Asia Cup final

Bangladesh beat Pakistan to reach Asia Cup final

MNA Sports Desk: Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur with their brilliant performance guide Bangladesh into the Asia Cup final defeating Pakistan by 37 runs in a virtual semifinalin Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The former skipper missed out a deserving century but still lifted Bangladesh from a precarious 12-3 to 239 all out in 49.5 overs before they kept Pakistan down to 202-9 in 50 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Mashrafe Mortaza’s team will now face defending champions India in the final in Dubai on Friday, with an opportuntiy to win the continental title for the first time, reported news agency.

Bangladesh’s victory will upset millions of fans around the world who wanted another Indo-Pak clash as the two matches in the first and second round failed to live up to their billing, with India winning both in one-sided affairs.

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