Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup Highlights: Bangladesh Beat Pakistan By 37 Runs To Enter Final

Updated: 27 September 2018 01:32 IST

Highlights, Pakistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018: Mustafizur Rahman starred with figures of 4/43 as Bangladesh defeated Pakistan to enter the 2018 Asia Cup final.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup Highlights: Bangladesh Beat Pakistan By 37 Runs To Enter Final
Asia Cup: Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by 37 runs to enter 2018 Asia Cup final. © AFP

Disciplined bowling and outstanding effort in the field helped Bangladesh defeat Pakistan by 37 runs in the final Super Over encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. By the virtue of the win, Bangladesh entered the final of the 2018 Asia Cup and will now face defending champions India on Friday. Defending a small total, Bangladesh restricted Pakistan to 202/9 in 50 overs. Chasing a tricky target of 240, Pakistan got off to a poor start losing first three wickets inside first five overs. Although Shoab Malik and Imam-ul-Haq steadied Pakistan's inning (67-run partnership) after the early debacle but Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza took a brilliant catch of Malik to bring his team back into the game. Imam remained solid at one end but wickets continued to tumble from the other. Eventually Imam crumbled under pressure getting stumped off Mahmudullah for 83 runs. Mustafizur Rahman was the most impressive bowler for Bangladesh, claiming 4/43. Along with Rehman, Mehidy Hasan grabbed two wickets while Rubel Hossain, Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar bagged a wicket each. (SCORECARD) 

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Highlights Between Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 2018 Asia Cup ODI Match straight from straight from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

01:15 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs.

01:11 IST: And its all over for Pakistan. What a win this is for Bangladesh. They enter the final of 2018 Asia Cup. 

01:05 IST: 38 required from the final six deliveries. Bangladesh on the verge of an emphatic win here.

00:59 IST: Another superb over from Mustafizur Rahman comes to an end. Just one run from it. Pakistan require 42 more runs from the next 12 deliveries. 

00:44 IST: OUT! Mustafizur Rahman does it again for Bangladesh. He gets his fourth wicket of the match. Mohammad Nawaz walks back after scoring 8 runs. Hossain Shanto takes a simple catch in the deep. Bangladesh need one more wicket to win. PAK 186-9 after 45.1 overs.

00:38 IST: OUT! Mustafizur Rahman strikes for Bangladesh. Hasan Ali departs after scoring 8 runs. Bangladesh inching closer to victory. Pakistan are 8 down now. PAK 181-8 after 43.5 overs.

00:34 IST: Brilliant spell from Mahmudullah comes to an end. Just four runs from his final over. He ends with figures of 10-0-38-1. Bangladesh still in control. Mustafizur Rahman comes back into the attack. PAK 176-7 after 43 overs.

00:24 IST: OUT! What a wicket this is for Bangladesh. Dangerous Imam-ul-Haq walks back after scoring 83 runs. Great work again by Liton Das behind the stumps. Mahmudullah strikes for Bangladesh. Pakistan are seven down now. PAK 167-7 after 40.5 overs.

00:18 IST: OUT! Brilliant stumping from Liton Das. Gets the bail off in a flash. Asif Ali deceived by Mehidy Hasan in the air. Das does the rest behind the stumps. Bangladesh finally manage to get the crucial breakthrough. PAK 165-6 after 39.2 overs.

00:03 IST: 150 up for Pakistan! Both Imam-ul-Haq and Asif Ali are batting cautiously at the moment. Dealing in one singles and doubles at the moment. The partnership between the two has now moved on to 58 runs. Pakistan require another 90 runs 81 balls. 

23:52 IST: SIX! First one for Pakistan in the run chase. Imam-ul-Haq clobbers Mashrafe Mortaza's delivery to the left of long on to collect six runs. Terrific strike under pressure from the youngster. PAK 136-5 after 34.1 overs.

23:47 IST: Dropped! Substitute wicket keeper Liton Das drops a simple catch behind the stumps. Mustafizur Rahman, in his comeback over creates an opportunity on the very first ball. Das misjudges the ball completely. Had no clue where the ball was going. Gets the ball on his left hand but it pops out. Asif Ali gets a crucial life-line. PAK 128-5 after 33.1 overs.

