The 2012 Asia Cup (also called Micromax Asia Cup) was the eleventh edition of the tournament and was held in Bangladesh.
Like the previous event, the tournament featured the four Test-playing nations from Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. India entered the tournament as the defending 2010 Asia Cup champions. Pakistan won the tournament by beating Bangladesh in the final by 2 runs.
|2012 Asia Cup|
|Dates||11 March–22 March|
|Administrator(s)||Asian Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||One Day International|
|Tournament format(s)||Round-robin, Knockout|
|Champions||Pakistan (2nd title)|
|Player of the series||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Most runs||Virat Kohli (357)|
|Most wickets||Umar Gul (9)|
China was interested to host the Asia Cup at Guangzhou but it was decided by the Asian Cricket Council that Bangladesh will host the event. It was the third time Bangladesh hosted the event after 1988 and 2000.
The event was supposed to be held between 1 and 11 March 2012, but was rescheduled to avoid conflicting with the ODI tri-series in Australia that also included Sri Lanka and India, which ended on 8 March. The tournament was played from 11 to 22 March.
|Mirpur, Dhaka||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
Umpires from neutral countries:
Umpires from participating countries:
|1||Pakistan||3||2||1||0||0||1||9||–||0.4439||780 (139.5)||759 (147.5)|
|2||Bangladesh||3||2||1||0||0||0||8||1||0.0223||746 (136.3)||762 (140)|
|3||India||3||2||1||0||0||0||8||0||0.3774||923 (147.5)||876 (149.2)|
|4||Sri Lanka||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||–||-0.8869||653 (140)||705 (127)|
If two or more teams have the same number of points, the right to play in the final is determined as follows:
All times local (UTC+06:00)
262/8 (50 overs)
241 (48.1 overs)
304/3 (50 overs)
254 (45.1 overs)
188 (45.4 overs)
189/4 (39.5 overs)
289/5 (50 overs)
293/5 (49.2 overs)
329/6 (50 overs)
330/4 (47.5 overs)
232 (49.5 overs)
212/5 (37.1 overs)
236/9 (50 overs)
234/8 (50 overs)
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||4||237||59.25||110.233||68||0||3|
|Player||No. of Awards|
|Shakib Al Hasan|
|Shahid Afridi||Man of the match in Final|
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Mohammad Anamul Haque Bijoy (born 16 December 1990) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He is a wicket-keeper and an opening right-handed batsman.Ashoke Dinda
Ashok Dinda is an Indian cricketer. He plays for Bengal in domestic cricket and played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League. Earlier he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India and Kolkata Knight Riders.Bangladesh
Bangladesh (; Bengali: বাংলাদেশ Bangladesh [ˈbaŋladeʃ] (listen), lit. "The country of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh), is a country in South Asia. It shares land borders with India and Myanmar (Burma). The country's maritime territory in the Bay of Bengal is roughly equal to the size of its land area. Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country as well as its most densely-populated, to the exclusion of small island nations and city-states. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port. Bangladesh forms the largest and easternmost part of the Bengal region. Bangladeshis include people from a range of ethnic groups and religions. Bengalis, who speak the official Bengali language, make up 98% of the population. The politically dominant Bengali Muslims make the nation the world's third largest Muslim-majority country. Islam is the official religion of Bangladesh.Most of Bangladesh is covered by the Bengal delta, the largest delta on Earth. The country has 700 rivers and 8,046 km (5,000 mi) of inland waterways. Highlands with evergreen forests are found in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the country. Bangladesh has many islands and a coral reef. The longest unbroken natural sea beach of the world, Cox's Bazar Beach, is located in the southeast. It is home to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. The country's biodiversity includes a vast array of plant and wildlife, including endangered Bengal tigers, the national animal.
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Enamul Haque (Bengali: এনামুল হক;born 5 December 1986) known as Enamul Haque Jr to distinguish him from Enamul Haque, who also played for Bangladesh, but was not related to him, is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He currently plays for his home team, Sylhet Division in National Cricket League and Prime Bank Cricket Club in the Dhaka Premier Division.
