India vs Pakistan rivalry is famous worldwide. When it happens on the Asia Cup stage, becomes much more demanding among the fans and supporters. In past, the legendary cricketers from both the neighbouring sides made the games more enjoyable. In this article, we will discuss about the previous and best match records and statistics regarding the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup encounters.
IND vs PAK in Asia Cup:
Asia Cup 2022 was the 15th edition tournament, held on 27th August 2022. In that year, Asia Cup 2022 was hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE), in 2 different venues, Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Asia Cup 2022 was played in the T-20 format for the second time in the history of this cricket tournament. However, Indian cricket was known as the defending champions in Asia Cup Cricket Tournament.
In the history of the Asia Cup, India has won 8 out of 13 games against their ever-green rivals Pakistan. Team India has a hundred per cent winning rate in the T-20 matches. In the ODI format matches, Pakistan beat the Indian team 5 times. Pakistan and India first faced each other on the stage of the Asia Cup during the introductory edition in 1984 at Sharjah Stadium. India won the match by 54 runs and snatched the title. Pakistan’s first win over India came after almost 11 years, in 1995 when it recorded a 97-run win, again in Sharjah stadium.
In the first T-20 Asia Cup India won by 5 wickets against the hosts. India’s record in recent years holds in good stand over Pakistan. India has won five of their last six Asia Cup encounters against Paks. The winning percentage of India in the ODI Asia Cup in these years is 53.85% against Pakistan.
Asia Cup records: IND vs PAK
Nowadays, India holds a satisfactory record over India vs Pakistan, winning 5 of their last 6 Asia Cup encounters. Both played 15 games against each other and India won 9; Pakistan won 5.
- Highest team total (India) vs Pakistan: 330/4 in 2012
- Highest team total (Pakistan) vs India: 329/6 in 2012
- Lowest team total (India) vs Pakistan: 169/10 in 1995
- Lowest team total (Pakistan) vs India: 83/10 in 2016 – Twenty-twenty
Most runs in India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup
- Shoaib Malik (Pakistani) – 432 runs in six innings (HS: 143, 100s: 2, 50s: 1)
- Rohit Sharma (Indian) – 379 runs in nine innings (HS: 111*, 100s: 1, 50s: 4)
- Virat Kohli (Indian) – 290 runs in 5 innings (Highest Score: 183 not out, 100s: 1)
- Younus Khan (Pakistani) – 238 runs in four innings (Highest Score: 123 not out, 100s: 1, 50s: 2)
Most wickets in India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup
- Saeed Ajmal (Pakistani) – 8 wickets in four innings (BBI: 3/40)
- Anil Kumble (Indian) – 7 wickets in three innings (BBI: 3/43)
- Abdul Razzaq (Pakistani) – 6 wickets taken in 3 innings (BBI: 4/29)
Last Asia Cup encounter: IND vs PAK
Since the beginning of 2020, Pakistan’s Md Rizwan has scored 1482 runs in men’s T-20Is. In fact, he has topped the scorecard 15 times during this time, the highest amongst full-member sides playing in the tournament of Asia Cup.
The last Asia Cup encounter of India vs Pakistan was on August 28th, 2022, Sunday at 07:30 PM (IST). It was played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates. India won the toss and elected to bowl. Initially, Pakistani keeper-batter Rizwan got a good grip on the pitch and made 43 runs. It was the highest individual run made by the Pak players that day. Bhubaneswar Kumar on India’s side took 4 wickets and helped dismiss all the Pakistani players within 147 runs. Indian batters made well with bats while Virat Kohli and Jadeja made the highest run in the Indian squad which was 35. Thus, they touched the target of 148 runs.
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Head-to-Head Statistics: ODIs
|Total Matches Played||13|
|India’s Winning %||53.85%|
|Pakistan’s Winning %||35.71%|
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Head-to-Head Statistics: T20s
|India’s Winning %||100%|
|Pakistan’s Winning %||0%|
Each time Pakistan faces India, something new happens. Now, we are heading towards the Asia Cup 2023 where India vs Pakistan match is also scheduled to commence. We hope this time we will watch the craziest face-off between the two border-sharing neighbours