Test cricket has the capacity, like no other form of the game, to produce extended periods of high drama that leave you on the edge of your seat. We saw plenty of that today as Pakistan chased down 302 to beat Sri Lanka.
Following a difficult second half to day one, the Pakistanis were back to near their best on day two to show just why the upcoming Test series against South Africa is so eagerly anticipated. Resuming on 178 for six, they were hauled up to 329 by the overnight pair of Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Gul. Gul then took two wickets in the ninth over of the South African Invitational XI's reply as they slipped to 31 for three.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look at the final of the Asia Cup 2012 between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Mirpur.
An incredible game saw Pakistan take their second title win with a two-run win over the hosts. Excellent work from Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan reach 236 for seven before bangladesh close just short despite half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan.
Pakistan have named their 14-man squad for the Asia Cup, which begins on 11th March in Bangladesh as they bid to win the title for the first time since 2000.
Misbah-ul-Haq has been retained as captain and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed recalls to opener Nasir Jamshed and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed.