India vs. Sri Lanka in Asia Cup Final: Statistical Insights

Ahead of the Asia Cup final, explore key statistics and records of India and Sri Lanka’s performances in the tournament over the years.

While it may not be the traditional India vs. Pakistan showdown, the Asia Cup final featuring India and Sri Lanka promises to be an intense contest. Both teams have shown strong performances in this edition, making this clash a must-watch for cricket fans.

The only concern on everyone’s mind is the possibility of rain affecting the match in Colombo. Although a reserve day is available, fans hope for an uninterrupted contest.

As India and Sri Lanka vie for the title in home conditions, let’s delve into some intriguing statistics related to their Asia Cup history:


  1. Sri Lanka boasts the highest success rate in Asia Cup history at 69.09%, with 38 wins and 17 losses out of 55 matches.
  2. Sri Lanka has won five Asia Cup finals out of ten played, including victories against Pakistan in 1986, India in 1997, 2004, and 2008, and another win against Pakistan in 2014.
  3. India has also clinched five Asia Cup titles out of eight contested, with victories in 1988, 1991, 1995, and 2010 against Sri Lanka, and another win against Bangladesh in 2018.
  4. Sanath Jayasuriya’s 125 off 114 balls in 2008 remains the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan batter in an Asia Cup final.
  5. The highest partnership in an Asia Cup final for Sri Lanka was 137 for the first wicket in 1997.
  6. Captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s unbeaten 90 off 89 balls in 1995 stands as the highest individual score by an Indian batter in the Asia Cup final.
  7. Just two bowlers have claimed five-wicket hauls in Asia Cup finals, both Sri Lankans: Ajantha Mendis (6 for 13 in 2008) and Lasith Malinga (5 for 56 in 2014).
  8. Kapil Dev’s 4 for 31 in 1991 remains the best bowling performance by an Indian in an Asia Cup final.
  9. India (97/0) recorded the first ten-wicket victory in the Asia Cup in 1984 against Sri Lanka.
  10. Sri Lanka (191/0) is the only other team to win by ten wickets, against Bangladesh in 2004.
  11. India is the only team to successfully chase 300-plus targets three times in the Asia Cup.
  12. Virat Kohli’s career-best ODI score of 183 in 2012 remains the highest individual score in Asia Cup history.
  13. Muttiah Muralidaran is the leading wicket-taker in Asia Cup history with 30 wickets.
  14. Ravindra Jadeja is the top wicket-taker for India in Asia Cup matches, with 25 wickets.
  15. Rohit Sharma holds the record for hitting the most sixes (28) in Asia Cup history.
  16. Three players share the record for hitting seven sixes in an innings in Asia Cup matches: Shahid Afridi (twice), Sourav Ganguly, and Mohammad Shahzad.

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