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Top 5 India vs Pakistan clashes in 50 over Asia Cup history

Top 5 India vs Pakistan clashes in 50 over Asia Cup history

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India vs Pakistan 2018 Asia Cup
India vs Pakistan 2018 Asia Cup. (Photo source: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

The India-Pakistan rivalry transcends sports. There are very few rivalries in sports that invoke emotions as much as the famous rivalry between these two arch rivals do. There is hardly a dull moment on the field whenever India and Pakistan are up against each other.

Players from each team know what the game means to their respective countries and they do their best to end up on the winning side. Over the years, one has seen India and Pakistan play out some unforgettable games on the cricket field. The rivalry only goes up a notch when the Asia Cup is at stake. 

Both the teams are all set to take on each other in the forthcoming Asia Cup 2023. India and Pakistan are in the same group and will face each other at least once. So before the highly-anticipated tournament gets underway, we are taking a look at the top 5 India vs Pakistan clashes in 50-over Asia Cup history.

Top 5 India vs Pakistan clashes in 50 over Asia Cup history:

5. India vs Pakistan, Sharjah, April 13, 1984

India vs Pakistan, Sharjah, April 13, 1984. (Photo Source: Twitter)

This is the game where it all began. India and Pakistan faced each other in the Asia Cup for the first time in the inaugural edition of the competition in 1984. The venue was Sharjah and India made a winning start to their Asia Cup campaign.

It was the third and last game of the competition. India had beaten Sri Lanka in their tournament-opener while Pakistan had suffered a 5-wicket defeat against the same opposition. A win for India would have sealed the trophy for them and the Sunil Gavaskar-led side grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

Batting first, India scored 188/4 in the allotted 46 overs with opener Surinder Khanna top-scoring with 56. Sandeep Patil (43) and Gavaskar (36*) also played crucial knocks. In reply, Pakistan were all out for 134 in 39.4 overs. Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri picked up 3 wickets each for India.

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