India vs Pakistan Matches History, World Cup: India’s highest total achieved is 336 runs, whereas Pakistan’s apex is 273 in the instances these two teams have competed.
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan are set to reignite their rivalry on Saturday in the ongoing Cricket World Cup in Ahmedabad. Historically, in the ICC ODI World Cup tournaments, the two nations have clashed in 7 matches, with India maintaining an unblemished record of victories against Pakistan. India’s highest score against Pakistan stands at 336 runs while Pakistan’s zenith is 273. Conversely, Pakistan’s lowest total posted is 173, with India’s being 216.
Before their encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, let’s reflect on India’s seven triumphs over Pakistan in World Cup history.
India Triumphed over Pakistan by 43 Runs in Sydney (1992)
India’s inaugural World Cup match against Pakistan occurred in 1992. Both teams logged their lowest scores against each other during this key event.
Opting to bat first, India leaned on Sachin Tendulkar’s undefeated 54 to tally a score of 216/7. In return, Pakistan were dismissed for 173, notwithstanding Aamer Sohail’s sturdy 62-run performance.
Despite this loss, Pakistan subsequently clinched their maiden World Cup title.
India Overcame Pakistan by 39 Runs in Bengaluru (1996)
This confrontation is memorable for several reasons. Ajay Jadeja’s scorching 25-ball 45 in a late onslaught against Pakistan’s Waqar Younis, featuring four boundaries and two sixes in the concluding overs, elevated the score to 287-8.
Furthermore, Aamir Sohail struck a boundary against India’s Venkatesh Prasad before verbally taunting him. However, Prasad reciprocated by dislodging Sohail’s stumps on the ensuing delivery, providing the left-handed batsman with an impassioned farewell.
Pakistan managed to muster only 248/9, following Navjot Singh Sidhu’s 93 (115) for India.
India Bested Pakistan by 47 Runs in Manchester (1999)
This match gained additional significance as it commenced concurrently with the Kargil war between India and Pakistan.
Electing to bat, Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin spearheaded the innings with a 77-ball 59, guiding his team to 227/6 in 50 overs.
In response, Pakistan were all out for 180, with Venkatesh Prasad securing a five-wicket haul.
India Defeated Pakistan by 6 Wickets in Centurion (2003)
While Sachin Tendulkar claimed numerous victories for India, his 98 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup is especially memorable due to his battle with fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.
His innings were especially critical after Saeed Anwar had carved out a determined century for Pakistan. Nevertheless, Tendulkar’s quicker pace allowed India to reach the 274 target in 45.4 overs.
Coincidentally, the match was conducted on India’s ‘Holi’ festival (1 March 2003).
India Vanquished Pakistan by 29 Runs in Mohali (2011)
After winning the toss, India adeptly exploited the Mohali conditions. Sachin Tendulkar delivered another standout innings of 85, enabling India to post a respectable 260/9.
In the chase, Misbah-ul-Haq kept Pakistan in contention with a 56-run innings, until Zaheer Khan dispatched him, securing India’s passage to the final.
India subsequently secured the title on home soil, ending a 28-year hiatus from ODI World Cup triumph.
India Prevailed over Pakistan by 76 Runs in Adelaide (2015)
Virat Kohli’s inaugural World Cup century against Pakistan propelled India to 300/7, having elected to bat first at the Adelaide Oval.
In retaliation, Mohammed Shami claimed four wickets as India dismissed Pakistan for 224. This encounter marked the last occasion Virat Kohli scored a century in the World Cup.
India Outplayed Pakistan by 47 Runs (via DLS Method) in Manchester (2019)
For the second time in World Cup history, Old Trafford in Manchester hosted the India vs Pakistan spectacle, the previous instance being in 1999.
However, Pakistan were not afforded second-time luck as Rohit Sharma unleashed a masterful 140, propelling India to 336/5 in 50 overs.
Rain interrupted the commencement of the second innings, adjusting Pakistan’s target to 302 in 40 overs.
Yet, they could only amass 212/6 in 40 overs, resulting in India triumphing by 89 runs via the DLS method.