19th September, 2018. Cricket fans on either side of the Wagah border have marked this date on their calendars, for the ‘mother of all battles’—as is any sporting contest between India and Pakistan so commonly touted—is slated to take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on that day.
The arch-rivals have faced each other a dozen times in the Asia Cup thus far, with India leading the scoreline 6-5. One game—in the 1997 Asia Cup—had to be abandoned due to inclement weather and bad light.
With the thirteenth Asia Cup encounter between the two neighbouring countries just a couple of days away, we look back at five of the most gruelling Indo-Pak matches in Asia Cup history:-