India and Pakistan will resume their cricketing rivalry when they lock horns with each other in the Group A match in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018. The match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
The last time the two teams faced each other in a cricket ground was in the Champions Trophy 2017 final at the Oval in England when the Men in Green defeated India by a huge margin of 180 runs. Pakistan had scored a mammoth of 338/4 runs which India failed to chase. The Indian batsmen had no answers to some fabulous bowling by Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and leg-spinner Shadab Khan.
Overall, India and Pakistan have played 12 games against each other in the Asia Cup tournament (11 ODI and 1 T20I), with India emerging victorious on six occasions, Pakistan on five and one match ending without any result.
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record between India and Pakistan at Asia Cup
India emerging on the winning side
In the 1983/84 edition of the Asia Cup, India (188/4) defeated Pakistan (134 all out) by 54 runs in the finals.
In the 1988/89 edition of the Asia Cup, India (143/6) defeated Pakistan (142 all out) by four wickets.
In 2008 edition of the Asia Cup, India (301/4) defeated Pakistan (299/4) by six wickets with 47 balls to spare at the group stage.
In the 2010 edition of the Asia Cup, India (271/7) defeated Pakistan (267 all out) by three wickets, with one ball remaining.
In 2011/12 edition of the Asia Cup, India (330/4) defeated Pakistan (329/6) by six wickets.
The 2016 edition of the Asia Cup was played as a T20I. India (85/5) beat Pakistan (83 all out) by five wickets in round-robin clash.
Exception: The 1990/91 Asia Cup edition only featured India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. India (205/3) beat Sri Lanka (204/9) by seven wickets to take the title home.
Pakistan emerging on the winning side
In the 1994/95 edition of the Asia Cup, Pakistan (266/9) defeated India (169 all out) by 97 runs.
In 2000 edition of the Asia Cup, Pakistan (295/7) defeated India (251/7) by 44 runs in round-robin.
In the 2004 edition of the Asia Cup, Pakistan (300/9) defeated India (241/8) by 59 runs in round-robin clash.
In the 2008 edition of the Asia Cup, Pakistan suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of India in the group stages. However, in the Super Fours, Pakistan (309/2) defeated India (308/7) by eight wickets.
In the 2013/14 edition of the Asia Cup, Pakistan (249/9) defeated India (245/8) by one wicket.
The India-Pakistan match in the 1977 edition of the Asia Cup could not be completed due to heavy rain and bad light and the match was scheduled for a later date. However, rain played spoilsport as the re-scheduled match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
India have won the Asia Cup title six times in 1983/84, 1988/89, 1990/91, 1994/95, 2010, 2016.