Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:27:42 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra
Asia Cup: The best of Asian rivalry

Bangladesh v Pakistan

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Asia Cup 2012 was off to a thrilling start with Bangladesh fighting all the way in chase of the 263-run target set by Pakistan. Take a look at all the classics from the Asia Cup vault.

Match: Asia Cup -1st match
Year: 2012
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Scores: Pakistan 262-8, Bangladesh 241 all out
Result: Pakistan won by 21 runs
Man of the Match: Mohammad Hafeez

It was an amazing match. A real rollercoaster of a ride. Both sides were in it until the last few overs when Pakistan suddenly took the game away from the hosts. Tamim set up the run chase perfectly for Bangladesh with a half century. Shakib Al Hasan then battled until the end but his partners deserted him and he had to fight as the lone ranger for his team. At the end it was the Gul who came out on top and really just bowled his side to victory courtesy some terrific reverse swinging yorkers.