1995 Asia Cup

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1995 Asia Cup
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format One-Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  United Arab Emirates
Champions  India (4th title)
Participants 4
Matches played 7
Man of the Series Navjot Sidhu
Most runs Sachin Tendulkar 205
Most wickets Anil Kumble 7
1997

The 1995 Asia Cup (also known as the Pepsi Asia Cup), was the fifth Asia Cup tournament, and the second to be held in Sharjah, UAE. The tournament took place between April 5–13, 1995. Four teams took part in the tournament: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The 1995 Asia Cup was a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams qualifying for a place in the final. India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka all had four points at the end of the round-robin stage, but India and Sri Lanka qualified for the final on the basis of better run-rates. India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to win its third consecutive (and fourth in total) Asia Cup.

Matches[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
 India 3 2 1 0 0 4 4.856
 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 4 4.701
 Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 4 4.596
 Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.933
5 April 1995
(scorecard)
Bangladesh 
163 all out (44.4 overs)
v
 India
164/1 (27.5 overs)
Aminul Islam 30 (53)
Anil Kumble 2/23 (8 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 56* (51)
Mohammad Rafique 1/15 (5 overs)
 India won by 9 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Nigel Plews (ENG) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Manoj Prabhakar (IND)

6 April 1995
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka 
233 all out (49.4 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
126 all out (44.2 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 71 (72)
Saiful Islam 4/36 (10 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 26 (37)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/23 (8.2 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Nigel Plews (ENG)
Player of the match: Arjuna Ranatunga (IND)

7 April 1995
(scorecard)
Pakistan 
266/9 (50 overs)
v
 India
169 all out (42.4 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 88 (100)
Anil Kumble 2/29 (8 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 54 (108)
Aaqib Javed 5/19 (9 overs)
 Pakistan won by 97 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Aaqib Javed (PAK)

8 April 1995
(scorecard)
Bangladesh 
151/8 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
152/4 (29.4 overs)
Akram Khan 44 (82)
Aamer Nazir 2/23 (7 overs)
Ghulam Ali 38 (53)
Athar Ali Khan 1/10 (2 overs)
 Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Nigel Plews (ENG) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Wasim Akram (PAK)

9 April 1995
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka 
202/9 (50 overs)
v
 India
206/2 (33.1 overs)
Hashan Tillakaratne 48 (78)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/37 (10 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 112 (107)
Sanath Jayasuriya 2/42 (10 overs)
 India won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Nigel Plews (ENG)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

11 April 1995
(scorecard)
Pakistan 
178/9 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
180/5 (30.5 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 73 (96)
Champaka Ramanayake 3/25 (10 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 48 (74)
Aamer Sohail 2/21 (5 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (PAK)

Final[edit]

14 April 1995
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka 
230/7 (50 overs)
v
 India
233/2 (41.5 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 85 (122)
Venkatesh Prasad 2/32 (10 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 90 (107)
Champaka Ramanayake 1/52 (8.5 overs)
 India won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Nigel Plews (ENG)
Player of the match: Mohammad Azharuddin (IND)

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