India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2014: Will India beat arch-rival Pakistan for third consecutive time?

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All time blockbuster match between two of the biggest cricketing nations is going to take place on the coming 2nd March. Yes we are talking about – ‘The Match of 2014′ -India vs Pakistan match in the 12th Edition of Asia Cup 2014. It has always been more than just a match being played between two sides and 22 players on ground. Outside the ground, there are millions jeering their favourite team. And it is not going to be different this coming Sunday when they take on each other.

India and Pakistan have faced each other in this tournament which is present since 1984 on 11 occasions. India will walk into the coming match against their oldest rivalry with slight confidence as they lead head to head by winning five matches against their four matches win. On two occasions the result did not go either side.

We take a look at all those encounters between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup.

India won by 54 runs in 1984 Asia Cup, Sharjah

Brief Score: India 188/4 and Pakistan 134 all out, playing at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on 13th April, 1984.
Man of the Match: SC Khanna (India)

India won by 4 wickets in 1988 Wills Asia Cup, Dhaka

Brief Score: Pakistan 142 all out and India 143/6, playing at National Stadium, Dhaka on 31st October, 1988.
Man of the Match: Arshad Ayub (India)

Pakistan won by 97 runs in 1995 Asia Cup, Sharjah

Brief Score: Pakistan 266/ 9 and India 169 all out, playing Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on 7th April, 1995.
Man of the Match: Aaqib Javed (Pakistan)

India vs Pakistan – No Result in 1997 Asia Cup, Colombo

Brief Score: Pakistan 30/5 in 9 overs before match was called off due to rain and bad light on 20th July, 1997

India vs Pakistan – No Result in 1997 Asia Cup, Colombo

Brief Score: Match was abandoned without a single ball bowled due to rain and bad light on 21st July, 1997

Pakistan won by 44 runs in 2000 Asia Cup, Dhaka

Brief Score: Pakistan 295/7 and India 251 all out in Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 2nd June
Man of the Match: Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan)

Pakistan won by 59 runs in 2004 Asia Cup, Colombo

Brief Score: Pakistan 300/9 and India 241/8 in 50 overs in R Premadasa Stadium,Colombo, Sri Lanka on 25th July, 2004.
Man of the Match: Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)

India won by 6 wickets in 2008 Asia Cup, Karachi

Brief Score: Pakistan 299/4 and India 301/4 (42.1 overs) in National Stadium, Karachi , Pakistan on 26 June 2008.
Man of the Match: Suresh Raina (India)

Pakistan Won by 8 wickets in 2008 Asia Cup, Karachi

Brief Score: India 308/8 and Pakistan 309/2 in National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan on 2 July 2008.
Man of the match: Younis Khan

India won by 3 wickets in 2010 Asia Cup, Dambulla

Brief Score: Pakistan 267 all out and 271/7 in Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla, Sri Lanka on 19th June,
Man of the Match: Gautam Gambhir (India)

India won by 6 wickets in 2012 Asia Cup, Mirpur

Brief Score: Pakistan 329/6 and India 330/ 4 (47.5 overs) in Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh on 18th March, 2012.
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli

Will India continue with their dominance over Pakistan in this tournament? We will have to wait till Sunday to catch the ‘Match of the Year’.