ICC Cricket World Cup Pakistan vs India Head to Head 

Let’s take a look at the ICC Crciket World Cup Pakistan vs India Head to Head.

The rivalry between India and Pakistan is unknown and will only intensify with the World Cup.

India have beaten Pakistan seven times and have never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup, most recently in Manchester. As a result, India lead 7-0 in the Cricket World Cup head-to-head comparisons.

1992 – Sydney

Each of the rivals first competed in a World Cup tournament in Sydney in 1992. After winning the toss, Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin decided to bat first. As India posted 216/7 in 49 overs, opener Ajay Jadeja struck 46 and Sachin Tendulkar held them unbeaten for 54. Pakistan’s sluggish overs caused the game to be trimmed to 39 overs.

In their response, Pakistan struggled to get going and fell to 17/2 before Aamer Sohail and Javed Miandad put together an 88-run third-wicket stand. Sohail and Miandad each hit 60 and 40 runs, but it was insufficient as Pakistan continued to lose wickets often and amassed a total of 173.

India triumphed by 43 runs. Later, Pakistan defeated England in the World Cup final to claim victory.

1996 – Bangalore

In 1996, a second match was played between Pakistan and India. Azharuddin won the toss and struck again and the opener did not disappoint. Navdot Singh Sidhu and Tendulkar got off to a good start for India as the duo tied on 90 runs. 

India scored 287/8 from its 50 overs due to Sidhu’s highest score of 93 and Jadeja’s 45 off 25 deliveries.

Aamir Sohail and Saeed Anwar, the Pakistani openers, too got off to a strong start, adding 84 runs for the first wicket before Anwar was caught for 48 by Jagal Srinath. Sohail scored 55 before being dismissed off Venkatesh Prasad. 

An interesting incident occurred during this match where Sohail Prasad was sledged through cover in front of the perimeter. To bowl the left-handed batsman, Prasad hit him on the next pitch for perfect revenge.

The rest of the Pakistani batsmen could not last long at the crease and were eventually reduced to 248/9 from 50 overs to hand India a 39-run win. 

1999 – Manchester

The two teams met for the third time in the 1999 World Cup in Manchester and for the third time in a row, Mohammad Azharuddin made a toss and chose to play Pakistan.

 Tendulkar scored 45 and Dravid hit a half century. Captain Azhar also scored his only run and scored a half-century to help India reach 227/6 in the 50th over. In reply, Pakistan were tied for 180 runs and India won by 47 runs. 

2003 – Centurion

A lot has changed in Indian cricket since 2000. They have a new claim on Sourav Ganguly. He tried to build a young team and overcome the controversies surrounding the matches in India. As the 2003 World Cup approached, Ganguly paid off.

In 2000 he led a very young team to an ICC knockout final but lost to New Zealand and won the 2002 NatWest trophy by defeating England at Lord’s. Ganguly not only built the team but turned the players into game winners. 

From Yuvraj Singh to Zaheer Khan, there are many who have fallen prey to Ganguly. Talking about the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, the change of captain also changed the result of the toss. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. On Saeed Anwar’s 101, Pakistan posted 273/7 in 50 overs.

In reply, the Indian batsmen, especially Sachin Tendulkar, kept their cool and steered India to another six-wicket win. Tendulkar top scored with 98 runs while Yuvraj and Dravid continued their unbeaten streak with 50 and 44 runs respectively.

ICC Cricket World Cup Pakistan vs India Head to Head 

2011 – Mohali

It couldn’t be a bigger World Cup for the Indian team. The men in blue underwent another change with the change of captain and poor performance of the 2007 edition.

After India lost the 2007 World Cup by 50 overs, MS Dhoni took over as captain. They lost to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and were eliminated in the first round. Things changed that year when India became the inaugural T20 World Cup champions, but 2011 was an amazing year.

 Another aspect of this World Cup was that it was Tendulkar’s last match and despite being a part of the Indian dressing room for many years, his cat never had a World Cup.

India and Pakistan met again in the semi-finals of the 2011 Mohali World Cup. India batted first and scored 260/9 from their allotted 50 overs thanks to the batting of Pakistan and Tendulkar and Suresh Raina. 

Wahab Riaz returned with a bang, sending Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and Zaheer Khan back to the booth. In reply, the Pakistani batsman scored 231 in another miss at the big event. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final to win the match by 29 runs and lift the trophy. 

2015 – Adelaide

India entered the tournament as the defending champions. India batted first against Pakistan in Adelaide and reached 300/7 riding on Virat Kohli’s 107. Pakistan never looked comfortable in the chase and were all out for 224.

2019 – Manchester

In a tweet announcing the game, Harsha Bhogle’s exact words were “It was no contest.” India was a superior team in every way.

Rohit Sharma’s bowling set the stage for Team India, then the middles and Kuldeep’s performance. As a result, Virat Kohli’s India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method).

India thus took a 7-0 lead in the World Cup.

2023- India

In 2023 World Cup India defeated Pakistan. India played very well.

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