Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highlights | Asia Cup | 11th March | 2012

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Dav Whatmore, Pakistan’s new coach, has said he wants to make a good start in the four-nation Asia Cup, following Pakistan’s dismal performance against England in the one-dayers. A 15-man squad gathered in Karachi before departing for Dhaka for the four-nation tournament starting on March 11. “The Asia Cup is a very important tournament given the opposition,” Whatmore told reporters. “Overall it’s a difficult assignment so it is one of the many tests around and it’s good to be the part of it and I am looking forward to it.”

Pakistan have a poor record in the Asia Cup – winning the title once since the event first took place in 1984, while India have lifted the cup the most times (five), followed by Sri Lanka (four). But the event carries a unique importance due to a high-profile India v Pakistan contest. Pakistan will play their first match against Bangladesh on Sunday and take on Sri Lanka on March 15, before going head-to-head with arch-rivals India on March 18. Whatmore, the 57-year-old former Australia batsman who coached Sri Lanka to a World Cup title in 1996, took charge on Saturday on a two-year contract, with his first assignment in Dhaka. Pakistan will land in Bangladesh having conceded 4-0 and 2-1 defeats in the one-day and T20 matches against England in the United Arab Emirates last month.

“That was a little bit not in the script and I am sure the team wants to make amends,” Whatmore said. “Certainly they had terrific Test series and that was a little bit of a surprise but that’s the way it goes some time. We are not looking back and look to put our best foot forward and work on those areas where we can improve and rectify. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was confident his team can bounce back. “We failed to perform at our best against England,” Misbah said. “But the team will not repeat the same mistakes again. There is nothing to be worried after the failure against England because the same team has performed well in the last one-and a-half years.”

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Pakistan Squad: 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Azhar Ali, 3 Younis Khan 4 Umar Akmal 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Asad Shafiq, 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 9 Umar Gul, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Aizaz Cheema.

Bangladesh Squad: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mahmudullah, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt and wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Jahurul Islam, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Elias Sunny, 11 Shafiul Islam.


Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Match
March 11, 2012, Asia Cup 2012, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (D/N)
Umpires: I Gould (ENG) and P Reiffel (AUS) Third Umpire: S Ravi (IND)
Match Referee: D Boon (AUS)
Match Result: Pakistan won by 21 runs | Man of the Match:

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