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India's 6 memorable finals victories in Asia Cup

Modified 18 Sep 2018, 19:52 IST
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#3 India def. Sri Lanka, 1990-91

Sachin played a valuable knock to win the game for India

India lost to neighbours Sri Lanka in the tournament when the two teams faced off in Cuttack. However, when both the teams faced each other in the finals in Kolkata, the result was different. India won the toss and chose to field first. Kapil Dev destroyed the Sri Lankan batting line up and picked up 4 wickets for only 31 runs in 9 overs and they managed to score a meagre 204.

When India came out to bat, they lost two wickets in the form of Ravi Shastri and Navjot Singh Sidhu and were left reeling at 30-2. However, Sanjay Manjrekar and Sachin built a crucial 91-run partnership for the third wicket before the latter got dismissed. Azharuddin then came out to bat and played a blazing innings, scoring 54 off 39 to take India home.

Azharuddin was awarded the Man of the Match award and India won their third Asia cup title - their second consecutive one.

Published 18 Sep 2018, 19:52 IST
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