Asia Cup 2014, stats: Pakistan's triumph vs India is narrowest ever in tournament
Pakistan defeated India by a wicket in their Asia Cup clash - making for the closest win the tournament has ever witnessed. It also helped Pakistan virtually shun India out of Asia Cup.
# Pakistan's one-wicket triumph is the narrowest victory margin in terms of wickets at the Asia Cup, eclipsing Sri Lanka's two-wicket win over India at Fatullah on February 28, 2014.
# Pakistan have won seven ODIs by one-wicket margin - two each vs South Africa and India and one each vs West Indies, New Zealand and Australia. Â
# Pakistan have won five and lost five out of eleven played against India at the Asia Cup (NR 1).
# Pakistan have won 23 and lost 14 out of 38 played at the Asia Cup (NR 1) - winning % 62.16.
# Under Virat Kohli's captaincy, India have lost two successive games for the first time.Â Overall, he enjoys winning % percentage of 72.72 - won eight out of eleven played (lost three).
# Under Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan have won 38 and lost 28 out of 69 played (winning % 57.35) - Tied 2 & NR 1.
# Except for a career-best 183 at Dhaka on March 18, 2012, Virat Kohli's performance against Pakistan is mediocre in eight other innings in ODIs - his sequence of scores in nine innings being 16, 18, 9, 183, 0, 6, 7, 22 not out and 5 - his aggregate being 266 at an average of 33.25.
# Rohit Sharma (56) has posted his fourth fifty vs Pakistan - his 22nd in ODIs.Â The said innings is his second fifty in ODIs in Bangladesh - the first being 68 off 83 balls vs Pakistan at Mirpur on March 18, 2012.
# Rohit has registered three fifties vs Pakistan at the Asia Cup to become the first Indian batsman to do so.Â Overall, he has registered four fifties at the Asia Cup - his highest being 69 vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla on June 22, 2010.
# Rohit's 56 is his second highest score in ten innings under Virat Kohli's captaincy - the highest being 64 not out vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on August 1, 2013.
# Ravindra Jadeja has set an Indian record for the highest individual innings by number seven batsman at the Asia Cup, surpassing the 38 by Irfan Pathan against Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) on July 25, 2004.Â Â He is the sixth number seven batsman to post a fifty at the Asia Cup.
# Ambati Rayudu (58) has posted his second fifty in ODIs - his highest being 63 not out vs Zimbabwe at Harare on July 24, 2013.
# Saeed Ajmal (3/40) has produced his best bowling performance vs India at the Asia Cup, eclipsing the 3 for 56 at Dambulla on June 19, 2010.Â Ajmal's best ever bowling performance at the Asia Cup is 3 for 27 against Sri Lanka at Dhaka on March 15, 2012.
# Ajmal, with 20 wickets at an average of 19.90 in ten matches, has established a Pakistan record for most wickets at the Asia Cup, bettering Abdul Qadir's aggregate of 17 at 14.76 runs apiece.
# For the third time at the Asia Cup, three fifties have been recorded in a total of less than 250
# Misbah-ul-Haq has been dismissed 'run-out' three times in eight innings at the Asia Cup, sharing a dubious distinction of Arjuna Ranatunga (3 run-out dismissals in 13 innings). Three run-outs as captains is an unwanted feat at the Asia Cup.
# Playing his first game vs Pakistan in ODIs apart from his first match at the Asia Cup, Amit Mishra has bowled impressively to capture two for 28.
# Mohammad Hafeez has recorded his second fifty at the Asia Cup.Â His innings of 75 off 117 balls is his second highest score against India at the event, next only to the 105 off 113 balls at Dhaka on March 18, 2012.
# Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood were involved in a stand of 87 - Pakistan's second highest fifth-wicket partnership against India at the Asia Cup, next only to the 92 between Moin Khan and Mohammad Yousuf at Dhaka on June 3, 2000.
# Hafeez's 19th fifty in ODIs is his second against India.
# Hafeez has provided the sixth instance when a Pakistani all-rounder has registered a fifty, taken two wickets and two catches in the same ODI.
# Hafeez's first Man of the Match award against India is his 14th in ODIs.
# Ravindra Jadeja has failed to take a wicket in six ODIs out of ten played at the Asia Cup - his tally being six wickets at an average of 56.66 - strike rate being 72.0.
# Saeed Ajmal's tenth duck in ODIs is his second against India. Both his ducks against India have been recorded by Ajmal at the Asia Cup.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (3/44) has produced his second best bowling performance at the Asia Cup - his best being 3 for 39 against Sri Lanka at Dhaka on March 13, 2012.
# Ashwin's aforesaid figures are his best against Pakistan in ODIs, eclipsing the 2 for 35 at Birmingham on June 15, 2013.
# Shahid Afridi has become the first batsman to hit 50 sixes against India in 63 innings in ODIs, eclipsing Sanath Jayasuriya's tally of 46 in 85 innings.
# Afridi is the first player to hit 50 sixes or more against two opponents - 63 vs Sri Lanka and 50 vs India.Â The only other batsman to hit 50 sixes against an opponent is Sanath Jayasuriya - 53 vs Pakistan.
Stats by Rajesh Kumar