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The 2000 Asia Cup (as called Pepsi Asia Cup) was the seventh edition of the Asia Cup for cricket, which was held in Bangladesh between May–June, 2000.[1] India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh took part in the tournament. Pakistan won the tournament beating Sri Lanka by 39 runs in the final. All the games were played at Dhaka's Bangabandhu National Stadium. Yousuf Youhana was declared the Man of the Series.

2000 Asia Cup
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) Bangladesh
Champions Pakistan (1st title)
Runners-up Sri Lanka
Participants4
Matches played7
Player of the seriesPakistan Yousuf Youhana
Most runsPakistan Yousuf Youhana (295)
Most wicketsPakistan Abdul Razzaq (8)
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Tournament structureEdit

Each side played each other once in the group stages. The top 2 teams based on points at the end of the group stages met each other in a one-off final. Each win yielded 2 points while a tie/no result yielded 1 point.

VenueEdit

7 matches were played at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka.

City Venue Capacity Matches
Dhaka, Dhaka Division Bangabandhu National Stadium
36,000 7
 
 
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Venue in Bangladesh

SquadsEdit

Group stage tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1   Pakistan 3 3 0 0 6 +1.920
2   Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 4 +1.077
3   India 3 1 2 0 2 −0.416
4   Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 −2.800

Match summaryEdit

29 May 2000
(Scorecard)
Bangladesh  
175/6 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
178/1 (30.4 overs)
Javed Omar 85* (146)
Chaminda Vaas 2/28 (10 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 96 (93)
Mohammad Rafique 1/42 (10 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: S Venkataraghavan (IND) and Saleem Badar (PAK)

30 May 2000
(Scorecard)
Bangladesh  
249/6 (50 overs)
v
  India
252/2 (40.1 overs)
Akram Khan 64 (52)
Thiru Kumaran 3/54 (9 overs)
Saurav Ganguly 135* (124)
Enamul Haque 1/28 (5 overs)
  India won by 8 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: B. C. Cooray (SRI) and Mohammad Nazir (PAK)

1 June 2000
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
276/8 (50 overs)
v
  India
205 (45 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 105 (116)
Sachin Tendulkar 2/44 (8 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 93 (95)
Kaushalya Weeraratne 3/46 (9 overs)
  Sri Lanka win by 71 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Saleem Badar (PAK) and Mohammad Nazir (PAK)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

2 June 2000
(scorecard)
Pakistan  
320/3 (50 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
87 (34.2 overs)
Imran Nazir 80 (76)
Naimur Rahman 1/41 (10 overs)
Habibul Bashar 23 (44)
Abdul Razzaq 3/5 (4 overs)
  Pakistan won by 233 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: S Venkataraghavan (IND) and Arani Jayaprakash(IND)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

3 June 2000
Scorecard
Pakistan  
295/7 (50 overs)
v
  India
251 (47.4 overs)
Yousuf Youhana 100 (112)
Anil Kumble 3/43 (10 overs)
Ajay Jadeja 93 (103)
Abdul Razzaq 4/29 (8 overs)
  Pakistan won by 44 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: B. C. Cooray (SL) and Asoka de Silva (SL)

5 June 2000
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
192 (49 overs)
v
  Pakistan
193/3 (48.2 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 62 (102)
Azhar Mahmood 3/24 (8 overs)
Yousuf Youhana 90 (130)
Sajeewa de Silva 2/34 (6 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

7 June 2000
Scorecard
Pakistan  
277/4 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
238 (45.2 overs)
Saeed Anwar 82 (115)
Nuwan Zoysa 2/44 (8 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 100 (124)
Arshad Khan 2/42 (10 overs)
  Pakistan won by 39 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Shyam Bansal (Ind) and Arani Jayaprakash (Ind)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ganesh, AC (3 May 2000). "Asia Cup: No problem in selecting the probables". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja make their last appearance for India". Cricket Country. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2018.

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