India star cricketer Virat Kohli holds the record for the highest individual score in Asia Cup in the 50-over format.
Chasing a steep target of 330, Virat Kohli smashed 183 runs off just 148 balls against arch-rivals Pakistan during an Asia Cup group match at the 2012 edition.
Kohli’s scintillating knock powered India to a commanding six-wicket win in Mirpur, Bangladesh. His match-winning innings was laced with 22 fours and one six.
Earlier, centuries from openers Mohammad Hafeez (105) and Nasir Jamshed (112) helped Pakistan post 329/6 in their allotted 50 overs.
Kohli surpassed the previous record held by former Pakistan batter Younis Khan in the Asia Cup.
Batting at number four, Younis Khan played an impressive 144-run knock off just 122 balls against minnows Hong Kong during an Asia Cup match in Colombo in 2004. His innings included eight fours and three sixes.
Younis Khan’s ton powered Pakistan to 343/5 in their 50 overs. In reply, Hong Kong were bowled out for 165 in 44.1 overs.
Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim features third on the list for the highest individual score in the Asia Cup.
During an Asia Cup group match at the 2018 edition, Rahim scored 144 runs off 150 balls against Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Rahim’s knock was laced with 11 fours and four maximums.
Rahim’s magnificent hundred helped Bangladesh post 261 on the board. In response, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 124.
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik and Virat Kohli complete the top five list for the highest individual score in 50-over Asia Cup matches.
Shoaib Malik hammered a 127-ball 143 against rivals India during an Asia Cup match in Colombo in 2004. His brilliant ton helped Pakistan post 300/9 in their 50 overs. Chasing a daunting target, India could only manage 241/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
In the 2014 edition of the Asia Cup, Kohli smashed 136 off just 122 balls against hosts Bangladesh to guide India to a six-wicket win in Fatullah. Kohli’s match-winning ton helped India chase down Bangladesh’s 279/9 in 49 overs.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong cricketer Babar Hayat holds the record for the highest individual score in the Asia Cup in the T20I format.
Chasing 181, Babar Hayat hammered a 60-ball 122 against Oman during a qualifying Asia Cup match in Fatullah in 2016. The Hong Kong cricketer is currently the only other batter other than Virat Kohli to score a century in the T20I format of the Asia Cup.
Among Indians, Virat Kohli holds the record for the highest individual score in the Asia Cup (T20I format). The Indian swashbuckling batter scored a 61-ball 122 not out against Afghanistan in Dubai in 2022.
For the unversed, the Asia Cup has been played in the T20I format only once previously in 2016. The 2022 edition will just be the second time that the Asia Cup will be played in the 20-over format.
Highest individual scores in Asia Cup
|Virat Kohli (India)||183||148||22||1||Pakistan||Mirpur||2012|
|Younis Khan (Pakistan)||144||122||8||3||Hong Kong||Colombo||2004|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)||144||150||11||4||Sri Lanka||Dubai||2018|
|Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)||143||127||18||1||India||Colombo||2004|
|Virat Kohli (India)||136||122||16||2||Bangladesh||Fatullah||2014|
|Babar Hayat (Hong Kong)||122||60||9||7||Oman||Fatullah||2016|
|Virat Kohli (India)||122||61||12||6||Afghanistan||Dubai||2022|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)||84||45||4||6||Sri Lanka||Sharjah||2022|
|Rohit Sharma (India)||83||55||7||3||Bangladesh||Mirpur||2016|
|Sabbir Rahman (Bangladesh)||80||54||10||3||Sri Lanka||Mirpur||2016|
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