Asia Cup Series Results

Asia Cup 2012 is round the corner. The biggest cricket tournament at the Asia level begins from 11th March in Bangladesh and it will last till 22nd March. The teams featuring in Asia cup would be the Indian subcontinent cricketing giants Pakistan, India, Srilanka and the host Bangladesh. All the matches would be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Let us have a look at the Asia Cup series results so far:-

1) Rothmans Asia Cup - Was played in 1983/84 season featuring India, Pakistan and Srilanka at UAE. India were the winners of the inaugural Asia Cup series.

2) John Player Gold Leaf Trophy - Was played in 1985/86 season in Srilanka and it featured teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Srilanka. Srilanka were the winners in this season.

3) Wills Asia Cup in 1988/89 - It features all the four Asian nations who played cricket viz. India, Pakistan, Srilanka and Bangladesh. Winner was again India and it was their 2nd title in their two performances.

4) Asia Cup - This was played in India in the season 1990/91 featuring Srilanka, Bangladesh and India. Winner was India for this season as well.

5) Pepsi Asia Cup - This was after a bit of gap played in 1994/95 in UAE and it again featured all the four teams. The winner this time was again India and they were continuing their dominance in the Asia Cup series.

6) Pepsi Asia Cup - Again featuring all the four teams and played in Srilanka (1997), this time the series went to that time's World Champions Srilanka.

7) Asia Cup - This was in 2000 when all the four teams clashed in Bangladesh and the series went for the first time to Pakistan. And this remains their only Asia Cup title till date.

8) Asia Cup - This was the Asia Cup which featured more teams than ever and was played in 2004 in Srilanka. Teams featuring were Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Pakistan, UAE, Srilanka and India. Srilanka lifted the trophy.

9) Asia Cup - This 2008 Asia Cup again featured all the teams of 2004 Asia Cup and was played in Pakistan. Again Srilanka won the title.

10) Asia Cup - The Asia Cup journey reached its 10th title in the year 2010. The series was held in Srilanka and it featured India, Pakistan, Srilanka and Bangladesh. This time India lifted a trophy after a long gap.

Overall India has won Asia Cup 5 times followed by Srilanka 4 times and Pakistan once. This time teams like India, Srilanka and Pakistan are equally matched and promises a tough competition during the 11th Asia Cup. India Vs Pakistan match will attract the maximum number of eye balls. This match will be played on 18th March 2012, Sunday.

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