Bangladesh stun Pakistan to reach Asia Cup final


BANGLADESH’S lower-order batsmen kept their cool under pressure to beat Pakistan by five wickets in Dhaka on Wednesday (March 2), securing them a place in the Asia Cup final. Soumya Sarkar was Bangladesh’s highest scorer with 48 runs, helping his team to 131-5 in 19.1 overs after they restricted Pakistan to 129-7 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The hosts will play their second Asia Cup final against India on March 6 (Sunday). Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah Riyad struck medium pacer Anwar Ali for a boundary to complete the thrilling victory and stay unbeaten on 22. The winning boundary triggered wild celebrations in…

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