Bangladesh beat Pakistan to reach Asia Cup final

Bangladesh celebrate
The Asia Cup is being played as a Twenty20 competition for the first time
Asia Cup, Dhaka:
Pakistan 129-7 (20 overs): Hossain 3-25, Sarfraz 58*
Bangladesh 131-5 (19.1 overs): Sarkar 48
Bangladesh won by five wickets

Bangladesh booked a place in the final of the Asia Cup with a five-wicket win over Pakistan in Dhaka.

Pakistan were restricted to their lowest score after 10 overs in a Twenty20 - 34-4 - but Sarfraz Ahmed's 58 took them to 129-7.

The hosts were taken over the line with five balls to spare thanks to some late hitting by captain Mashrafe Mortaza and Mahmudullah.

Bangladesh meet India, who they beat in the group stage, in Sunday's final.

Pakistan play Sri Lanka on Friday, with the winner finishing third in the five-team tournament.

United Arab Emirates are likely to finish bottom of the league table.

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