DHAKA  - Pakistan held their nerve to record a thrilling two-run victory over Bangladesh in a dramatic final to take the Asia Cup tournament in Dhaka on Thursday.

Paceman Aizaz Cheema grabbed three wickets, while fast bowler Umar Gul and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal each finished with two wickets as Pakistan stopped Bangladesh at 234-8 after scoring 236-9 in the day-night match.

Shakib Al Hasan (68) and opener Tamim Iqbal (60) were the main scorers for Bangladesh, who made their maiden appearance in the final of the one-day tournament.

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