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2008 Asia Cup

2008 Star Cricket Asia Cup
Dates24 June – 6 July
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) Pakistan
Champions Sri Lanka (4th title)
Runners-up India
Participants6
Matches13
Player of the seriesSri Lanka Ajantha Mendis
Most runsSri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya (378)
Most wicketsSri Lanka Ajantha Mendis (17)
2004
2010

The 2008 Asia Cup (also called Star Cricket Asia Cup) was a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament, held in Pakistan from 24 June to 6 July 2008, at two venues.[1] 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 tournament after beating India by 100 runs in the final.[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
Karachi Lahore
National Stadium Gaddafi Stadium
Capacity: 34,000 Capacity: 27,000
Matches: 10 Matches: 3
2008 Asia Cup is located in Pakistan
National Stadium, Karachi
National Stadium, Karachi
Gaddafi Stadium
Gaddafi Stadium

Squads

 Bangladesh[6]  Hong Kong[7]  India[8][9]  Pakistan[10]  Sri Lanka[11]  United Arab Emirates[12]

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 0 4 2.730
2  Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 2 −0.350
3  United Arab Emirates 2 0 2 0 0 0 −2.380
Source: ESPNCricinfo

All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

24 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 (Ban)

25 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 (SL)

26 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 (SL)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  India 2 2 0 0 0 4 3.154
2  Pakistan 2 1 1 0 0 2 1.161
3  Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 0 0 −4.110
Source: ESPNCricinfo

All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

24 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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)
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 (Pak)

25 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
scorecard
India 
374/4 (50 overs)
v
 Hong Kong
118 (36.5 overs)
MS 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.[13]

26 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 (Ind)

Super Fours

Pos Team Pld W L T NR PCO Pts NRR
1  Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 2 6 1.363
2  India 3 2 1 0 0 2 6 0.250
3  Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 0.924
4  Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 −2.665
Source: ESPNCricinfo

All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

28 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 116* (107)
Shahadat Hossain 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 (Ind)

29 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 (SL)

30 June 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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 (SL)

2 July 2008
16:00 (D/N)
scorecard
India 
308/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
309/2 (45.3 overs)
MS Dhoni 76 (96)
Iftikhar Anjum 3/51 (10 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 (Pak)

3 July 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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: MS Dhoni (Ind)

4 July 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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* (52)
 Pakistan by 10 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Abdur Rauf (Pak)

Final

6 July 2008
16:00 (D/N)
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

Statistics

Most runs

Player Innings NO Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya 5 0 378 75.60 126.00 130 2 1 44 16
India Suresh Raina 6 1 372 74.40 110.38 116* 2 2 34 11
India Virender Sehwag 5 0 348 69.60 143.80 119 1 2 49 10
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 6 0 345 57.50 99.13 121 3 0 44 2
India Mahendra Dhoni 5 2 327 109.00 91.34 109* 1 2 19 8
Updated: 7 October 2022[14]

Most wickets

Player Innings Wickets Runs Overs BBI Econ. Ave. 5WI
Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis 5 17 145 42.0 6/13 3.45 8.52 2
Sri Lanka Muthiah Muralidaran 5 11 184 48.0 5/31 3.83 16.72 1
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir 5 10 241 42.0 5/48 5.73 24.10 1
Pakistan Iftikhar Anjum 5 9 210 43.4 3/51 4.80 23.33 0
India Rudra Singh 5 7 239 43.0 3/67 5.55 34.14 0
Bangladesh Abdur Razzak 5 7 247 46.2 3/20 5.33 35.28 0
Updated: 7 October 2022[15]

References

  1. ^ "Asia Cup 2008". cricketwa. 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. ^ "Bangladesh Squad - Bangladesh Squad - Asia Cup, 2008 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  7. ^ "Hong Kong Squad - Hong Kong Squad - Asia Cup, 2008 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  8. ^ "India Squad - India Squad - Asia Cup, 2008 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  9. ^ "Sreesanth ruled out of Asia Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-09-01.
  10. ^ "Pakistan Squad - Pakistan Squad - Asia Cup, 2008 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  11. ^ "Sri Lanka Squad - Sri Lanka Squad - Asia Cup, 2008 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  12. ^ "United Arab Emirates Squad - U.A.E. Squad - Asia Cup, 2008 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  13. ^ "India thrash sorry Hong Kong". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Asia Cup, 2008 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  15. ^ "Asia Cup, 2008 Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
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