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Asia Cup: Kohli-led India eyeing sixth title

Last updated on: February 24, 2014 19:20 IST

Team IndiaTeam India, led by Virat Kohli, will be looking to win the Asia Cup, which gets underway in Bangladesh on Tuesday, for the sixth time. Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at the tournament over the years.

The 12th edition of the Asia Cup starts on Tuesday with defending champions Pakistan taking on four-time winners Sri Lanka at Fatullah.

Team India, winners of the tournament for a record five times, begin their campaign against hosts Bangladesh at the same venue a day later. 

With Mahendra Singh Dhoni opting out of the tournament, Virat Kohli will lead Team India as they attempt to regain the title they last won in 2010.

Check out some statistical highlights pertaining to the tournament.  

Summary of tournaments

Teams

Season  

Hosts

Mts

Winner

Runner-up

Ind,Pak,SL

1983-84 

UAE    

3

India

Sri Lanka**

BD,Pak,SL

1985-86 

Sri Lanka   

4

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

BD,Ind,Pak,SL

1988-89 

Bangladesh 

7

India

Sri Lanka

BD,Ind,SL

1990-91 

India      

4

India

Sri Lanka

BD,Ind,Pak,SL

1994-95 

UAE    

7

India

Sri Lanka

BD,Ind,Pak,SL

1997-98 

Sri Lanka   

7

Sri Lanka    

India

BD,Ind,Pak,SL

1999-00

Bangladesh 

7

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

BD,HK,Ind,Pak, SL,UAE

2004

Sri Lanka   

13

Sri Lanka

India

BD,HK,Ind,Pak, SL,UAE

2008

Pakistan

13

Sri Lanka

India

BD,Ind,Pak, SL

2010

Sri Lanka

7

India

Sri Lanka

BD,Ind, Pak, SL

2012

Bangladesh

7

Pakistan

Bangladesh

** played on round-robin basis

Synopsis of matches

        Date

Team1

Team2

Venue

Result

Batted 1st

Batted 2nd

 06 Apr 1984

Pak

SL

Sharjah

SL won by 5 wickets

Pak 187-9 (46)

SL 190-5 (43.3)

 08 Apr 1984

SL

Ind

Sharjah

Ind won by 10 wickets

SL 96 (41)

Ind 97-0 (21.4)

 13 Apr 1984

Pak

Ind

Sharjah

Ind won by 54 runs

Ind 188-4 (46)

Pak 134 (39.4)

 30 Mar 1986

SL

Pak

Colombo PSS

Pak won by 81 runs

Pak 197 (45)

SL 116 (33.5)

 31 Mar 1986

Pak

BD

Moratuwa

Pak won by 7 wickets

BD 94 (35.3)

Pak 98-3 (32.1)

 02 Apr 1986

BD

SL

Kandy

SL won by 7 wickets

BD 131-8 (45)

SL 132-3 (31.3)

 06 Apr 1986

Pak

SL

Colombo SSC

SL won by 5 wickets

Pak 191-9 (45)

SL 195-5 (42.2)

 27 Oct 1988

Pak

SL

Dhaka

SL won by 5 wickets

Pak 194-7 (44)

SL 195-5 (38.5)

 27 Oct 1988

BD

Ind

Chittagong

Ind won by 9 wickets

BD 99-8 (45)

Ind 100-1 (26)

 29 Oct 1988

SL

Ind

Dhaka

SL won by 17 runs

SL 271-6 (45)

Ind 254 (44)

 29 Oct 1988

Pak

BD

Chittagong

Pak won by 173 runs

Pak 284-3 (45)

BD 111-6 (45)

 31 Oct 1988

Pak

Ind

Dhaka

Ind won by 4 wickets

Pak 142 (42.2)

Ind 143-6 (40.4)

 02 Nov 1988

BD

SL

Dhaka

SL won by 9 wickets

BD 118-8 (45)

SL 120-1 (30.5)

 04 Nov 1988

Ind

SL

Dhaka

Ind won by 6 wickets

SL 176 (43.2)

Ind 180-4 (37.1)

 25 Dec 1990

Ind

BD

Chandigarh

Ind won by 9 wickets

BD 170-6 (50)

Ind 171-1 (36.5)

 28 Dec 1990

Ind

SL

Cuttack

SL won by 36 runs

SL 214 (49.2)

Ind 178 (45.5)

 31 Dec 1990

SL

BD

Kolkata

SL won by 71 runs

SL 249-4 (45)

BD 178-9 (45)

 04 Jan 1991

Ind

SL

Kolkata

Ind won by 7 wickets

SL 204-9 (45)

