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ASIA CUP 2022: INDIA VS PAKISTAN: SOME INTERESTING TRIVIA


Asia Cup 2022 India vs Pakistan some interesting trivia by 11ic blog

The Asia Cup 2022 is the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, with matches played as Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in August and September 2022 in the UAE.


On July 21, 2022, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) informed the ACC that they would not be able to host the tournament due to the economic and political crisis in the country. On July 27, 2022, the ACC confirmed that the tournament would be played in the United Arab Emirates, with Sri Lanka Cricket acting as the tournament hosts. The fixtures for the tournament were announced on August 2, 2022 were India are the defending champions.


India will take Pakistan in the opening game of the two teams at the 2022 Asia Cup on Sunday. The two teams have met a total of 14 times in the Asia Cup.


Here is a short list of some very interesting statistical trivia for India vs Pakistan at the Asian Cup, across all previous editions.


🔷India have won their last three Asia Cup matches against Pakistan on 27th February 2016 at Mirpur by 5 wickets (T20I), 19th September by 8 wickets and 22nd September by 9 wickets both in format ODI in Dubai in 2018.


🔷 Pakistan's last win against India in the Asia Cup was by a wicket with two balls left in Mirpur on March 2, 2014. Shahid Afridi played a key role in Pakistan's victory by scoring two sixes on the third and fourth ball by Ravichandran Ashwin.


🔷 Pakistan were dismissed 83 from 17.3 overs against India in Mirpur on 27 February 2016, their only grand total under 100 in the Asia Cup.


🔷 While chasing Pakistan's 83 on February 27, 2016, India had lost both opener: Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina. Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh added 68 for the fourth wicket, the highest after a team lost the first wicket by less than 10 runs in the Asia Cup.


🔷 Pakistan have won a 3 total of 300 plus against India in the Asia Cup, with a high of 329 out of six in Mirpur on 18 March 2022. They still lost the match as India managed to chase 330 to four.


🔷Virat Kohli remains the only batsman to successfully hit two hundred bats in the Asia Cup - 183 against Pakistan in Mirpur on March 18, 2012 and 136 against Bangladesh in Fatullah on February 26, 2014.


🔷 Kohli's best innings of 183 is the highest of any batsman in the Asia Cup.


🔷Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were paired at a booth of 210 in Dubai on 23 September 2018. India's highest opening Asia Cup score and also the highest of any pair for a wicket against Pakistan in the Asian Cup.


🔷The best ODI figures of Arshad Ayub's career from 5 for 21 were obtained in the Asia Cup against Pakistan in Dhaka on 31 October 1988.


🔷 Rohit Sharma has managed 367 runs with an average of 61.16, including 145, in eight innings and a strike rate of 92.44, the highest of any batsman against Pakistan at the Asia Cup.


🔷 In two Asia Cup matches between India and Pakistan on October 31, 1988 in Dhaka and February 27, 2016 in Mirpur, there was not even a single six.


🔷 Pakistan's biggest win by runs against India at the Asia Cup was 97 runs in Sharjah on April 7, 1995.


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