Since the inception of the Asia Cup in 1984, India have won the title five times.
Last winning the title in 1995, it took India 15 years and 5 tournaments to reclaim it. And with this win, India hold the record of winning Asia Cup title for the maximum number of time.
CricketNDTV.com takes a look at those tournaments where India emerged victorious.
The Asia Cup as a showpiece continental tournament was conceived after the formation of the Asian Cricket Council in 1983.
The first tournament known as the Rothmans Asia Cup was held in Sharjah in a round-robin format. The series involved just three teams- India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
India won both their matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka and since there was no final, they were crowned champions of the inaugural tournament.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Surinder Khanna, who slammed half-centuries in both games, surprise everyone by taking the Man-of-the-Series award.
The third edition was held in Bangladesh and is known as the Wills Asia Cup. The hosts lost all their three matches to the stronger teams, while Sri Lanka progressed into the final with three wins from three matches.
Archrivals Pakistan and India locked horns in a do-or-die battle for a place in the finals. Arshad Ayub helped India beat Pakistan by recording the best ever bowling figures (5/21) by an Indian bowler in ODIs.
In the final, a Navjot Singh Sidhu inspired India to victory against the Lankans. Sidhu took home the ‘Man of the Series' award with three fifties in the tournament.
After two years, India came back to defend their title and they did it successfully on the home soil.
Pakistan had opted out due to political tensions with India.
Although Sri Lanka beat India in the group stage, the hosts bounced back in the final to record their third Asia Cup triumph.
Kapil Dev took a hat-trick and a fine batting display thereafter saw India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets.
Sanjay Manjrekar, Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin slammed half-centuries.
The next Asia Cup tournament was scheduled for 1993 but it had to be cancelled due to strained political relations between India and Pakistan. The tournament resumed after 5 years and was returning to Sharjah after 11 years.
The power equations were changing in the continent. Sri Lanka had now become a force to reckon with and this made the tournament balanced and a three-way race.
Bangladesh continued to be the bunnies and were routed by the others. India made it to the final after wins over Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Pakistan too had a great chance to make it to their first Asia Cup final on the back of a 97-run win over India.
But Pakistan's hopes were dashed as a blitzkrieg by Sanath Jayasuriya ensured that Sri Lanka chased down their target within 31 overs to take the Lankans to the final on better run-rate.
Sri Lanka scored a competitive 230 in the final, but a 175-run stand between Azharuddin and Siddhu helped India win the last of their four Asia Cups.
Starting their campaign against Bangladesh with a win, India headed into a clash with Pakistan. It turned out to be one of the most heated matches between the two archrivals. But in the end, India prevailed over their neighbours by 3 wickets to knock them out of the competition.
Setting up a final clash with Sri Lanka, India took their last league match against them not too seriously and lost by 7 wickets.
However, in the final India looked like a more cohesive unit. Electing to bat, they scored 268 for the loss of 6 wickets. Defending the target, they bowled out Sri Lanka for 187 to lift the trophy after 15 years.
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