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2012 Asia Cup

The 2012 Asia Cup (11th season)(also called Micromax Asia Cup) was won by pakistan tournament was held in Bangladesh.

Like the previous event, the tournament featured the four Test-playing nations from Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. India entered the tournament as the defending 2010 Asia Cup Pakistan won the tournament by beating Bangladesh in the final by 2 runs.[2][3][4][9]

Background

China was interested to host the Asia Cup at Guangzhou[10] but it was decided by the Asian Cricket Council that Bangladesh will host the event. It was the third time Bangladesh hosted the event after 1988 and 2000.

The event was supposed to be held between 1 and 11 March 2012, but was rescheduled to avoid conflicting with the ODI tri-series in Australia that also included Sri Lanka and India, which ended on 8 March. The tournament was played from 11 to 22 March.[11]

Venues

All the 7 matches were played at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.[12]

CityVenueCapacityMatches
Mirpur, DhakaSher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
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2012 Asia Cup is located in Bangladesh
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
Venue in Bangladesh

Match Officials

Umpires from neutral countries:

England - Ian Gould

Australia - Paul Reiffel

Australia - Steve Davis

Umpires from participating countries:

India - Sundaram Ravi

Bangladesh - Gazi Sohel

Bangladesh - Masudur Rahman

Bangladesh - Sharfuddoula

Sri Lanka - Ruchira Palliyaguruge

Pakistan - Shozab Raza

Match Referee:

Australia - David Boon

Squads

 Bangladesh[13] India[14] Pakistan[15] Sri Lanka[16]

Notes

  1. ^ Withdrawn on 14 March 2012 due to injury. Replaced with Shaminda Eranga.

Points table

[18]

PosTeamPldWLTNRBPPtsHTHNRRForAgainst
1 Pakistan32100190.4439780 (139.5)759 (147.5)
2 Bangladesh321000810.0223746 (136.3)762 (140)
3 India321000800.3774923 (147.5)876 (149.2)
4 Sri Lanka3030000-0.8869653 (140)705 (127)

Points system:[18]

  • Win: 4 points
  • Loss: no points
  • Tie/No result: 2 points
  • Bonus point: If a team wins, with a run rate ≥ 1.25 times that of the opposing team, that team gets 1 bonus point. (A team's run rate is number of runs scored divided by number of overs faced, except that a team is treated as having faced the full 50 overs if it loses all of its wickets)

If two or more teams have the same number of points, the right to play in the final is determined as follows:

  • The team having the higher number of wins.
  • If two or more teams have same number of wins, the team with more wins against the other teams who have equal number of points and wins. (Head to head)
  • If still equal, the team with the higher number of bonus points.
  • If still equal, the team with the greater net run rate.

Matches

Group stage matches

All times local (UTC+06:00)

Match 1

11 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
262/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
241 (48.1 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 89 (126)
Shahadat Hossain 3/53 (8 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 64 (66)
Umar Gul 3/58 (9.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 21 runs
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

Match 2

13 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
304/3 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
254 (45.1 overs)
Virat Kohli 108 (120)
Farveez Maharoof 2/57 (10 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 78 (59)
Irfan Pathan 4/32 (8.1 overs)
India won by 50 runs
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

Match 3

15 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
188 (45.4 overs)
v
 Pakistan
189/4 (39.5 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 71 (92)
Aizaz Cheema 4/43 (9 overs)
Umar Akmal 77 (72)
Suranga Lakmal 2/37 (8 overs)
Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Aizaz Cheema (Pak)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Pakistan earned a bonus point.

Match 4

16 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
289/5 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
293/5 (49.2 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 114 (147)
Mashrafe Mortaza 2/44 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 70 (99)
Praveen Kumar 3/56 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)

Match 5

18 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
329/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
330/4 (47.5 overs)
Nasir Jamshed 112 (104)
Ashok Dinda 2/47 (8 overs)
Virat Kohli 183 (148)
Mohammad Hafeez 1/42 (9 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)

Match 6

20 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
232 (49.5 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
212/5 (37.1 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 62 (92)
Nazmul Hossain 3/32 (8 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 59 (57)
Nuwan Kulasekara 2/30 (6 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (D/L method)
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain reduced Bangladesh's innings to 40 overs, target revised to 212 by Duckworth-Lewis method.[24]
  • Bangladesh qualified for the finals for the first time due to head to head record against India.[25][26]

Final

22 March 2012
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
236/9 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
234/8 (50 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 46* (52)
Abdur Razzak 2/26 (10 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 68 (72)
Aizaz Cheema 3/46 (7 overs)
Pakistan won by 2 runs
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.[27]
  • Pakistan won the Asia Cup for the second time (first in 2000).[28]
  • Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh player to score four consecutive ODI half-centuries.[28]

Records and statistics

Batting

PlayerTeamMatchesRunsAverageSRHS100s50s
Virat Kohli India335711910218321
Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh425363.2580.8317004
Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan424561.2567.86710511
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh423759.25110.2336803
Nasir Jamshed Pakistan419348.2596.0211211
Source:ESPNCricinfo[7]

Bowling

PlayerTeamMatchesWicketsRunsAverageSRBBIECon.4W
Umar Gul Pakistan4920823.111243/585.7780
Saeed Ajmal Pakistan4816120.12528.253/274.2740
Aizaz Cheema Pakistan4819624.524.754/435.9391
Abdur Razzak Bangladesh4615425.667402/263.850
Mashrafe Mortaza Bangladesh4617729.539.8332/444.4440
Source:ESPNCricinfo[8]

Most Man of the match

PlayerNo. of Awards
India Virat Kohli2
Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan
Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez1
Pakistan Aizaz Cheema
Pakistan Shahid AfridiMan of the match in Final

References

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