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India vs Pakistan World Cup Cricket Stats and All You Need to Know

By Akanksha - October 13, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 13, 2023 09:40 PM
India vs Pakistan World Cup Cricket Stats and All You Need to Know

There have been many notable events, intense feelings, and epic confrontations throughout India and Pakistan's history of cricket. Every time India and Pakistan compete, it is more than just a sports event; it is a compelling spectacle, a match that transcends borders, and a battle of cricketing giants.

Fans from all over the world are prepared for a cricketing spectacular unlike any other as the scene is set at Ahmedabad's renowned Narendra Modi Stadium.Let's explore the fascinating world of numbers and records that characterize this heated rivalry in ODIs and World Cups.

India vs Pakistan World Cup History

Fans will be curious to see if Babar's team can improve their lopsided head-to-head ratio going into this high-stakes match between India and Pakistan. In the seven ODI World Cup matches between the two teams, India has a perfect winning record. In 50-over World Cups, India has dominated Pakistan since 1992; there have been many memorable moments, but only one champion.

We are here to jog your mind, take you down memory lane, and relive each of India's seven triumphs over Pakistan on the biggest stage of them all in advance of the weekend blockbuster.

1992: India win by 43 runs

In 1992, India faced Pakistan for the first time in a World Cup match. Both teams recorded their lowest scores against one another during the main event throughout the match.

1992 India win by 43 runs in Sydney

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India, which had chosen to bat, posted a score of 216/7 thanks to Sachin Tendulkar's undefeated 54. In reply, despite Aamer Sohail's 62-run effort, Pakistan was bowled out for 173 runs.

Pakistan eventually won their first World Cup title despite the loss.

1996: India win by 39 runs

There are several reasons why this fight is well-known. First, Ajay Jadeja smashed a 25-ball 45 during a late assault against Pakistan's Waqar Younis, blasting four fours and two sixes over the final few overs to raise the score to 287-8.

1996 India win by 39 runs

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Second, before slapping his opponent, Aamir Sohail hit India's Venkatesh Prasad for a boundary. The very next ball, though, Prasad cleaned him off, giving the southpaw a violent send-off before returning it to Sohail.

After Navjot Singh Sidhu scored 93 (115) for India, Pakistan could only muster 248/9.

1999: India win by 47 runs

Given that the competition began around the same time as the Kargil War between India and Pakistan, this game was even more unique.

1999 India win by 47 runs

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India's skipper Mohammed Azharuddin led the charge with a 77-ball 59 to help his team reach 227/6 in 50 overs after deciding to bat.

In response, Pakistan was dismissed for 180 runs after Venkatesh Prasad claimed a five-for.

2003: India win by six wickets

Despite winning several games for India, Sachin Tendulkar's 98 against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup stands out for his battle with fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.

2003 India win by six wickets

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After Saeed Anwar had bravely hit a century for Pakistan, he struck out. India, however, chased down 274 in 45.4 overs because to Tendulkar's innings, which came at a far faster rate.

This game took place on March 1, 2003, the same day as India's "Holi" celebration.

2011: India win by 29 runs

After once again winning the toss, India made good most of the Mohali weather. In order to assist India score a respectable 260/9 total, Sachin Tendulkar once again performed a superb innings (85).

In response, Misbah-ul-Haq kept Pakistan in the hunt with a 56-run effort until Zaheer Khan gave him the boot to advance India cleanly to the championship game.

2011 India win by 29 runs

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After a 28-year absence, India finally won the ODI World Cup on home soil.

2015: India win by 76 runs

India reached 300/7 against Pakistan after Virat Kohli's first World Cup century. India had won the toss at the Adelaide Oval.

2015 India win by 76 runs

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Mohammed Shami scored four runs in response, as India bowled out Pakistan for 224. This was Virat Kohli's final century in a World Cup game.

2019: India win by 89 runs

India vs. Pakistan was played at Old Trafford in Manchester for the second time in World Cup history; the first time was in 1999.

2019 India win by 89 runs

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However, Rohit Sharma played a knock for the ages, thus Pakistan's luck ran out. India scored 336/5 off of his 140 in 50 overs.

After rain delayed the start of the second innings, Pakistan was given a revised goal of 302 runs in 40 overs.

However, they could only muster 212/6 in 40 overs, and India triumphed using the DLS system by a score of 89 runs.

India vs Pakistan various win record in all three formats

There have been 204 games between the two teams. India has only won 73 games, whereas Pakistan has won 88 of them. Pakistan has a higher win percentage in ODIs and Tests than India, despite India taking eight out of the twelve T20 Internationals between the two teams.

Format Matches played India won Pakistan won Draw/Tie/No Result
Test 59 9 12 38
ODI 134 56 73 5
T20I 12 8 3 1
Total 205 73 88 44

India vs Pakistan records in ICC Tournaments

The two nations have participated in tournaments run by the International Cricket Council, the organization that oversees international cricket, including World Cups, the Champions Trophy, and the World Test Championship. India and Pakistan have each won the ICC Cricket World Cup for men's cricket, a competition in which teams play One Day International cricket, twice.

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup has been won by each team once, with India winning the first competition's final between the two teams in 2007. Even though the 2002 Champions Trophy final was twice postponed and they shared the trophy with Sri Lanka, India won the trophy twice in the ICC Champions Trophy, another ODI competition.

Pakistan defeated India in the championship match to claim the 2017 title. Although India placed second in the inaugural World Test Championship, which took place in 2021, neither nation has ever claimed victory in the competition.

Tournament India Pakistan
ICC World Test Championship 0 0
ICC Cricket World Cup 2 1
ICC T20 World Cup 1 1
ICC Champions Trophy 2 1
Total 5 3

India vs Pakistan Players ODI Stats Most Runs, Most wickets and Hat tricks

  • Highest total: India (356/2)
  • Lowest total: India (79 runs)
  • Highest individual score: Saeed Anwar’s (194)
  • Most centuries: Salman Butt and Sachin Tendulkar (5 centuries each)
  • Most fifties: Sachin Tendulkar (16 half-centuries)
  • Most sixes: Shahid Afridi (51 sixes)
  • Best bowling figures: Aaqib Javed’s (7/37)
  • Most five-wicket hauls: Aaqib Javed (thrice)
  • Most wickets: Wasim Akram (60 wickets)
  • Most catches by a fielder: Mohammad Azharuddin (44)
  • Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: Moin Khan (71 dismissals)
  • Most matches played: Sachin Tendulkar (69 matches)
  • Most matches as captain: Mohammad Azharuddin (25 matches)
  • Most wins overall: Pakistan (73 wins in 134 ODIs)
  • Biggest win by margin: India (228-run win)
  • Highest partnership: Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (233 runs)
  • Most runs: Sachin Tendulkar (2526)

Nothing beats the rivalry between India and Pakistan in cricket. Battles of historic proportions have raged between the two Asian arch-rivals since the 1980s, and have only increased in the following 40 years. The histories of India-Pakistan clashes are replete with legendary events that have stood the test of time.

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