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Head-to-head at the World Cup: Pakistan vs. India

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India and Pakistan didn't play each other in a World Cup match for 17 years. Favorite teams India and Pakistan in 1987 were eliminated in the semifinals after losing to England and Australia, respectively. Since the structure required every team to play each other at least once, the Indo-Pak incident was unavoidable when the wait was advanced to 1992.

As a result of Pakistan's tardiness in starting their overrate, the game at the SCG was cut to 49 overs per side. India batted first. Ajay Jadeja and Mohammad Azharuddin's 61-run partnership for the second wicket was one of two partnerships that defined the Indian innings. And then Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev took over following a middle-order stutter caused by leggie Mushtaq Ahmed. India now has some resources to work with thanks to the rapid 60-run stand for the sixth wicket. As India concluded with 216 on the board, Sachin Tendulkar maintained his perfect record with a superb 54.

After a shaky start, Pakistan too enjoyed a significant partnership for the third wicket. However, once India dismantled the Aamer Sohail-Javed Miandad combo, they continued to pick off wickets to eliminate Pakistan from the game. Aamer Sohail, who finished first with 62 points, received the vital break from Sachin Tendulkar, who could do no wrong on that particular day. India won easily by 43 runs thanks to the little master's all-around effort. Tendulkar got the Man of the Match award, the first of three he would receive in World Cup matches between India and Pakistan. On their end, Pakistan picked themselves up from their losses and proceeded on a winning streak that resulted in them winning the cup.

When Prasad gave Sohail a send-off fit for the ages on March 9, 1996

Venkatesh Prasad had already allowed many runs to be scored, and it appeared that Aamer Sohail had him covered. Aamer was so enraged that he threatened Prasad by saying he would hit the final ball of the over for a four as well, and that too through covers. He could have carried a walking stick and still scored that night, that's how hard he was hitting them. But as Sohail's timbers began to spin out of control, the pacer had the last laugh. Prasad then gave a farewell speech. The lanky pacer may have only ever displayed emotion once. However, the loss of Aamer caused a slowdown, and the 289-goal quest met a major roadblock. The middle order of Pakistan never really done enough to eliminate it.

In what was possibly the largest conflict of that decade, India batted first. Navjot Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar scored 90 runs for the first wicket when playing the reigning champions. Sachin was the reserved partner for a change. Despite promising beginnings, Sachin, Sanjay Manjrekar, Mohammad Azharuddin, and Vinod Kambli were never able to build on them. Sidhu lost out on his tons as well. Before Ajay Jadeja launched his counterattack, a final flourish seemed out of reach. Another recent recollection from the Chinnaswamy is his brutal onslaught against Waqar Younis near the conclusion of the innings.

Pakistan retaliated by using more fire. Anwar and Sohail got things going with ease. 84 runs were scored quickly for the first wicket. However, as soon as the pair was split apart, the game's pace changed and India absorbed all of Pakistan's momentum. With three wickets each, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble were the game's primary wreckers. India beat the reigning champions to go to the semifinals, and up until the 2007 World T20, it was the largest stage on which the two arch rivals had ever faced off.

June 8, 1999: Prasad's bravery saves India.

Venkatesh Prasad cannot be excluded from the India Pakistan documents for an extended period of time. If he fired the rifle in 1996, he was the gun himself in 1999. The Indian army, which was at the time engaged in the Kargil war with their neighbors, praised Mohammad Azharuddin after scoring a fifer against Pakistan in a low-scoring match. There has never been more anticipation for an Indo-Pak conflict.

India made the decision to bat first on a fairly breezy day in Manchester. Sachin Tendulkar and Sadagoppan Ramesh got off to a sluggish start. Once Ramesh was eliminated, Rahul Dravid let go of the reins and helped Sachin lead India forward. However, as Azhar Mahmood charged the Pakistani all-rounder, Sachin was caught at long-off. Mohammad Azharuddin, the team's captain, joined Dravid, and the two of them both struck half century. The latter completed the task and led India to 227 for 6.

The partnership of Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi got off to a fast start, but it only lasted for 2.3 overs until Afridi was removed by Srinath after being caught in the gully. Ijaz Ahmed was eliminated by Srinath, who struck again, putting Pakistan two down before the 10-over mark. Venkatesh Prasad then showed up, delivering Saleem Malik, Saeed Anwar, Moin Khan, and Inzamam-ul-Haq's crucial breakthroughs to seal the deal. He added the finishing touch by lifting up Wasim Akram and putting the fifer away. India had scored 47 runs to win the match.

A win versus Pakistan was a great cause for celebration for many Indians after a crushing loss to Australia earlier in the tournament at the Super Six stage had all but ended their prospects of moving on. Pakistan advanced to the finals but fell to Australia.

