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1997 Asia Cup

1997 Asia Cup
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format One-Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  Sri Lanka
Champions  Sri Lanka (2nd title)
Participants 4
Matches played 7
Man of the Series Arjuna Ranatunga
Most runs Arjuna Ranatunga 272
Most wickets Venkatesh Prasad 7

The 1997 Asia Cup (also known as the Pepsi Asia Cup 1997), was the sixth Asia Cup tournament, and the second to be held in Sri Lanka. The tournament took place between July 14–26, 1997. Four teams took part in the tournament: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The 1997 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. India and Sri Lanka qualified for the final where Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets to win its second Asia Cup and ending India's three consecutive championship run.


Group stage

Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
 Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 6 1.035
 India 3 1 1 0 1 3 1.405
 Pakistan 3 1 1 0 1 3 0.940
 Bangladesh 3 0 3 0 0 0 -2.895
14 July 1997
Sri Lanka 
239 (49.5 overs)
224/9 (50 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 80 (113)
Kabir Khan 2/49 (8 overs)
Saleem Malik 57 (79)
Sajeewa de Silva 6/26 (6 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 15 runs
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: SK Bansal (IND) & S Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Marvan Atapattu (SL)

16 July 1997
315/5 (50 overs)
210 (49.3 overs)
Saeed Anwar 90 (94)
Saiful Islam 1/45 (7 overs)
Athar Ali Khan 82 (125)
Saqlain Mushtaq 5/38 (9.3 overs)
 Pakistan won by 105 runs
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: SK Bansal (IND) & BC Cooray (SL)
Player of the match: Saeed Anwar (PAK)

18 July 1997
227/6 (50 overs)
 Sri Lanka
231/4 (44.4 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 81* (103)
Chaminda Vaas 2/35 (8 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 131* (152)
Robin Singh 2/29 (4 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mohammad Nazir (PAK) & Saleem Badar (PAK)
Player of the match: Arjuna Ranatunga (SL)

20 July 1997
30/5 (9 overs)
Saleem Malik 10 (13)
Venkatesh Prasad 4/17 (5 overs)
No result
SSCG, Colombo
Umpires: BC Cooray (SL) & Kandiah Francis (SL)
  • Rain and bad light after 5 overs stopped the game, and Umpires reduced the overs per side to 33.
    When the game resumed, it had to be called off again due to bad light.

21 July 1997
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
SSCG, Colombo
Umpires: BC Cooray (SL) & Kandiah Francis (SL)

22 July 1997
Sri Lanka 
296/4 (46 overs)
193/8 (46 overs)
Jayasuriya 108 (83)
Minhajul Abedin 2-43 (9 overs)
Naimur Rahman 47 (85)
Muralitharan 2-29 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 103 runs
SSCG, Colombo
Umpires: Saleem Badar (PAK) & S Venkataraghavan (IND)

24 July 1997
130/8 (43 overs)
132/1 (15 overs)
Athar Ali Khan 33 (69)
Robin Singh 3/13 (9 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 73 (52)
Enamul Haque 1/34 (3 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
SSCG, Colombo
Umpires: Kandiah Francis (SL) & Mohammad Nazir (PAK)


26 July 1997
239/7 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka 
240/2 (36.5 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 81 (102)
Chaminda Vaas 2/32 (8 overs)
MS Atapattu 84 (101)
Nilesh Kulkarni 1/48 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mohammad Nazir (PAK) & Saleem Badar (PAK)
Player of the match: MS Atapattu

See also


  • Cricket Archive: Pepsi Asia Cup 1997
  • CricInfo: Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, Jul 1997

External links

  • Cricket archive tournament page
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