Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan – Interesting statistical trivia

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Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan - Interesting statistical trivia
Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan - Interesting statistical trivia

Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan – Interesting statistical trivia

Asia Cup 2022: It’s time for another India vs Pakistan clash. In the ongoing Asia Cup, the two sub-continental giants will square off one more tonight. The key Super 4s stage will be involved this time.

India and Pakistan are the favourites to meet each other in the championship game. The history-rich rivalry has resulted in some of the most memorable cricket action over the years. However, an India vs Pakistan matchup frequently falls short of the expectation it creates. Especially in recent years, leading to almost one-sided affairs. The Asia Cup league stage match, though, served as a reminder of how thrilling this match can be. When India managed to win by 5 wickets in the final two balls.

When the two teams square off in Dubai this evening, the fans will be hoping to see another thrilling match.

Ahead of the next chapter of the India vs Pakistan rivalry, here’s a quick look at some very interesting statistical trivia:
  • Out of 15 Asia Cup games played against Pakistan, India has won nine and lost five (NR 1).
  • India has won the last four Asia Cup matches against Pakistan. Including by 5 wickets at Mirpur on February 27, 2016; by 8 wickets on September 19, 2018; by 9 wickets on September 23; both at Dubai in the ODI format. And by 5 wickets at Dubai on August 28, 2022 in the T20I format. Following a one-wicket loss to Pakistan in the ODI at Mirpur on March 2, 2014.
  • Between 2016 and 2022, India defeated Pakistan in four straight Asia Cup games for the first time.
  • Pakistan defeated India in the Asia Cup by a margin of 97 runs on April 7, 1995, in Sharjah. India was dismissed for 169 off 42.4 overs in response to Pakistan’s 266 for 9 off 50 overs.
  • Wasim Akram hit 50 off 46 balls in Pakistan’s 97-run victory, the only fifty of the Asia Cup.
  • Pakistan lost to India at the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup in Dubai in the 2018 edition of the event. After suffering their heaviest Asia Cup defeat in terms of wickets by 9 wickets. India went on to win the match and claim their 7th Asia Cup title.
Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan - Interesting statistical trivia
Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan – Interesting statistical trivia
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26), Hardik Pandya (3/25), Arshdeep Singh (2/33) and Avesh Khan (1/19) provided the first instance of Indian pacers grabbing all ten wickets in a Twenty20 International, accomplishing the feat against Pakistan at Dubai on August 28. Before then, Indian pacers in an Asia Cup encounter against Pakistan had never taken more than five wickets.
  • The abovementioned incident (all 10 wickets taken by pacers) is the first one in Asia Cup history to occur in both the 50-over and 20-over formats.
  • On April 7, 1995, at Sharjah, Pakistani pacers Aaqib Javed (5/19), Wasim Akram (1/23). And Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry (1/34) took seven wickets in the Asia Cup (50-over format), which was a match vs India.
  • In the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Mohammad Rizwan (79 not out) and captain Babar Azam (68 not out) had an unbroken stand of 152 for the first wicket. This was Pakistan’s highest partnership for any wicket against India in T20 Internationals.
  • On March 18, 2012, at Mirpur, Mohammad Hafeez (105) and Nasir Jamshed (112), Pakistan’s highest for any wicket against any opponent in the Asia Cup, combined for 224 for the first wicket against India.
  • On December 28, 2012, at Ahmedabad, Yuvraj Singh (72) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (33) formed a partnership of 97 for the fourth wicket. This was India’s greatest stand for any wicket against Pakistan in T20Is.
  • India’s biggest opening stand for the first wicket against any opponent in the Asia Cup came on September 23, 2018, when Shikhar Dhawan (114) and Rohit Sharma (111 not out) put on 210 for the first wicket against Pakistan in Dubai.
  • Hardik Pandya leads all bowlers who have taken five or more wickets in T20Is between India and Pakistan with a strike rate of 8.1 and seven wickets in four games at an average of 8.28.
  • Among bowlers who took five or more wickets in T20Is between India and Pakistan. Irfan Pathan had the greatest economy rate of 6.0. While also getting six wickets in three games at an average of 11.0.
  • In T20Is between India and Pakistan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s stats of 4-0-46-1 in the Ahmedabad T20I on December 28, 2012, are the most expensive in a four-over stint.
  • India still holds the record for the highest total in a successful Asia Cup chase. With 330 for 4 against Pakistan at Mirpur on March 18, 2012.
  • With his outstanding performance against Pakistan in Dubai on August 28. Hardik Pandya (33 not out and 3 for 25), became the fifth Indian all-rounder after Sachin Tendulkar (twice – once each against Pakistan and Bangladesh in 2004), Kapil Dev (against Sri Lanka in 1990), Irfan Pathan (against Pakistan in 2004), and Virender Sehwag (against Sri Lanka in 2004) to accomplish the double of posting 30-plus and taking 3
  • Virat Kohli set the record for the highest individual score in an Asia Cup winning chase. With 183 against Pakistan on March 18, 2012.
  • Younis Khan set a Pakistani record on July 2, 2008, when he faced India in Karachi. And scored 123 runs off 117 balls, leading Pakistan to victory in the Asia Cup.
  • Aaqib Javed set a Pakistani record for producing the greatest Asia Cup statistics. When he went 5 for 19 against India on April 7, 1995, in Sharjah. He is still the only bowler from Pakistan to have taken five wickets against India in an Asia Cup match.
  • On October 31, 1988, in the Asia Cup match against Pakistan in Dhaka, Arshad Ayub recorded his best ODI stats of 5 for 21.
  • Ayub’s 5 for 21 statistic from the Asia Cup is still the greatest for an Indian bowler.
  • In the Asia Cup, Venkatesh Prasad made an outstanding performance of 4 for 17 in Colombo (SSC) on July 20, 1997.
  • Indian fielders made seven catches against Pakistan on August 28, 2022, in Dubai. That was a record for them in an Asia Cup game.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni set an Asia Cup record with 43 dismissals (31 catches and 12 stumpings) in 24 games. His total includes nine dismissals (eight catches plus one stumping) in seven games against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, a record for any wicket-keeper.
  • Suresh Raina set a record for any fielder against Pakistan in the Asia Cup by taking five catches in five games.