Asia Cup

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ACC Asia Cup
Acc-logo.svg
Logo of the ACC Asia Cup
Administrator Asian Cricket Council
Format One Day International
First tournament 1984
Last tournament 2014
Tournament format Round-robin tournament
Number of teams ACC member nations
Current champion Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (5th title)
Most successful Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (5 titles)
India India (5 titles)
Most runs Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya (1220)[1]
Most wickets Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan (30)[2]
Website Asia Cup Records

The ACC Asia Cup is an international men's One Day International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years. The first tournament was held in 1984 in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where the council's offices were based (until 1995). India and Sri Lanka have won the tournament the most times (5). India boycotted the 1986 tournament due to strained cricketing relations with Sri Lanka. Pakistan boycotted the 1990-91 tournament due to strained political relations with India. The 1993 tournament was cancelled due to strained political relations between India and Pakistan. The ACC has announced that the tournament will be held biennially from 2008 onwards.[3] The ICC has ruled that all games played in the Asia Cup have official ODI status.

History[edit]

1984–1988[edit]

The first edition of the Asia Cup was held in 1980 in Sharjah, UAE, the location of the headquarters of the newly formed Asian Cricket Council. The tournament was a round-robin tournament among India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The first match was between Pakistan and the new ICC member Sri Lanka. India won this tournament with two victories.

Sri Lanka was the host for the second edition in 1986. This was the first multi-national cricket series to be held there. India had pulled out of the tournament due to soured cricketing relations with Sri Lanka after a controversial series in Sri Lanka the previous year.[4] Bangladesh was included for the first time. Sri Lanka won the tournament beating Pakistan in the final.

The third edition, in 1988, was held in Bangladesh, the first time that a multi-national cricket tournament was held there. In the final, India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets and won their 2nd Asia Cup.

1990–1997[edit]

The fourth edition was held in India in 1990-91. Pakistan had pulled out of the tournament due to strained political relations with India. India retained its hold on the Asia Cup defeating Sri Lanka in the final.

In 1993, the tournament was cancelled due to strained political relations between India and Pakistan.

The fifth edition, in 1995, took the series back to Sharjah, UAE after 11 years. India and Sri Lanka made it to the final by virtue of better run rate than Pakistan as all three teams had equal points after the preliminary round. For the third successive time in the Asia Cup, India defeated Sri Lanka in the final.

The sixth edition was held in Sri Lanka in 1997. Sri Lanka beat India in the final by 8 wickets to win its second Asia Cup and halt India's three consecutive cup victories.

2000–2010[edit]

The seventh edition took place in Bangladesh for the second time in 2000. Pakistan and Sri Lanka made it to the final while India only won one match against Bangladesh and did not qualify for the final for the first time. In the final, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka and lifted the Asia Cup for the first time.

The eighth edition took place in Sri Lanka four years after the seventh edition in 2004. There was a change in the tournament format this time. Other Asian teams like UAE and Hong Kong were also included for the first time and the tournament was now divided into three stages – the Group Stage, the round-robin Super Fours and the final. The group stage was divided into two groups of 3 teams, each playing each other once. The top two teams from each group qualified for the Super Four stage where they played each other again once. The top two teams in the Super Four stage then qualified for the final. Hosts Sri Lanka, India and UAE were placed in Group A while the then defending champions Pakistan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong were placed in Group B. UAE and Hong Kong were knocked out in the group stage. Bangladesh had the distinction of reaching the second stage in a major tournament for the first time, but played poorly in the Super Fours and got eliminated. India and Sri Lanka topped the Super Four stage and reached the final. In the final, Sri Lanka defeated India by 25 runs to win the Asia Cup.

The ninth edition of the Asia Cup was held in Pakistan. Once again, the 2004 format was retained. The tournament started on 24 June 2008 and ended on 6 July 2008.[5] Sri Lanka topped Group A and qualified for the second phase along with Bangladesh. In Group B, India came out on top and entered the Super Fours along with Pakistan in second place. Sri Lanka and India topped the Super Four stage and entered the final. Sri Lanka beat India in the final comfortably to equal India with four Asia Cup trophies. Sanath Jayasuriya smashed a quick 125 off 114 balls to rescue Sri Lanka from 66/4 earlier on when the top order collapsed. Sri Lanka's new mystery spinner, Ajantha Mendis, grabbed figures of 6/13 that left India in tatters.

