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5 best moments from the Asia Cup 2016

Deeptesh Sen
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 13:53 IST

The Asia Cup has just come to an end and MS Dhoni's men who started the tournament as firm favourites have delivered. Both India and the runners-up Bangladesh have played some memorable cricket in the tournament even though the hosts were beaten by a superior team on the day. The teams now will prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup with India as one of the favourites to lift the title on home soil.The Asia Cup has been an engrossing tournament where teams have evenly competed for pride, honour and glory. Let us look at the 5 best moments from this year's Asia Cup.

#5 Sami\'s disastrous no-balls leading to a famous Bangladeshi win

Sami’s over cost Pakistan dearly

Sami's recall to the Pakistani team has naturally been treated with a lot of scepticism from some quarters and the veteran pacer has not done much to dispel such doubts. He has looked the weakling in the Pakistani attack beside the likes of Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Irfan.

But he ended all hopes of Pakistan making it to the final by bowling a disastrous 19th over in a crucial tie against Bangladesh. Sami came on to bowl with Bangladesh needing 18 runs to win off 12 balls.  Sami's first three balls were decent deliveries but ended by conceding 15 runs off that over.

He bowled two no-balls in that over one of which was edged by Mortaza for a boundary. The match decisively tipped the scales in favour of Bangladesh and effectively knocked Pakistan out of the Asia Cup.

Sami has received a lot of flak for the no-balls that cost Pakistan the match. But it was a great moment of pride and honour for Mortaza's men as they took another step towards the much-coveted trophy. 

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