T20 cricket has brought more excitement and risk to the other two formats as well. Now every team and player wants to take more risks to add some big scores quickly. That is when big scores in a game are made, which helps to put pressure on the opposition.
And sometimes the opposition gets carried away and gets all out cheaply to suffer an embarrassing defeat. This article is also related to such statistics, where we will talk about the biggest win margins ever recorded in the history of the Asia Cup. India registered the biggest one. So, let’s check it out.
Biggest Win Margin in Asia Cup (ODI)
|India||375||256 runs||Hong Kong||Karachi||25 Jun 2008|
|Pakistan||343||238 runs||Nepal||Multan||30 Aug 2023|
|Pakistan||321||238 runs||Bangladesh||Dhaka||2 Jun 2000|
|Pakistan||344||173 runs||Hong Kong||Chattogram||29 Oct 1988|
|Pakistan||289||173 runs||Bangladesh||Colombo (SSC)||18 Jul 2004|
|Sri Lanka||333||158 runs||Bangladesh||Karachi||30 Jun 2008|
|Pakistan||289||155 runs||Hong Kong||Karachi||24 Jun 2008|
|Sri Lanka||291||142 runs||UAE||Lahore||26 Jun 2008|
|Pakistan||386||139 runs||Bangladesh||Dambulla||21 Jun 2010|
|Bangladesh||262||137 runs||Sri Lanka||Dubai (DSC)||15 Sep 2018|
3. Pakistan (233 runs) vs Bangladesh in 2000
Pakistan registered the third-biggest win margin in the history of the Asia Cup. It came in the 2000 edition. This was the fourth game of the tournament in Dhaka between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a good start with an opening stand of 83 runs in 10.1 overs. Imran Nazir made a quick 80 off 76 balls. Mohammad Yousuf also batted well for his 80 runs.
Then, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi added a quick 84-run unbeaten stand for the fourth wicket. Inzamam made 75 off 61, and Afridi scored 45 off 29 balls. Pakistan posted a big total of 320/3 in the first inning. Bangladesh couldn’t keep up the pace and lost wickets at regular intervals. They were dismissed for just 87 runs in 34.2 overs and lost the game by 233 runs. Abdul Razzaq took 3/5 in his four overs.
2. Pakistan (328 runs) vs Nepal in 2023
The second-biggest Asia Cup win came most recently. It came in a game between Pakistan and Nepal in the 2023 Asia Cup in Multan. After winning the toss, Pakistan batted first. They lost both openers early, but then skipper Babar Azam held the inning and added some good partnerships in the middle. He added the third-biggest partnership in Asia Cup history with Iftikhar Ahmed. Both batters added a century each.
Babar scored his 19th ODI ton and made 151 off 131 balls, with 14 fours and four sixes. Iftikhar scored his maiden ODI century off just 67 balls and made 109 not out from 71 balls, with 11 fours and four sixes. Pakistan ended up at 342/6 in the first inning. Nepal couldn’t do much against the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for just 104 runs. Pakistan registered a massive 238-run win.
1. India (256 runs) vs Hong Kong in 2008
India registered the biggest win margin in Asia Cup history. They did it against Hong Kong in the 2008 edition. It was the fourth game of the competition in Group B in Karachi. India won the toss and decided to bat first. Gautam Gambhir (51) and Virender Sehwag (78 off 44) added 127 runs for the first wicket in 14.3 overs. Then MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina added a 166-run stand.
Both batters also scored one run each. Dhoni made an unbeaten 109 off 96 balls, with six fours and six sixes. Raina smashed a 66-ball century and made 101 off 68 balls. He hit seven fours and five sixes. India went on to score the second-highest Asia Cup total of 374/4 in the first inning. Hong Kong had a horrible batting performance, getting all out for 118 runs. India won the game by 256 runs.