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Asia Cup 2012

Discussion in 'Sports & Entertainment' started by Zaki, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. Jungibaaz

    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Congrats on the win folks :tup:

    I watched this with my mates, converted them into cricket fans.

    What pissed me off was Pakistan's fielding, had they have lost and fielded decently I would have no problem with it.
    Still well played and a great high octane India vs Pakistan match as ever!
     
  2. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Thanks for wish. Pakistan has also played very well. However would like to say that in the end of inning of the Pakistan batting, they have played really slow. And maybe they were 30 run short.
    However credit goes to Indian batsman like Virat and rohit as both of them shown a tremendous maturity.
     
  3. Skull and Bones

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    The match was like Pakistan stopped putting effort after India crossed 270, highly disappointing.

    I'm not complaining though. :mrgreen:
     
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Someone has put it very well that an "Indo-Pak Cricket Match is a war Minus Ammunition".

    Today's Inning of Viraat Kohli reminded me of Sachin Tendulkar's Inning in Sharjah cup match against Aussies just before the final.Viraat really has a Bright future in the team,i can say " A star is Born "
     
  5. Sanjeeb Bose

    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Pakistan is a different team nowdays... They lack the fighting sprits as they used to have earier days...

    Virat Kohli is the new super star... when I saw him few years back was impressed with his commitment and dedication...
     
  6. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    it was superb win for india. after second ball wicket of gambhir a solid start was required and sachin and kohli did just that. at one stage master was scoring better rate than kohli. kohli and rohit played superbly to keep ru rate under check. the match belonged to kohli and kohli alone. a new star is born and i hope he has good advisors.

    on another note, our bowling is pedestrian we cant hope to be on winning side every time if our bowling stays like this.
     
  7. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    And i was right. He played freely yesterday.:yey:
     
  8. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    its a double joy for indians. saina retained her swiss open titel. way to go saina. :rockroll:
     
  9. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    INDIA is out of asia cup 2012 as Bangladesh has beat Srilanka.
     
  10. rocky.idf

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    Yes, we have overcome the Malinga menace. Looking forward to the final against Pakistan Thursday. They had barely won against us last week.
     
  11. Skull and Bones

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    Congrats to Bangladesh.
     
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  12. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    bangladesh needs a big win like asia cup to catapult them into big league. i m cheering for bangladesh.
     
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    Pakistan: The Asian Champions 2012.

    DHAKA: Pakistan claimed the Asia Cup with a thrilling two-run victory over a dogged Bangladesh on Thursday, breaking the hearts of home supporters who saw their unfancied side take the game to the wire.

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    The visitors — tournament winners in 2000 — held Bangladesh to 234-8, agonisingly short of Pakistan’s 236-9 despite impressive half-centuries from Shakib Al Hasan (68) and opener Tamim Iqbal (60).

    Pakistan paceman Aizaz Cheema starred with the ball, grabbing three wickets, while fast bowler Umar Gul and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal each took two to strangle Bangladesh’s run-chase.

    The hosts, appearing in their first Asia Cup final, looked well placed to win the day-night match, watched by Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, but faltered in the final over.

    Needing nine runs to win with three wickets in hand they could manage only six, as Cheema held his nerve to see out the game.

    Cheered by a capacity crowd, Bangladesh started their innings strongly, reaching 68 for the opening wicket through Tamim and Mohammad Nazimuddin (16), before Pakistan struck with three wickets in the space of 13 runs.

    Tamim, who was initially dropped from the squad but later added as a 15th member, hit eight fours in his fourth successive half-century before being caught by Younis in the covers off Gul.

    Shakib kept alive Bangladesh’s hopes with an 89-run stand for the fourth wicket with Nasir Hossain (28), but his dismissal in the 44th over put the hosts under pressure.

    Bangladesh had earlier restricted Pakistan’s free-scoring batsmen with tight bowling and a solid fielding performance.

    Left-arm spinners Shakib and Abdur Razzak and paceman Mashrafe Mortaza bagged two wickets apiece for Bangladesh, with Sarfraz Ahmed leading Pakistan’s innings with an unbeaten 46.

    Having upset the odds to beat World Cup winners India and runners-up Sri Lanka in league matches, Bangladesh looked like they could repeat the trick after capturing three wickets in the opening 15 overs to have Pakistan at 55-3.

    Mortaza struck in his third over when he had opener Nasir Jamshed (nine) caught by Mohammad Mahmudullah in the covers before seamer Nazmul Hossain trapped Younis Khan leg-before for one.

    Bangladesh’s fielders expertly supported their bowlers with Nasir running the tourist’s skipper Misbah-ul-Haq out with a direct-hit before Nazmul held a good catch at mid-on to account for Mohammad Hafeez (40).

    Nasir had a hand in one more dismissal when he dived forward at long-off to take a superb catch to remove Shahid Afridi after the batsman had hit one six and four boundaries in a brisk 22-ball 32.

    The hosts did not allow Pakistan to build a big partnership, the highest stand of the innings being 59 for the fifth wicket between Umar Akmal (30) and Hammad Azam (30)


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  14. GUNS-N- ROSES

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    Re: Pakistan: The Asian Champions 2012.

    congrats pakistan.

    mods please merge with exisitng thread on asia cup
     
  15. WhiteRose

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    Re: Pakistan: The Asian Champions 2012.

    I was actually supporting Bangladesh as Played extremely well and I think they deserved the win.....
    But pakistan got Lucky
     
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