Bangladesh went to the finale in Asia Cup for the third time to defeat Pakistan in last match of the super four. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first in Abu Dabi on Wednesday.
Shakib al Hasan was not in squared because of his figure injury. Bangladesh started their batting not very well, they were under pressure by losing 3 wickets to take 12 runs but Musfique and Mithun made a partnership 144 runs and recovered temporary danger.
Pakistan 202/9 (50.0 ov) R/R 4.04 | Match Finished
Bangladesh Beat Pakistan By 37 Runs
Shaheen Afridi 14
Junaid Khan 3
|Shaheen Afridi||not out||14||20||0||1|
|Junaid Khan||not out||3||10||0||0|
They were showing dream to Bangladesh to do good score but that is not possible after losing Musfique and Mithun’s wicket when Musfique was near in 7th hundred.
Unfortunately, he was dismissed in 99 runs. Then Bangladesh was again under pressure what Mahmudullah wanted to recover but he failed. Finally, Bangladesh brought up 239 runs in fifty overs for all wickets.
In the second innings, Pakistan started as Bangladesh and they were losing wickets in regular intermission but Imam and Malik made a little partnership what did not last for long.
After losing Malik and Imam’s wickets again they were in trouble. Imam scored around 83 runs but he couldn’t finish the match. Bangladesh won the match despite Pakistan playing 50 overs to score 202 runs for 9 wickets when Mustafizure smashed Pakistan by taking 4 wickets and Tigers won 37 runs as well as going to final.
On Friday, Bangladesh will play against India in the final in Asia Cup what is hat-trick for Bangladesh in Asia Cup.