Cricket’s biggest rivalry – India vs Pakistan – is here! This Sunday, the arch-rivals face-off in a key ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tie, not just for two points but for the fans waiting for the clash in anticipation. After all, fast-paced action, cricketing skill and mental ordeal, it has it all.
Let’s look at the head-to-head records and individual performances of the encounter’s past.
India – 6, Pakistan – 0
India and Pakistan have faced off in six ODI matches in World Cups. Team India has been victorious on all six instances.
World Cup 1992: India won by 43 runs a
World Cup 1996: India won by 39 runs
World Cup 1999: India won by 47 runs
World Cup 2003: India won by 6 wickets
World Cup 2011: India won by 29 runs
World Cup 2015: India won by 76 runs
Highest Individual Innings for India vs PAK in WC: 107 by Virat Kohli at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2015
Highest Individual Innings for Pakistan vs IND in WC: 101 by Saeed Anwar at Centurion Park, Centurion 2003
Most Wickets in an Innings for India vs PAK in WC: 5-27 by Venkatesh Prasad at Old Trafford, Manchester 1999
Most Wickets in an Innings for Pakistan vs IND in WC: 5-46 by Wahab Riaz at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali in 2011
Highest Team Totals
Highest team total for India vs PAK in WC: 300-7 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2015
Highest team total for Pakistan vs IND in WC: 273-7 at Centurion Park, Centurion in 2003
11,000 ODI Runs – Virat Kohli need 57 runs to become the third Indian to score 11,000 ODI runs. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are among others.
4 – Rohit Sharma has notched 50+ runs in each of his last four ODI innings – 57, 122 not out, 56, 95. This is the first occasion Rohit Sharma has scored four fifty-plus scores on the bounce in his ODI career.