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Asia Cup 2014 live Scores: Bangladesh Vs Pakistan 8th Match at Mirpur, 04 Mar, 2014. Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (08:00 GMT)

It is often said that one man’s pain could be another person’s gain. In Dinesh Karthik’s case, the only reason he was on the flight to Bangladesh was because skipper MS Dhoni injured himself at the last minute.

Like so many matches in the past, the Indo-Pak encounter on Sunday at Mirpur also had numerous twists and turns. We pick five of them which had a massive impact on the final result of the crucial match.

When Pakistan lost three wickets for one run towards the closing stages of the pulsating encounter against India, it seemed that the Pakistanis would collapse once again.

Asia Cup 2014 live Scores: Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka, 7th Match at Mirpur, 03 Mar, 2014. Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (08:00 GMT)

Considering that Bangladesh have been playing international cricket for nearly three decades, they would have been expected to get the better of rookies Afghanistan without a lot of trouble in their Asia Cup clash.

Shahid Afridi used his brute power to clobber two sixes off R Ashwin to clinch a thrilling 1-wicket win for Pakistan over India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Afridi’s blows knocked out India from the Asia Cup with the latter losing two of its three matches.

Asia Cup 2014 live Scores: India vs Pakistan, 6th Match at Mirpur, 02 Mar, 2014. Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (08:00 GMT)

Like every close game, India-Sri Lanka tie in the Asia Cup produced plenty of ebbs and flows.