23:45 IST: FOUR! Asif Ali gets the much needed boundary for Pakistan. Short ball from Mahmudullah and Asif places the ball right between point and third man fielder to collect four runs. PAK 127-5 after 32.4 overs.

23:36 IST: 50 comes up for Imam-ul-Haq! A gritty knock from the youngster under pressure. With wickets falling around him, this is terrific batting from the left-hander. Gets to his third fifty in ODI cricket. PAK 115-5 after 31 overs.

23:33 IST: 30 overs are up and Pakistan have 108 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. Their struggle in the run chase continue. Pakistan require another 132 runs from 120 balls with 5 wickets remaining.

23:30 IST: Another tight over from Mahmudullah comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Bangladesh bowlers building pressure on Pakistan with some brilliant bowling at the moment. The required run rate has now crept to 6.43. PAK 105-5 after 29 overs.

23:24 IST: Four and 100 up for Pakistan! Pakistan get the much needed boundary. Asif Ali slams Soumya Sarkar over mid-wicket to collect four runs. That will certainly ease off some pressure. PAK 102-5 after 27.3 overs.

23:15 IST: OUT! Soumya Sarkar gets his first ODI wicket. What a crucial breakthrough this is for Bangladesh. Shadab Khan's misery at the centre comes to an end. He walks back after scoring 4 runs off 24 balls. PAK 94-5 after 25.1 overs.

23:14 IST: 25 overs are up! We are half way through and Pakistan are struggling in the run chase. They have 94 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets. Pakistan require another 146 runs from 150 balls remaining. 

23:10 IST: Another tight over from Soumya Sarkar comes to an end. Just two runs from it. New man in Shadab Khan is struggling to find the middle of his bat at the moment. He has scored 3 runs from 17 balls faced so far. Pressure building up on Pakistan. PAK 93-4 after 24 overs.

23:01 IST: Shadab Khan is the new man in for Pakistan. They yet again need another partnership. This is now a big test of nerves and steel for Pakistan and Bangladesh both. 

22:54 IST: OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza takes a blinder at mid-wicket to get rid of Shoaib Mailk (30). What a catch this is from Bangladesh skipper. Flies to his left and grabs the ball mid-air. Unbelievable take!  Rubel Hossain gets the crucial breakthrough. PAK 85-4 after 20.1 overs.

22:52 IST: 20 overs are up and Pakistan have 85 runs on the board for the loss of 3 wickets. Both Imam-ul-Haq (39) and Shoaib Malik (30) are taking Pakistan forward in the run chase. Pakistan require another 155 runs from 180 balls with 7 wickets remaining.

22:41 IST: Four and 50-run partnership comes up between Imam-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik. Rubel Hossain drifts the final ball of his over on to the pads of Imam and he flicks it fine to collect a boundary. Both the batsmen taking Pakistan forward in the run chase. PAK 70-3 after 17 overs.

22:34 IST: Mahmudullah will start the proceedings for Bangladesh after drinks break.

22:29 IST: Drinks break - Tight start from Rubel Hossain. Just three runs from his first over. Shoaib Malik (21) and Imam-ul-Haq (20) rebuilding Pakistan innings after a poor start. PAK 56-3 after 15 overs.

22:25 IST: Bowling change for Bangladesh! Rubel Hossain comes in to replace Mashrafe Mortaza.

22:21 IST: 50 up for Pakistan! Shoaib Malik takes a single down the ground and 50 comes up for Pakistan 13.1 overs for the loss of three wickets. Malik is batting on 19 along with Imam-ul-Haq on 16 runs. 

22:19 IST: FOUR! Brave shot from Imam-ul-Haq over the infield earns him a boundary. Takes a couple of steps down the ground against Mashrafe Mortaza and hits him over extra cover to collect four runs. PAK 47-3 after 12.5 overs.

