Asia Cup T20, Match 8: Bangladesh vs Pakistan - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 22:47

In the 8th match of 2016 Asia Cup Twenty20, hosts Bangladesh beat Pakistan by five wickets at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to reach the final of the tournament. 

 

2 March 2016, 22:39 PM

2 March 2016, 22:30 PM

Over 19.1 || Score 131/5 (Mortaza 12, Mahmudullah 22)

Anwar Ali to bowl the over. Mahmudullah on strike, and he hit the bowler for boundary to finish the match. With that Bangladesh beat Pakistan by five wickets to reach the final of the Asia Cup.  

2 March 2016, 22:26 PM

Over 19 || Score 126/5 (Mortaza 12, Mahmudullah 17)

Sami to bowl the penultimate over. Single off the first ball. Two more singles off the next two. Fourth ball, a foot no ball, and two more runs. Free Hit, came a single. Ten came a double off the fifth ball. Last ball, another no ball and came a boundary. Single off the last ball. Ban need 3 runs from 6 balls to win the match.     

2 March 2016, 22:18 PM

Over 18 || Score 112/5 (Mortaza 8, Mahmudullah 9)

After a short team meeting, Mohammad Amir has been given the ball. Shakib clean bowled! Mashrafe Mortaza, the new man in, then hit the bowler for consecutive boundaries. Ban need 18 runs from 12 balls​. 

Shakib Al Hasan b Mohammad Amir 8 (23m 13b) 

2 March 2016, 22:10 PM

Over 17 || Score 104/4 (Shakib 8, Mahmudullah 9)

Irfan to bowl. Single from the first. Mahmudullah smacked the bowler for a six over extra covers. Stand and deliver. Another big over, nine came off it.  

2 March 2016, 22:04 PM

Over 16 || Score 95/4 (Shakib 7, Mahmudullah 2)

Sami set to bowl his 3rd over. Both the batsmen are dealing in singles and doubles, sensible cricket by the duo. Five from the over. Ban need 35 runs from 24 balls.   

2 March 2016, 21:59 PM

Over 15 || Score 90/4 (Shakib 3, Mahmudullah 1)

Shoaib Malik to bowl his first over. Malik got the wicket of Mushfiqur as the batsmen missed the line while playing an over ambitious reverse sweep and umpire raised his finger straight away. Mahmudullah joined Shakib in the middle. 

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Shoaib Malik 12 (28m 15b)

2 March 2016, 21:53 PM

Over 14 || Score 87/3 (Mushfiqur 12, Shakib 1)

Mohammad Amir is back, he can still turn the tables for Pakistan. Sarkar Out! What a ball, a perfect yorker and Sarkar got clean bowled. Veteran Shakib Al Hasan came in to bat. Five from the over along with the wicket.   

Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Amir 48 (63m 48b)

2 March 2016, 21:47 PM

Over 13 || Score 82/2 (Mushfiqur 9, Sarkar 48)

Afridi with his last over. Tight over as by the spinner as four came from it, but Pakistan need a couple of wickets here. 

2 March 2016, 21:43 PM

Over 12 || Score 77/2 (Mushfiqur 7, Sarkar 47)

Mohammad Sami has been called back to bowl his 2nd over. At the moment Bangladesh are cruising towards victory. Five from the over.

2 March 2016, 21:39 PM

Over 11 || Score 73/2 (Mushfiqur 5, Sarkar 44)

Shahid Afridi with his 3rd. Sarkar played the leggie fine towards leg side to collect his 5th boundary. Another good over for home team as eight came off it. 

2 March 2016, 21:36 PM

Over 10 || Score 65/2 (Mushfiqur 2, Sarkar 39)

Anwar Ali to continue. Sarkar pulled the 1st ball for six. What a cracking hit! Off the last ball too Sarkar pulled the bowler, this time to get a boundary. Big over for Bangladesh as 15 came off it. 

2 March 2016, 21:31 PM

Over 9 || Score 50/2 ( Mushfiqur 1, Sarkar 26)

Afridi picked up his first wicket in the form of Sabbir. A much needed wicket for Pakistan. Four runs from the over. Mushfiqur Rahim walked into the middle. Bangladesh touched the 50-run mark.