The tenth edition was held in Sri Lanka, which hosted the Asia Cup for the fourth time, between 15–24 June 2010. It only featured the four Test playing Asian nations, and seven matches were played in all (including the final). Sri Lanka and India topped the group stages and entered the final. In the final, India beat Sri Lanka comfortably to become champions for a record fifth time, but for the first time in 15 years.[6]

2012-2014[edit]

Main articles: 2012 Asia Cup and 2014 Asia Cup

The eleventh edition of Asia Cup was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 11 to 22 March 2012. Pakistan and Bangladesh qualified to play in the final of the eleventh edition, Bangladesh had beaten India and Sri Lanka to book its place in the final for the first time in the history of the tournament. Pakistan beat Bangladesh narrowly by only two runs after a thrilling final over, hence Pakistan won for the second time the Asia Cup.[7] Misbah-ul-Haq is the second Asia cup victorious captain in the history of Pakistan cricket after Moin Khan.

The twelfth edition was held in Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. The tournament consisted of five teams with Afghanistan in it for the first time since its inception in 1984. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final to win the Asia Cup for the fifth time.

Statistical summaries[edit]

Results[edit]

Details Host Nation(s) Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner up
1984 United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah CA Stadium,
Sharjah
 India India won the tournament 2–0  Sri Lanka
1–1
1986 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground,
Colombo
 Sri Lanka
195/5 (42.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
(scorecard)
 Pakistan
191/9 (45 overs)
1988 Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangabandhu National Stadium,
Dhaka
 India
180/4 (37.1 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
(scorecard)
 Sri Lanka
176 all out (43.5 overs)
1990-91 India
India
Eden Gardens,
Kolkata
 India
205/3 (42.1 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
(scorecard)
 Sri Lanka
204/9 (45 overs)
1993 Pakistan
Pakistan
Cancelled
1995 United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah CA Stadium,
Sharjah
 India
233/2 (41.5 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
(scorecard)
 Sri Lanka
230/7 (50 overs)
1997 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
R. Premadasa Stadium,
Colombo
 Sri Lanka
240/2 (36.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
(scorecard)
 India
239/7 (50 overs)
2000 Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangabandhu National Stadium,
Dhaka
 Pakistan
277/4 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 39 runs
(scorecard)
 Sri Lanka
238 (45.2 overs)
2004 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
R. Premadasa Stadium,
Colombo
 Sri Lanka
228/9 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
(scorecard)
 India
203/9 (50 overs)
2008 Pakistan
Pakistan
National Stadium,
Karachi
 Sri Lanka
273 (49.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
(scorecard)
 India
173 (39.3 overs)
2010 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium,
Dambulla
 India
268/6 (50 overs)
India won by 81 runs
(scorecard)
 Sri Lanka
187 (44.4 overs)
2012 Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium,
Mirpur
 Pakistan
236/9 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 2 runs
(scorecard)
 Bangladesh
234/8 (50 overs)
2014 Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium,
Mirpur
 Sri Lanka
261/5 (46.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
(scorecard)
 Pakistan
260/5 (50 overs)

Performance of teams[edit]

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past Asia Cup tournaments.

Team Appearances Best result Statistics[8]
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
 Sri Lanka 12 1984 2014 Champions (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014) 48 34 14 0 0 70.83
 India 11 1984 2014 Champions (1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010) 43 26 16 0 1 61.90
 Pakistan 11 1984 2014 Champions (2000, 2012) 40 24 15 0 1 61.53
 Bangladesh 11 1986 2014 Runners-Up (2012) 37 4 33 0 0 10.81
 Afghanistan 1 2014 2014 Group Stage (2014) 4 1 3 0 0 25.00
 United Arab Emirates 2 2004 2008 Group Stage (2004, 2008) 4 0 4 0 0 0.00
 Hong Kong 2 2004 2008 Group Stage (2004, 2008) 4 0 4 0 0 0.00

Records and statistics[edit]