22:08 IST: Tight over from Mehidy Hasan comes to an end. Just one run from it. 10 overs are up and Pakistan have 37 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. Shoaib Malik is batting on 14 alongside Imam-ul-Haq on 8 runs. 

22:04 IST: Bowling change for Bangladesh! Mehidy Hasan comes back to replace Mustafizur Rahman. PAK 36-3 after 9 overs.

21:58 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Shoaib Malik. Hits the fist ball straight down the ground and slaps the very next delivery on the off side piercing the the gap to perfection. Mustafizur Rahman struggling with his line and length in this over. PAK 33-3 after 7.4 overs.

21:50 IST: Back to back maiden overs from Bangladesh bowlers. After Mortaza started off brilliantly, Mustafizur Rahman backs it up with another tight over. Pakistan are under pressure at the moment. PAK 21-3 after 6 overs.

21:42 IST: Bowling change for Bangladesh! Mashrafe Mortaza comes in to replace Mehidy Hasan.

21:35 IST: OUT! Second wicket for Mustafizur Rahman. Pakistan are in deep trouble now with three wickets down. Skipper Sarfraz goes for a uppish drive outside off but only manages to edge the ball. Mushfiqur Rahim takes a good diving catch behind the stumps. PAK 18-3 after 3.3 overs.

21:27 IST: FOUR! Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed starts off with a boundary. First boundary for Pakistan as well. Mustafizur Rahman bowls wide outside off and Sarfraz cover drives the ball to perfection. Terrific shot to get off the mark. PAK 8-2 after 1.3 overs.

21:24 IST: OUT! Mustafizur Rahman strikes from the other end. This has been a dream start for Bangladesh. Rahman traps Babar Azam right in front of the stumps with an in-swinger. Pakistan are two down right at the start. PAK 3-2 after 1.2 overs.

21:21 IST: OUT! Mehidy Hasan strikes in his very first over. Rubel Hossain takes a blinder at long-on. Yet another low score for Fakhar Zaman. He walks back after scoring just 1 run. PAK 2-1 after 0.5 overs.

21:16 IST: Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are at the centre to start the run chase for Pakistan. Mehidy Hasan will start the proceedings for Bangladesh.

Innings break - Bangladesh 239 all-out in 48.5 overs

20:48 IST: OUT! Hasan Ali gets the final wicket of Mashrafe Mortaza. Bangladesh bundle out in 48.5 overs.

20:47 IST: OUT! Rubel Hossain trying to get his skipper Mashrafe Mortaza on strike sacrifices his wicket in the process. Hasan Ali easily dislodges the bails. Bangladesh are nine down. 

20:45 IST: SIX! First six of the match comes from the bat of Mashrafe Mortaza. Slams Hasan Ali on the on side and the ball just crosses the fence. BAN 238-8 after 48.2 overs.

20:41 IST: OUT! Junaid Khan strikes yet again for Pakistan! Picks his fourth wicket. Dangerous Mahmudullah goes for a hoick but misses the ball completely. The ball crashes onto the stumps. Mahmudullah walks back after scoring 25 runs. BAN 230-8 after 47.3 overs.

20:33 IST: Excellent over from Junaid Khan comes to an end. Just one run and a crucial wicket from it. BAN 222-7 after 46 overs.

20:29 IST: OUT! Junaid Khan gets his third wicket of the match. Trying to go over the in-field, Mehidy Hasan (12) chips the the ball straight into the hands for mid-wicket fielder. Substitute fielder Mahmood takes a simple catch. Bangladesh lose their seventh wicket. BAN 221-7 after 45.2 overs.

20:27 IST: 45 overs are up and Bangladesh have 221 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets. Mahmudullah (22) and Mehidy Hasan (12) are at the centre for Bangladesh at the moment. How much more they can add to the total?

20:16 IST: Four and 200 comes up for Bangladesh! Full and wide from Shaheen Afridi. Mahmudullah hits a cracking shot towards point boundary to collect four runs. BAN 202-6 after 42 overs.

