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2016 Asia Cup

Asia Cup 2016
Asia Cup 2016.png
Dates 24 February 2016–6 March 2016
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format Twenty20 International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin
Host(s)  Bangladesh
Champions  India (6th title)
Runners-up  Bangladesh
Participants 5
Matches played 11
Player of the series Bangladesh Sabbir Rahman
Most runs Bangladesh Sabbir Rahman (176)
Most wickets Bangladesh Al-Amin Hossain (11)
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The 2016 Asia Cup (also called the Micromax Asia Cup T20) was a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament that was held in Bangladesh from 24 February to 6 March 2016. It was the 13th edition of the Asia Cup, the fifth to be held in Bangladesh, and the first to be played using the T20I format. Bangladesh hosted the tournament for the third consecutive time after 2012 and 2014. Micromax was the main sponsor of the tournament after 2012.

Along with Bangladesh (the host) and Sri Lanka (the defending champions from the 2014 event), the tournament included India, Pakistan, and ICC associate member the United Arab Emirates, who qualified from a qualifier played from 19 to 22 February 2016.[1][2]

India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final to win their sixth Asia Cup title.[3]

Teams

Squads

 Bangladesh[4]  India[5]  Pakistan[6]  Sri Lanka[7]  United Arab Emirates[8]

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was added to India's squad as a replacement for Mohammed Shami after Shami failed to fully recover from a hamstring injury.[9] Parthiv Patel was added to India's squad as a back-up for MS Dhoni, who suffered a muscle spasm.[10] Mohammad Sami and Sharjeel Khan were added to Pakistan's squad after injuries to Babar Azam and Rumman Raees and following their performances in 2016 Pakistan Super League.[11][12] Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman was injured during their match against Sri Lanka and was replaced for the rest of the tournament by Tamim Iqbal.[13]

Lasith Malinga was named as Sri Lanka's captain for the tournament, but he only played in their first match. Angelo Mathews captained the side in their second and third matches while Dinesh Chandimal stood as captain in their final match.

Background

After the Asian Cricket Council was downsized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in April 2015, it was announced that upcoming Asia Cup events will be played on rotation basis in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) format based on respective next world events under the ICC.[14][15] This means that the 2016 and 2020 events will be played using the T20I format, ahead of the 2016 and 2020 World Twenty20s, and the 2018 and 2022 events will be played in ODI format, ahead of the 2019 and 2023 World Cups respectively.[16]

Venue

All eleven matches of the tournament were played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Mirpur, Dhaka
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Coordinates: 23°48′24.9″N 90°21′48.9″E / 23.806917°N 90.363583°E / 23.806917; 90.363583
Capacity: 25,416
Shere Bangla National Stadium.jpg

Points table

Team[17] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
 India 4 4 0 0 0 8 +2.020
 Bangladesh 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.458
 Pakistan 4 2 2 0 0 4 –0.296
 Sri Lanka 4 1 3 0 0 2 –0.293
 United Arab Emirates 4 0 4 0 0 0 –1.813

     Advance to Final

Group stage

24 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
166/6 (20 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
121/7 (20 overs)
Rohit Sharma 83 (55)
Al-Amin Hossain 3/37 (4 overs)
Sabbir Rahman 44 (32)
Ashish Nehra 3/23 (4 overs)
India won by 45 runs
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

25 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
129/8 (20 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
115/9 (20 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 50 (39)
Amjad Javed 3/25 (4 overs)
Swapnil Patil 37 (36)
Lasith Malinga 4/26 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 14 runs
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
Player of the match: Lasith Malinga (SL)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sri Lanka's score of 129 is their lowest total against an Associate nation in T20Is.[18]

26 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
133/8 (20 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
82 (17.4 overs)
Mithun Ali 47 (41)
Mohammad Naveed 2/12 (4 overs)
Muhammad Usman 30 (30)
Mahmudullah 2/5 (2 overs)
Bangladesh won by 51 runs
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Mahmudullah (Ban)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first time Bangladesh have dismissed a side in the second innings of a T20I.[19]

27 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
83 (17.3 overs)
v
 India
85/5 (15.3 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 25 (24)
Hardik Pandya 3/8 (3.3 overs)
Virat Kohli 49 (51)
Mohammad Amir 3/18 (4 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Khurram Manzoor (Pak) made his T20I debut.
  • Pakistan's score of 83 is their lowest total when batting first in a T20I match.[20]

28 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
147/7 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
124/8 (20 overs)
Sabbir Rahman 80 (54)
Dushmantha Chameera 3/30 (4 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 37 (37)
Al-Amin Hossain 3/34 (4 overs)
Bangladesh won by 23 runs
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Sabbir Rahman (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Bangladesh's first win against Sri Lanka in T20Is.[21]

29 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
129/6 (20 overs)
v
 Pakistan
131/3 (18.4 overs)
Shaiman Anwar 46 (42)
Mohammad Amir 2/6 (4 overs)
Shoaib Malik 63* (49)
Amjad Javed 3/36 (4 overs)
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Enamul Haque (Ban) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Shoaib Malik (Pak)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammad Nawaz (Pak) made his T20I debut.
  • Pakistan became the first team to play 100 T20I matches.[22]
  • United Arab Emirates were eliminated as a result of this match.[23]

1 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
138/9 (20 overs)
v
 India
142/5 (19.2 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 30 (32)
Hardik Pandya 2/26 (4 overs)
Ravichandran Ashwin 2/26 (4 overs)
Virat Kohli 56* (47)
Nuwan Kulasekara 2/21 (3 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • India qualified for the final as a result of this match.[24]
  • MS Dhoni (Ind) became the first player to hit 200 sixes as a captain in international matches.[25]

2 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
129/7 (20 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
131/5 (19.1 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 58* (42)
Al-Amin Hossain 3/25 (4 overs)
Soumya Sarkar 48 (48)
Mohammad Amir 2/26 (4 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Soumya Sarkar (Ban)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bangladesh qualified for the final and Pakistan & Sri Lanka were eliminated as a result of this match.[26]

3 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
81/9 (20 overs)
v
 India
82/1 (10.1 overs)
Shaiman Anwar 43 (48)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/8 (4 overs)
Rohit Sharma 39 (28)
Qadeer Ahmed 1/23 (2 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Sharfuddoula (Ban) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Pawan Negi (Ind) made his T20I debut.
  • This is India's biggest win in terms of balls remaining (59) in T20Is.[27]

4 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
150/4 (20 overs)
v
 Pakistan
151/4 (19.2 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 75* (56)
Mohammad Irfan 2/18 (4 overs)
Umar Akmal 48 (37)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 1/2 (1 over)
Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Enamul Haque (Ban)
Player of the match: Umar Akmal (Pak)

Final

6 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
120/5 (15 overs)
v
 India
122/2 (13.5 overs)
Mahmudullah Riyad 33* (13)
Jasprit Bumrah 1/13 (3 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 60 (44)
Taskin Ahmed 1/14 (3 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain reduced the match to 15 overs per-side.

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