Bangladesh defeated Pakistan. Mushfiqur Rahim (99) even though he missed a century by a run but, because of his glorious inning in uneven conditions and Mustafizur Rahman’s (4/43) great performance in the bowling Bangladesh succeeded to defeat Pakistan in the do or die match.
After defeating Pakistan by 37 runs Bangladesh entered into the final of Asia Cup 2018. Along with this defeat of Pakistan, cricket lover’s dream for another encounter between India and Pakistan remained incomplete.
Now India will face Bangladesh in the title match on Friday. Pakistan led by Safraz Ahmed, who came to chase the target of 240 runs against Bangladesh, could score only 202 runs after losing 9 wickets in 50 overs.
Imam-ul-Haq puts a fight against Bangladesh
Although Imam-ul-Haq (83) remained on one end, no one could give him support except Shoaib Malik (30) and Asif Ali (31).
Imam formed a partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket with Malik and 71 runs partnership with Asif Ali for the sixth wicket. Mahmudullah took the wicket of Imam by making him stumped by Liton Das.
He played 105 balls in his innings and hit two fours and 1 six. None of the other batsmen could stand tall against the bowlers of Bangladesh and hence Bangladesh defeated Pakistan. Mustafizur picked 4 wickets in the match.
India and Bangladesh to clash again:
India and Bangladesh teams will face each other in the Asia Cup title match for the second time. Although both will play the final for the first time in ODI format.
Last time (2016) it was played in T20I format. Then India had defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final. Then India had won the title for the first time in T20I format and overall for the sixth time.