The India vs Pakistan record in Asia Cup cricket tournament is laced with history.
India and Pakistan met for the first time in the Asia Cup during the inaugural edition of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1984.
Electing to bat first, India rode on opening batter Surinder Khanna’s 56 off 72 balls, Sandeep Patil’s 50-ball 43 and captain Sunil Gavaskar’s unbeaten 36 off 55 balls to post a total of 188/4 in their allotted 46 overs.
In reply, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals as they were bowled out for 134 in 39.4 overs.
India vs Pakistan head-to-head in Asia Cup cricket
Since the inception of the tournament in 1984, India and Pakistan have played against each other on 14 occasions in the Asia Cup.
India have won eight while arch-rivals Pakistan have secured six victories. India have registered seven victories out of the 13 matches against Pakistan in the ODI format in the Asia Cup.
MS Dhoni led India to a five-wicket victory against Pakistan in the teams’ only T20I meeting in the Asia Cup at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Bangladesh in 2016.
India vs Pakistan head-to-head in Asia Cup format wise
The Indian cricket team also holds a dominant head-to-head record against Pakistan in T20I cricket, winning eight of the 11 matches that they have played so far. Pakistan have managed just three wins.
However, the last time these two sides met in the T20I format, Pakistan beat India by five wickets at the Dubai International Stadium during an Asia Cup Super 4 encounter in 2022.
India vs Pakistan head-to-head in T20I cricket
India vs Pakistan overall performance in Asia Cup
Seven-time champions India have won 38 of the 57 matches in their Asia Cup history. They lost 17 games, while one match was tied and another ended with no result.
India have a win percentage of 66.67 in the Asia Cup.
On the other hand, Pakistan have won 30 of the 52 matches that they have played in the marquee Asian cricket tournament. They have lost 21 matches while one match ended with no result. They currently have a win percentage of 56.00 in the Asia Cup.
India vs Pakistan individual records in T20I format
Most runs for India against Pakistan in T20Is: Among Indians, Virat Kohli has scored the most runs against Pakistan in T20I cricket. The former India captain has amassed 311 runs in seven innings at an average of 77.75 and a strike rate of 118.25. He has hit three fifties against Pakistan in the T20 format so far.
Most runs for Pakistan against India in T20Is: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik holds the record for the most runs against India in the shortest format. The middle-order batter scored 164 runs in eight innings at an average of 27.33 including one half-century.
Most wickets for India against Pakistan in T20Is: Irfan Pathan has picked the most wickets for India against Pakistan in T20I cricket. The left-arm pacer claimed six wickets in three innings at an economy of six runs per over.
Most wickets for Pakistan against India in T20Is: Former pacer Umar Gul owns the record for the most wickets for Pakistan against India in T20s. Gul bagged 11 wickets in six innings at an average of 16.18.
India’s highest individual score against Pakistan in T20Is: Virat Kohli has recorded the highest individual score against Pakistan in T20Is. Kohli smashed an unbeaten 78 off 61 balls during an ICC World T20 match in Colombo in 2012.
Pakistan’s highest individual score against India in T20Is: Mohammed Rizwan registered the highest individual score against India in the shortest format. The Pakistan wicket-keeper batter scored 78 not out off 55 balls against India during their ICC World T20 clash in Dubai in 2021.
India’s best bowling figures against Pakistan in T20Is: India’s premier fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the best bowling figures against Pakistan in T20 cricket. Bhuvneshwar recorded figures of 4/26 during an Asia Cup match in Dubai in 2022.
Pakistan’s best bowling figures against India in T20Is: Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif has registered the best bowling figures against India in T20. Asif took four wickets for just 18 runs during an ICC T20 World Cup group encounter in Durban in 2007.
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