This Post is all about Top 5 Memorable Match between India and Pakistan in ICC Tournaments. These matches are memorable for the all Fans throughout the world. It is not to mention that the rivalry between India and Pakistan is always an interesting thing to watch on the Cricket ground. So this post tells you about the most memorable matches between India and Pakistan.
1986 Austral-Asia Cup
This was an inaugural edition of the Austral-Asia Cup where India, New-Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka participated in this tournament. On the 18th April 1986 at Sharjah, the final faceoff between India and Pakistan. The toss was won by Pakistan and elected to field first. Pakistan bowler restricted Indian batsman at 245 runs by losing 7 wickets.
Sunil Gavaskar scored 92 runs
K Srikkanth scored 75 runs
DB Vengsarkar scored 50 runs
In reply, Pakistan’s start was not good, they loose Mudassar Nazar and Rameez Raja early but Javed Miandad single handedly took the match away from India. It was an nail-biting match for all the viewers. Pakistan won that thrilling match by just 1 wicket where Javed Miandad scored 116* runs in 114 balls. This match is one of the Top 5 memorable match between India and Pakistan.
1996 World Cup
This match was an quarter final of World Cup 1996 between India and Pakistan. In the light of M Azharuddin India enters the quarter final match. India won the toss and choose to bat first. India start their innings well. Navjot Singh Sidhu is one of the top run scorer in that innings and scored 93 runs in 115 balls with the strike rate of 80.86. India scored 287 runs by loosing 8 wickets.
Navjot Singh Sidhu scored 93 runs
Ajay Jadeja scored 45 runs
Sachin Tendulkar scored 31 runs
In reply, both the openers of Pakistan also start well and but after the first partnership broken, Pakistan started loosing their wickets at regular intervals. Aamer Sohail was the only batsman to score half century in that match. India won that thrilling match by 39 runs which help India to secure their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. This match is also one of the top 5 memorable match between India and Pakistan.
2003 ICC World Cup
On 1st March 2003, the match between India and Pakistan, this match was an last group match. India lost their previous match against Australia in the league stage. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Pakistan started loosing their wickets early, no batsman scored even half century except Saeed Anwar , he scored 101 runs in 126 balls which help Pakistan to reach 273 runs by losing 7 wickets.
In the second innings, India also lost the couple of wickets at 53 runs but the partrnership between Mohammed Kaif and Sachin Tendulkar playted a crucial role in the run chase. India recorded their win in the 46th over by scoring 276 runs by loosing just 4 wickets. This match is also one of the top 5 memorable match between India and Pakistan.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 98 runs
Yuvraj Singh scored 50* runs
Rahul Dravid scored 44* runs
2004 ICC Champions Trophy
This ICC Tournament takes place in the England where 12 teams participated and competing each other for the trophy. These twelve teams divided into 4 groups of 3 teams. India was grouped with Kenya and Pakistan. Both Pakistan and India defeat Kenya in their first match and the match between India and Pakistan was the decider, the winner was promoted to the semi-finals.
The toss was won by Pakistan and elected to bowl first. India’s start was not very good, they start loosing their wickets early. Rahul Dravid was the only batsman from the Indian side who score 67 runs, no other batsman score half century for India in that match. India reach 200 runs by loosing all their wickets in 49.5 overs.
In the second innings, Pakistan also start by loosing their wickets but the partnership between Inzamam-ul-haq and Mohammad Yousuf helps Pakistan to won that match by scoring 201 runs by loosing 7 wickets, Pakistan won that match by 3 wickets. This match was another one of the top 5 memorable match between India and Pakistan.
Mohammad Yousuf scored 81 runs
Inzamam-ul-haq scored 41 runs
Shahid Afridi scored 25 runs
2011 ICC World Cup
India was the clear favourite team as they played at their home. Their was a big support to team Indis as he Knocked out the defending Champion, Australia in the quarterfinal. Indian team was in a brilliant form in the tournament. It was the time to face Pakistan team in the World Cup semi-final.
India won the toss and choose to bat first, India lost their first wicket at 48 runs and second wicket at 116 runs. With the help of Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina, India reach 260 runs by loosing 9 wickets.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 85 runs
Virender Sehwag scored 38 runs
Suresh Raina scored 36* runs
In the second innings, Indian bowler bowls as their best and took wickets at the regular interval. Every bowler of India took 2-2 wickets. Pakistan get all out by scoring 231 runs. Misbah-ul-haq was the only player to score half century in that inning. This match was another one of the top 5 memorable match between India and Pakistan.