Bangladesh put Pakistan in to bat in final


Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim elected to field after winning the toss against Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Thursday.
Bangladesh, making their maiden appearance in the final of the one-day tournament, retained the side that defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the last league match, on Tuesday.
Pakistan made one change from the team that lost against India, bringing in Sarfraz Ahmed in place of Wahab Riaz.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain.
Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Ian Gould (ENG)
TV umpire: S. Ravi (IND)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)


  1. Today is the day when millions of Pakistani and Bangladeshi cricket lovers are very excited and tense about the match result of the Asia cup ODI cricket final, being played between the two brotherly nations.

    My advice to the cricket fans of both the brotherly nation is, that rather than being focussed on the result of the match, the game itself should be enjoyed, for the entire 100 overs of this historic moment.

    When two brothers or sisters play the final, it’s always a moment of pride for the parents and the family, because, in any case, the victory of either player, the cup remains within the family.

    Here it’s the same case, no matter Pakistan wins the final or Bangladesh, we should celebrate the joy of trophy being retained in the family.

    Let us cheer the players of both the teams, so that the team playing better, comes out winner on the day.

    In all sports, the spirit of the game lies in the Victory of achieving the highest standards of the game.

    Good luck to Bangladesh, Good luck to Pakistan.

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