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The 1995 Asia Cup (also known as the Pepsi Asia Cup), was the fifth Asia Cup tournament, and the second to be held in Sharjah, UAE. The tournament took place between April 5–14, 1995. Four teams took part in the tournament: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

1995 Asia Cup
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) United Arab Emirates
Champions India (4th title)
Runners-up Sri Lanka
Participants4
Matches played7
Player of the seriesIndia Navjot Sidhu
Most runsIndia Sachin Tendulkar (205)
Most wicketsIndia Anil Kumble (7)
1997

The 1995 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, Pakistan and Sri Lanka all had four points at the end of the round-robin stage, but India and Sri Lanka qualified for the final on the basis of better run-rates. India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to win its third consecutive (and fourth in total) Asia Cup.

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MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  India 3 2 1 0 0 4 4.856
  Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 4 4.701
  Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 4 4.596
  Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.933
5 April 1995
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
163 all out (44.4 overs)
v
  India
164/1 (27.5 overs)
Aminul Islam 30 (53)
Anil Kumble 2/23 (8 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 56* (51)
Mohammad Rafique 1/15 (5 overs)
  India won by 9 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Nigel Plews (ENG) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Manoj Prabhakar (IND)

6 April 1995
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
233 all out (49.4 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
126 all out (44.2 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 71 (72)
Saiful Islam 4/36 (10 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 26 (37)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/23 (8.2 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Nigel Plews (ENG)
Player of the match: Arjuna Ranatunga (IND)

7 April 1995
(scorecard)
Pakistan  
266/9 (50 overs)
v
  India
169 all out (42.4 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 88 (100)
Anil Kumble 2/29 (8 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 54 (108)
Aaqib Javed 5/19 (9 overs)
  Pakistan won by 97 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Aaqib Javed (PAK)

8 April 1995
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
151/8 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
152/4 (29.4 overs)
Akram Khan 44 (82)
Aamer Nazir 2/23 (7 overs)
Ghulam Ali 38 (53)
Athar Ali Khan 1/10 (2 overs)
  Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Nigel Plews (ENG) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Wasim Akram (PAK)

9 April 1995
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
202/9 (50 overs)
v
  India
206/2 (33.1 overs)
Hashan Tillakaratne 48 (78)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/37 (10 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 112 (107)
Sanath Jayasuriya 2/42 (10 overs)
  India won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Nigel Plews (ENG)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

11 April 1995
(scorecard)
Pakistan  
178/9 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
180/5 (30.5 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 73 (96)
Champaka Ramanayake 3/25 (10 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 48 (74)
Aamer Sohail 2/21 (5 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (RSA) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)

FinalEdit

14 April 1995
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
230/7 (50 overs)
v
  India
233/2 (41.5 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 85 (167)
Venkatesh Prasad 2/32 (10 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 90* (121)
Champaka Ramanayake 1/52 (8.5 overs)
  India won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Nigel Plews (ENG) & Cyril Mitchley (RSA)
Player of the match: Mohammad Azharuddin (IND)

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