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2008 Asia Cup

The 2008 Asia Cup (also called STAR Cricket Asia Cup) took place in Pakistan in June 2008. The six teams which took part in the tournament were India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Asian associate nations UAE and Hong Kong. This was the first Asia Cup hosted by Pakistan; previously political tensions between India and Pakistan did not permit Pakistan to host the event in 1993. It was broadcast in India by Star Cricket and ESPN[2] and in Pakistan by Geo Super.[3] Sri Lanka won the final against India by 100 runs.[4]

Format

Originally, the ninth version of the Cup was supposed to take place in 2006, however packed international cricket schedules did not allow for the tournament to be held.[5]

Group A consisted of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.

Group B consisted of India, Pakistan and Hong Kong.

The two groups first had a separate round-robin competition. The top two teams from each group advanced to the Super Fours. There was again a round-robin competition between the teams in the Super Four, the first two from which advanced to the final.

Venues

13 matches were played in 2008 Asia Cup at National Stadium, Karachi and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

Pakistan Pakistan
KarachiLahore
National StadiumGaddafi Stadium
Capacity: 45,000Capacity: 60,000
Matches: 10Matches: 3
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KarachiLahore
2008 Asia Cup is located in Pakistan
National Stadium, Karachi
National Stadium, Karachi
Gaddafi Stadium
Gaddafi Stadium
Venues in Pakistan

Squads

 Bangladesh Hong Kong India Pakistan Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates
Mohammad Ashraful (C)
Alok Kapali
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abdur Razzak
Alok Kapali
Dolar Mahmud
Farhad Reza
Mahmudullah
Mehrab Hossain Jnr
Mosharraf Hossain
Mushfiqur Rahim
Nazimuddin
Raqibul Hasan
Shahadat Hossain
Shahriar Nafees
Tamim Iqbal
Tabarak Dar (C)
Afzaal Haider

Jamie Atkinson

Hussain Butt
Irfan Ahmed
Courtney Kruger
Roy Lamsam
Munir Dar
Nadeem Ahmed
Najeeb Amar
Skhawat Ali
Waqas Barkat
Zain Abbas
MS Dhoni (C)
Yuvraj Singh
Piyush Chawla
Gautam Gambhir
Manpreet Gony
Praveen Kumar
Pragyan Ojha
Irfan Pathan
Yusuf Pathan
Suresh Raina
Virender Sehwag
Ishant Sharma
Rohit Sharma
RP Singh
Robin Uthappa
S Sreesanth
Shoaib Malik (C)
Misbah ul Haq
Abdur Rauf
Fawad Alam
Iftikhar Anjum
Mansoor Amjad
Mohammad Yousuf}
Nasir Jamshed
Saeed Ajmal
Salman Butt
Sarfraz Ahmed
Shahid Afridi
Sohail Tanvir
Wahab Riaz
Younis Khan
Umar Gul
Mahela Jayawardene (C)
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Dilhara Fernando
Sanath Jayasuriya
Chamara Kapugedera
Nuwan Kulasekara
Ajantha Mendis
Jehan Mubarak
Muttiah Muralitharan
Kumar Sangakkara
Chamara Silva
Thilan Thushara
Mahela Udawatte
Chaminda Vaas
Kaushalya Weeraratne
Farveez Maharoof
Saqib Ali (C)
Alawi Shukri
Aman Ali
Amjad Ali
Amjad Javed
Arshad Ali
Indika Batuwitarachchi
Fahad Alhashmi
Nizel Fernandes
Khurram Khan
Mohammad Tauqir
Salman Farooq
Vikrant Shetty
Shadeep Silva
Zahid Shah

Group stage

Group A

TeamPWLTNRNRRPoints
 Sri Lanka22000+2.3104
Bangladesh Bangladesh21100-0.3502
 United Arab Emirates20200-2.3800
24 June 2008
scorecard
Bangladesh 
300/8 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
204 (45.4 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 109 (126)
Zahid Shah 3/49 (10 overs)
Khurram Khan 78 (81)
Abdur Razzak 3/20 (10 overs)
 Bangladesh by 96 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Mohammad Ashraful