Batting
Highest score [9] India Virat Kohli v Pakistan 183 (2012)
Pakistan Younis Khan v Hong Kong 144 (2004)
Pakistan Shoaib Malik v India 143 (2004)
India Virat Kohli v Bangladesh 136 (2014)
India Sourav Ganguly v Bangladesh 135* (2000)
Most runs in a tournament[10] Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 378 (2008)
India Suresh Raina 372 (2008)
India Virat Kohli 357 (2012)
India Virender Sehwag 348 (2008)
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 345 (2008)
Highest average (min. 10 inns.) [11] India Mahendra Singh Dhoni 95.16 (20082012)
Most sixes PakistanShahid Afridi 26 (19972014)
Most fours Sri LankaSanath Jayasuriya 139 (19902008)
Most ducks [12] PakistanSalman Butt 3 (20082010)
BangladeshAminul Islam 3 (19882000)
Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 3 (20002014)
Most hundreds [13] Sri LankaSanath Jayasuriya 6 (19902008)
Most fifties and over [14] Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 12 (20042014)
Highest strike rate (min. 250 ball faced) [15] PakistanShahid Afridi 140.74 (19972014)
Highest partnership [16] PakistanMohammad Hafeez & Nasir Jamshed
(1st wicket) v India
224 (2012)
Bowling
Best bowling figures [17] Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis v India 6/13 (2008)
Pakistan Aaqib Javed v India 5/19 (1995)
India Arshad Ayub v Pakistan 5/21 (1988)
Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis v United Arab Emirates 5/22 (2008)
Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan v Bangladesh 5/31 (2008)
Most wickets in a tournament [18] Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis 17 (2008)
India Irfan Pathan 14 (2004)
India Sachin Tendulkar 12 (2004)
Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan 11 (2008)
Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 11 (2014)
Most 5 wickets in an innings [19] Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 3 (20042014)
Fielding
Most dismissals (wicket-keeper) [20] Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 36 (27 catches and 9 stumpings) (20042014)
Most catches (fielder) [21] Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 15 (20002014)
Team
Highest score [22]  Pakistan v Bangladesh 385/7 (2010)
Lowest score [23]  Bangladesh v Pakistan 87 (2000)

Man of the Tournament[edit]

Year Player Performance details
1984 India Surinder Khanna 107 runs
1986 Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga 105 runs
1988 India Navjot Sidhu 179 runs
1990-91 Not Awarded
1995 India Navjot Sidhu 116 runs
1997 Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga 272 runs
2000 Pakistan Mohammad Yousuf 295 runs
2004 Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 293 runs and 4 wickets
2008 Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis 17 wickets
2010 Pakistan Shahid Afridi 265 runs and 3 wickets
2012 Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan 237 runs and 6 wickets
2014 Sri Lanka Lahiru Thirimanne 279 runs

Man of the Match in the Asia Cup Final[edit]

Year Player Performance details
1984 No Final Played
1986 Pakistan Javed Miandad 67 runs
1988 India Navjot Sidhu 76 runs
1990-91 India Mohammad Azharuddin 54 runs
1995 India Mohammad Azharuddin 90 runs
1997 Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu 84 runs
2000 Pakistan Moin Khan 56 runs
2004 Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu 65 runs
2008 Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis 6 wickets
2010 India Dinesh Karthik 66 runs
2012 Pakistan Shahid Afridi 32 runs and 1 wicket
2014 Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga 5 wickets

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Matches Runs NO Ave. SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Jayasuriya, Sanath Sanath Jayasuriya (19902008)  Sri Lanka 25 1220 1 53.04 102.52 130 6 3 139 23
Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara (20042014)  Sri Lanka 26 1075 1 48.86 84.51 121 4 8 107 7
Tendulkar , SachinSachin Tendulkar (19902012)  India 23 971 2 51.10 85.47 114 2 7 108 8
Ranatunga, ArjunaArjuna Ranatunga (19841997)  Sri Lanka 19 741 6 57.00 82.79 131* 1 6 49+ 7+
Jayawardene, Mahela Mahela Jayawardene (20002014)  Sri Lanka 28 674 3 29.30 87.64 78 0 7 70 6
Source:[24]

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Matches Wickets Overs Runs Econ. Ave. BBI 4WI 5WI
Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan (19952010)  Sri Lanka 24 30 230.2 865 3.75 28.83 5/31 1 1
Mendis, AjanthaAjantha Mendis (20082014)  Sri Lanka 8 26 68.0 271 3.98 10.42 6/13 2 2
Ajmal, SaeedSaeed Ajmal (20082014)  Pakistan 12 25 115.0 485 4.21 19.40 3/26 0 0
Malinga, LasithLasith Malinga (20042014)  Sri Lanka 12 24 108.1 507 4.68 21.12 5/34 0 3
Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas (19952008)  Sri Lanka 19 23 152.2 639 4.19 27.78 3/30 0 0
Source:[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Records / Asia Cup / Most runs
  2. ^ Records / Asia Cup / Most wickets
  3. ^ "Asia Cup to be held biennially". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 June 2006. 
  4. ^ "Asia Cup Cricket 2008 History". Cricket Circle. 
  5. ^ "Pakistan to host ninth Asia Cup". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 October 2005. 
  6. ^ Sri lanka defeat India to win Asia Cup
  7. ^ "Asia Cup: Pakistan beat Bangladesh in thrilling final". BBC Sport. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
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  25. ^ "Asia Cup / Records / Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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