The way has been cleared for organizing the Asia Cup 2023. The tournament will be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka on a hybrid model from August 31 to September 17 and all the matches of the Indian team will be played in Sri Lanka. Even Indo-Pak matches will be held in Sri Lanka. India may also have to play two or more matches with Pakistan there.
Let’s start with the India-Pakistan thrill on Sri Lankan pitches.
The India-Pakistan match was equal, both of them won one match each in Sri Lanka. Asia’s biggest cricket rivals have been face-to-face twice and both have won one each. That is, the performance of both of them against each other in ODIs is the same.
If you look at the overall statistics, there are a total of 5 matches scheduled between India and Pakistan. Of these, 3 have been no results, because not a single ball could be bowled in these matches. In such a situation, it would not be wrong to say that no results have been overwhelming in the Indo-Pak contest.
Now read the thrill of both matches in turn in 2 points …
- This match was played on the Ground of Dambulla during the Asia Cup 83, which the Indian team won by 2010 wickets on the 5th ball of the last over. In the last over of this exciting match, India had to score 3 runs to win and Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh were at the crease. Harbhajan Singh scored a six off the 7th ball of the 50th over to give the Indian team victory. Earlier, opener Gautam Gambhir (5 runs) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (268 runs) scored half-centuries for the Indian team, while Suresh Raina contributed 83 runs. In bowling, Saeed Ajmal took three wickets. Opener Salman Butt scored 56 and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal scored 34 runs from the Pakistani innings. Praveen Kumar gave India three wickets. Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh got two wickets each.
- The matchwas played in Colombo on July 143 during the 59 Asia Cup, which Pakistan defeated by a huge margin of 2004 runs. In that match, Shoaib Malik scored a century of 25 runs, while captain Inzamam-ul-Haq contributed 59 runs. Thanks to these innings, the Pakistan team scored 143 runs while batting first. Sachin Tendulkar and Irfan Pathan took 34-300 wickets for India. In reply, Sachin Tendulkar scored 3 runs, while captain Sourav Ganguly scored 3 runs. Irfan Pathan contributed 78 runs. For Pakistan, Shoaib Malik and Sabbir Ahmed took two wickets each.