In our series of blogs relating to Asia Cup records here we are presenting second part with Asia Cup batting records. As shown in our previous blog Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan have featured in most number of matches that helps batsman of these sides in dominating the batting records.
Most Career Runs in Asia Cup
Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuria have scored most runs in Asia Cup competition and his tally of 1220 runs is by far the highest, and due to his aggressive batting approach in 90’s no surprise that he was the only batsman to have scored more than 1000 runs with an strike rate of over 100 in Asia Cup history. Only other batsman to have scored more than 1000 runs also belonged to Sri Lanka and former captain Marvan Attpatu have this record under his belt.
India’s all time batting greats little master Sachin Tendulkar stood at 3rd place with 971 runs in his Asia Cup cricket career. Further the list of batsman’s who have scored heavily in this competition is mentioned below:
Most Career Runs in Asia Cup
Highest Individual Score in Asia Cup
Asia Cup batting records for highest individual score by a batsman is held by India’s skipper Virat Kohli; one the best batsman of modern era is topping the batting charts. His innings of 183 against Pakistan at Dhaka is the highest and only instance batsman passing the 150 run mark in Asia cup. Followed by Pakistan’s Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik who both have scored 144 and 143 respectively. List of other individual highest score by batsman is mentioned below:
Most Centuries in Asia Cup
The asia cup batting record of scoring most centuries in Asia cup career belongs to Sri Lanka’s explosive opener Sanath Jayasuria who scored 6 ODI hundreds during this competition in 24 innings. Sri Lanka’s dominance in this competition can be guaged by the two top scorers and top two players with most hundreds both belongs to Sri Lanka. Kumar sangakara with 4 centuries to his name stood second.
India’s Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik also scored 3 centuries each to share the third position in batting charts. Further below list showing other century makers in Asia Cup history.
Most Fifties in Asia Cup
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakara grabbed the top position when we talk about the most fifties in Asia cup competitions. He scored 8 ODI fifties. Followed by his own countrymen Mahela Jayawardene and India’s Sachin Tendulkar who both have crossed the 50 runs mark 7 times. Sri Lanka’s Marvan Attapau and world cup winning captain Arjuna Rantunga, India’s Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq and Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal all have scored 6 fifties each to share the third spot in list of most fifties in Asia cup. Below is the list of the entire batsman who has passed 50 runs mark in Asia cup.
Some other Asia Cup batting records are mentioned below:
Boom Boom Shahid Khan Afridi is topping the chart with 26 sixes to his credit. Followed by Sanath Jayasuria 23 and Suresh Raina 18 in the list.
Sanath Jayasuria leading the maximum number of four’s with 139 boundaries in his Asia Cup cricket career, followed by Kumar Sangakara and Sachin Tebdulkar who have hit 107 and 108 fours respectively.
Pakistan Salman Butt and Bangladesh’s Aminul Islam have scored most duck with 3 each associated to them in Asia Cup career.
Hope you have enjoyed this list of batting records. In next part of this series we will share Asia cup bowling records so stay tune to www.criclink.com.