Monday, March 28, 2011

India vs Pakistan World Cup Matches Flashback

India vs Pakistan World Cup Matches Flashback

As Pakistan and India both qualify for the super semi final of the Cricket World Cup 2011 and they will play against each other that will be the match of the tournament. India has strong batting line on the other hand Pakistani bowlers doing magic with the ball. Match will be played on 30th March 2011 at Mohali.

The India-Pakistan rivalry in the World Cup is all about some high-voltage cricket and emotions running very high. The two teams have faced each other four times in the 50-over mega-event, and each time India has finished on top. But none of the matches was smooth sailing and lived up to the hype of a classic India-Pakistan encounter.

India vs Pakistan World Cup 1992

This was the first time when the two arch-rivals faced each other in the World Cup. Emotions were running high at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Winning the toss, India opted to bat and scored 216 runs with the help of a half-century from Sachin Tendulkar. India pulled off an easy win after Indian pacers bowled out Pakistan for 173 runs.

India vs Pakistan 1992 - Match Highlights

India vs Pakistan 1992 - Match Scorecard

India vs Pakistan World Cup 1996

India and Pakistan were playing each other in the quarter-final, which meant the defeated team would have to go back home. Winning the toss, India posted 287 runs with Navjot Singh Sidhu making 93 runs and Ajay Jadeja scoring 45 runs.

Chasing the target, Pakistan skipper Aamer Sohail rubbed Indian pacer and give a nice start but Indian bowler fight back and bowled out Pakistan for 248 runs.

India vs Pakistan 1996 - Match Scorecard

India vs Pakistan World Cup 1999

Electing to bat, India posted a total of 227 runs. Rahul Dravid and skipper Mohammad Azharuddin slammed half-centuries while Sachin Tendulkar fell short of his fifty by 5 runs.

In reply, Pakistan were bundled out for just 180 runs. Saeed Anwar started the procession on a positive note and made 36 runs. Inzamam ul Haq bettered Anwar and scored 41 but that still wasn't good enough. Venkatesh Prasad and Javagal Srinath made merry as they picked 5 and 3 wickets respectively.

India vs Pakistan 1999 - Match Highlights

India vs Pakistan 1999 - Match Scorecard

India vs Pakistan World Cup 2003

Before the match, Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar sent out loud warnings to Sachin Tendulkar. When prodded for a reply, the master batsman said he would let his bat do the talking. And his bat roared in Centurion.

Needing 274 runs to win, India were off to a flying start with Sehwag and Sachin firing all cylinders. The Indian openers thrashed the high-profile Pakistan bowlers (Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq) all over ground. But Akhtar's nightmare came true when Sachin slashed one of his deliveries over the point region for a huge six. With that shot Sachin punctured Pakistan's confidence and paved the way for India's victory.

India vs Pakistan 2003 - Match Highlights

India vs Pakistan 2003 - Match Scorecard

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