In 12 editions of the Asia Cup, it's somewhat strange that India and Pakistan have never met in a final. Perhaps God chose to keep the organisers out of that pressure cooker.
Fingers stay crossed for 2016 as well, but before thinking that far, there is a round-robin encounter between the two fierce rivals on Saturday that, like always, is grabbing all the attention in Dhaka.
India have lifted the Asia Cup five times, Pakistan only twice - but when it comes to head to head in the battle for Asian crown, it's 5-all. But unlike those last 10 battles (ODIs), this one will be played in a different format as the tournament has made its debut in a T20 avatar this year.
Here's a look-back at those Asia Cup battles from 1984 to 2014.
1. April 13, 1984 – India won by 54 runs in Sharjah
Roger Binny (3 for 33) and Ravi Shastri (3 for 40) combined to take six wickets and defend a paltry 188. Chasing the easy target, Pakistan made a hash of their effort to get bowled out for 134.
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