India vs Pakistan - ICC Champions Trophy: Going down the memory lane

India and Pakistan matches have evoked emotions like no other clash. The arch-rivals again meet in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday in Birmingham
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India and Pakistan cricket matches are the most-awaited affair in the Indian sub-continent. The two teams meet in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday. (Getty Images)

As fans wait with bated breath for another India vs Pakistan clash in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, here’s a list of some epic ODI encounters between the two teams in ICC events

World Cup 1992: India beat Pakistan by 48 runs

This was the first time India and Pakistan clashed in an ICC event. India chose to bat after winning the toss, but set a modest target of 216. Despite a below-par total, Pakistan lost by 48 runs losing their last eight wickets for just 68 runs. The verbal duel between India wicketkeeper Kiran More and Pakistan’s Javed Miandad made the low-scoring contest fiery.

World Cup 1996: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs

India reached 287, thanks to Ajay Jadeja’s 22 runs off the final over by Waqar Younis and Navjot Singh Sidhu’s 93 as opener at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Pakistan were off to a rollicking start provided by openers Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar. The script changed dramatically once the openers departed. The contest between Sohail and India pacer Venkatesh Prasad is still fresh with every Indian fan with the latter having the last laugh.

World Cup 1999: India won by 47 runs

Emotions amongst the fans were running high as the two teams clashed for the first time since the Kargil war. Out of the semifinal race, the win against Pakistan gave fans something to cheer about. Barring Sachin Tendulkar’s strong start, Indian batsmen found the going tough as they could manage only 227 for six in 50 overs. Indian bowlers, especially Venkatesh Prasad, made things difficult for as he claimed 5/27 to restrict Pakistan to just 180 in 45.3 overs.


India and Pakistan clashes have evoked widespread emotions among cricket fans. (MCT via Getty Images)

World Cup 2003: India beat Pakistan by six wickets

Think of this contest and flashes of Sachin Tendulkar’s brilliant 98-run knock come instantly. He ripped apart the deadly Pakistani pace trio of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar to help India secure a Super Six berth. Pakistan posted 273, courtesy a fine century from Saeed Anwar.

Champions Trophy 2006: Pakistan beat India by 54 runs

Shoaib Malik’s magnificent 128 and Mohammad Yousuf’s 87 helped Pakistan post a daunting 302 for nine in their 50 overs. In response, India could manage only 248 in 45 overs. After Sachin Tendulkar fell early, Gautam Gambhir (57) and Rahul Dravid (76) took charge of the chase. But Gambhir’s run-out changed the course of the game as India lost wickets regularly.

World Cup 2011: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs

The World Cup semifinal lived up to its top billing. India posted 260 for nine with Sachin Tendulkar top-scoring with 85 off 115 balls after being dropped four times and surviving two close leg-before chances. Pakistan were bowled out for 231 after India’s disciplined bowling and athletic fielding which was one of the major reasons for the hosts ending up on the winning side.
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