2010 Asia Cup

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2010 Asia Cup
2010 Asia Cup Logo.jpg
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin, knockout
Host(s)  Sri Lanka
Champions  India (5th title)
Participants 4
Matches played 7
Man of the Series Pakistan Shahid Afridi
Most runs Pakistan Shahid Afridi (265)
Most wickets Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga (9)
2008
2012

The 2010 Asia Cup was the tenth edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, which was held in Sri Lanka from 15–24 June 2010. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were taking part in the competition. India defeated Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the final to win a record 5th Asia Cup title. Pakistani captain, Shahid Afridi was declared the man of the tournament for scoring the most runs in the tournament, 265, with an average of 88.33 and a strike rate of 164.59.

Trophy[edit]

The trophy was made of a combination of silver, gold, copper and brass with a silver finish with mat and gloss finish. It stands to communicate the strength, purity, humility and persistence that not only represents the four metals but also the four participating nations.[1]

Venue[edit]

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is located in Sri Lanka
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla.

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was the only venue of Asia Cup 2010 as other stadiums in Sri Lanka, including the R. Premadasa Stadium, were undergoing renovation for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. All seven matches were Day/Night affairs.

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is a 16,800 seat cricket stadium in Sri Lanka.[2] The Stadium is situated in the Central Province, close to Dambulla on a 60 acre (240,000 m²) site leased from the Rangiri Dambulla Temple. The stadium is built overlooking the Dambulla Tank (reservoir) and the Dambulla Rock.

Squads[edit]

The squads of the four teams participating in the tournament were announced in early June by the respective cricket boards.

Squads[3]
 Bangladesh  India  Pakistan  Sri Lanka
Shakib Al Hasan (c) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c) (wk) Shahid Afridi (c) Kumar Sangakkara (c) (wk)
Mushfiqur Rahim (vc) (wk) Dinesh Karthik Salman Butt (vc) Muttiah Muralitharan (vc)
Abdur Razzak Ravichandran Ashwin Abdul Razzaq Tillakaratne Dilshan
Imrul Kayes Ashok Dinda Abdur Rehman Rangana Herath
Jahurul Islam Gautam Gambhir Asad Shafiq Mahela Jayawardene
Junaid Siddique Harbhajan Singh Imran Farhat Suraj Randiv
Mahmudullah Ravindra Jadeja Kamran Akmal (wk) Thilina Kandamby
Mashrafe Mortaza Zaheer Khan Mohammad Asif Chamara Kapugedera
Mohammad Ashraful Virat Kohli Mohammad Aamer Nuwan Kulasekara
Naeem Islam Praveen Kumar Saeed Ajmal Farveez Maharoof
Rubel Hossain Ashish Nehra Shoaib Akhtar Lasith Malinga
Shafiul Islam Pragyan Ojha Shahzaib Hasan Angelo Mathews
Suhrawadi Shuvo Suresh Raina Shoaib Malik Thilan Samaraweera
Syed Rasel Rohit Sharma Umar Akmal Upul Tharanga
Tamim Iqbal Virender Sehwag Umar Amin Chanaka Welegedara

Fixtures[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Each side played each other once in the group stages. The top 2 teams based on points at the end of the group stages meet each other in a one-off final. Each win yielded 4 points while a tie/no result yielded 1-point. A bonus point system was also in place, where a team could earn an extra point, in addition to the four received from a win, for a total of 5 points if they achieved victory using 80% or less of available overs or kept the opposition score to less than 80% of their own.

Table[edit]

Team P W L T NR NRR BP Points
 Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +1.424 2 14
 India 3 2 1 0 0 +0.275 1 9
 Pakistan 3 1 2 0 0 +0.788 1 5
 Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 −2.627 0 0

Source

Matches[edit]

All times local (UTC+05:30)

15 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
242/9 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
226 (47 overs)
Angelo Mathews 55* (61)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/41 (10 overs)
Shahid Afridi 109 (76)
Lasith Malinga 5/34 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

16 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
167 (34.5 overs)
v
 India
168/4 (30.4 overs)
Imrul Kayes 37 (35)
Virender Sehwag 4/6 (2.5 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 82 (101)
Mashrafe Mortaza 2/37 (5.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

18 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
312/4 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
186 (40.2 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 71 (51)
Shafiul Islam 2/59 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 51 (53)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 3/37 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

19 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
267 (49.3 overs)
v
 India
271/7 (49.5 overs)
Salman Butt 74 (85)
Praveen Kumar 3/53 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 83 (97)
Saeed Ajmal 3/56 (10 overs)
India won by 3 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

21 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
385/7 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
246/5 (50 overs)
Shahid Afridi 124 (60)
Shafiul Islam 3/95 (10 overs)
Junaid Siddique 97 (114)
Imran Farhat 1/21 (5 overs)
Pakistan won by 139 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)

22 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
209 (42.3 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
211/3 (37.3 overs)
Rohit Sharma 69 (73)
Farveez Maharoof 5/42 (10 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 73 (82)
Zaheer Khan 2/42 (7 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Farveez Maharoof (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Farveez Maharoof got his first hat-trick in this match.

Final[edit]

24 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
268/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
187 (44.4 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 66 (84)
Thilina Kandamby 2/37 (7 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 55* (88)
Ashish Nehra 4/40 (9 overs)
India won by 81 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Dinesh Karthik (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

The final of the 2010 Asia Cup was played on 24 June 2010 in Dambulla between India and Sri Lanka. Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. Gautam Gambhir and Dinesh Karthik gave India a promising start but Gambhir was soon dismissed at 30 with India reeling at 38/1. Then Virat Kohli and Karthik put up a partnership of 62 runs after which Kohli was caught by Kumar Sangakkara behind the wickets. The highest scorer for the Indian team was Karthik (66 off 84) followed by Rohit Sharma (41) and MS Dhoni (38). India managed to score 268/6 in their 50 overs with Sri Lanka needing 269 runs to win the championship.

Thilina Kandamby (2/37 in 7 overs) was the best in the bowling department for Sri Lanka, followed by Lasith Malinga who also took 2 wickets giving 57 runs in 10 overs.

The Sri Lankan batting started off to a slow start with Tillakaratne Dilshan caught in the first over. First five wickets fell off in quick succession within the score of 50 runs. Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara followed Dilshan soon after. After this, a promising partnership developed between Thilina Kandamby and Chamara Kapugedera (53 runs) which seemed to bring back Sri Lankan hopes in the match. But after the fall of this partnership, Sri Lanka never managed to recover and were all out for a score of 187 in 44.4 overs. India won the match by 81 runs, and with it, the Asia Cup after 15 years.

The Indian bowling attack was spearheaded by Ashish Nehra who took 4 wickets in 9 overs, followed by Ravindra Jadeja (2 wickets), Praveen Kumar (2 wickets) and Zaheer Khan (2 wickets).

Dinesh Karthik was declared the Man of the Match for his match winning innings of 66 off 84 balls while Pakistan's Shahid Afridi was declared Man of the Series for scoring 265 runs in 3 matches during the tournament.[4]

Media coverage[edit]

Television[edit]

Countries Broadcaster
 India NEO Cricket
 Bangladesh
Arab League Arab World
 South Korea
 Sri Lanka
 Hong Kong
 Taiwan
 South Africa Supersport
 Angola
 Benin
 Botswana
 Burkina Faso
 Burundi
 Cameroon
 Cape Verde
 Central African Republic
 Chad
 Comoros
 Ivory Coast
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Djibouti
 Eritrea
 Ethiopia
 Equatorial Guinea
 Gabon
 Gambia
 Ghana
 Guinea
 Guinea-Bissau
 Kenya
 Liberia
 Madagascar
 Malawi
 Mali
 Mauritius
 Mozambique
 Namibia
 Niger
 Nigeria
 Congo
 Rwanda
 Saint Helena
 São Tomé and Príncipe
 Senegal
 Seychelles
 Sierra Leone
 South Sudan
 Swaziland
 Tanzania
 Togo
 Uganda
 Zambia
 Zimbabwe
 Australia Setanta Sports Australia
 India Doordarshan (Only India matches and final)
 Sri Lanka Sirasa TV
 Singapore Starhub
 Malaysia Astro
 Pakistan Geo Super

Broadband[edit]

Countries Broadcaster
 United States ESPN3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Micromax unveiled Asia Cup 2010 Trophy to announce the launch of the Cricketing Event. India Preview. Retrieved on 14 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Cricinfo Asia Cup page Cricinfo. Retrieved on 10 June 2010
  4. ^ India vs Sri Lanka. Final of 2010 Asia Cup Cricinfo. Retrieved on 26 June 2010.

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