Ind 205-3 (42.1)

 05 Apr 1995

BD

Ind

Sharjah

Ind won by 9 wickets

BD 163 (44.4)

Ind 164-1 (27.5)

 06 Apr 1995

SL

BD

Sharjah

SL won by 107 runs

SL 233 (49.4)

BD 126 (44.2)

 07 Apr 1995

Ind

Pak

Sharjah

Pak won by 97 runs

Pak 266-9 (50)

Ind 169 (42.4)

 08 Apr 1995

BD

Pak

Sharjah

Pak won by 6 wickets

BD 151-8 (50)

Pak 152-4 (29.4)

 09 Apr 1995

SL

Ind

Sharjah

Ind won by 8 wickets

SL 202-9 (50)

Ind 206-2 (33.1)

 11 Apr 1995

SL

Pak

Sharjah

SL won by 5 wickets

Pak 178-9 (50)

SL 180-5 (30.5)

 14 Apr 1995

SL

Ind

Sharjah

Ind won by 8 wickets

SL 230-7 (50)

Ind 233-2 (41.5)

 14 Jul 1997

SL 

Pak

Colombo RPS

SL won by 15 runs

SL 239 (50)

Pak 224-9 (50)

 16 Jul 1997

Pak

BD

Colombo RPS

Pak won by 109 runs

Pak 319-5 (50)

BD 210 (49.3)

 18 Jul 1997

SL 

Ind

Colombo RPS

SL won by 6 wickets

Ind 227-6 (50)

SL 231-4 (44.4)

 20 Jul 1997

Pak

Ind

Colombo SSC

No result

Pak 30-5 (9)

Ind ----------------

 22 Jul 1997

SL

BD

Colombo SSC

SL won by 103 runs

SL 296-4 (46)

BD 193-8 (46)

 24 Jul 1997

Ind

BD

Colombo SSC

Ind won by 9 wickets

BD 130-8 (43)

Ind 132-1 (15)

 26 Jul 1997

Ind

SL

Colombo RPS

SL won by 8 wickets

Ind 239-7 (50)

SL 240-2 (36.5)

 29 May 2000

BD

SL

Dhaka

SL won by 9 wickets

BD 175-6 (50)

SL 178-1 (30.4)

31 May 2000*

BD

Ind

Dhaka

Ind won by 8 wickets

BD 249-6 (50)

Ind 252-2 (40.1)

 01 Jun 2000

Ind

SL

Dhaka

SL won by 71 runs

SL 276-8 (50)

Ind 205 (45)

 02 Jun 2000

BD

Pak

Dhaka

Pak won by 233 runs

Pak 320-3 (50)

BD 87 (34.2)

 03 Jun 2000

Ind

Pak

Dhaka

Pak won by 44 runs #

Pak 295-7 (50)

Ind 251 (47.4)

 05 Jun 2000

Pak

SL

Dhaka

Pak won by 7 wickets

SL 192 (49)

Pak 193-3 (48.2)

 07 Jun 2000

Pak

SL

Dhaka

Pak won by 39 runs

Pak 277-4 (50)

SL 238 (45.2)

 16 Jul 2004

BD

HK

Colombo SSC

BD won by 116 runs

BD 221-9 (50)

HK 105 (45.2)

 16 Jul 2004

Ind

UAE

Dambulla

Ind won by 116 runs

Ind 260-6 (50)

UAE 144 (35)

 17 Jul 2004

Pak

BD

Colombo SSC

Pak won by 76 runs

Pak 257-6 (50)

BD 181 (45.2)

 17 Jul 2004

SL

UAE

Dambulla

SL won by 116 runs

SL 239 (50)

UAE 123 (47.5)

 18 Jul 2004

Pak

HK

Colombo SSC

Pak won by 173 runs (D/L)

Pak 343-5 (50)

HK 165 (44.1)

 18 Jul 2004

SL

Ind

Dambulla

SL won by 12 runs

SL 282-4 (50)

Ind 270-8 (50)

 21 Jul 2004

BD

Ind

Colombo SSC

Ind won by 8 wickets

BD 177 (49.1)

Ind 178-2 (38.3)

 21 Jul 2004

Pak

SL

Colombo RPS

SL won by 7 wickets

Pak 122 (39.5)

SL 123-3 (32)

 23 Jul 2004

BD

SL

Colombo RPS

SL won by 10 wickets

BD 190-9 (50)

SL 191-0 (33.3)

 25 Jul 2004

Pak

Ind

Colombo RPS

Pak won by 59 runs

Pak 300-9 (50)