20:11 IST: OUT! What a timely strike from Shaheen Afridi. Gets Mushfiqur Rahim out for 99 runs. Round the wicket delivery from Afridi takes the outside edge of Rahim's bat. Sarfraz Ahmed takes a simple catch behind the stumps. Terrific knock from Rahim  comes to an end. BAN 197-6 after 41.4 overs.

20:07 IST: 40 overs are up and Bangladesh have 187 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. 

20:00 IST: Mushfiqur Rahim doing it pretty easily at the moment for Bangladesh. Pushes the ball to the long-on fielder to collect a single. Rahim has now moved into nineties with the single. BAN 179-5 after 38.3 overs.

19:55 IST: FOUR! Short ball from Mohammad Nawaz and Mushfiqur Rahim rocks on to the back-foot, punches the ball over deep mid-wicket to collect four runs. Rahim has now moved on to 85 with the boundary. BAN 173-5 after 37.1 overs.

19:50 IST: OUT! Bowling change works perfectly for Pakistan. Shadab Khan strikes on his first ball. Traps Imrul Kayes in front of the stumps. Kayes goes back after scoring 9 runs. BAN 167-5 after 36.1 overs.

19:43 IST: FOUR! Imrul Kayes gets his first boundary of the match. Full and wide delivery from Shaheen Afridi. Uppish drive from Kayes but clears the in-field with ease. BAN 161-4 after 34.4 overs.

19:41 IST: OUT! Mohammad Mithun trying to go for a lofted shot on the on-side picks the wrong ball for that kind of a shot. Scoops the ball in the air and Hasan Ali finally gets his first wicket of the match. Mithun walks back after scoring 60 runs. Pakistan finally get the crucial breakthrough. 144-run stand between Rahim and Mithun comes to an  end. BAN 156-4 after 33.4 overs.

19:31 IST: 150 up for Bangladesh! Mohammad Mithun glides the ball to third man, picks up a single and 150 comes up for Bangladesh in 32.2 overs.

19:30 IST: FOUR! Junaid Khan dispatched over mid-on. Cracking shot from Mohammad Mithun. Great way to end the over. Stepped into the the stroke and gets a nice bat swing. Slogs the ball over in-field for a boundary. BAN 148-3 after 32 overs.

19:18 IST: 30 over are up! Bangladesh are now looking in command. They have 138 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. Both Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim have repaired Bangladesh innings' brilliantly. 

19:10 IST: Four and 50 for Mohammad Mithun! What a cracking pull shot to get to his second fifty in ODI cricket. Hasan Ali bowls shot and Mithun hammers the ball to mid-wicket region to collect four runs. Terrific shot from Mithun. BAN 135-3 after 28.4 overs.

19:09 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim charges down the track. Hasan Ali alters his length but Rahim still manages to find a boundary. Short ball, Top edge from Rahim takes the ball over wicket-keeper's head for a boundary. BAN 130-3 after 28.2 overs.

19:08 IST: Junaid Khan starts from where he left off. Come back over him produces 4 runs. Tidy start from him. Pakistan looking for that crucial breakthrough now. 

18:58 IST: FOUR! Outside edge and the ball races to the fence. Brilliant delivery from Hasan Ali finds the outside edge of Mushfiqur Rahim's bat. No slip in place and the ball goes right past wicket-keeper Sarfraz for a boundary. BAN 120-3 after 26.1 overs.

18:58 IST: Bowling change for Pakistan! Hasan Ali comes back to replace Mohammad Nawaz.

18:53 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun. BAN 113-3 after 25.4 overs.

18:51 IST: 50 for Mushfiqur Rahim! What a knock this has been from the right-hander under pressure. Works the ball on the leg side, takes a single to reach his 30th fifty in ODI cricket. He has brought back his team right back into the match. 

18:46 IST: 100 up for Bangladesh! Mohammad Mithun goes for the reverse sweep. Gets the back of the bat and takes two easy runs behind the stumps. Both Rahim and Mithun have took their team out of trouble. The partnership between the two has now reached 88 runs. BAN 101-3 after 24.1 overs.

18:42 IST: Both Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun are batting brilliantly at the moment. They are rotating the strike at will against the spinners. Another 5-run over for Bangladesh. BAN 95-3 after 23 overs.

