Abu Dhabi Wednesday 26th September: Bangladesh won by 37 runs against Pakistan in the Last semifinal match at Abu Dhabi stadium. Bangladesh into the finals now and they will face India this Friday for the Asia Cup 2018 title.
it seems like Asia cup 2016 is being repeated because in Asia cup 2016 Bangladesh beat Pakistan in the semi-final and they qualified for the finals in which they lost to India in the final. Today again after two years Bangladesh did the same and they qualified for the finals by defeating Pakistan again.
Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat
After winning the toss Bangladesh openers lose their 3 wickets early and they were 12 for 3 in only 4.2 overs. Liton scored (6), Soumaya (0) and Monimul (5), But Bangladesh star batsman Rahim came to bat and made a Brilliant partnership of 144 runs with Mithun. Mushfiqur was Unlucky and missed the chance to score the second hundred in Asia cup 2018, he scored (99)runs in 116 balls, Mithun scored 60. After that partnership for the 4th wicket, no one scored runs due to which they were all out on 239 in 48.5 overs.
On the other side comeback of Junaid was in favor of Pakistan, he took 4 wickets in 9 overs by giving only 19 runs. Saheen and Hasan took 2 wickets each.
Chase: Pakistan also lost three early wickets while chasing. Mehidy Hasan opened the bowling and he took Fakhar Zaman's wicket in the First over. Babar scored only (1) run and skipper Sarfraz (10), At that time Pakistan was18 for 3 in only 4 overs. Shoaib Malik, in association with Imam-ul-Haq, put 67 runs for the fourth wicket but his wicket by Rubel Hossain, thanks to a stunning take by Mashrafe Mortaza at short midwicket. Mahmudullah took an important wicket of Imam in 41st over and after that wicket, Pakistan lose their last hope
Mustafizur took 4 important wickets and Mahmudullah may have missed out with the bat, but he's chipped in and donned Shakib's role to near perfection. 1/38 in his 10 overs.
Mushifiqur Rahim Became the man of the match.
BANGLADESH- 239 (48.5 Ovs)
PAKISTAN- 202/9 (50.0 Ovs)
Bangladesh won by 37 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH