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1986 Asia Cup

1986 Asia Cup
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format One-Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin
Host(s)  Sri Lanka
Champions  Sri Lanka
Participants 3
Matches played 4
Man of the Series Arjuna Ranatunga
Most runs Arjuna Ranatunga (105)
Most wickets Abdul Qadir (9)

The 1986 Asia Cup (also known as the John Player Gold Leaf Trophy), was the second Asia Cup tournament, and was held in Sri Lanka between March 30 and April 6. Three teams took part in the tournament: Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. India pulled out of the tournament due to strained cricketing relations with Sri Lanka.

The 1986 Asia Cup was a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams qualifying for a place in the final. Pakistan won both its matches and qualified for the final against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to win their first Asia Cup.


  • Matches 1
    • Group stage 1.1
    • Final 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Group stage

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
 Pakistan 2 2 0 0 0 4 3.823
 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 2 3.796
 Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.795
30 March 1986
197 all out (45 overs)
 Sri Lanka
116 all out (33.5 overs)
Mohsin Khan 39 (46)
Ravi Ratnayeke 3/32 (9 overs)
Brendon Kuruppu 34 (56)
Manzoor Elahi 3/22 (9 overs)
 Pakistan won by 81 runs
Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Dickie Bird and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Mohsin Khan

31 March 1986
94 all out (35.3 overs)
98/3 (32.1 overs)
Shaheedur Rahman 37 (60)
Wasim Akram 4/19 (9 overs)
Mudassar Nazar 47 (97)
Jahangir Shah 2/23 (9 overs)
 Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Herbi Felsinger and PW Vidanagamage
Player of the match: Wasim Akram

2 April 1986
131/8 (45 overs)
 Sri Lanka
132/3 (31.3 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 40 (63)
Kaushik Amalean 2/15 (9 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 44 (91)
Golam Faruq 1/22 (8.3 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Asanka Gurusinha


6 April 1986
191/9 (45 overs)
 Sri Lanka
195/5 (42.2 overs)
Javed Miandad 67 (100)
Kaushik Amalean 4/46 (9 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 57 (55)
Abdul Qadir 3/32 (9 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Dickie Bird and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Javed Miandad

See also


  • Cricket Archive: John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup) 1985/86
  • WisdenAlmanack: John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup)

External links

  • Cricket archive tournament page
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