18:31 IST: 20 overs are up and Bangladesh have 83 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. The partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim (42) and Mohammad Mithun (28) has moved on to 71 off 94 balls. Both have batted responsibly after loss of early wickets.

18:23 IST: Another tidy over from Shadab Khan comes to an end. Just four singles from it. Both Rahim and Mithun are looking comfortable now at the centre. The partnership between the two is growing steadily now. BAN 74-3 after 18 overs.

18:15 IST: FOUR! Reverse sweep from Mushfiqur Rahim and he places the ball perfectly. Short third-man gives up the chase. 50-run partnership also comes up between Rahim and Mohammad Mithun with the boundary. BAN 63-3 after 15.5 overs.

18:09 IST: FOUR! Poor end to the over from Shoaib Malik. Short ball from Malik, Mohammad Mithun rocks on to the back-foot and punches the ball through cover region to collect a boundary. BAN 55-3 after 15 overs.

18:08 IST: 50 up for Bangladesh! Mohammad Mithun places the ball on the on-side for a single and fifty comes up for Bangladesh in 14.3 overs.  

18:07 IST: Another bowling change for Pakistan! Shoaib Malik comes in to replace Hasan Ali. 

18:03 IST: FOUR! Full delivery from Mohammad Nawaz. Mushfiqur Rahim moves across and sweeps the ball in the vacant deep square-leg region to pick up four runs. BAN 45-3 after 13.2 overs.

18:02 IST: Another tight over from Hasan Ali comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Pakistan continuing their domination with the ball. Runs have dried up at the moment for Bangladesh. BAN 40-3 after 13 overs.

17:54 IST: Edged and Four! Terrific delivery from Hasan Ali gets the outside edge. No slip in position and the edge from Mohammad Mithun's bat flies to the third man boundary. BAN 35-3 after 10.5 overs.

17:51 IST: First power-play is done and the struggle continues for Bangladesh. First 10 overs have been terrific for Pakistan. BAN 27-3 after 10 overs.

17:48 IST: Review from Pakistan! Original decision is not out. Mohammad Nawaz gets it wrong. Skipper Sarfraz was not sure but Nawaz convinced him to go for the review. Replay clearly shows that the ball was going down the leg side. Review lost for Pakistan. Mithun survives. BAN 26-3 after 9.1 overs.

17:47 IST: Another bowling change! Mohammad Nawaz comes in to replace Shaheen Shah Afridi.

17:43 IST: FOUR! Gorgeous shot from Mushfiqur Rahim. Wide outside off from Hasan Ali and Rahim times the ball to perfection. Pierces the gap brilliantly. Terrific shot from the right-hander. Best shot of the day so far. BAN 24-3 after 8.3 overs.

17:42 IST: Bowling change from Pakistan. Hasan Ali comes in to replace. Junaid Khan. 

17:41 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim gets his first boundary of the match. That will definitely ease some nerves for Bangladesh. Short and wide delivery from Shaheen Shah Afridi and Rahim hits it over point to collect four runs. BAN 19-3 after 7.5 overs.

17:37 IST: Another tight over from Junaid Khan comes to an end. Pakistan pacers are on top at the moment. Bangladesh batsmen are really struggling against Junaid's round the wicket line. BAN 15-3 after 7 overs.

17:24 IST: OUT! Cracking delivery from Junaid Khan. Castles Liton Das. Junaid from round the wicket angles the ball in. The ball just straightens enough to take the top of off stump of Liton Das. Pakistan pacers are on fire here. Bangladesh are three down now. BAN 12-3 after 4.2 overs.

17:18 IST: OUT! What a comeback from Shaheen Shah Afridi after getting hit for a boundary. Castles Mominul Haque. The ball comes back in sharply after pitching. What a start this has been for Pakistan. Mominul walks back after scoring 5 runs. Two wickets in two overs for Pakistan. BAN 12-2 after 3.5 overs.

