Brave Tigers fall 2 runs short of glory

Updated: March 22, 2012

Pakistan claimed the Asia Cup with a thrilling two-run victory over a dogged Bangladesh in Dhaka on Thursday, breaking the hearts of the home support who saw their unfancied side take the game to the wire.Pakistan tournament winners in 2000 held Bangladesh to 234-8, agonisingly short of Pakistan’s 236-9 despite impressive half-centuries from Shakib Al Hasan (68) and opener Tamim Iqbal (60).

Pakistan 236 for 9 (Sarfraz 46*, Hafeez 40, Razzak 2-26, Shakib 2-39) beat Bangladesh 234 for 8 (Shakib 68, Tamim 60, Cheema 3-46) by two runs