Pakistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup: It’s a big win for us, says Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza

Bangladesh Cricket Players Asia Cup 2016Mirpur: Bangladesh held their nerves in their chase against Pakistan and went on to win by five wickets with five balls remaining to book a place in the Asia Cup T20 final, at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Wednesday. The hosts will now play India for the trophy.

Terming it to be a big win for his team, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said, “I told the boys to just grab it because we knew there would be plenty of such matches in the future. There was a bit of pressure in the middle, but we coped well. Final will be another pressure game. The trick is to just back each other. It's a pleasure for us to play at home, thanks to the crowd for coming out in supporting us. Hopefully they'll continue to do that.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi said, “I want to congratulate India and Bangladesh for qualifying for the final. We made too many mistakes. It wasn't a good total, but the bowlers did well. We have to do something very special at the World T20 because ours is a tough group. We've given youngsters plenty of opportunities. What else can you do? Sri Lanka is an important game as a win there will be good for our morale.”