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5 Most Iconic Clashes Between India And Pakistan

5 Most Iconic Clashes Between India And Pakistan

1. 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, Group Stage, Durban

Source-Indian Express

Pakistan had elected to bowl first in a must-win game for India. Pakistan had a target of 142. Pakistan needed 1 run from 3 balls, and Sreesanth managed to bowl 3 dot deliveries consecutively which took the game into a tie. The winner would be decided by a bowl out in which India hit the target on all their 3 deliveries. Pakistan used two-seamers in the first 2 deliveries and in the end, failed to hit the stumps on all their 3 chances. India won the dramatic game and went into the Super Eights.

2. 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Semifinal,Mohali

Source- Zimbio

India won the toss and elected to bat first. Sachin top-scored for India while Wahab Riaz picked up five wickets. India scored a respectable 260 for the loss of 9 wickets. Pakistan, in reply, needed one big partnership which didn’t happen. Eventually, Misbah Ul Haq was again the lone man standing with a valiant half-century. Pakistan was all out for 231 and India progressed to the finals, which they went on to win.

3. 1996 ICC World Cup, Bengaluru 


Source-Patrika 

India opted to bat first in the quarterfinals of this World Cup. The openers provided a fluent start for India with Navjot Sidhu top-scoring and a quickfire cameo from Ajay Jadeja helping India post 287 on the board.
In reply, Pakistan fell short by 39 runs and the defending champions were sent out of the tournament by India with an emphatic win. The skipper Aamir Sohail scored a brisk half-century but lost his concentration after involving in an ugly incident with Venkatesh Prasad and lost his wicket the very next ball.



4. 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, Centurion

Source-Indiatoday

Pakistan opted to bat first and they scored a big total of 302 runs on the board. Shoaib Malik scored a century and he formed a great partnership alongside Mohammad Yousuf who scored a half-century. 
India in reply lost regular wickets at intervals and couldn’t manage to form big partnerships. Rahul Dravid was the only limelight in the batting order scoring a hard-fought 76 and Pakistan won the game at the end by 54 runs.

5. 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, Centurion


Source- Firstpost

Pakistan choose to bat first and put up a respectable 273 runs on the board. Saeed Anwar produced a brilliant century and helped his nation to propel up the score.
India chased down the score in 45.4 overs with six wickets in hand, as Sachin Tendulkar top-scored with 98, and the important part was India were reeling at a stage with 4 wickets for 177 runs but Yuvraj and Dravid joined together and remained unbeaten until the end of the game.



 

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