2008 Asia Cup

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2008 Asia Cup
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format One-Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  Pakistan
Champions  Sri Lanka (4th title)
Participants 6
Matches played 13
Man of the Series Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis
Most runs Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 378
Most wickets Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis 17
2004
2010

The 2008 Asia Cup (also called STAR Cricket Asia Cup) took place in Pakistan in June 2008. The six teams which took part in the tournament were Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UAE. This was the first Asia Cup hosted by Pakistan; previously political tensions between India and Pakistan did not permit Pakistan to host the event in 1993. It was broadcast in India by Star Cricket and ESPN[1] and in Pakistan by Geo Super.[2] Sri Lanka won the final against India by 100 runs.[3]

Format[edit]

Originally, the ninth version of the Cup was supposed to take place in 2006, however packed international cricket schedules did not allow for the tournament to be held.[4]

Group A consisted of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.

Group B consisted of India, Hong Kong and Pakistan.

The two groups first had a separate round-robin competition. The top two teams from each group advanced to the Super Fours. There was again a round-robin competition between the teams in the Super Four, the first two from which advanced to the final.

Venues[edit]

13 matches were played in 2008 Asia Cup at National Stadium, Karachi and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

Pakistan Pakistan
Sindh Punjab
National Stadium Gaddafi Stadium
Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 60,000
Matches: 10 Matches: 3
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Karachi Lahore
2008 Asia Cup is located in Pakistan
National Stadium, Karachi
National Stadium, Karachi
Gaddafi Stadium
Gaddafi Stadium
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Venues in Pakistan

Squads[edit]

Main article: 2008 Asia Cup squads

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W L T NR NRR Points
 Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 0 +2.310 4
Bangladesh Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 -0.350 2
 United Arab Emirates 2 0 2 0 0 -2.380 0
24 June 2008
scorecard
Bangladesh 
300/8 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
204 (45.4 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 109 (126)
Zahid Shah 3/49 (10 overs)
Khurram Khan 78 (81)
Abdur Razzak 3/20 (10 overs)
 Bangladesh by 96 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Mohammad Ashraful

25 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
357/9 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
226/7 (50 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 101 (91)
Abdur Razzak 3/55 (10 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 44 (53)
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/37 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 131 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara

26 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
290/9 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
148/10 (36.3 overs)
Mahela Udawatte 67 (74)
Zahid Shah 3/49 (10 overs)
Amjad Ali 77 (79)
Ajantha Mendis 5/22 (6.3 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 142 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Ajantha Mendis

Group B[edit]

Team P W L T NR NRR Points
 India 2 2 0 0 0 +3.190 4
 Pakistan 2 1 1 0 0 +1.170 2
 Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 0 -4.110 0
24 June 2008
scorecard
Pakistan 
288/9 (50 overs)
v
 Hong Kong
133 (37.2 overs)
Younis Khan 67 (65)
Nadeem Ahmed 4/51 (9 overs)
Zain Abbas 26(retired hurt) (54)
Rao Iftikhar Anjum 2/18 (6 overs)
 Pakistan by 155 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Sohail Tanvir

25 June 2008
scorecard
India 
374/4 (50 overs)
v
 Hong Kong
118 (36.5 overs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 109 (96)
Najeeb Amar 2/40 (10 overs)
Irfan Ahmed 25 (43)
Piyush Chawla 4/23 (10 overs)
 India by 256 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina

26 June 2008
scorecard
Pakistan 
299/4 (50 overs)
v
 India
301/4 (42.1 overs)
Shoaib Malik 125 (119)
R P Singh 1/44 (10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 119 (95)
Iftikhar Anjum 2/61 (9.4 overs)
 India by 6 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi , Pakistan
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina

Super Fours[edit]

Team P W L T NR NRR BP Points
 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 +1.363 2 6
 India 3 2 1 0 0 +0.250 2 6
 Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 +0.924 0 4
 Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 -2.665 0 0
28 June 2008
scorecard
Bangladesh 
283/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
284/3 (43.2 overs)
Alok Kapali 115 (96)
Irfan Pathan 2/43 (10 overs)
Suresh Raina 115* (107)
Shahadat Hussain 2/60 (9 overs)
 India by 7 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina

29 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
302/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
238/9 (50 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 112 (110)
Sohail Tanvir 5/48 (10 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 76 (70)
Ajantha Mendis 4/47 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 64 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara

30 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
332/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
174 (38.3 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 130 (88)
Alok Kapali 2/40 (6 overs)
Raqibul Hasan 52 (63)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/31 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 158 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Brian Jerling (RSA) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya

2 July 2008
scorecard
India 
308/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
309/2 (45.3 overs)
Younis Khan 123* (117)
Piyush Chawla 1/53 (8 overs)
 Pakistan by 8 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Younis Khan

3 July 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
308/8 (50 overs)
v
 India
310/4 (46.5 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 75(78)
Ishant Sharma 2/55 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 68(61)
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/44 (10 overs)
 India by 6 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

4 July 2008
scorecard
Bangladesh 
115 (38.2 overs)
v
 Pakistan
116/0 (19.4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 26(41)
Abdur Rauf 3/24 (8overs)
Salman Butt 56*(62)
Nasir Jamshed 52* (56)
 Pakistan by 10 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Abdur Rauf

Final[edit]

6 July 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
273 (49.5 overs)
v
 India
173 (39.3 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 125(114)
Ishant Sharma 3/55(10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 60(36)
Ajantha Mendis 6/13(8 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Ajantha Mendis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan to host Asia Cup in 2008". Daily Times. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Asia Cup super four leg from tomorrow". Geo TV. Geo Sports. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Premachandran, Dileep (6 July 2008). "Mendis spins Sri Lanka to title triumph". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Pakistan to host 2006 Asia Cup

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