Ind 241-8 (50)

 27 Jul 2004

Ind

SL

Colombo RPS

Ind won by 4 runs

Ind 271-6 (50)

SL 267-9 (50)

 29 Jul 2004

BD

Pak

Colombo RPS

Pak won by 6 wickets

BD 166 (45.2)

Pak 167-4 (41)

 01 Aug 2004

SL

Ind

Colombo RPS

SL won by 25 runs

SL 228-9 (50)

Ind 203-9 (50)

 24 June 2008

BD

UAE

Lahore

BD won by 96 runs

BD 300-8 (50)

UAE 204 (45.4)

 24 June 2008

Pak

HK

Karachi

Pak won by 155 runs

Pak 288-9 (50)

HK 133 (37.2)

 25 June 2008

SL

BD

Lahore

SL won by 131 runs

SL 357-9 (50)

BD 226-7 (50)

 25 June 2008

Ind

HK

Karachi

Ind won by 256 runs

Ind 374-4 (50)

HK 118 (36.5)

 26 June 2008

Pak

Ind

Karachi

Ind won by 6 wickets

Pak 299-4 (50)

Ind 301-4 (42.1)

 26 June 2008

SL

UAE

Lahore

SL won by 142 runs

SL 290-9 (50)

UAE 148 (36.3)

 28 June 2008

BD

Ind

Karachi

Ind won by 7 wickets

BD 283-6 (50)

Ind 284-3 (43.2)

 29 June 2008

SL

Pak

Karachi

SL won by 64 runs

SL 302-7 (50)

Pak 238-9 (50)

 30 June 2008

SL

BD

Karachi

SL won by 158 runs

SL 332-8 (50)

BD 174 (38.3)

 02 July 2008

Ind

Pak

Karachi

Pak won by 8 wickets

Ind 308-7 (50)

Pak 309-2 (45.3)

 03 July 2008

SL

Ind

Karachi

Ind won by 6 wickets

SL 308-8 (50)

Ind 310-4 (46.5)

 04 July 2008

BD

Pak

Karachi

Pak won by 10 wickets

BD 115 (38.2)

Pak 116-0 (19.4)

 06 July 2008

SL

Ind

Karachi

SL won by 100 runs

SL 273 (49.5)

Ind 173 (39.3)

 15 Jun 2010

SL

Pak

Dambulla

SL  won by  16 runs

SL  242-9 (50)

Pak 226 (47)

 16 Jun 2010

BD

Ind

Dambulla

Ind won by  6 wickets

BD 167 (34.5)

Ind 168-4 (30.4)

 18 Jun 2010

SL

BD

Dambulla

SL  won by  126 runs

SL  312-4 (50)

BD 186 (40.2)

 19 Jun 2010

Pak

Ind

Dambulla

Ind won by  3 wickets

Pak 267 (49.3)

Ind 271-7 (49.5)

 21 Jun 2010

Pak

BD

Dambulla

Pak won by  139 runs

Pak 385-7 (50)

BD 246-5 (50)

 22 Jun 2010

Ind

SL

Dambulla

SL  won by  7 wickets

Ind 209 (42.3)

SL  211-3 (37.3)

 24 Jun 2010

Ind

SL

Dambulla

Ind won by  81 runs

Ind 268-6 (50)

SL  187 (44.4)

 11 Mar 2012

BD

Pak

Mirpur

Pak won by 21 runs

Pak 262-8 (50)

SL 241 (48.1)

 13 Mar 2012

Ind

SL

Mirpur

Ind won by 50 runs

Ind 304-3 (50)

SL 254 (45.1)

 15 Mar 2012

Pak

SL

Mirpur

Pak won by 6 wickets

SL 188 (45.4)

Pak 189-4 (39.5)

 16 Mar 2012

BD

Ind

Mirpur

BD won by 5 wickets

Ind 289-5 (50)

BD 293-5 (49.2)

 18 Mar 2012

Ind

Pak

Mirpur

Ind won by 6 wickets

Pak 329-6 (50)

Ind 330-4 (47.5)

 20 Mar 2012

BD

SL

Mirpur

BD won by 5 wickets (D/L)

SL 232 (49.5)

BD 212-5 (37.1)

 22 Mar 2012

BD

Pak

Mirpur

Pak won by 2 runs

Pak 236-9 (50)

BD 234-8 (50)

* played on 30 & 31 May

# target revised

Asia Cup winners

India               5 times

Sri Lanka       4 times

Pakistan        2 times

Performance in Asia Cup

Team

Mts

Won

Lost

NR

Won%

Sri Lanka

43

29

14

0

 

