Chennai Super Kings IPL 2015 Squad Delhi Daredevils IPL 2015 Squad Kings XI Punjab IPL 2015 Squad Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2015 SquadMumbai Indians IPL 2015 Squad Rajasthan Royals IPL 2015 Squad Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2015 Squad Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2015 Squad


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

India v Pakistan at ICC Events: Major rivalries


India v Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup, 8 June 1999, Old Trafford

It may have been a neutral venue but huge swathes of supporters from both teams packed in the Manchester venue for a memorable day's play. Sachin Tendulkar (45) and Rahul Dravid (61) gave India a good platform before Mohammad Azharuddin (59) issued a final flourish in their 227 for six. Javagal Srinath picked up two early wickets in the reply and then Venkatesh Prasad helped himself to the man-of-the-match award with five for 27 as Pakistan were bundled out for 180.

India v Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup, 1 March 2003, Centurion

Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar's 101 was the highlight of his team's 273 for seven - a total that seemed likely to test India at the midway stage. That was not to account for Sachin Tendulkar, whose 75-ball 98 took India to within 100 of the target with more than 22 overs to go. Rahul Dravid (44 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (50 not out) took advantage of the platform to see their side home by six wickets.

India v Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy, 19 September 2004, Edgbaston

Standing out from India's otherwise impregnable record over its great rival in ICC tournaments are two ICC Champions Trophy victories for Pakistan, including this Pool C match in Birmingham. Pakistan did the hard work by dismissing India for just 200 - Naved-ul-Hasan and Shoaib Akhtar claimed four wickets each - but then nearly messed it up in the reply. Inzamam-ul-Haq (41) and Yousuf Youhana - now Mohammad Yousuf - got their team to 102 for three before India started to chip away at the batting card. Yousuf (81 not out) held his nerve to guide Pakistan home with four balls and three wickets in hand.

India v Pakistan, ICC World Twenty20, 24 September 2007, Johannesburg

There could not have been a better way to mark the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 final as India and Pakistan fought out a classic encounter at the Wanderers Stadium. Gautam Gambhir (75 off 54 balls) was the mainstay of the India innings before Rohit Sharma (30 not out off 16 balls) took his side up to 157 for five. Pakistan's chase was faltering at 77 for six but then Misbah-ul-Haq (43) steered his side to the brink of victory. Then, with four balls remaining he was dismissed to give India a five-run victory.

India v Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup, 30 March 2011, Mohali

A match of fluctuating fortunes was eventually decided in favour of the hosts by 29 runs to give them a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. Sachin Tendulkar was once again to the fore against India's fierce rivals, riding his luck on the way to top-scoring with 85. No other batsman reached 50 as Pakistan kept the total down to manageable proportions at 260 for nine. Wahab Riaz was the pick of the bowlers with five for 46. With the reply on 103 for two, Yuvraj Singh then made a double breakthrough that swung the match towards India. Misbah-ul-Haq's 56 provided little more than damage limitation before he was the last man out.

source: icc-cricket.com


Post a Comment