The final of Asia Cup 2023 turned out to be an anti-climax as the Indian bowlers decimated the opposition. Sri Lanka wrote themselves into the cricketing hall of shame as they were bowled out for just 50 runs in the final. The Sri Lankans though aren’t the only team that have been at the receiving end of such infamy. There are four other teams who were left speechless thanks to the opposition. Here is the entire list of teams getting out for low scores in the history of the Asia Cup.
1. Sri Lanka -50 all out versus India – Colombo-Asia Cup 2023
Mohammad Siraj was the destroyer with the ball as he picked 6/21 from his 7 overs including a maiden. The Sri Lankans had no answer against the rampaging Indian seam bowlers under the cloudy conditions at Colombo. Kusal Mendis and Dunith Wellalage were the only batters to reach double figures. Jasprit Bumrah picked one wicket for 23, while Hardik Pandya ended with 3/3.
2. Bangladesh – 87 all out versus Pakistan – Dhaka – Asia Cup 2000
Pakistan batted first and posted 320 on the board thanks to 80 each by Imran Nazir and Mohammad Yousuf. Inzamam-UL-Haq scored 75 off 61 balls while Shahid Afridi was not out on 45 off 29 balls. Chasing 321 to win, Bangladesh was all out for 87 with two batters going past 10. Abdul Razzaq did the damage with the ball with 3/5 from his 4 overs.
3. Bangladesh -94 all out versus Pakistan – Sharjah –Asia Cup 1986
Wasim Akram with 4/19 destroyed Bangladesh as they were all out for 94. Shaheedur Rehman was the top score with 37. Imran Khan got two wickets while Abdul Qadir picked 3. Pakistan lost 3 wickets as chased the runs with 17.5 overs to go.
4. Sri Lanka – 96 all out versus India – Sharjah – Asia Cup 1984
The Indian bowlers showed their class against the Sri Lankan batters as they were bowled out for 96. Madan Lal picked 3 wickets, while Chetan Sharma got two. Ranjan Madhugalle was the top scorer with 38. India got the target without losing a wicket in the 22nd over. Surinder Khanna top scored with 51 not out.
5. Bangladesh -99/8 versus India – Chattorgram – Asia Cup 1988
Arshud Ayub with 3 wickets led the Indian charge with the ball as Bangladesh could only score 99 from their 45 overs. India won the game with 9 wickets in hand and 24 overs to spare as Navjot Sidhu was not out on 51.