Date: 22 March, 2012
Fixture: Bangladesh Vs Pakistan, Asia Cup final
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Result: Pakistan won by 2 runs
Man-of-the-Match: Shahid Afridi
Pakistan regained the Asia Cup title after a gap of 12 years as they pulled off a nail-biting two run victory against Bangladesh who came agonisingly close to a historic triumph but ran out of steam in the dying moments.
The hosts needed nine runs off Aizaz Cheema's tense last over but fell short by two runs as a stunned silence descended on a fully packed Sher-e-Bangla National stadium. Disappointed Bangladeshi players shed tears on the field while fans were equally heart-broken after the nerve-wracking contest.
The in-form Shakib Al Hasan (68) and Tamim Iqbal (60) were the notable performers for Bangladesh but none of the other batsmen could come up with significant scores to tilt the scale in their favour.