Updated: 02 September 2023
ICC World Cup 2023: Top 5 ODI Clashes Between India vs Pakistan. For the last four years, cricket fans around the world is eagerly waiting for the prestigious ICC ODI Cricket World Cup. ODI World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be played in India across ten venues from 5 October to 19 November 2023. India will host the ICC One-Day International World Cup.
First time the ODI World Cup will only be hosted by India. This prestigious tournament was previously co-hosted by India and Pakistan in 1987, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 1996, and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2011.
When it comes to cricket rivalry, matches between India vs Pakistan are regarded as more important than any other encounter. Although India and Pakistan did not play bilateral series for a long time because of political reasons. The most recent bilateral series between these two countries was in 2012. However, the World Cup and other ICC tournaments always take care of the fans and never skip an international tournament where India and Pakistan meet.
The much-awaited clash between these two traditional arch-rivals will take place on October 15 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
In the history of the ODI cricket World Cup Pakistan has never defeated India. They both faced each other 7 times and India won all 7 matches. Currently, India and Pakistan have a dispute over Asia Cup 2023 and World Cup 2023 venue concerns. India is refusing to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup and Pakistan is refusing to visit India for the World Cup 2023. But we always look forward to the most exciting meetings between these two countries.
India and Pakistan have faced each other in 132 ODI matches. Pakistan has upper hand in ODI records they have won 73 games while India have came out victorious on 55 occasions. Four matches ended without result.
Top 5 ODI Encounters Between India and Pakistan
Manchester 1999 (India won by 47 runs)
The match between India and Pakistan that was played in Manchester comes in fifth on the list. While the countries were involved in the Kargil War, this game was played. The Super Six stage match between the teams at Old Trafford highlighted the unwelcome element of intense rivalry between the two countries.
As a result, it was a nervous affair. India’s modest 227-6 total in their opening innings appeared fairly reachable for a potent Pakistan team. Venkatesh Prasad, on the other hand, put on one of his best performances to take 5/27 in 9.3 overs, bringing India’s adversaries to 180 all out in 45.3 overs.
For India and Pakistan at the 1999 World Cup, playing cricket while their nations were at war must have been emotionally and physically hard.
Sharjah 1986 (Pakistan won by 1 wicket)
4th on the list is Pakistan won Asia Cup in 1986. When India faced Pakistan in the 1986 Asia Cup final. it seemed as though they would win the title for the second time in a row after winning the first edition in 1984. India has made a formidable total of 245-7 at the neutral site in Sharjah. Sunil Gavaskar made a magnificent 92 in this match.
Javed Miandad, who was named Man of the Match, helped Pakistan claw back into the game. He ultimately clubbed the game’s final ball for six when his side needed four to win. At the end of just 114 deliveries, the right-hander had 116 without being defeated.
Quetta 1976 (India won by 4 runs)
Without discussing this, it is hard to review the outstanding ODIs played between India and Pakistan. The third on the list is the first ODI between these two nations that has ever been played. On October 1, 1978, the sides played their inaugural one-day match. At the time, limited-overs cricket had just 40 overs allotted for each session.
First, to bat, the guests limited the hosts to a meager total of 170. A strong fast bowler named Kapil Dev made his debut for India as Pakistan started chasing them. He took the new ball and went on to score 1/27 in his first international innings. Pakistan came four runs short, but Mohinder Amarnath’s all-around performance of 51 and 2/38 clinched India’s historic victory.
Centurion 2003 (India won by 6 wickets)
The two rival nations had not faced off on the one-day stage for over three years. They finally did so in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. This Match places them second on this list. The most anticipated match of the competition was India vs Pakistan in Pool A in Centurion.
The cricket performed well in front of a boisterous audience. Pakistan gave India a target of 274 thanks to a superb century from Saeed Anwar. However, it was evident that Sachin Tendulkar was prepared to produce a masterpiece as the chase started. The Little Master destroyed the Pakistani attack all around Centurion with 98 off 75 balls to secure victory for his team.
Mohali 2011 (India won by 29 runs)
World Cup 2011 semi-final between India and Pakistan tops the list. India’s future was decided in this match as Men in Blue went on to win the final after defeating Pakistan in this match.
The sides hadn’t faced each other in three years before the 2011 World Cup semi-final since their matches had become so rare towards the conclusion of the previous decade. Thus, a tight match was always anticipated as the teams travelled to Mohali for their biggest match in years.
The difference between the two teams, appropriately, was Tendulkar’s contribution, with a critical 85 from India’s star leading them to a score of 260-9 that was too much for a brave Pakistan to chase and they fell 29 runs short.