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The 2010 Asia Cup (also known as Micromax Asia Cup) was the tenth edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, which was held in Sri Lanka from 15–24 June 2010. Only the test playing nations India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were taking part in the competition. India defeated Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the final to win a record 5th Asia Cup title. Pakistani captain, Shahid Afridi was declared the man of the tournament for scoring the most runs in the tournament, 265, with an average of 88.33 and a strike rate of 164.59.

2010 Asia Cup
2010 Asia Cup Logo.jpg
Dates15 June–24 June[1]
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin, knockout
Host(s) Sri Lanka
Champions India (5th title)
Runners-up Sri Lanka
Participants4
Matches played7
Player of the seriesPakistan Shahid Afridi
Most runsPakistan Shahid Afridi (265)
Most wicketsSri Lanka Lasith Malinga (9)
2008
2012

Contents

TrophyEdit

The trophy was made of a combination of silver, gold, copper and brass with a silver finish with mat and gloss finish. It stands to communicate the strength, purity, humility and persistence that not only represents the four metals but also the four participating nations.[2]

VenueEdit

 
 
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla.

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was the only venue of Asia Cup 2010 as other stadiums in Sri Lanka, including the R. Premadasa Stadium, were undergoing renovation for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. All seven matches were Day/Night affairs.

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is a 16,800 seat cricket stadium in Sri Lanka.[3] The Stadium is situated in the Central Province, close to Dambulla on a 60-acre (240,000 m²) site leased from the Rangiri Dambulla Temple. The stadium is built overlooking the Dambulla Tank (reservoir) and the Dambulla Rock.

SquadsEdit

FixturesEdit

Group stageEdit

Each side played each other once in the group stages. The top 2 teams based on points at the end of the group stages meet each other in a one-off final. Each win yielded 4 points while a tie/no result yielded 1-point. A bonus point system was also in place, where a team could earn an extra point, in addition to the four received from a win, for a total of 5 points if they achieved victory using 80% or less of available overs or kept the opposition score to less than 80% of their own.

TableEdit

Team P W L T NR NRR BP Points
  Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +1.424 2 14
  India 3 2 1 0 0 +0.275 1 9
  Pakistan 3 1 2 0 0 +0.788 1 5
  Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 −2.627 0 0
Source:ESPNCricinfo

MatchesEdit

All times local (UTC+05:30)

15 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
242/9 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
226 (47 overs)
Angelo Mathews 55* (61)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/41 (10 overs)
Shahid Afridi 109 (76)
Lasith Malinga 5/34 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

16 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
167 (34.5 overs)
v
  India
168/4 (30.4 overs)
Imrul Kayes 37 (35)
Virender Sehwag 4/6 (2.5 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 82 (101)
Mashrafe Mortaza 2/37 (5.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

18 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
312/4 (50 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
186 (40.2 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 71 (51)
Shafiul Islam 2/59 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 51 (53)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 3/37 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

19 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  
267 (49.3 overs)
v
  India
271/7 (49.5 overs)
Salman Butt 74 (85)
Praveen Kumar 3/53 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 83 (97)
Saeed Ajmal 3/56 (10 overs)
India won by 3 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

21 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  
385/7 (50 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
246/5 (50 overs)
Shahid Afridi 124 (60)
Shafiul Islam 3/95 (10 overs)
Junaid Siddique 97 (114)
Imran Farhat 1/21 (5 overs)
Pakistan won by 139 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)

22 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  
209 (42.3 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
211/3 (37.3 overs)
Rohit Sharma 69 (73)
Farveez Maharoof 5/42 (10 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 73 (82)
Zaheer Khan 2/42 (7 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Farveez Maharoof (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Farveez Maharoof got his first hat-trick in this match.

FinalEdit

24 June 2010
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  
268/6 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
187 (44.4 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 66 (84)
Thilina Kandamby 2/37 (7 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 55* (88)
Ashish Nehra 4/40 (9 overs)
India won by 81 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Billy Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: Dinesh Karthik (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • India won the Asia CUp title for the fifth time.

Dinesh Karthik was declared the Man of the Match for his match winning innings of 66 off 84 balls while Pakistan's Shahid Afridi was declared Man of the Series for scoring 265 runs in 3 matches during the tournament.[5]

Media coverageEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asia Cup 2010". cricketwa. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ Micromax unveiled Asia Cup 2010 Trophy to announce the launch of the Cricketing Event. Archived 20 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine India Preview. Retrieved on 14 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 4 May 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  4. ^ Cricinfo Asia Cup page Cricinfo. Retrieved on 10 June 2010
  5. ^ India vs Sri Lanka. Final of 2010 Asia Cup Cricinfo. Retrieved on 26 June 2010.

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