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Mar 11, 2012 at 10:35pm IST

Pak-Ban, Asia Cup: as it happened

Bangladesh innings:

49th over: Its all over for Bangladesh as Umar Gul clean bowls Shakib Al Hasan. Pakistan win the Asia Cup opener by 21 runs.

Mohammad Hafeez gets the Man-of-the-Match award for scoring 89 runs and chipping in with two crucial wickets.

Pak-Ban, Asia Cup: as it happened

Tamim Iqbal in action during their Asia Cup opener against Pakistan in Mirpur on Sunday.

Shakib Al Hasan b Umar Gul 64 (66)

46th over: Shafiul Islam falls. Umar Gul gets a sharp in-swinger that traps Shafiul infront of the stumps.

Shafiul Islam lbw b Umar Gul 1 (2)

45th over: Saeed Ajmal dismisses Abdur Razzak. Going for a unnecessary slog, Razzak was bowled by Ajmal.

Mortaza also makes the same mistake looking for a big shot and was bowled by Ajmal off the last ball. Bangladesh are 230 for eight

Mashrafe Mortaza b Saeed Ajmal 1 (3)

Abdur Razzak b Saeed Ajmal 1 (3)

44th over: Umar Gul cleans up Nasir Hossain. After being hit for two consecutive fours off the first two balls, Gul comes back to get rid of Nasir.

Nasir Hossain b Umar Gul 47 (49)

43rd over: Shakib gets to his 23rd ODI fifty. What a performer he has been for his country, but the job is yet to be done.

40th over: Shakib and Nasir hold key to Bangladesh run-chase with five wickets remaining. Bangladesh are 189 for 5.

36th over: Bangladesh at this stage need a partnership to chase down Pakistan's score. Bangladesh are 163 for 5.

33rd over: From here on things won't be easy for the hosts, but surely not impossible. Bangladesh are 153 for five.

29th over: Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah get out in successive deliveries off Hafeez's over. Tamim Iqbal goes for a cut but a inside edge crashes on to his stumps. The very next ball Mahmudullah is adjudged LBW.

Mahmudullah lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (1)

Tamim Iqbal b Mohammad Hafeez 64 (89)

25th over: Tamim Iqbal answers back to his critics in style by scoring a half century and holds key to Bangladesh run-chase.

23rd over: Shahid Afridi strikes again and clean bowls skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. The ball was too close for a cut and pays the price.

Mushfiqur Rahim b Shahid Afridi 3 (5)

21st over: Shahid Afridi clean bowls Jahural Islam. Jahurul tries to clear the mid-wicket boundary, but misses a quicker one from Afridi.

Jahurul Islam b Shahid Afridi 23 (31)

18th over:After getting the first wicket, Pakistan bowlers keep the pressure on. Bangladesh are 79 for one.

14th over: Nazimuddin's wicket has put a brake to Bangladesh scoring rate. Bangladesh are 57 for one.

11th over: Nazimuddin falls. Cheema bowls a wide delivery and Nazimuddin goes for a wild slash but finds Umar Gul at thir-man boundary.

Nazimuddin c Umar Gul b Aizaz Cheema 30 (33)

8th over: Nazimuddin goes after Umar Gul, as he picks up 14 runs studded with one six and two fours. Bangladesh are 36 for no loss.

5th over: Openers Nazimuddin and Tamim Iqbal are in no hurry and manage to pick up the odd boundaries. Bangladesh are 13 for no loss.

1st over: Mohammad Hafeez starts off with a maiden. Defending a total of 262, Pakistan decide to start with spin.

Pakistan innings:

50th over: After stumbling in the middle overs, Pakistan manage a competitive total of 262 at the loss of eight wickets. When Bangladesh come out to bat they have a tough task if Pakistan's bowling attack is taken into consideration.

49th over: Umar Gul falls after a handy cameo of 39 off 29 balls before hitting Mortaza for two consecutive boundaries followed by a six. Gul shared a eighth wicket partnership of 53 runs with Sarfraz Ahmed.

Umar Gul b Mashrafe Mortaza 39 (25)

46th over: Pakistan look to play the remaining overs without further damage. Pakistan are 220 for seven.

42nd over: Misbah-ul-Haq falls. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak foxes Misbah with a straight one that held its line to crash into the stumps.

Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Razzak 8 (13)

40th over: Shakib Al Hasan now joins the party to dent Pakistan further. He gets two wickets in one over in the form of Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi.

Shahid Afridi c & b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1)

Umar Akmal c Abdur Razzak b Shakib Al Hasan 21 (20)

37th over: Shahadat Hossain is on a roll! The short stuff is doing the trick for the tall Bangladeshi pacer. After having got rid of Hafeez a couple of overs ago, Hossain now sends back Asad Shafiq with another delivery that was banged in.

Hafeez c Shafiul Islam b Shahadat Hossain 89

Asad Shafiq c Mortaza b Shahadat Hossain 4

33rd over: Younis Khan looks to smack the bowler over square leg but only succeeds in getting a leading edge, and Abdur Razzaq running in from covers takes an easy catch.

Younis Khan c Razzak b Hossain 12

28th over: After bringing up his fifty a little while ago, Nasir Jamshed is run out to hand Bangladesh their first wicket.

Hafeez calls for a sharp single but Jamshed who was a touch hesitant fails to beat a superb throw from Shakib Al Hasan from backward point, and skipper Mishfiqur Rahim is quick to whip off the bails with the batsman just short of his crease.

Nasir Jamshed run out 54

21st over: No respite for the hapless Bangladeshis as Hafeez brings up his half-century, and Pakistan bring up their hundred.

15th over: Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed really seem to have got a move on after a rather indifferent start. The score at the end of the over is 60/0.

10th over: The ground fielding by Bangladesh has been superb by so far. It has complemented the bowlers very well. The Pakistan openers have failed to capitalise on the first powerplay, scoring just 36 runs.

8th over: Bangladeshi bowlers are not giving anything away though they still not have got any wicket. Pakistan openers have not been able to cut loose so far. Its 26/0 after eight overs.

5th 0ver: After five overs, the Pakistan score moves on to 14/0. Shafiul Islam and Mortaza at the other end have done a great job of keeping the Pakistan openers quiet.

Mirpur: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening match of the 11th Asia Cup against Pakistan, at the Shere Bangla stadium on Sunday.

Dav Whatmore makes his debut as the coach of the Pakistan team, who have left out middle-order batsman Azhar Ali for the match.

The Pakistanis come in the series as one of the strong contenders, despite having lost 4-0 to England in the UAE recently.

Hosts, Bangladesh on the other hand enter the tournament having lost 26 of their 28 encounters at the Asia Cup, and have been never beaten Pakistan in any of their eight meetings, in the previous editions of this competition.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt/wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Shahadat Hossain

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