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The 1986 Asia Cup (also known as the John Player Gold Leaf Trophy), was the second Asia Cup tournament, and was held in Sri Lanka between March 30 and April 6. Three teams took part in the tournament: Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Asian leading associate member Bangladesh. India pulled out of the tournament due to strained cricketing relations with Pakistan and was replaced by Asian leading associate nation Bangladesh, which had qualified by winning the 1984 South-East Asia Cup.

1986 Asia Cup
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s) Sri Lanka
Champions Sri Lanka (1st title)
Runners-up Pakistan
Participants3
Matches played4
Player of the seriesSri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga
Most runsSri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga (105)
Most wicketsPakistan Abdul Qadir (9)
1984
1988

The 1986 Asia Cup was a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams qualifying for a place in the final. Pakistan won both its matches and qualified for the final against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to win their first Asia Cup.

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MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Pakistan 2 2 0 0 0 4 3.823
  Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 2 3.796
  Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.795
30 March 1986
Scorecard
Pakistan  
197 (45 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
116 (33.5 overs)
Mohsin Khan 39 (46)
Ravi Ratnayeke 3/32 (9 overs)
Brendon Kuruppu 34 (56)
Manzoor Elahi 3/22 (9 overs)
  Pakistan won by 81 runs
Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Dickie Bird and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Mohsin Khan

31 March 1986
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
94 (35.3 overs)
v
  Pakistan
98/3 (32.1 overs)
Shaheedur Rahman 37 (60)
Wasim Akram 4/19 (9 overs)
Mudassar Nazar 47 (97)
Jahangir Shah 2/23 (9 overs)
  Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa
Umpires: Herbi Felsinger and PW Vidanagamage
Player of the match: Wasim Akram

2 April 1986
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
131/8 (45 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
132/3 (31.3 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 40 (63)
Kaushik Amalean 2/15 (9 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 44 (91)
Golam Faruq 1/22 (8.3 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Asanka Gurusinha

FinalEdit

6 April 1986
Scorecard
Pakistan  
191/9 (45 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
195/5 (42.2 overs)
Javed Miandad 67 (100)
Kaushik Amalean 4/46 (9 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 57 (55)
Abdul Qadir 3/32 (9 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Dickie Bird and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Javed Miandad

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