Asia Cup T20 2016: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 8th Match Live Scores at Mirpur, Mar 02, 2016Series: Asia Cup T20 2016
Teams: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Match Time: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 PM IST | 19:00 local
Venue: Played at Mirpur
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first
Bangladesh have beaten Pakistan by five wickets and booked their place in the final of the Asia Cup T20 2016, where they face India on Sunday. India vs Bangladesh in the final on March 6.
Soumya Sarkar is the Man of the Match for his solid 48.
Mortaza: It's a big won for us, this was like a semi-final. Told the boys to just grab it, because we knew there would be plenty of such matches in the future. There was a bit of pressure in the middle, but we coped well. Final will be another pressure game, the trick is to just back each other. It's a pleasure for us to play at home, thanks to the crowd for coming out in supporting us. Hopefully they'll continue to do that.
Afridi: I want to congratulate India and Bangladesh for qualifying for the final. We made too many mistakes. It wasn't a good total, but the bowlers did superbly. We have to do something very special (at the World T20) because ours is a tough group. We've given youngsters plenty of opportunities, what else can you do? Sri Lanka is an important game, a win there will be good for our morale.
Pakistan have lost seven out of their last 10 T20Is. The wins have come against Zimbabwe and UAE.
Pakistan: First 10 overs: 34 for 4 and Last 10 overs: 95 for 3
Quite a comeback this by Pakistan, and they have Sarfraz and Shoaib Malik to thank. At one stage, getting to 110 would have taken a herculean effort, but the fifth-wicket stand of 70 has brought them back into the contest. That said, Bangladesh would have taken a target of 130 at the toss.
Bangladesh team: Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes,Mohammad Mithun Ali , Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain,Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Pakistan team: Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Amir, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Anwar Ali,Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees