Asia Cup 2014: India knocked out as Pakistan reach final
India lost to both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2014 © AFP
Mar 4, 2014
India were on Tuesday knocked out of Asia Cup 2014 as Pakistan’s historic win over Bangladesh by three wickets helped them qualify for final of the tournament. Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the summit clash on Saturday, March 8.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by three wickets in a thrilling contest in the eighth match of the Asia Cup 2014 at Mirpur. In a sensational run-chase, Shahid Afridi‘s 25-ball 59 helped Pakistan get over a 327-run target in 49.5 overs. Ahmed Shehzad had top-scored with 103 and Fawad Alam scored 74.
With the victory, Pakistan have booked a place in the final of the Asia Cup with Sri Lanka. That has put India out of the tournament.
The Pakistan innings began with Mohammad Hafeez struck his first four down the ground. Shehzad hit one through the covers to get his first four. Hafeez the hit a back of a length delivery from Shafiul Islam through wide long-on. He then cut a wide delivery from Al-Amin Hossain in front of point.