Here in this article, you will get to know about the Top 5 Thrilling Matches in Asia Cup History. Most of the matches are between Pakistan and Indian teams. This was very interesting information for cricket lovers. So be connected with us to know about much other cricket information.
Top 5 Thrilling Matches in the Asia Cup History:
Pakistan vs Bangladesh:
When Pakistan and Bangladesh were facing each other in the Asia cup 2012 final match, Pakistan took the trophy home and win that final match of Asia cup 2012 by just two runs. It was the final match of Asia cup 2012 and all the major teams were shocked that Bangladesh beat them and reach the final match of the tournament. But in the final match, Pakistan took the trophy from Bangladesh. Despite it, Bangladesh also played very well in the final match and performed very well but Pakistan won that match by just two runs. This was the fifth thrilling match played in Asia cup history. Bangladesh won the toss in the final match of Asia cup 2012 and choose to field first.
Pakistan played very well in the first innings and give the target of 237 to Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal from the Bangladesh cricket team played very well and help a lot his team to chase that target. When Bangladesh required only 23 runs in 18 balls and they had lost just six wickets at that time, Bangladesh can only manage to make 20 runs because of the Pakistani bowler’s efforts. Bowlers of the Pakistan cricket team put their full efforts to take the wickets of the Bangladesh cricket team. They attack four wickets and gave only 20 runs and won that match by two runs.
Bangladesh vs India:
The second most thrilling match played in Asia cup history is when Bangladesh and India were facing each other. They were also playing against each other in the 2012 Asia Cup. In that match, Bangladesh beat India and show that they are a powerful team. In that match, Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 and achieve the milestone of completing his 100th century. Sachin Tendulkar was waiting to achieve this milestone and that time came in that match in the Asia cup. Sachin Tendulkar did powerful efforts to lead the team to victory but he made 114 runs and was knocked out. Then the rest of the team can’t play very well and they could make only 289 runs and give the target of 290 to Bangladesh.
When Bangladesh was chasing the target, the batting line of the Bangladesh cricket team played very well and shocked the Indian cricket team. Because they put their full efforts to win that match and they won this match. Bangladesh won that match and reached the final but in the final match Bangladesh lost against Pakistan by just two runs and this was shocking for the Bangladesh cricket team. This was the second stunning match in Asia Cup history.
Pakistan vs India:
After the match of Bangladesh versus India in the list of top 5 thrilling matches in the Asia cup history, the third thrilling match was played between Pakistan and India in the 2014 Asia cup season. In this match, Shahid Afridi smashed the Indian cricket team and shocked everyone through his performance. His massive hitting in that match can’t be forgotten by cricket lovers. Pakistan was fielding first and the Indian cricket team was batting. Chakra Dhawan and Kohli made not too many scores but Rohit Sharma hit 52 and keep the score in balance.
And at the end of the innings, India can make only 245 and give the target of 246 to Pakistan. From the Pakistan cricket team, Mohammad Hafeez gave a brilliant performance and made 75 on 117 balls. But after that Shahid Afridi smashed Indian bowlers with his great and massive hitting. This was one of the memorable matches for Shahid Afridi. This was the very thrilling match in Asia cup history in which Pakistan beat the Indian cricket team and the role of Shahid Afridi in the victory of the Pakistan cricket team is very great.
India vs Pakistan:
When India and Pakistan were facing each other in Asia Cup 2010, Harbhajan Singh lead his team India to victory and shocked Pakistani cricketers. He showed everyone that he can do anything to lead his team to victory. In that match, the fight between Harbhajan Singh and Shoaib Akhtar is still fresh in the minds of the fans. The fight starts with Gambhir because he is always a big match player and when he was facing Pakistan in front of him Gambhir tried to hang in there for India.
Pakistan bat first in that match and the left-handed batsman of Pakistan cricket team Salman butt started playing very well for his team but he couldn’t get the support from the other end. Shoaib Malik scored just 39 and the Pakistan cricket team could make only 267 runs on the board. They give the target of 268 to win. Gautam Gambhir played very well and smashed Pakistani spinners. Sehwag and Virat Kohli were not able to play very well and went to the pavilion quickly and then Mahindra Singh Dhoni joined Gautam Gambhir to keep the chase on track.
When India’s chances were very higher than Pakistan’s to win the match, Shoaib Malik take the wicket of MS Dhoni to bring pressure on the Indian cricket team. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina come on the pitch but can’t play well and we’re back to the pavilion quickly. Then Harbhajan Singh came on the pitch and he made a couple of sixes and lead his team to victory. This was the 4th thrilling match in Asia Cup history.
Pakistan vs India:
The fifth thrilling match in Asia cup history was also played between Pakistan and India. The match between Pakistan and India was also thrilling but this was a very thrilling match played between India and Pakistan. In the Asia cup 1986 Javed Miandad was the captain of the Pakistan cricket team at that time and his performance in that match is still remembered by his fans and Indian fans. Javed Miandad hit many sixes in that match and lead his squad to victory. The Indian batsmen made 245 runs and give the target of 246 to the Pakistan cricket team.
Only Miandad played very well in that match and the rest of the Pakistani batsmen were not able to play very well. Chetan Sharma was giving a brilliant performance in that match and he has many records in his career. But his one mistake that he made on the last ball in which he was facing Javed Miandad in front of him change the scenario of the match. So Javed Miandad hit the six on that ball and won that match.