The Asia Cup has successfully hosted 15 seasons so far since it started in 1984. India is the most successful team with seven titles, while Sri Lanka has six and Pakistan has two. Over the years, there have been many dominating performances in the history of the Asia Cup that have been recorded in this tournament.
This article will have a discussion about some of the highest totals in the history of the Asia Cup. Pakistan registered their previous highest ODI score in this tournament only. Overall, three times totals of over 350 runs in the ODI Asia Cup have been achieved. So let’s check it out.
Highest Team Totals in ODI Asia Cup
|Pakistan||385/7||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Dambulla||21 Jun 2010|
|India||374/4||50.0||1||Hong Kong||Karachi||25 Jun 2008|
|Sri Lanka||357/9||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Lahore||25 Jun 2008|
|Pakistan||343/5||50.0||1||Hong Kong||Colombo (SSC)||18 Jul 2004|
|Pakistan||342/6||50||1||Nepal||Multan||30 Aug 2023|
|Sri Lanka||332/8||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Karachi||30 Jun 2008|
|India||330/4||47.5||2||Pakistan||Mirpur||18 Mar 2012|
|Pakistan||329/7||49.5||2||Bangladesh||Mirpur||4 Mar 2014|
|Pakistan||329/6||50.0||1||India||Mirpur||18 Mar 2012|
|Bangladesh||326/3||50.0||1||Pakistan||Mirpur||4 Mar 2014|
|Pakistan||320/3||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Dhaka||2 Jun 2000|
3. Sri Lanka (357/9) vs Bangladesh in 2008
Sri Lanka’s highest total in the Asia Cup came in the 2008 edition in Pakistan. This was the third game of the tournament in Group A in Lahore. Bangladesh won the toss and put Sri Lanka to bat first. But that decision didn’t turn out well. Sri Lanka had a 116-run opening stand between Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara. Jayasuriya made 72 off 47 balls, with 10 fours and three sixes.
Sangakkara smashed 101 from 91 balls, with 16 fours in it. Chamara Kapugedera also played an important innings of 74 off 67, with five fours and two sixes. Sri Lanka reached a big total of 357/9 in their first innings. In response, Bangladesh tried hard and reached 226/7 in their chase. As a result, Sri Lanka won the match by 131 runs.
2. India (374/4) vs Hong Kong in 2008
The second-highest total in Asia Cup history came when India hammered Hong Kong during the 2008 edition in Pakistan. It was a match from Group B in Karachi. India won the toss and elected to bat first. Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag provided them with a quick start with a 127-run opening stand in 14.3 overs. Gambhir made 51, while Sehwag scored a 44-ball 78. India had another big partnership for the fourth wicket.
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina added 166 runs. Raina smashed a 66-ball ton and made 101 off 68, with seven fours and five sixes. Dhoni made an unbeaten 109 off 96 balls, with six fours and six boundaries. India reached a massive total of 374/4 in the first inning. That was a way too high total for Hong Kong, and they got all out for just 118 runs in 36.5 overs, losing by a massive 256 runs. It’s India’s third-highest win.
1. Pakistan (385/7) vs Bangladesh in 2010
The highest Asia Cup total so far belongs to Pakistan, which is their second-highest in history. They made it against Bangladesh in Dambulla during the 2010 season, which came in the fifth match of the tournament. Batting first, Pakistan had an opening stand of 81 runs. Imran Farhat (66) and Shahzaib Hasan (50) gave them a good start. Umar Akmal also played well for his 50 runs.
But the game changed when Shahid Afridi came to the crease. He took the bowlers to the cleaners and smashed a 53-ball century. Afridi made 124 off 60 balls, with 17 fours and four sixes. With that, Pakistan went on to score a huge total of 385/7. It was a massive chase, but Bangladesh didn’t have many big scores. Imrul Kayes (66 off 110) and Zunaed Siddique (97 off 114) tried hard, but Bangladesh reached 246/5 and lost the game by 139 runs.