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The 1990–91 Asia Cup was the fourth Asia Cup tournament, and was held in India between December 25, 1990, and January 4, 1991. Three teams took part in the tournament: India, Sri Lanka and Asian leading associate member Bangladesh. Pakistan had pulled out of the tournament due to strained political relations with India.

1990–91 Asia Cup
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s) India
Champions India (3rd title)
Runners-up Sri Lanka
Participants3
Matches played4
Player of the seriesNot awarded
Most runsSri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga (166)
Most wicketsIndia Kapil Dev (9)
1988
1995

The 1990–91 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. India and Sri Lanka qualified for the final in which India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to win its second consecutive (and third in total) Asia Cup.

Contents

MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 0 4 4.908
  India 2 1 1 0 0 2 4.222
  Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.663
25 December 1990
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
170/6 (50 overs)
v
  India
171/1 (36.5 overs)
Faruk Ahmed 57 (126)
Kapil Dev 2/17 (8 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 104 (109)
Athar Ali Khan 1/23 (6 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires: V. K. Ramaswamy (Ind) and Piloo Reporter (Ind)
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu (Ind)

28 December 1990
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
214 all out (49.2 overs)
v
  India
178 all out (45.5 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 53 (105)
Atul Wassan 3/28 (10 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 40 (61)
Rumesh Ratnayake 3/24 (6.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 36 runs
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Umpires: Subrata Banerjee (Ind) and V. K. Ramaswamy (Ind)
Player of the match: Arjuna Ranatunga (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

31 December 1990
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
249/4 (45 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
178/9 (45 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 89 (60)
Azhar Hossain 1/33 (9 overs)
Athar Ali Khan 78 (95)
Sanath Jayasuriya 3/39 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 71 runs
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Subrata Banerjee (Ind) and Piloo Reporter (Ind)
Player of the match: Athar Ali Khan (Ban)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Saiful Islam (Ban) and Pramodya Wickramasinghe (SL) made their ODI debuts.
  • Fog delayed start of play. The match was subsequently reduced to 45 overs-a-side.[1]
  • Bangladesh surpassed their previous team aggregate of 177. Athar Ali Khan's score of 78 was the highest for a Bangladesh player.[1]

FinalEdit

4 January 1991
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
204/9 (45 overs)
v
  India
205/3 (42.1 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 49 (57)
Kapil Dev 4/31 (9 overs)
Sanjay Manjrekar 75* (95)
Arjuna Ranatunga 1/12 (2 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: V. K. Ramaswamy (Ind) and Piloo Reporter (Ind)
Player of the match: Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asia Cup 1990-91, third match, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka". Wisden. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 1990/91 (Final) at CricketArchive (subscription required)

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