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Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the men's national team as of March 2019. A right-handed top order batsman, he has made 66 centuries in international cricket—25 in Test cricket and 41 in One Day Internationals (ODIs)—as of March 2019, the third-most, behind Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ricky Ponting (71). In a 2013 interview, former West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards described Kohli as someone whose batting reminds him of himself.Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008 and scored his first century the following year when he made 107 against the same team at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. His 86-ball 133 not out against Sri Lanka in February 2012 led India to the second highest run-chase by any team in Australia. Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones described the innings as "one of the greatest ODI knocks of all time". Kohli's highest score of 183 came against Pakistan during the 2012 Asia Cup; India successfully chased a target of 330 set by Pakistan and Kohli was adjudged man of the match. Following that in 2013, he made his first century as a captain while playing against the West Indies in a tri-nation tournament. In the bilateral series against Australia in October 2013, Kohli made two centuries in successful run-chases. The first of the two, 100 not out, was scored off 52 balls and remains the fastest ODI century by an Indian. The next century, which came off 61 balls, remains the third-fastest by an Indian as of March 2019. In ODIs, 25 of his 41 centuries have come in the second innings and India have lost only seven ODIs when he has made a century. As of March 2019, Kohli has the most ODI centuries for an active player and is behind Tendulkar (49) on the all time list.Kohli made his Test debut against the West Indies in 2011 and scored his first century in the format during the Australian tour in January 2012. In the first Test of the 2014–15 Border–Gavaskar Trophy, he became the fourth Indian player to score centuries in both the innings of a Test match after making 115 and 141 respectively. He was appointed as the captain of the Test team during the series and became the first player to score centuries in each of his first three Test innings as captain. In 2016, Kohli became the fifth player to score three or more double centuries in a calendar year. The following year, he repeated the feat by scoring three double centuries, including a career-best 243 against Sri Lanka. As of March 2019, he has the most double centuries (6) by a captain. Fourteen of his twenty five Test centuries have been scored at venues outside India. In 2017, he became the first captain to score ten centuries across all formats of international cricket in a calendar year. Since his debut Twenty20 International (T20I) match in 2010, Kohli is yet to score a century in the format; his highest score of 90 not out was against Australia in 2016.List of international cricket centuries by Younis Khan
Younis Khan (also spelled as Younus Khan) is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He has scored centuries (100 or more runs in a single innings) in Test and One Day International (ODI) matches on thirty-four and seven occasions respectively. He has played 115 Test and 265 ODI matches for Pakistan, scoring 10000+ and 7,249 runs respectively. He was described by the BBC as "a dependable member of the strong Pakistan middle order" and the "most graceful batsman in the side". Former Australian captain Michael Clarke said about him that he was "one of the gentlemen of our game, class player" and "a very good player".Khan scored a century on his Test debut against Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in 2000, and became the seventh Pakistan player to achieve this feat. His score of 313, against Sri Lanka at the National Stadium, Karachi in 2009, is the third highest total by a Pakistan batsman in Test cricket and the twentieth highest overall. Khan has scored Test centuries at 17 cricket grounds, including 20 at venues outside Pakistan. He scored centuries in both innings of a Test match against Australia in January 2014 becoming seventh Pakistani to achieve the feat. In Test cricket, Khan is the first Pakistani batsman to score centuries against all the Test cricket playing teams. He is most successful against Sri Lanka, making eight Test centuries against them. Khan has made a double century (200 or more runs) on six occasions during Tests while two times got out on 199 and 194 respectively. As of January 2017, he is equal sixth overall among all-time Test century-makers, and top of the equivalent list for Pakistan. In October 2015, Khan became Pakistan's all-time leading run scorer in Test matches, overtaking Javed Miandad's tally of 8,832 runs, while playing against England. He is also the only Pakistani batsman to score over 10,000 Test runs.
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Nasir Jamshed (Urdu: ناصر جمشید; born 6 December 1989) is a Pakistani former cricketer, who is currently banned for ten years for his involvement in spot-fixing.
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|Asia Cup Final|
Preceding season: International cricket in 2011
Following season: International cricket in 2012