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Tournament review

Asia Cup 2008

May 1, 2009: A tournament review of the Asia Cup, 2008

Osman Samiuddin

The month of Mendis

Aug 1, 2008: Plus, two old Sri Lankan foxes still going strong, an umpiring howler, and KP's English identity - all in our round-up of the on-field performance highlights from July

Sidharth Monga

UAE cricket

We need to play teams from top countries - Saqib

Jul 21, 2008: Saqib Ali, who captained United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup in Pakistan, feels the team needs to play at least A teams from the top countries in order to improve

ESPNcricinfo staff

The state of Bangladesh cricket

Siddons slams poor facilities in Bangladesh

Jul 13, 2008: Jamie Siddons, the Bangladesh coach, has blamed the poor cricketing facilities and infrastructure in the country for his team's dismal showing in international cricket

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Pakistan cricket

Akram criticises Malik's captaincy

Jul 11, 2008: Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan captain, has criticised Shoaib Malik for his captaincy and for not bowling his offspin regularly, and called for the inclusion of Mohammad Aamer, the 16-year-old left-arm seamer, into the national team

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Asia Cup 2008

Twenty numbers

Jul 7, 2008: Cricinfo brings to you twenty key numbers from the recently-concluded Asia Cup held in Pakistan

Asia Cup 2008

Blighted by bad timing, dead pitches

Jul 7, 2008: For two weeks in Karachi almost everyone talked about cricket, but none bothered to turn up at the National Stadium

Sidharth Monga in Karachi

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

We never had a reply for Mendis - Dhoni

Jul 6, 2008: Dhoni was mesmerised even at the press-conference. For every question demanding explanations for the defeat, he the same answer: Mendis

Sidharth Monga in Karachi

Security measures

ICC waits for Asia Cup security report

Jul 6, 2008: The ICC is awaiting a report from its security consultants, working with the Pakistan authorities, on the Asia Cup in its bid to assess the situation in the country ahead of the Champions Trophy in September

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India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

The old hand shows how it's done

Jul 6, 2008: A great knock is one that can be seen independent of the situation, irrespective of the result, yet one that contributes to the team cause. Some times a great knock looks effortless compared to batsmen. Jayasuirya, today, satisfied all the above criteria

Sidharth Monga in Karachi

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

Mendis' challenge begins now

Jul 6, 2008: The mystery is now out in the open and every batsman is out to solve it. The real challenge for Ajantha Mendis, of uncertain categorisation, to maintain that secrecy, begins now

Osman Samiuddin in Karachi

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

A veteran and a rookie steal the show

Jul 6, 2008: Sri Lanka equalled India's mark of four Asia Cup wins with their 100-run triumph in the final in Karachi. A few statistical highlights from the game

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India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

Mendis spins Sri Lanka to title triumph

Jul 6, 2008: Sanath Jayasuriya smashed another superb century before Ajantha Mendis, the mystery spinner still classed as a slow-medium bowler, bamboozled a highly rated batting line-up to finish with astonishing figures of 6 for 13

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

Triple threat for India's batsmen

Jul 5, 2008: A statistical preview to the Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka

Mathew Varghese

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

Mendis takes centrestage in final

Jul 5, 2008: Ajantha Mendis happens to be a major part of Sri Lanka's gameplan, not just with his mystical bowling, but also because he seems to have taken focus off most of the other bowlers

Sidharth Monga in Karachi

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup final, Karachi

Batting giants prepare for final onslaught

Jul 5, 2008: Cricinfo previews the Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka

The Preview by S Rajesh

Plays of the day

Pitch transformation

Jul 4, 2008: Sidharth Monga presents the Plays of the day for Pakistan v Bangladesh, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 4, 2008

Sidharth Monga in Karachi

Security measures

Asia Cup success proves Pakistan is safe - Ashraf

Jul 4, 2008: The successful organisation of the Asia Cup will boost Pakistan's chances of hosting the ICC Champions Trophy in September this year, the board chairman Nasim Ashraf said

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Pakistan v Bangladesh, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi

Pakistan thrash sorry Bangladesh

Jul 4, 2008: A clinical performance from Pakistan had them coast to a ten-wicket win in the inconsequential final Super Four match of the Asia Cup

The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

The flattest ODI pitch in the world

Jul 4, 2008: One-day cricket isn't much fun for the bowlers at the best of times, but in the Asia Cup theirs has been an especially unenviable job

S Rajesh
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Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jul 6, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi - Jul 4, 2008
Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 182 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jul 3, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Karachi - Jul 2, 2008
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jun 30, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 158 runs
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