Asia Cup: Tigers make it to final beating Pakistan by 37 runs


Sports desk: Bangladesh have reached the final of Asia Cup beating Pakistan by 37 runs in the 6th match at Abu Dhabi in the UAE early Thursday.

They set a target of 240 runs for Pakistan in the virtual semi-final of the Asia Cup at Abu Dhabi in UAE on Wednesday, thanks to brilliant batting from Musfiqur Rahim.

Musfiqur Rahm scored 99 runs while Mithun Ali played a great nock of 60 runs. Mahmudullah contributed 25 runs to the Tigers innings.

Junaid Khan was the best of the Pakistan bowlers, taking 4 wickets 19 runs. Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali picked up two wickets each.

In response, Pakistan posted 202 runs losing 9 wickets after 50 overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first in the must-win game. Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out due to a finger injury. Pakistan dropped Mohammad Amir, bringing in Junaid Khan.

Playing XI

Bangladesh: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi.


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