25 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
357/9 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
226/7 (50 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 101 (91)
Abdur Razzak 3/55 (10 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 44 (53)
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/37 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 131 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara

26 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
290/9 (50 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
148 (36.3 overs)
Mahela Udawatte 67 (74)
Zahid Shah 3/49 (10 overs)
Amjad Ali 77 (79)
Ajantha Mendis 5/22 (6.3 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 142 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Ajantha Mendis

Group B

TeamPWLTNRNRRPoints
 India22000+3.1904
 Pakistan21100+1.1702
 Hong Kong20200-4.1100
24 June 2008
scorecard
Pakistan 
288/9 (50 overs)
v
 Hong Kong
133 (37.2 overs)
Younis Khan 67 (65)
Nadeem Ahmed 4/51 (9 overs)
Zain Abbas 26(retired hurt) (54)
Rao Iftikhar Anjum 2/18 (6 overs)
 Pakistan won by 155 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Sohail Tanvir

25 June 2008
scorecard
India 
374/4 (50 overs)
v
 Hong Kong
118 (36.5 overs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 109 (96)
Najeeb Amar 2/40 (10 overs)
Irfan Ahmed 25 (43)
Piyush Chawla 4/23 (10 overs)
 India by 256 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was India's first cricket match to be played against Hong Kong.
  • Suresh Raina (Ind) scored his first century in ODIs.[6]

26 June 2008
scorecard
Pakistan 
299/4 (50 overs)
v
 India
301/4 (42.1 overs)
Shoaib Malik 125 (119)
R P Singh 1/44 (10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 119 (95)
Iftikhar Anjum 2/61 (9.4 overs)
 India by 6 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina

Super Fours

TeamPWLTNRNRRBPPoints
 Sri Lanka32100+1.36326
 India32100+0.25026
 Pakistan32100+0.92404
 Bangladesh30300-2.66500
28 June 2008
scorecard
Bangladesh 
283/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
284/3 (43.2 overs)
Alok Kapali 115 (96)
Irfan Pathan 2/43 (10 overs)
Suresh Raina 115* (107)
Shahadat Hussain 2/60 (9 overs)
 India by 7 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina

29 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
302/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
238/9 (50 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 112 (110)
Sohail Tanvir 5/48 (10 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 76 (70)
Ajantha Mendis 4/47 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 64 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara

30 June 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
332/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
174 (38.3 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 130 (88)
Alok Kapali 2/40 (6 overs)
Raqibul Hasan 52 (63)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/31 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka by 158 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Brian Jerling (RSA) & Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya

2 July 2008
scorecard
India 
308/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
309/2 (45.3 overs)
Younis Khan 123* (117)
Piyush Chawla 1/53 (8 overs)
 Pakistan by 8 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Younis Khan

3 July 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
308/8 (50 overs)
v
 India
310/4 (46.5 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 75 (78)
Ishant Sharma 2/55 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 68 (61)
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/44 (10 overs)
 India by 6 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) & Brian Jerling (RSA)
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

4 July 2008
scorecard
Bangladesh 
115 (38.2 overs)
v
 Pakistan
116/0 (19.4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 26 (41)
Abdur Rauf 3/24 (8 overs)
Salman Butt 56* (62)
 Pakistan by 10 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Abdur Rauf

Final

6 July 2008
scorecard
Sri Lanka 
273 (49.5 overs)
v
 India
173 (39.3 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 125 (114)
Ishant Sharma 3/52 (10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 60 (36)
Ajantha Mendis 6/13 (8 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Ajantha Mendis

References

  1. ^ "Asia Cup 2008". cricketwa. Archived from the original on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  2. ^ "Pakistan to host Asia Cup in 2008". Daily Times. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Asia Cup super four leg from tomorrow". Geo TV. . 27 May 2006. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ Premachandran, Dileep (6 July 2008). "Mendis spins Sri Lanka to title triumph". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ Pakistan to host 2006 Asia Cup
  6. ^ "India thrash sorry Hong Kong". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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