India

39

24

14

1

 

Pakistan

35

21

13

1

 

Bangladesh

33

4

29

0

 

Afghanistan

0

       

Performance in Asia Cup – vs each opponent

Team

Mts

Won

Lost

NR

Won%

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

11

10

1

0

 

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

12

8

4

0

66.66

Sri Lanka v India

18

9

9

0

50.00

           

India v Bangladesh

9

8

1

0

 

India v Sri Lanka

18

9

9

0

50.00

India v Pakistan

10

5

4

1

50.00

           

Pakistan v Bangladesh

11

11

0

0

100.00

Pakistan v India

10

4

5

1

40.00

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

12

4

8

0

33.33

 

Bangladesh v India

9

1

8

0

 

Bangladesh v Pakistan

11

0

11

0

0.00

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

11

1

10

0

 

Highest total for each team

For

Total

Vs

Venue

Year

Pakistan

385-7

Bangladesh

Dambulla

2010

India

374-4

Hong Kong

Karachi

2008

Sri Lanka

357-9

Bangladesh

Lahore

2008

Bangladesh

300-8

UAE

Lahore

2008

Lowest total for each team

For

Total

Vs

Venue

Year

Bangladesh

87

Pakistan

Dhaka

2000

Sri Lanka

96

India

Sharjah

1984

Pakistan

122

Sri Lanka

Colombo RPS

2004

India

169

Pakistan

Sharjah

1995

Largest win for each team (by runs)

For

Margin

Vs

Venue

Year

India

256 runs

Hong Kong

Karachi

2008

Pakistan

233 runs

Bangladesh

Dhaka

2000

Sri Lanka

158 runs

Bangladesh

Karachi

2008

Bangladesh

116 runs

Hong Kong

Colombo SSC

2004

Largest win for each team (by wickets)

For

Margin

Vs

Venue

Year

India

10 wkts

Sri Lanka

Sharjah

1984

Sri Lanka

10 wkts

Bangladesh

Colombo RPS

2004

Pakistan

10 wkts

Bangladesh

Karachi

2008

Bangladesh

N/A

     

Narrowest win for each team (by runs)

For

Margin

Vs

Venue

Year

Pakistan

2 runs

Bangladesh

Mirpur

2012

India

4 runs

Sri Lanka

Colombo RPS

2004

Sri Lanka

12 runs

India

Dambulla

2004

Bangladesh

96 runs

UAE

Lahore

2008

Narrowest win for each team (by wickets)

For

Margin

Vs

Venue

Year

India

3 wkts

Pakistan

Dambulla

2010

Sri Lanka

5 wkts

on 4 occasions

Pakistan

6 wkts

on 3 occasions

Bangladesh

5 wkts

on 2 occasions

   

Highest individual innings

Batsman

Score

For

Vs

Venue

Year

V Kohli

183

Ind

Pak

Mirpur

2012

Younis Khan

144

Pak

HK

Colombo SSC

2004

Shoaib Malik

143

Pak

Ind

Colombo RPS

2004

SC Ganguly

135*

Ind

Ban

Dhaka

 2000

A Ranatunga

131*

SL

Ind

Colombo RPS

 1997

ST Jayasuriya

130

SL

BD

Karachi

2008

ST Jayasuriya

130

SL

Ind

Colombo RPS

2004

Shoaib Malik

125*

Pak

Ind

Karachi

2008

ST Jayasuriya

125

SL

Ind

Karachi

2008

Top batsmen

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

100

50

SR

ST Jayasuriya (SL)

25

1220

130

53.04

6

3

102.52

SR Tendulkar (India)

23

971

114

51.10

2

7

85.47

KC Sangakkara (SL)

19

827

121

48.64

3

6

81.47

A Ranatunga (SL)

19

741

131*

57.00

1

6

82.79

PA de Silva (SL)

24

645

96*

32.25

0

4

83.44

MS Atapattu (SL)

13

642

100

64.20

1

6

71.09

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)

15

591

88

59.10

0

6

89.27

Shoaib Malik (Pak)

12

575

143

63.88

3

1

95.04

G Gambhir (India)

13

573

100

44.07

1

5

89.95

MS Dhoni (India)

13

571

109*

95.16

1

3

92.84

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

23

563

78

31.27

0

6

89.93

SK Raina (India)

13

547

116*

60.77

2

3

113.95

Younis Khan (Pak)

14

546

144

49.63

2

3

100.55

NS Sidhu (India)

