India vs Pakistan Previous Asia Cup Editions
Asia Cup 2018 is all set to start from 15th September 2018 with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka going head to head in the first ODI. You can find here all of our predictions for the Asia Cup.
Find here our Ind vs Pak prediction for Super Four stages of the Asia Cup.
India vs Pakistan has always been the most talked about match in any international tournament. Be it the ICC Champions Trophy, ICC World Cup, or the Asia Cup, when the two teams meet it is a major event watched and awaited by fans across both nations and the world.
India and Pakistan are scheduled to play an ODI in the Asia Cup 2018 on 19th September. Both teams will play Hong Kong in the group stage. If there are no major upsets in the Group A, India and Pakistan will qualify for the Super Four stage. Don’t miss our India vs Pakistan prediction for Asia Cup 2018.
The Super Four stage will have top 2 teams from Group A and Group B. In the Super Four fixtures, the winner and runner-up of Group A are scheduled to go head to head on 23rd September at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
This is the date when India and Pakistan could meet again in this Asia Cup and a treat for the fans could be in order. The other two matches in the Super Four for the two teams would be against the winner and the runner-up of Group B.
If India and Pakistan come out guns blazing as they have in the previous Asia Cup editions against every team they play, it is highly likely, the Super Four stage would end with India and Pakistan going through to the Asia Cup 2018 final.
In that case, 28th September 2018 would be the 3rd time the two teams meet in this Asia Cup. An India vs Pakistan final is something every cricket fan in India and Pakistan would ask for in Asia Cup 2018.
India vs Pakistan – Previous Asia Cup editions
Throwback to Asia Cup 2010
In the 2010 Asia Cup, India and Pakistan met in the 4th ODI on 19th June. It was high voltage match as expected when India meets Pakistan on a stage like this.
There were great batting performances from both the sides. Two half centuries in the Pakistan innings, 3 wickets by Indian medium pacer P Kumar, 2 wickets each picked by Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Sigh gave an exciting competition to watch.
Pakistan were all out for 267 runs.
Chasing 268 wasn’t an easy task for India as there was a tough fight from Pakistani bowlers as well with Saeed Ajmal picking 3 wickets.
Indian batsmen performed well to build crucial partnerships through the chase. Gambhir, the Indian opener scored 83 and MS Dhoni, the then captain scored 56.
The match went straight to the final over with Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar at the crease.
India needed 5 runs from 2 balls to win with Harbhajan Singh aka Terminator at the crease. He hit a six on the 5th ball of the final over from Mohammad Amir and sealed the victory for India.
Asia Cup 2012 – Walk down the memory lane
In the Asia Cup 2012, India and Pakistan took the game to next level and raise the bar for the competition. Winning the toss and batting first, both the Pakistani openers scored hundreds and gave the team an opening partnership of 224 runs.
Pakistan ended with 329 for 6 in 50 overs. It was a huge total in ODIs and Pakistan looked in a great position.
Pakistan gave a huge blow to the Indian batting picking 1st wicket for 0. India bounced back in the game with a 133 runs partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
After Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for 52, Kohli and Rohit Sharma put a partnership of 197 runs and brought India closer to victory.
Kohli scored a fantastic 183 runs in the chase.
India successfully chased down 330 runs in 47.5 overs and won the match by 6 wickets.
Asia Cup 2014 – A nail biting finish
The 2014 Asia Cup saw India meeting Pakistan once again and the fans witnessed a great competition. Winning the toss Pakistan chose to field first.
India’s innings had Rohit Sharma (56) and Ambati Rayudu (58) scoring half centuries. Saeed Ajmal picked 3 wickets for Pakistan. India finished 245 for 8 in 50 overs.
It’s never over until it’s over, especially when it’s India vs Pakistan.
Pakistan started quite well with an opening partnership of 77 runs. Indian bowlers made a come-back in the game picking wickets regularly and getting Pakistan 4 down for 113.
There was one half century in the Pakistan innings, but there were other shorter innings that helped Pakistan stay in the race.
Pakistan were 229 for 6 after 47 overs with Boom Boom Shahid Afridi still at the crease.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the 49th over which changed the scales and brought the game back in India’s reach. He picked 2 wickets for 3 runs in that over and Pakistan were 236 for 8 after 49 overs.
R Ashwin bowled the final over of the match with Pakistan 10 runs away from a win against India.
Ashwin dismissed Saeed Ajmal on the 1st ball and Pakistan were 9 wickets down. Junaid Khan scored a quick single on the next delivery and brought Shahid Afridi back on the strike. It was all Boom Boom Afridi from there on. Shahid Afridi hit two back to back sixes and sealed the win for Pakistan with 2 balls to spare and 1 wicket in hand.
The most recent India and Pakistan played each other was in the ICC Champions trophy final where Pakistan won by 180 runs. Indian fans are surely waiting for their team to settle the previous scores.
The excitement and support for the teams is high from both the nations and Asia Cup 2018 could be a great chance for India and Pakistan fans to witness cricket like never before if the two teams are through to the final.