17:17 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Mominul Haque and Bangladesh. Beautifully flicked by Mominul. Shaheen drifts on to the pads and Mominul places the ball beautifully between square-leg and mid-on. BAN 9-1 after 3.4 overs

17:13 IST: OUT! Junaid Khan draws first blood. Soumya Sarkar walks back without opening his account. This is not the start Bangladesh were looking for. Sarkar goes for a half-hearted pull, only manages a top edge. Fakhar Zaman takes a simple catch at square-leg. BAN 5-1 after 2.5 overs.

17:09 IST: Maiden! Great start from Shaheen Shah Afridi from the other end. Watchful Liton Das plays all six deliveries without scoring. BAN 3-0 after 2 overs.

17:05 IST: Tidy start from Junaid Khan! Just three runs from the first over. Shaheen Shah Afridi will share the new ball with Junaid from the other end. BAN 3-0 after 1 over.

17:01 IST: Off the mark straightaway! Junaid Khan bowls on to the pads and Liton Das flicks the ball to square-leg to collect a couple of runs. BAN 2-0 after 0.1 overs.

17:01 IST: Openers Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar are at the centre to start the inning for Bangladesh. Junaid Khan will start the proceedings for Pakistan. 

16:53 IST: Both teams are at the centre along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are just minutes away from the start.

16:35 IST: Here's a look at the playing XI from both the teams.

Bangladesh - Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Pakistan - Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi

16:30 IST: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza wins the toss and elects to bat first against Pakistan. 

16:20 IST: Pitch report - There is a little bit of grass on the wicket but its just there to bind the surface together. Captain winning the toss should look to bat first says Ramiz Raja in his pitch report.

16:15 IST: Both team will be facing each other for the first time in the tournament. 

16:10 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the Super Four clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

Eariler, in the first innings, Bangladesh posted 239 before bundling out in the 49th over. Mushfiqur Rahim (99) and Mohammad Mithun stitched a crucial 144-run partnership for the fourth wicket after Bangladesh got off to a troubled start. Mashrafe Mortaza after winning the toss elected to bat first but his team got off to a horrible start, losing three top-order batsmen inside the first five overs. Soumya Sarkar (0), Mominul Haque (5) and Liton Das (6) got out in quick succession, leaving their side reeling at 12/3 after 4.2 overs in the must-win game. Post the initial setback, Mushfiqur, along with Mithun (60) stitched a composed partnership taking their team out of trouble. Both batsmen notched up their respective half-centuries and played against Pakistan spinners superbly in the middle overs. Bangladesh were inching towards a decent total but bowlers bounced back for Pakistan, dismissing batsmen at crucial intervals. Big hitters like Mahmudullah (25) and Mashrafe Mortaza (13) failed to capitalize on a solid platform provided by Rahim and Mithun as the team got bundled out in 48.5 overs. For Pakistan, left-arm pacer Junaid Khan claimed 4/19 in his comeback match while Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali grabbed two wickets each restricting Bangladesh to a relatively low total.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the final Super Four encounter of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Bangladesh have gone in with three changes for the match. Shakib Al Hasan misses out with a fractured finger. Soumya Sarkar, who is back in the Bangladesh team will replace Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Rubel Hossain and Mominul Haque come back into the side. On the other hand, Pakistan have gone in with one change. Junaid Khan comes in for Mohammad Amir. The winner of this game will meet title holders India in Friday's final in Dubai.

After facing a humiliating 9-wicket defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistan would want to make a mark when they face Bangladesh in their third and final Super Four encounter of Asia Cup 2018 at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be coming into this match with a narrow 3-run victory over Afghanistan. As far as batting is concerned, surprisingly Bangladesh seem to have the upper hand. Whereas Pakistan's batting line-up has not looked promising, except Shoaib Malik.

Both the teams have been disappointing with their bowling attack. Pakistan bowlers could not manage to take any wicket in the game against India. The only wicket they got was of Shikhar Dhawan, but that was a run-out. This battle between two mercurial sides will be an interesting watch. The winner of this match will meet India in the final at Dubai International Stadium on Friday.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Abu Hider Rony, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Ariful Haque

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shan Masood

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