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The 1988 Asia Cup (also known as the Wills Asia Cup) was the third Asia Cup tournament, held in Bangladesh between 26 October and 4 November 1988. Four teams took part in the tournament: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the host nation Bangladesh. The matches were the first-ever List A-classified being played in Bangladesh, then an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), their opponents all being Full Members.

1988 Asia Cup
Dates27 October–4 November 1988
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s) Bangladesh
Champions India (2nd title)
Runners-up Sri Lanka
Participants4
Matches played7
Player of the seriesIndia Navjot Sidhu
Most runsPakistan Ijaz Ahmed (192)
Most wicketsIndia Arshad Ayub (9)
1986

The 1988 Asia Cup was a round-robin tournament where each team played the other three once, and the top two teams qualifying for a place in the final. India and Sri Lanka qualified for the final in which India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to win its second Asia Cup.

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MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Teams Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 12 5.110
  India 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.491
  Pakistan 3 1 2 0 0 4 4.721
  Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.430
27 October 1988
Scorecard
Pakistan  
194/7 (44 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
195/5 (38.5 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 54 (58)
Graeme Labrooy 3/36 (8 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 55 (92)
Wasim Akram 2/34 (7.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Ram Gupta (Ban) and V K Ramaswamy (Ind)
Player of the match: Roshan Mahanama (SL)

27 October 1988
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
99/8 (45 overs)
v
  India
100/1 (26 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 22 (67)
Arshad Ayub 3/20 (9 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 50* (71)
Azhar Hossain 1/30 (7 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Tariq Ata (Pak)
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu (Ind)

29 October 1988
Scorecard
Pakistan  
284/3 (45 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
111/6 (45 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 124* (87)
Azhar Hossain 1/24 (4 overs)
Athar Ali Khan 22 (52)
Iqbal Qasim 3/13 (9 overs)
Pakistan won by 173 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Ram Gupta (Ind) and Selliah Ponnadurai (SL)
Player of the match: Moin-ul-Atiq (Pak)

29 October 1988
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
271/6 (45 overs)
v
  India
254 (44 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 69 (63)
Kapil Dev 2/39 (9 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 50 (55)
Kapila Wijegunawardene 4/49 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Saleem Badar (Pak) and Tariq Ata (Pak)
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva (SL)

31 October 1988
Scorecard
Pakistan  
142 (42.2 overs)
v
  India
143/6 (40.4 overs)
Moin-ul-Atiq 38 (64)
Arshad Ayub 5/21 (9 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 74* (122)
Abdul Qadir 3/27 (9 overs)
India won by 4 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Selliah Ponnadurai (SL)
Player of the match: Arshad Ayub (Ind)

2 November 1988
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
118/8 (45 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
120/1 (30.5 overs)
Athar Ali Khan 30 (83)
Ravi Ratnayeke 4/23 (8 overs)
Brendon Kuruppu 58* (93)
Azhar Hossain 1/20 (6.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: V K Ramaswamy (Ind) and Saleem Badar (Pak)
Player of the match: Brendon Kuruppu (SL)

FinalEdit

4 November 1988
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
176 (43.2 overs)
v
  India
180/4 (37.1 overs)
Duleep Mendis 36 (36)
Kris Srikkanth 3/12 (3.2 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 76 (87)
Kapila Wijegunawardene 2/33 (9 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Saleem Badar (Pak) and Tariq Ata (Pak)
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu (Ind)

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