Pakistan won Asia Cup Cricket 2012 final match against Bangladesh

Pakistan have won the Asia Cup final match against Bangladesh which was played in Mirpur a city of Bangladesh itself. The teams of Pakistan and Bangladesh had reached to the final of Asia Cup Cricket tournament after knocking the India and Sri Lanka out of tournament in qualifying rounds.

Final match was as interesting and nerve breaking as it could get. Game remained alive till the last ball of the match, as even on last ball of the match it was not clear who will be the winner. Both teams performed very well and played their role to make the match most interesting. Pakistan playing first given the target of 237 runs to the Bangladesh’s Cricket team. While putting 236 runs total on score board Pakistan had loss 9 wickets. Top scorers in Pakistan team were Muhammad Hafeez (40 runs) and Sarfraz Ahmed (46 runs – not out). Umer Akmal (30 runs), Hammad Azam (30 runs) and Shahid Afridi (32 runs)  also contributed to the total with their totals. Overall Bangladesh bowling was good as they had took 9 wickets and contained the Pakistani batsmen to the total of 236.

While chasing the target Bangladesh did very well but they couldn’t finish it off. They scored 234 runs, so Pakistan beat them by 2 runs. In Bangladesh batting lineup Tamim Iqbal (60) and Shakib-al-Hassan (68) were the top scorers and no one else was able to breach the 20 runs limit.  Umer Gul (2), Saeed ajmal (2), Shahid Afridi (1) and Aizaz Cheema(3) collectively took 8 wickets.

In all bigger cities of country many people watched the match together on the bigger screens mounted in Cinemas, Markets and Public places.

After Pakistan’s victory, people of Pakistan have celebrated the victory warmly, people hit the roads and youngsters seem dancing the in markets and public places all over the country. There was one incident though where few policemen beaten the gathered younsters, also beaten a Dunya News cameraman who was taking the footage of incident. However, overall situation kept pleasant and under control. Also the official involved in beating camera man was suspended.

None the less Pakistan by winning this match won the Asia cup cricket trophy and they new champs of Asia, which means they are the best in Asia at the moment.

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