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Watch: On this day in 1985, India blow Pakistan away in low-scoring thriller

On this Day 1985, the world witnessed one of the most thrilling low scoring affairs in ODIs and in the epic India-Pakistan rivalry.

India’s pride as World Champions was dented severely following the humiliation at home against West Indies and England. It took them time, but they bounced back under Sunil Gavaskar with the triumph in the 1984-85 World Series Cup that followed before moving on to Sharjah  for the Rothmans Four-Nations Cup

The 1983 World Cup was a marvellous high for Indian Cricket. The home series against West Indies brought them down to earth, and the one against England next season sunk them to utter humilation. Just when it seemed that they would be sinking lower, they turned around at the World Series in 1984-85. Not only did they win the trophy, they won all 5 matches, it was that emphatic.

STAT attack from the epic India vs Pakistan game

Teams dismissed <100 in Ind vs Pak matches (all formats)

79 Ind, ODI, Sialkot, 1978
83 Pak, T20I, Kolkata, 2016
87 Pak, ODI, Sharjah, 1985

Most Batsmen dismmised caught in Ind-Pak match:

16, Toronto, 1997
16, Toronto, 1998
16, Edgbaston, 2004
14, Jamshedpur, 2004
14, Adelaide, 2015
13, SHARJAH, 1985

Most Batsmen dismissed for SINGLE-digit score in Ind-Pak match:

13 , SHARJAH, 1985*
12, Gujranwala, 1989
11, Toronto, 1996
11, Kolkata, 2013

Most DUCKS in Ind-Pak match:

5, SHARJAH, 1985
4, Sharjah, 1986
4, Sharjah, 1995
4, Hyderabad, 1997
4, Edgabaston, 2004
4, Centurion, 2009
4, Kolkata, 2013

Winning Match after Lowest Total bat 1st:

125 Ind v Pak, 1985 Sharjah
127 WI v Eng, 1981 Kingstown
129 SA v Eng, 1996 East London

Openers OUT for Golden Duck in Ind-Pak

M Nazar, Hyderabad, 1983
R SHASTRI, Sharjah, 1985
S Afridi, Brisbane, 2000
S Afridi, Sharjah, 2000
M Hafeez, Chennai, 2013

Oldest player taking 4 catches in ODI:

35y 255d – S Gavaskar v Pak, Sharjah 1985
35y 53d – M-ul- Haq v SL, Colombo 2009
34y 217d – M Azharuddin v Pak, Toronto 1997
34y 206d –  K Wessel v WI, Kingston 1992

Winning with most runs to spare after TARGET < 130

47 Ind v Ban, Dhaka 2014
38 Ind v Pak, Sharjah 1985
23 WI v Ban, Kingstown 2004

Lowest Score defended by India:

105 v Ban, Dhaka 2014
125 v Pak, SHARJAH 1985
162 v NZ, Perth 1980
162 v WI, Kuala Lumpur 2006
167 v Pak, Delhi 2013

Lowest Target Pak failed to chase:

115 v Aus, Melbourne 1989
126 v Ind, Sharjah 1985
166 v Eng, Leeds 1979
168 v Ind, Delhi 2013
171 v Ind, Quetta 1978
171 v Wi, Lahore 1980

Best Bowling Figures in Losing Cause:

6-14 IMRAN KHAN v Ind, 1985 Sharjah
6-23 S Bond v Aus, 2003 Port Elizabeth
6-28 M Starc v NZ, 2015 Auckland

Ayush Bharadi @ABStats45

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