Sabbir Rahman b Shahid Afridi 14 (31m 15b)

2 March 2016, 21:24 PM

Over 8 || Score 46/1 (Rahman 14, Sarkar 23)

Anwar Ali to bowl the over. With every passing over Pakistan are losing the grip over the match. Rahman and Sarkar are playing sensible cricket and are busy taking singles and doubles, which is the need of the hour. Six from the over.   

2 March 2016, 21:18 PM

Over 7 || Score 40/1 (Rahman 10, Sarkar 21)

Skipper Shahid Afridi has come to bowl the over. Third ball was on the leg stump and Sarkar swept the leggie fine towards the leg side to hit a boundary. Six from the over. 

 

2 March 2016, 21:14 PM

Over 6 || Score 34/1 (Rahman 10, Sarkar 16)

Irfan to continue. Rahman is looking a bit cagey at the crease. He should set his eyes first before going for big shots. Pakistan need wickets here. Four from the over. 

2 March 2016, 21:11 PM

Over 5 || Score 30/1 (Rahman 8, Sarkar 14)

First bowling change! Mohammad Sami set to bowl his first over. Sabbir Rahman welcomed Shami with a boundary. Still the pacer gave six in the over.  

2 March 2016, 21:04 PM

Over 4 || Score 24/1 (Rahman 4, Sarkar 13)

Irfan to continue. Pakistan have to all out Bangladesh if they want to win this game. Tight over by the seamer as he conceded mere two runs in it.  

2 March 2016, 21:01 PM

Over 3 || Score 22/1 (Rahman 3, Sarkar 12)

Sarkar is looking good in the middle. He once again collected a boundary off Amir. Still five runs came from the over. 

2 March 2016, 20:57 PM

Over 2 || Score 17/1 (Rahman 3, Sarkar 7)

Mohammad Irfan to bowl the over. Sarkar cut the bowler towards point region to hit a boundary off the 2nd ball. Irfan made an excellent comeback as he trapped the batsman in front of the wicket. Sabbir Rahman is the new man to the crease.  

Tamim Iqbal lbw b Mohammad Irfan 7 (7m 4b)

2 March 2016, 20:50 PM

Over 1 || Score 8/0 (Tamim 1, Sarkar 7)

Mohammad Amir to start the bowling proceedings for Pakistan, while, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar are in the middle to open the innings for Bangladesh. Amir was about complete an excellent over when Tamim glanced him for a six over square leg off the last ball. 

 

2 March 2016, 20:35 PM

Over 20 || Score 129/ (Sarfraz 58)

Al-Amin Hossain to bowl the last over of the innings. Sarfraz Ahmed hit a six off the 2nd ball towards deep square leg. Then came a single and two doubles before Anwar Ali got out of the last ball. It means Sarfraz fifty helped Pakistan to put up a fighting total of 129 on board. 

Anwar Ali c Sabbir Rahman b Al-Amin Hossain 13 (9b)  

2 March 2016, 20:30 PM

Over 19 || Score 117/ (Sarfraz 51, Anwar 8)

Taskin Ahmed is back to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. After three singles, came a boundary off the 4th from Anwar Ali's willow. Sarfraz Ahmed completed his fifty in style as hit a boundary off the last ball. 12 from the over. 

 

2 March 2016, 20:27 PM

Over 18 || Score 105/ (Sarfraz 45, Anwar 2)

 Hossain picked up his 2nd wicket as he sent dangerous Afridi back. Anwar Ali is the new man in. Excellent over, as mere four runs came off it, along with a wicket.    

Shahid Afridi c Sabbir Rahman b Al-Amin Hossain 0 (3m 2b)

2 March 2016, 20:21 PM

Over 17 || Score 101/5 (Sarfraz 43, Afridi 0)

Sunny to bowl his last over. And he picked the crucial wicket of Malik. Skipper Shahid Afridi is the new man in. Pakistan crossed the 100-run mark in the over. Ten came from the over. 

Shoaib Malik c Sabbir Rahman b Arafat Sunny 41 (35m 30b)

2 March 2016, 20:15 PM

Over 16 || Score 91/4 (Sarfraz 39, Malik 35)

Shakib Al Hasan on attack. Another good over for Pakistan as Malik hit the spinner for two consecutive boundaries to collect 12 from it. 

