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1990 Austral-Asia Cup

The 1990 Austral-Asia Cup was a cricket tournament held in Sharjah, UAE, between April 25–May 4, 1990. Six national teams took part: Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

1990 Austral-Asia Cup
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round robin and Knockout
Host(s) United Arab Emirates
Champions Pakistan (2nd title)
Runners-up Australia
Participants6
Matches played9
Player of the seriesPakistan Waqar Younis
Most runsIndia M Azharuddin (186)
Most wicketsPakistan Waqar Younis (17)

The teams were divided into two groups of three who played each other, round robin, with the winner and runner-up of each group progressing to the semi-finals.

Pakistan won the tournament, defeating Australia in the final, and won US$30,000. As runners-up, Australia won US$20,000, while the semi-finalists, New Zealand and Sri Lanka won US$10,000 each.[1]

The tournament was sponsored by Sanyo.[2]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

[3][4]

Team P W L T NR RR Points
  Australia 2 2 0 0 0 5.260 4
  New Zealand 2 1 1 0 0 5.330 2
  Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 3.110 0
26 April 1990
Scorecard
Wisden report
Australia  
258/5 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
195/7 (50 overs)
DC Boon 92* (93)
MC Snedden 2/31 (10 overs)
MD Crowe 41 (74)
AR Border 3/25 (6 overs)
  Australia won by 63 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: RB Gupta (IND) and Khizer Hayat (PAK)
Player of the match: DC Boon (AUS)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • JP Millmow and MW Priest (both NZ) made their ODI debuts.

28 April 1990
Scorecard
Wisden report
New Zealand  
338/4 (50 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
177/5 (50 overs)
JG Wright 93 (98)
AH Jones 93 (72)
Minhajul Abedin 2/39 (7 overs)
Azhar Hossain 54 (126)
JP Millmow 2/41 (10 overs)
  New Zealand won by 161 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: RB Gupta (IND) and Khizer Hayat (PAK)
Player of the match: AH Jones (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Enamul Haque (BAN) made his ODI debut.

30 April 1990
Scorecard
Wisden report
Bangladesh  
134/8 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
140/3 (25.4 overs)
Aminul Islam 41 (76)
Steve Waugh 2/22 (10 overs)
PL Taylor 2/22 (10 overs)
PL Taylor 54* (47)
Minhajul Abedin 2/43 (6 overs)
  Australia won by 7 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: RB Gupta (IND) and Khizer Hayat (PAK)
Player of the match: PL Taylor (AUS)

Group BEdit

[3][5]

Team P W L T NR RR Points
  Pakistan 2 2 0 0 0 5.460 4
  Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 4.661 2
  India 2 0 2 0 0 4.500 0
25 April 1990
Scorecard
Wisden report
India  
241/8 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
242/7 (49.2 overs)
M Azharuddin 108 (116)
JR Ratnayeke 3/31 (10 overs)
A Ranatunga 85* (77)
SK Sharma 2/63 (10 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: BL Aldridge (NZ) and AR Crafter (AUS)
Player of the match: A Ranatunga (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • A Kumble (IND) made his ODI debut.

27 April 1990
Scorecard
Wisden report
Pakistan  
235/9 (50 overs)
v
  India
209 (46.3 overs)
Saleem Yousuf 62 (90)
RJ Shastri 2/36 (10 overs)
M Azharuddin 78* (95)
Waqar Younis 4/42 (10 overs)
  Pakistan won by 26 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: BL Aldridge (NZ) and AR Crafter (AUS)
Player of the match: Waqar Younis (PAK)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sajjad Akbar (PAK) made his ODI debut.

29 April 1990
Scorecard
Wisden report
Pakistan  
311/8 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
221 (47.4 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 89 (64)
JR Ratnayeke 3/65 (10 overs)
DSBP Kuruppu 41 (61)
Waqar Younis 6/26 (10 overs)
  Pakistan won by 90 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: BL Aldridge (NZ) and AR Crafter (AUS)
Player of the match: Ijaz Ahmed (PAK)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mansoor Rana (PAK) made his ODI debut.

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 May
 
 
  New Zealand74
 
4 May
 
  Pakistan77/2
 
  Pakistan266/7
 
2 May
 
  Australia230
 
  Australia332/3
 
 
  Sri Lanka218
 

Semi-FinalsEdit

New Zealand  
74 (31.1 overs)
v
  Pakistan
77/2 (15.4 overs)
AH Jones 47 (85)
Waqar Younis 5/20 (9 overs)
Saleem Malik 31* (46)
JP Millmow 2/22 (5 overs)
  Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: AR Crafter (AUS) and RB Gupta (IND)
Player of the match: Waqar Younis (PAK)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia  
332/3 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
218 (45.4 overs)
DM Jones 117 (123)
MAWR Madurasinghe 1/32 (10 overs)
HP Tillakaratne 76 (109)
PL Taylor 2/28 (10 overs)
  Australia won by 114 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: BL Aldridge (NZ) and Khizer Hayat (PAK)
Player of the match: SP O'Donnell (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

Pakistan  
266/7 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
230 (46.5 overs)
Saleem Malik 87 (104)
CG Rackemann 3/49 (10 overs)
SR Waugh 64 (83)
Wasim Akram 3/45 (8.5 overs)
  Pakistan won by 36 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: BL Aldridge (NZ) and RB Gupta (IND)
Player of the match: Wasim Akram (PAK)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Cricinfo tournament page
  • Cricket Archive tournament page
  • Frindall, Bill (1997). Limited-Overs International Cricket – The Complete Record. Headline Book Publishing. pp. 313–317. ISBN 0-7472-1173-6.
  • Ahmed, Qamar (1991). "Austral-Asia Cup, 1989-90". In Wright, Graeme (ed.). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1991. John Wisden & Co Ltd. pp. 1088–1094. ISBN 0-947766-16-2.