Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

No one would have ever imagined them taking a beating like they did in this series. Sri Lanka the defending champions didn’t even put up a tuff fight on 28th Feb against Bangladesh, they lost by 24 runs which is quite miserable for a team of their standards. On the other hand Bangladesh got the confidence they needed to gear up to get into the finals.

On 2nd march they came with a renewed hope and strategy, their bowling line up was sharp as ever with Hossain taking three crucial wickets of Khurram Manzoor Pakistan’s opening batsman as well as their captain Shaid Afridi and the last man Anwar Ali who closed the innings for Pakistan with 129 runs. Then team Bangladesh chased the target rigorously with Soumya Sarkar scoring 48 run from 48 balls, towards the end of the match things grew tense as four of their scoring players all got bowled one after the other. But their Skipper came into play and scored some crucial runs which got their team into the finale and even earned them a historical victory over Pakistan with five wickets to spare.

Team Pakistan had their hopes crushed for the finals and also their confidence for the upcoming ICC World Cup, another confidence breaker was when their captain came to the field and was caught out in the second ball without any runs. This loosened up their morale to bowl but things appeared to be changing after Afridi took Rahman’s crucial wicket, after that two more strong batmen got bowled. But then the game took a shocking turn towards the end when they were finally starting to take control of the match, Mahmudullah and Mortaza’s took them by surprise when they scored a quick 34 runs from only 22 balls and ended the series of Pakistan.

This year’s finale of the Micromax Asia Cup T20 will be quite epic as Bangladesh will put in everything they have to win against India, don’t miss this historical match between the champions and the underdogs which could mark a historical victory for team Bangladesh. Now you can even catch the match online, as YuppTV is presenting an Exclusive telecast of the Asia Cup 2016 T20, all you need is a working internet connection and a simple online registration to start enjoying the live stream of the match for free in UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Europe and for a nominal charge of just $7.99 in the US.


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