Mirpur: They came agonisingly close to clinching their first Asia Cup title before losing to Pakistan by just two runs and Bangladesh skipper said it was the dismissals of Tamim Iqbal and Shakib-Al-Hasan that proved to be the turning point of the title clash.
Bangladesh have played brilliant cricket in the Asia Cup, beating India and Sri Lanka and even on Thursday they restricted Pakistan to 236 and were in the hunt before succumbing to a 2-run defeat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
"Before the tournament, we had great preparation but the boys stuck to the plans. We played good in the tournament I thought. But the wickets of Shakib and Tamim were the turning point tonight," Rahim said after the match.