Cricket is a very popular sport in India and Pakistan. The rivalry between the two nations is one of the most iconic in international cricket. It’s a story of love, hate, revenge, and redemption all rolled up into one beautiful game. There are many different stories behind the history of this great rivalry- some more complicated than others. These two countries have been fighting over everything for years now – Kashmir, water rights in the Indus River system, terrorism – but it is on the cricket field where they fight their most vicious wars. Here are the top 5 most ICONIC matches between these two countries in ICC events:
Both teams were well-balanced. Pakistan boasted of a fearsome bowling attack in Akram, Waqar, and Akhtar. It was a serene setting, perfect for a World Cup cricket match. It proved to be the case. Saeed Anwar smashed a magnificent century to set the tone for Pakistan’s 273-run victory. India got off to a flying start thanks to Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, and Pakistan never recovered. Mohammad Kaif, Rahul Dravid, and Yuvraj Singh put on a fantastic start to win by 26 runs. Tendulkar’s tenacious attack was the show-stopper of India’s dazzling performance that magical evening.