The 14th edition of Asia Cup, organised by Asian Cricket Council (ACC) ended on September 28, 2018, with India successfully defending their title. India defeated Bangladesh by three wickets to win the Asia Cup 2018. Batting first Bangladesh were all out for 222 with Liton Das scoring 121 runs. In reply, India chased the target in 50 overs with skipper Rohit Sharma contributing 48. Shikhar Dhawan, who managed to score just 15 runs in the final, finishes as the highest run-scorer of the 2018 Asia Cup. The left-hander scored 342 runs from five matches. India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 Final Video Highlights: Indian Cricket Team Lifts Record 7th Title.
Throughout the tournament, Dhawan was in top form. After his 127 against Hong Kong, the left-hander scored 46 against Pakistan and in next match against Bangladesh he returned with 40 runs under his belt. His second century came against Pakistan in the Super Four round match. Dhawan, as expected, maintained his grip on the top spot. Asia Cup 2018 Leading Wicket-Takers: Afghanistan's Rashid Khan Leads the List of Bowlers With Most Wickets in Asian Cricket Tournament.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim ended with the second and third spot. Rohit scored 317 runs while Rahim managed to notch 302 runs. Dhawan was the only batsman to hit two centuries in the Asia Cup 2018. Rohit and Rahim, on the other hand, smashed a century each.
Asia Cup 2018 Leading Run-Scorers: List of Batsmen With Most Runs
(Last Updated after India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 Final Match on Sept. 28)
In the all-time record of scoring most runs in ACC Asia Cup tournament, we have Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka at the top with 1220 runs in 25 matches (24 innings). At the second place is another Sri Lankan batsman, Kumar Sangakkara with 1075 runs in 24 matches (23 innings). The ‘God of Cricket’ India’s Sachin Tendulkar takes the third spot with 971 runs in 23 matches (21 innings). Present Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is at fourth place scoring 766 runs in 16 matches (14 innings). The 29-year-old Delhi batsman, however, is not participating in the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup. The fifth in the all-time highest run-scoring batsman list is another former Sri Lanka captain, Arjuna Ranatunga who made 741 runs 19 matches (19 innings).
In the last edition of Asia Cup, which was in Twenty20 format, 2016 Asia Cup also called Micromax Asia Cup T20, Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh scored the most runs (176). This time around we have players such as Rohit Sharma, the stand-in-skipper of Indian cricket team, Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh, Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan, Shikhar Dhawan of India among others who has the potential to become the leading-scorer of Asia Cup 2018.