14

530

104*

66.25

1

6

77.71

SC Ganguly (India)

13

518

135*

51.80

1

4

74.00

Tamim Iqbal (Ban)

12

517

70

43.08

0

6

81.54

V Sehwag (India)

13

509

119

39.15

1

3

113.87

Highest strike-rate (Min.100 runs)

SR

Batsman

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

100

50

135.33

Shahid Afridi (Pak)

18

429

124

35.75

2

0

113.95

SK Raina (India)

13

547

116*

60.77

2

3

113.87

V Sehwag (India)

13

509

119

39.15

1

3

106.25

Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)

7

289

68

41.28

0

3

103.78

Ijaz Ahmed (Pak)

3

192

124*

96.00

1

1

102.52

ST Jayasuriya (SL)

25

1220

130

53.04

6

3

100.57

Moin Khan (Pak)

14

174

56*

34.80

0

1

100.55

Younis Khan (Pak)

14

546

144

49.63

2

3

99.33

Nasir Jamshed (Pak)

6

298

112

74.50

1

3

95.04

Shoaib Malik (Pak)

12

575

143

63.88

3

1

Most sixes

6s

Batsman

Mts

Balls faced

Balls / Six

23

ST Jayasuriya (SL)

25

1190

51.74

18

SK Raina (India)

13

480

26.67

16

Shahid Afridi (Pak)

18

317

19.81

13

SC Ganguly (India)

13

700

53.85

12

V Sehwag (India)

13

447

37.25

12

MS Dhoni (India)

13

615

51.25

12

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)

15

662

55.17

9

M Azharuddin (India)

18

563

62.56

8

CK Kapugedera (SL)

12

443

55.38

8

SR Tendulkar (India)

23

1136

142.00

Best bowling in a match

Figures

Player

Balls

For

Vs

Venue

Year

6-13

BAW Mendis

48

SL

Ind

Karachi

2008

5-19

Aaqib Javed

54

Pak

Ind

Sharjah

 1995

5-21

Arshad Ayub

54

Ind

Pak

Dhaka

 1988

5-22

BAW Mendis

39

SL

UAE

Lahore

2008

5-31

M Muralitharan

60

SL

Ban

Karachi

2008

5-34

SL Malinga

60

SL

Pak

Dambulla

2010

5-38

Saqlain Mushtaq

57

Pak

Ban

Colombo RPS

 1997

5-42

MF Maharoof

60

SL

Ind

Dambulla

2010

5-48

Sohail Tanvir

60

Pak

SL

Karachi

2008

Hat-tricks

Figures

Player

For

Vs

Venue

Year

4-31

Kapil Dev

Ind

SL

Kolkata

1991

5-42

MF Maharoof

SL

Ind

Dambulla

2010

Top-bowlers

 

Mts

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

Best

Avg

RPO

4W

M Muralitharan (SL)

24

230.2

13

865

30

5-31

28.83

3.75

2

WPUJC Vaas (SL)

19

152.2

20

639

23

3-30

27.78

4.19

0

IK Pathan (India)

12

109.1

1

605

22

4-32

27.50

5.54

1

ST Jayasuriya (SL)

25

148.5

2

667

22

4-49

30.31

4.48

1

Abdur Razzak (Ban)

15

141.2

9

612

20

3-17

30.60

4.33

0

BAW Mendis (SL)

5

42

3

145

17

6-13

8.52

3.45

3

Abdul Qadir (Pak)

8

69.2

8

251

17

3-15

14.76

3.62

0

SR Tendulkar (India)

23

76.2

0

364

17

3-21

21.41

4.76

0

Wasim Akram (Pak)

12

92.1

8

297

16

4-19

18.56

3.22

1

Abdul Razzaq (Pak)

11

75.2

5

323

16

4-29

20.18

4.28

1

N Kapil Dev (India)

7

54.4

5

195

15

4-31

13.00

3.56

1

JR Ratnayeke (SL)

9

73

5

315

15

4-23

21.00

4.31

1

Most Man of Match awards

 

For

MoM

ST Jayasuriya

SL

5

NS Sidhu

Ind

3

A Ranatunga

SL

3

MS Atapattu

SL

3

Shoaib Malik

Pak

3

SK Raina

Ind

3

Shahid Afridi

Pak

3

Most appearances

 

For

Mts

ST Jayasuriya

SL

25

PA de Silva

SL

24

M Muralitharan

SL

24

DPMD Jayawardene

SL

23

SR Tendulkar

Ind

23

TM Dilshan

SL

20

- COMPILED BY RAJNEESH GUPTA