India vs Pakistan, a clash every cricket fan is very excited about sadly makes its appearances only on World stages. Besides World Cups, Asia Cup is the only other tournament that has seen India and Pakistan lock horns.
Pakistan debuted in the 2nd edition of the Asia Cup and since then have played India 9 times in league stage matches and twice in the final, but for a stunning fact, they are yet to register a win against India. Yes, you read that right, 11 face-offs and India leads 11-0.
2005-06 Women’s Asia Cup
30-Dec-2005, League stage game, ODI
India having won the toss opt to bat first and played to their desired script. India lost Karuna Jain early on 3 and Mithali Raj’s brief stay on 19(30) saw curtains but opener Jaya Sharma and Anjum Chopra went on to score big finishing on 138*(150) and 86(112) respectively. India posted 289 for Pakistan to chase down but a decent start by thrown away. Openers, Tasqeen Qadeer and Sajjida Shah were dismissed after starts on 21 and 17. Urooj Mumtaz had the third highest score of 15(85) as the rest were out on single-digit scores. Pakistan were bowled out for 96 runs in 41.4 overs which had India win by 193 runs and Neetu David finished with best figures of 7.4-5-7-3.
02-Jan-2006, League stage game, ODI
Pakistan had won the toss and opt to bat first. Openers, Tasqeen and Sajjida had departed for starts and resistance from the middle order in Humera Masroor and Sana Mir helped Pakistan delay the collapse, but couldn’t avoid it as the team were bowled out for 94. In the process, Devika Palshikar registered the best figures of 10-4-12-3. India in reply had openers, Mithali Raj and Rumeli Dhar finish unbeaten on scores of 38(57) and 54(48) respectively, registering a commanding 10-wicket win.
2006 Women’s Asia Cup
13-Dec-2006, League stage game, ODI
India won the toss and opt to bat first. Openers, Sulakshana and Thriush departed after having decent starts. Mithali Raj, Anjum Chopra and Reema Malhotra all departed early but India thankfully had Hemlata Kala, Rumeli Dhar and Amita Sharma who come to India’s rescue with scores of 45, 53 and 45 respectively that helped India close out on 239. Pakistan in reply had an opener, Bismah Maroof score 43 but the middle order departed for starts while Sajjida Shah top scored with 44. Pakistan closed out on 159/6 in 50 overs and had India win the contest by 80 runs.
19-Dec-2006, League stage game, ODI
India had won the toss and opt to bat first. Except for Hemlata Kala, the entire batting lineup had starts and Sunetra Paranjpe top scored with 52. Rumeli Dhar had the next best of 42 which saw India post 244 on the board. Pakistan in reply had an opener, Urooj top score with 33 and had starts from Sajjida, Sana Mir, Sana Javed and Nain Abidi which had Pakistan close out on 141. India with a much bigger, 103 run margin won the contest.
2008 Women’s Asia Cup
05-May-2008, League stage game, ODI
India won the toss and opt to bat first. Except for Jaya Sharma registering a duck, all in the Indian batting lineup enjoyed starts with Asha Rawat and Rumeli Dhar top scored on 69 and 92 which helped India post 275 on board. Pakistan in reply again had a collapse with Sajjida Shah and Sana Javed being the only two batters with double-digit scores of 16 and 10. Pakistan were 9 down for 93 which saw India with yet another commanding win by 182 runs.
09-May-2008, League stage game, ODI
India having won the toss opt to bat first. Karuna Jain and Anagha Deshpande departed after starts on scores of 37 and 38 respectively. Opener, Jaya Sharma top scored with 74 and had Mithali Raj and Rumeli Dhar on scores of 62 and 51 follow powering India to finish on 283. Pakistan in reply again had a collapse and starts from Sana Javed, Sajjida Shah, Sana Mir and Javeria Khan which got Pakistan to some sort of total before being bowled out for 76 as the rest registered single-digit scores. India with yet another commanding win, this time by 207 runs.
2012 Women’s Asia Cup
28-Oct-2012, League stage game, T20I
Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat first. Starts from the top 4; Bismah Maroof, Marina Iqbal, Sana Mir and Nain Abidi had Pakistan in a good position, but what followed was a collapse which had Pakistan bowled out for 93. India in reply lost openers, Sulakshana on 23 and Anuja Patil on 13. The pair of Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur finished unbeaten on scores of 36 and 12 powering India to an 8-wicket win with 8 balls in hand.
31-Oct-2012, Final, T20I
A first final appearance it was for Pakistan in Asia Cup and were asked to bowl first. Punam Raut topped scored with 25 and had Harmanpreet Kaur and Reema Malhotra follow with starts. India were bowled out for 81. Pakistan in reply had Bismah Maroof top score with 18 and had Sana Mir and Nain Abidi follow with scores of 11 and 13 before being bowled out for 63. India won the contest by 18 runs.
2016 Women’s Asia Cup
29-Nov-2016, League stage game, T20I
India won the toss and opt to have a bowl first. Pakistan had Ayesha Zafar with the second highest score of 28 and then Nain Abidi’s 37 had Pakistan get to some sort of a total finishing on 97. India had openers, Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana with scores of 36 and 14 providing the team with a platform. A mini collapse then occurred, but Harmanpreet Kaur’s 26(22) helped India seal the win by 5 wickets with only 4 balls to spare.
04-Dec-2016, Final, T20I
Pakistan again made it to the final of the Asia cup, but not a lot changed. India won the toss and opt to bat first. Smriti, Meghana, Veda and Harmanpreet Kaur all departed for single-digit scores but thankfully opener, Mithali Raj scored 73(65) and Jhulan Goswami’s late 17(10) pushed India to a finish on 121. Pakistan in reply had openers, Ayesha and Javeria depart after having starts and Bismah Maroof in the middle order scored the highest (25). Nida Dar and Sana Mir remained unbeaten on 12 but couldn’t guide Pakistan to victory as the side remained 17 short of the required.
2018 Women’s Asia Cup
09-June-2018, League stage game, T20I
Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat first. Opener, Nahida Khan was the second highest run scorer with 18 to her name and Sana Mir in the lower middle order hit the highest score of 20 which had Pakistan close out their 20 overs with 72 on board. India in reply lost Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma early on ducks, but Smriti Mandhana’s 38(40) and Harmanpreet Kaur’s 34*(49) ensured the win for India by 7 wickets.