2 March 2016, 20:10 PM

Over 15 || Score 79/4 (Sarfraz 36, Malik 26)

Mortaza to continue. First ball was slapped by Sarfraz towards extra covers for a boundary. Sarfaraz then smacked the bowler for a six off the last ball. Big over, 14 came from it.  

2 March 2016, 20:06 PM

Over 14 || Score 65/4 (Sarfraz 23, Malik 25)

Left-arm spinner Sunny to bowl. Four singles from the first four balls. Then came a single off the next. Malik charged down the track to hit the bowler for a six over his head.   
 

2 March 2016, 20:01 PM

Over 13 || Score 54/4 (Sarfraz 20, Malik 17)

Mortaza back to bowl his 3rd over. Good thing for Pakistan is that Malik and Sarfraz have a steady head over their shoulders. Malik cut the pacer towards point region for a boundary. And with that Pakistan crossed the 50-run mark. Mortaza leaked eight in the over.     

2 March 2016, 19:56 PM

Over 12 || Score 46/4 (Sarfraz 19, Malik 10)

Shakib to continue. Sarfraz and Malik are playing sensible cricket. They have to take calculative risks to keep the scoreboard flying. Six runs from the over. 

2 March 2016, 19:54 PM

Over 11 || Score 40/4 (Sarfraz 16, Malik 7)

Arafat Sunny is back to bowl his 2nd over. Malik played the ball towards fine leg to collect his 1st boundary off the last ball. Pakistan need a partnership here. 

2 March 2016, 19:49 PM

Over 10 || Score 34/4 (Sarfraz 15, Malik 2)

Yet another bowling change. Shakib Al Hasan into the attack for the first time. Off the last ball, Sarfraz Ahmed hit his 3rd boundary. 

2 March 2016, 19:45 PM

Over 9 || Score 29/4 (Sarfraz 11, Malik 1)

Taskin with his 3rd over. Umar Out! In trying to break the shackles, Umar went for a big shot but ended up giving a high catch to Shakib at deep point. Shoaib Malik joined Sarfraz in the middle.   

Umar Akmal c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 4 (15m 11b)  

2 March 2016, 19:35 PM

Over 7 || Score 25/3 (Sarfraz 10, Umar 2)

Mortaza with his 2nd over. Sarfraz Ahmed hit the pacer towards mid-wicket to collect his 2nd boundary of the match. Class was written all over the shot. Five from the over. 

2 March 2016, 19:32 PM

Over 6 || Score 20/3 (Sarfraz 6, Umar 1)

Bangladeshi skipper is juggling his bowlers well. Al-Amin Hossain is back into the attack. Tight over as mere two runs came off it. 

2 March 2016, 19:30 PM

Over 5 || Score 18/3 (Sarfraz 5, Umar 0)

Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza to bowl the over. Pakistan in deep deep trouble now as out of form Hafeez got trapped in front of the wicket. Two from the over.

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 2 (19m 11b) 

2 March 2016, 19:24 PM

Over 4 || Score 16/2 (Sarfraz 1, Hafeez 1)

Arafat Sunny introduced into the attack. In trying to hit the bowler for a big hit over mid-wicket, Sharjeel missed the line and got clean bowled. Eight from the over.

Sharjeel Khan b Arafat Sunny 10 (8b)  

2 March 2016, 19:18 PM

Over 3 || Score 8/1 (Sharjeel 10, Hafeez 1)

Taskin to continue. And he again produced an excellent over. A maiden one. 

2 March 2016, 19:10 PM

Over 2 || Score 8/1 (Hafeez 1, Sharjeel 6)

Al-Amin Hossain to ball the over. Manzoor Out! Extra bounce did the trick for the bowler as the right-hander edged the first ball to the wicket-keeper. Mohammad Hafeez is the new man in. Sharjeel slogged the fifth ball towards square leg for a six. A typical T20 shot. Seven from the over. 

Khurram Manzoor c Mushfiqur Rahim b Al-Amin Hossain 1 (5m 7b)

2 March 2016, 19:03 PM

Over 1 || Score 1/0 (Manzoor 1, Sharjeel 0)

Khurram Manzoor and Sharjeel Khan in the middle to open the innings for Pakistan. Young pacer Taskin Ahmed has the new ball in hand. The bowler is right on the money from the word go. Pakistan opened his account with a single off the last ball as Manzoor guided it towards third man.   

 

2 March 2016, 18:43 PM

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. 

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