Pakistan Beat Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2012 Final by 2 Runs
Pakistan beat Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2012 Final by 2 Runs on 22 March 2012. Pakistan Won Final Asia Cup 2012 against Bangladesh by 2 Runs on March 22, 2012 at Dhaka.
Post Match Presentation:
Tamim Iqbal gets an award for four fifties on the trot for the man, big cheers from the crowd.
Before the tournament, we had great preparation but the boys stuck to the plans. We played good in the tournament I thought. The wicket is a bit slowish, it’s not easy to score runs, Tamim and Shakib played well. We gave away some runs in the last over, that was crucial. It’s been a great tournament for Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafe, Razzak and Nasir. We fought in all the games and we achieved a lot in this tournament. Shakib and Tamim were both set batsmen and their wickets were the turning point.” Mushfiqur signed off by thanking the crowd for their support in Bangla.
Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the Tournament:
If we look at the overall tournament, we were terrific. The teamwork has been terrific, the way the crowd supported us was fantastic too. Hopefully we’ll kick on from here. If I had scored two more runs we would have won the game, we came so close to win the Asia Cup. We’ll take the positives from this series and move on from there.
Shahid Afridi is Man of the Match:
“Bangladesh really played well, and I worked hard on my bowling. The credit goes to guys like Shakib and Nasir, they really played some good cricket. I tried my level best with the bat. I worked hard.”
Some confusion about the awards, just to clarify that Shakib is the Man of the Series and Afridi the Man of the Match for his two wickets and that cameo at the death. The Pakistan players walk up to the podium one after another to collect their medals. Tamim got a coolest player of the series award, something along those lines.
“Wonderful victory, well fought by all guys, the youngsters came in and contributed well. Sarfraz’s innings was a vital one for us. This wicket was a little different from the other ones, it was slow. We were hoping that around 225-230 would be a fighting a score. The spinners bowled very well, the pacers did well in the end. Bangladesh played wonderfully well, this is really a new Bangladesh team and they are really the winners.”