The final match of Asia Cup will be played between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday. This will be the 8th final between the two teams in the history of this tournament. Apart from the Asia Cup, both the teams have also clashed in the finals of 12 different tournaments. It also includes the ODI World Cup final, T-20 World Cup final and Champions Trophy final.
In this story, we will know when and where India and Sri Lanka have faced each other in the final of which tournament and what were the results of their matches. We will also know which two teams have played the maximum number of finals so far in international cricket. Starting from India-Sri Lanka
India and Sri Lanka are going to face each other in the title match for the 20th time, including all the tournaments of ICC, ACC and Tri Series. In the 19 finals held between the two so far, Sri Lanka has won 9 times and India has won only 9 times. There has also been a final without result between them.
India and Sri Lanka last faced each other in the final of any tournament in 2014. Then both of them clashed in the title match of T-20 World Cup held in Bangladesh. Batting first in that match held on 6 April 2014 at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, India scored 130 runs for 4 wickets. In reply, Sri Lanka achieved the target by losing 4 wickets in just 17.5 overs. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who played a not out inning of 52 runs, was the player of the match.
In the year 2011, ICC ODI World Cup was played jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India made it to the knockout stage by finishing second in Group A and Sri Lanka in Group B. Team India reached the final by defeating Australia in the quarter-finals and Pakistan in the semi-finals. Sri Lanka defeated England in the quarter-finals and New Zealand in the semi-finals.
The final was played between India and Sri Lanka on 2 April at the Wankhede ground in Mumbai. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 274 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, India achieved the target by losing 4 wickets in 48.4 overs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who played a not out inning of 91 runs, was the player of the match. He also hit the winning six in the final.
In the year 2002, India and Sri Lanka reached the final of the Champions Trophy together. The match was played on the grounds of Colombo on 29 September. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 244 runs in 50 overs. In reply, India scored 14 runs without loss in 2 overs, but the match remained inconclusive due to rain.
A reserve day was kept for the final. The final match took place again on 30 September, but then the game was started afresh on the reserve day. This time again Sri Lanka batted first and scored 222 runs in 50 overs. India scored 38 runs after playing 8.4 overs and it rained on this day too. The match remained inconclusive and both the teams had to share the trophy.
Apart from ACC and ICC tournaments, the teams of India and Sri Lanka have also met in the finals of different tournaments 9 times. Sri Lanka won 6 times and India won only 3 times. These tournaments were for 3 and 4 teams. Know the results of all 9 finals...
In 1994, the final of the Singer World Series was held in Colombo. India won by 6 wickets.
In 1998, the final of the Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy was held in Colombo. India won the match by 6 runs.
In 2000, the final of the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy was held in Sharjah, UAE. Sri Lanka won the match by 245 runs.
The 2001 Coca-Cola Cup final was held in Colombo. Sri Lanka won by 121 runs.
In 2005, the final of the Indian Oil Cup was held in Colombo. Sri Lanka won the close match by 18 runs.
The 2009 Compaq Cup final was held in Colombo. India won the match by 46 runs.
In January 2010, the final of the Tri-Nation Tournament Series was held in Mirpur. Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets.
The tri-series final took place in Dambulla in August 2010. Sri Lanka won the match by 74 runs.
In 2013, the final of the Tri-Series was held in Port of Spain, West Indies. India won the close match by one wicket.