Okay, Let’s kick this one off with a simple question- tell me which team has the most enmity with the other? Is it India vs Pakistan or Australia vs England? There’s conclusive evidence for both sides, so you could make a good case for either. However, a dedicated Indian or Pakistani cricket fan would argue all day and night that the rivalry between India and Pakistan is the greatest in sports.
There have been many rivalries in sports over the years, but India vs Pakistan has always been at the top of the list. This isn’t your average game of cricket. Every time these two jerseys collide inside the 22-yard line, the raw emotion of the fans raises the stakes to unprecedented heights.
India vs Pakistan World Cup Facts
India and Pakistan are slated to face each other on 24th October 2021 in Dubai Internation Cricket Stadium. The match is going to be the sixth clash between the two rivals World T20 platform with five of them won by India.
There is no denying India’s primacy over Pakistan at ICC events, but there is some interesting fact that is not given as much attention as the match. We’ll tell you what those are so stick around and try not to break stuff!! Just Kidding.
1. The Bowl Out Of 2007
Indian cricketers took on Pakistani counterparts in the inaugural T20 World Cup 2007 hosted in South Africa. India opened the batting and amassed 141 runs in 20 overs to win the match. 141 runs from Pakistan’s 20 overs were enough for a bowl-out victory. The bowl-out was won by India.
2. None has managed to score 160
Intriguingly, all five of India’s previous T20 World Cup meetings with Pakistan have ended in a tie. Both Pakistan and India have failed to score 160 runs. The highest total in a T20 World Cup innings is 157/5, which India scored in the final of the first edition in 2007. The highest Pakistan has ever tallied is 152, which was also accomplished in the same standoff by the country.
When it comes to going head-to-head with Pakistani batsmen, the Indian bowling lineup has had a strong foothold.
3. The Columbo Clash Of 2012
Five years later, in 2012, the two squads again met in Columbo. It was a low-scoring match and Pakistan plummeted on 128 in 19.4 overs. In response, Kohli netted a match-winning half-century and India emerged victorious once again.
4. The 2016 Showdown
During the next World Cup, India once again had the upper hand, as they held Pakistan to a score of 130/7. The three Indian bowlers who stood out in the World Cup are part of the current squad for the T20 World Cup. There were three different players with three wickets each in that game: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami.
India cruised to victory behind an unbeaten 66-run stand from Suresh Raina and Kohli.
5. The Battle Of Eden
In 2016, the action was relocated to Kolkata’s famed Eden Gardens, and Pakistan once again found itself at the center of pressure. The game was shortened to 18 overs due to rain. Pakistan could only muster 118 runs in their innings. India won that game by 13 balls and six wickets with Kohli scoring an unbeaten fifty in reply.
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