Full Coverage : ASIA CUP 2014

Asia’s powerhouses lock horns for supremacy. Afghanistan make their debut in the 2014 edition.

Thirimanne ton, Malinga fifer take Sri Lanka to title

Thirimanne ton, Malinga fifer take Sri Lanka to title

Sri Lanka regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan.

Disappointment that we couldn’t win final, but the morale very good: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan pulled off stunning run chases against India and Bangladesh, but lost the lopsided final to Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2014: Champions Sri Lanka get a grand welcome

This was Sri Lanka’s first major international trophy since their triangular home series involving India and New Zealand in 2010.

Cup still half empty for Sri Lanka
March 10, 2014

The Asia Cup title was the first the islanders had won since 2008 in a tournament involving more than three teams.

Lanka break final jinx
March 9, 2014

Malinga five-for, Thirimanne ton guide team to their first major win since the Asia Cup in 2008.

Asia Cup 2014: Lahiru Thirimanne ton, Lasith Malinga fifer take Sri Lanka to title
March 8, 2014

Sri Lanka regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan.

Asia Cup 2014: Doubt before the bout

Shahid Afridi uncertain for Saturday’s final against Sri Lanka as Pakistan suffer from injury issues.

Asia Cup 2014: Down the unbeaten track
March 7, 2014

The target was never going to pose a threat to Sri Lanka despite the fact that Bangladesh bowlers kept it tight.

Asia Cup 2014: ‘We wanted to maintain continuity ahead of World T20’

The management was criticised for not playing Pujara, Ishwar Pandey and Varun Aaron in the dead rubber.

Why it is fun to support Pakistan

So, go ahead and call us seditonaries. Or whatever else suits you.

As long as I’m fit, will continue playing cricket: Shahid Afridi
March 6, 2014

Shahid Afridi said he would quit the game the day he feels himself a burden to his team..

Asia Cup 2014: No 4 is really a challenging position, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, opening the innings, scored 56 runs in an easy chase of 160 against the Afghan unit.

Asia Cup 2014: You can’t retain your surprise element for too long, says Ajantha Mendis

Mendis burst onto the scene with 26 wickets at home in three Test matches in his debut series against India.

Asia Cup 2014: Sunil Gavaskar criticises Team India’s ‘favourite XI’ syndrome

Sunil Gavaskar said it was hard to comprehend the Indian team’s decision to play an unchanged XI.

Asia Cup 2014 Quick Singles: Why is Cheteshwar Pujara still warming the bench?
March 5, 2014

India beat Afghanistan in their last Asia Cup fixture, but a lot of questions went unanswered in India’s campaign.

Asia Cup 2014: India cruise to comprehensive win

Playing Afghanistan in the Asia Cup dead rubber, India beat the Afghan side in comprehensive fashion.

Asia Cup 2014: Unchanged India for Afghanistan clash ‘baffles’ Sunil Gavaskar

Pujara and pacer Ishwar Pandey were not included in the team for the inconsequential match.

Asia Cup 2014: India exit on the right note

Spinners take eight wickets to bowl out Afghanistan for just 159; Rahane, Dhawan star in easy chase.

Hope Shahid Afridi’s last over sixes vs India leave a lasting impact like Miandad’s: Rashid Latif

In Hafeez, Misbah, Ajmal, Afridi, Junaid and Shehzad we already have the core, says Latif.

Abdur Rehman’s believe-it-or-not: 8 runs from 0 balls

Pakistani spinner Abdur Rehman took a hat-trick of illegal full tosses to finish with figures of 0-0-8-0.

Dead rubber: India’s friendly meet with ‘fans’

Afghanistan players worship their Indian counterparts, and Dhoni’s absence has left Afghans disappointed.

Asia Cup 2014: Sprint decides run-marathon

Shahid Afridi’s 25-ball 59 helps Pakistan pull off their highest run-chase to make final.

Asia Cup 2014: I’ve always been really impressed by Amit Mishra, says Virat Kohli
March 4, 2014

Virat Kohli felt Amit Mishra showed a lot of courage in taking up the challenge he threw at him.

Asia Cup 2014: Doing the best we can, in whatever capacity, says Ambati Rayudu

If Bangladesh can pull off an upset win over Pakistan, India would have a slight chance of making finals.

Asia Cup 2014: Sri Lankans in final, Afghans back on earth

Afghanistan, chasing 254 to win, struggled against Thisara Perera’s pace and Ajantha Mendis’s guile.

Asia Cup 2014: Dinesh Karthik isn’t keeping eyes on the ball

After the ball is pitched, he sometimes takes his eyes off the ball even before it reaches him.

Asia Cup 2014: Short of expectations

Players given a chance by selectors with an eye on World Cup haven’t really made the opportunity count.

Asia Cup 2014: Shahid Afridi seals thrilling chase
March 3, 2014

Shahid Afridi sealed the tense chase in typical Afridi fashion – with a hit over the fence.

Out of the box? Not really

Ajmal, in perhaps all of world cricket today, has the widest range of varieties to his conventional off-spin.

From Jalalabad to Dhaka, Afghans celebrate with gunfire, SRK songs

Finance minister Ishaq Dar announced a cash award of $1,000 each for the squad.

Asia Cup 2014: After boom boom, India go bust

Afridi’s late strikes leaves Kohli’s side with only a marginal chance of making final.

Asia Cup 2014 Quick Singles: Shahid Afridi, the emir of Mirpur
March 2, 2014

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi. And, rest, they say, is history.

Asia Cup 2014 Quick Singles: Crafty Saeed Ajmal and gritty Ambati Rayudu

Offie Ajmal ends with impressive figures of 3/40 as Rayudu’s second ODI fifty pushes India to respectable total.

Asia Cup 2014: After boom boom, India go bust

India paid the price for costly blunders at crucial junctures to suffer a nerve-wracking one-wicket defeat.

Asia Cup 2014: No scope for another tumble

India face traditional rivals Pakistan in a high-profile Asia Cup match, one neither team can afford to lose.

Asia Cup 2014: Associates Afghanistan arrive on big stage

Afghanistan could have won with a bonus point after hosts lost four wickets for four runs inside eight balls.

Asia Cup 2014: Afghanistan fancy chances against injury-ravaged Bangladesh
March 1, 2014

Afghanistan on Thursday had reduced Pakistan to 117 for six before the latter side recovered well to end up at 248.