose review

Mohammad Nawaz comes into ball and the first ball leads to a loud appeal. this one went straight after pitching and Mithun plays down the wrong line,  It is missing the leg-stump by a distance. Review lost. BAN- 27/3 after 10 ovs

17:43 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Boundary! BAN- 19/3

First boundary of the innings for Mushfiqur Rahim. A much-needed break for the Tigers. It was short and outside the off and Rahim cuts it over the fielders ahead. Stats reveal he scored 16 % of his runs playing the uppercut.

17:26 (IST) 26 Sep 2018
Liton Das b Junaid Khan 6(16)

BOWLED! Again. This time it is Junaid Khan who strikes to remove Liton Das. Round the wicket and the ball does just enough to send the off stump rolling over and Bangladesh are in massive trouble-  12/3

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score, Asia Cup 2018 Live Score Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs. (Source: AP)

SQUADS: 

Bangladesh (From): Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Abu Hider Rony, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Ariful Haque

Pakistan (From): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shan Masood