Asia Cup: India crash out after Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets

India's remote mathematical chance of reaching Asia Cup final was dashed after Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam's heroics helped Pakistan chase record target of 327.

updated: March 05, 2014 00:49 IST
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Mirpur: Pakistan on Tuesday, pulled off a thrilling three-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh to storm into the finals of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, completely knocking India out of the title race. (Related: Match highlights | Match pics | Match scorecard)

Opener Ahmed Shehzad blasted a 123-ball 103 to set the foundation for a record chase but it was Shahid Afridi's blistering 59 off 25 balls which helped Pakistan set up a summit clash against Sri Lanka. (Also read: Misbah predicts Shahid Afridi will light up World T20 | Shahid Afridi says he had license to fire vs Bangladesh)

With this victory, Pakistan grabbed four points to aggregate 13 with the help of three victories in four matches. India, on the other hand, are currently with four points and even a win against Afghanistan tomorrow won't be enough for Virat Kohli's men to reach the finals. (Points Table)

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