Tendulkar departs Pakistan on March 1 gasping

It wouldn't be inaccurate to state that the world saw the finest 98 a batsman has ever scored. On that day at the Centurion, the small master was hard at work. The master bought himself an ice cream during the innings break, and he made sure the Pakistani bowling squad went into chaos. Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, and Wasim Akram had to endure the wrath of India's demi god. He attempted to personify the MCC batting manual by cutting, pulling, driving, and flicking the ball.

There were two imperious shots fired after the first. Sachin owned the Indian flags on the ground and the hearts of Indians everywhere. But after that, there was a significant break as a snorting bouncer removed a limping Sachin, who was by this point being devoured by a case of cramps. India's beloved son hobbled off while they were still 97 miles away. However, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh saw to it that there were no more glitches and that things went smoothly for the Indian squad.

This came after Pakistan had 273 runs to work with thanks to a Saeed Anwar ton. Although Anwar's knock may not have been in the same league as Sachin's, the arduous ton nevertheless helped to put a lot of pressure on the Indian team. He maintained the pace of the game and played well within himself. Pakistan was able to reach a par total thanks in part to some fast runs from Younis Khan and Rashid Latif.

But possibly the most significant event in the game occurred when Sachin was dropped by Abdul Razzaq at mid-off of Wasim Akram. After then, the small master continued to stroll without turning around. However, India experienced a brief hiccup when Waqar Younis dismissed Sehwag and Ganguly off consecutive deliveries. However, Mohammad Kaif was given a promotion and left his job to ride in a partnership with Sachin.

After the Mohali miracle, India is done as of March 30, 2011

dropped Shoaib Akhtar. The chains of the Pindi Express were released. India wasn't bothered. Wahab Riaz, who took his position for the game, made sure Pakistan didn't miss him much either. His five-fer included a few thunderous deliveries that destroyed India's top players. Yuvraj Singh was one of them and later won the Man of the Series title.

However, India once more had Sachin Tendulkar come to their rescue with a risky 85. He had nearly five opportunities that day, but he took advantage of each one to help India go closer to a par total. Of course, DRS on that particular day wanted Sachin to continue. India brought in 260. largely because of an appearance by Suresh Raina near the conclusion.

Pakistan could have attained 261 but chose not to. India was able to take wickets owing to some sharp bowling and subpar strokes. Due to the fact that each of the five Indian bowlers had two wickets to show in the far right column, their final wicket totals were symmetrical. A large portion of the chase didn't really have Pakistan going for the game due to an all-around bowling display. Misbah persevered, but he soon ran out of things to do because he had too much to accomplish. India had won the quadrennial competition 5-0.

India's victory in Mohali had given them a psychological lift, and Sri Lanka was defeated in the championship match to end a 28-year wait. However, this World Cup match between India and Pakistan was one of the most watched TV events.

February 15, 2015: India wins huge thanks to audacious Kohli

Pakistan believed they may open their account going into their next World Cup match against India. Unfortunately, their dreams were once again shattered. India won in Adelaide, extending their World Cup winning streak over their traditional opponents to 6-0. India entered the World Cup after a demoralizing performance in a tri-series against England and Australia. However, the adversaries in Pakistan cause a different kind of adrenaline surge.

After choosing to bat first, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli put India in command with a brilliant 129-run stand for the second wicket. Rohit Sharma was out in the eighth over. Kohli didn't miss Kohli's ton, but Dhawan did. His commanding ton, which was his second in World Cups, provided India with the ideal springboard for an outstanding campaign. Despite Pakistan making a comeback in the final five overs of the innings, Suresh Raina played a brilliant performance of 74 off 56 balls to ensure India finished with 300.

Pakistan lost Younis Khan early in the chase because he was unable to respond to Mohammad Shami's hot-tempered bouncer. Although Pakistan never again formed a significant partnership, Ahmed Shehzad and Haris Sohail battled valiantly for a 68-run second wicket partnership. Pakistan was in trouble at 103 for five after Umesh and Jadeja's simultaneous hits to remove Umar Akmal. Misbah-ul-Haq attempted to fight alone but ultimately had a lot of work to do. India kicked up their campaign with a commanding 76-run victory. India's performance in the first game of the tournament put them on a roll that lasted until their semifinal defeat by eventual champions Australia.

On June 16, 2019, India wins 7-0.

India won yet another World Cup game, and this one was possibly the most lopsided of the bunch. Sarfaraz made the right call and was forced to second-guess his choice to place India into the batting order on a pitch where both teams desired to bowl first. KL scored fifty on his way back to the top of the order, while Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant 140 off just 113 balls. India surpassed 300 runs with Virat Kohli's scorching 77, closing at 336 for 5 in their 50 overs.

Earlier in the tournament, Pakistan had reached 348, but that was when they batted first, and with the added pressure of playing India, the chase never really got going. The second wicket partnership of Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) did score 104 runs, but they never kept up with the pace and eventually fell from 117 for 1 to 165 for 6. Rain prevented them from being absolutely humiliated despite the game taking longer than expected and India prevailing by 89 runs (DLSmethod).

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