2012 Asia Cup Final

The 2012 Asia Cup Final was the final of the 2012 Asia Cup, a One day International cricket tournament, and was played between Pakistan and Bangladesh on 22 March 2012 in Dhaka.[1] Pakistan stunned Bangladesh in the last ball thriller to achieve their second Asia Cup title after 2000.[2][3]

2012 Asia Cup Final
Event2012 Asia Cup
Pakistan Bangladesh
Pakistan Bangladesh
236/9 234/8
50 overs 50 overs
Pakistan won by 2 runs
Date22 March 2012
VenueSher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Player of the matchPakistan Shahid Afridi
UmpiresEngland Ian Gould
Australia Steve Davis
Attendance25000+
2010
2014

BackgroundEdit

The 2012 Asia Cup started on 11 March 2012 and was hosted by Bangladesh. All matches were played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Four full member national teams played each other in Round-robin format. Pakistan reached the final by defeating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka while Bangladesh reached the final defeating India and Sri Lanka.[4][5][6]

Road to FinalEdit

  Pakistan   Bangladesh
Opponent Result Matches Opponent Result
  Bangladesh Won Match 1   Pakistan Lost
  Sri Lanka Won Match 2   India Won
  India Lost Match 3   Sri Lanka Won
Super Four Table
Pos Team Pld W L T NR BP Pts HTH NRR For Against
1   Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 1 9 0.4439 780 (139.5) 759 (147.5)
2   Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 0 0 8 1 0.0223 746 (136.3) 762 (140)
3   India 3 2 1 0 0 0 8 0 0.3774 923 (147.5) 876 (149.2)
4   Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 -0.8869 653 (140) 705 (127)

Match officials and resultEdit

ScorecardEdit

1st inningsEdit

Bangladesh batting[7]
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Mohammad Hafeez c Nazmul b Razzak 40 87 4 0 45.97
Nasir Jamshed c Mahmudullah b Mortaza 9 8 2 0 112.50
Younis Khan lbw b Nazmul 1 5 0 0 20.00
Misbah-ul-Haq run out (Nasir Hossain) 13 23 1 0 56.52
Umar Akmal c ( Rahim b Mahmudullah 30 45 0 1 66.66
Hammad Azam c & b Shakib 30 37 3 1 81.08
Shahid Afridi c Nasir b Shakib 32 22 4 1 145.45
Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 46 52 4 0 88.46
Umar Gul c Shakib b Mortaza 4 6 0 0 66.66
Saeed Ajmal b Razzak 4 7 0 0 57.14
Aizaz Cheema not out 9 11 1 0 81.81
Total 50 overs 236 300 19 3 4.72(run rate)

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jamshed, 4.2 overs), 2-19 (Younis, 5.2 overs), 3-55 (Mishbah, 15.2 overs), 4-70 (Hafeez, 21.2 overs), 5-129 (Azam, 33.3 overs), 6-133 (Umar, 34.5 overs), 7-178 (Afridi, 41.3 overs), 8-199 (Gul, 44.3 overs), 9-206 (Ajmal 45.6 overs)

India bowling[7]
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Mashrafe Mortaza 10 0 48 2 4.80
Nazmul Hossain 8 1 36 1 4.50
Abdur Razzak 10 3 26 2 2.60
Shahadat Hossain 9 0 63 0 7.00
Shakib Al Hasan 10 1 39 2 3.90
Mahmudullah 3 0 14 1 4.66

2nd inningsEdit

India batting[7]
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Tamim Iqbal c Younis b Gul 60 68 8 0 88.23
Nazimuddin c Younis b Afridi 16 52 3 0 30.76
Jahurul Islam c Younis b Ajmal 0 5 0 0 0.00
Nasir Hossain c Misbah b Gul 28 63 1 0 44.44
Shakib Al Hasan b Aizaz 68 72 7 1 94.44
Mushfiqur Rahim c Jamshed b Aizaz 10 8 1 0 125.00
Mahmudullah not out 17 16 1 0 106.25
Mashrafe Mortaza c Jamshed b Ajmal 18 9 2 0 200.00
Abdur Razzak b Aizaz 6 8 0 0 75.00
Shahadat Hossain not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Nazmul Hossain Did not bat
Total 50 overs 234 300 20 1 4.68 (Run Rate)

Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Nazimuddin, 16.4 overs), 2-68 (Jahurul, 17.5 overs), 3-81 (Tamim, 23.1 overs), 4-170 (Nasir, 42.3 overs), 5-179 (Shakib, 43.4 overs), 6-190 (Rahim, 45.1 overs), 7-218 (Mortaza, 47.4 overs), 8-233 (Razzak, 49.5)

Bangladesh bowling[7]
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 30 0 3.00
Umar Gul 10 2 65 2 6.50
Saeed Ajmal 10 2 40 2 4.00
Shahid Afridi 10 1 28 1 2.80
Aizaz Cheema 7 0 46 3 6.57
Hammad Azam 3 0 20 0 6.66

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abhishek Purohit. "Pakistan prevail over gutsy Bangladesh". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Ban vs Pak: Pakistan beat Bangladesh in thrilling final to clinch Asia Cup". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  3. ^ Kunal Diwan. "Heartbreak for Bangladesh, high fives for Pakistan in Asia Cup final". Yahoo! Cricket. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  4. ^ Mohammad Isam. "The rise of the underdog". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Tamim, Shakib lead Bangladesh into final". Stabroek News. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  6. ^ Balachandran, Kanishkaa (20 March 2012). "Team effort takes Bangladesh to historic final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d "Final (D/N), Asia Cup at Dhaka, Mar 22 2012". ESPNCricinfo.

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