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Cricket’s Greatest Rivalry: India vs Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cup History

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The India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) cricket rivalry is one of the most heated and renowned rivalries in sports. These matches transcend beyond cricketing prowess because they are rooted in a long history of political and cultural conflicts. The high-stakes matches produce tremendous excitement, drawing the attention of fans from both nations and across the world. Players are raised to the status of national heroes, and wins are celebrated with zeal. Despite the political complications, the rivalry produces an extraordinary environment on the pitch, transforming every India-Pakistan cricket match into a display of raw emotions, unrivalled drama, and unyielding passion, uniting and dividing cricket fans in equal measure. Check out the list of India vs Pakistan matches in the history of ICC ODI World Cup.

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List of India vs Pakistan matches in ICC ODI World Cup

Matches Year Match result
India vs Pakistan 1992 India won by 43 runs
India vs Pakistan 1996 India won by 39 runs
India vs Pakistan 1999 India won by 47 runs
India vs Pakistan 2003 India won by 6 wickets
India vs Pakistan 2011 India won by 29 runs
India vs Pakistan 2015 India won by 76 runs
India vs Pakistan 2019 India won by 89 runs
India vs Pakistan 2023 Yet to be played


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The start of India vs Pakistan rivalry in ODI World Cup 

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In 1992, in Sydney, during a World Cup match, the bitter rivals first faced off. Mohammad Azharuddin, the captain of India, decided to bat first after winning the toss. Ajay Jadeja, the opener, scored 46, while Sachin Tendulkar, who had an unbeaten 54, helped India reach 216/7 in 49 overs. The game was only given 39 overs because of Pakistan’s slow overrate. Aamer Sohail and Javed Miandad pieced up an 88-run third-wicket partnership after Pakistan’s dismal response saw them drop to 17/2. Even though Sohail and Miandad each scored 60 and 40 runs, Pakistan was bowled out for 173 runs as a result of repeated wicket losses. India triumphed by 43 runs. However, after beating England in the final, Pakistan was subsequently crowned world champion.

The 1996 World Cup Clash: India vs Pakistan Rivalry Renewed

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In the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup quarterfinal clash between India and Pakistan, held in Bangalore, India, the match was a high-stakes encounter. Batting first, India set a challenging target, with Navjot Singh Sidhu’s explosive innings being the highlight. Pakistan’s chase was marred by wickets at crucial moments, and they fell short of the target. India secured a crucial victory, advancing to the semi-finals, while the match added another chapter to the intense cricketing rivalry between the two nations.


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Fierce Rivalry and Unyielding Passion: Cricket’s Biggest Showdown

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Source: ESPNcricinfo.com

In the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, India faced Pakistan in a group-stage match in Manchester, England. Electing to bat first, India posted a formidable total, led by Rahul Dravid‘s half-century. In response, Pakistan struggled against India’s disciplined bowling attack. Venkatesh Prasad’s famous dismissal of Aamir Sohail added to Pakistan’s woes. India secured a convincing victory, maintaining their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cup encounters at that time, and the match further heightened their intense cricketing rivalry.

Reliving the Thrilling Contest: 2003 WC

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In the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup encounter between India and Pakistan, held in Centurion, South Africa, India dominated the match from start to finish. Batting first, India set a challenging target, with Sachin Tendulkar’s explosive century being the highlight. Pakistan’s chase was stifled by India’s superb bowling performance, particularly from Ashish Nehra. India secured a resounding victory, igniting celebrations among Indian fans and extending their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cup matches at the time.


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A Semifinal to Remember: 2011 WC

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Source: Hindustan Times

In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash between India and Pakistan, held in Mohali, India, the match became an epic encounter. India batted first and scored a competitive total, powered by Sachin Tendulkar’s masterful innings. Pakistan responded valiantly but ultimately fell short, with Misbah-ul-Haq’s late fightback not enough to secure victory. India emerged triumphant, advancing to the final, and the match was celebrated by Indian fans, adding to the storied history of India-Pakistan cricketing rivalries.

The Arch-Rivals Collide: India vs. Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup

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In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup encounter between India and Pakistan, held in Adelaide, Australia, India secured a convincing victory. Batting first, India posted a formidable total, driven by Virat Kohli‘s impressive century. Pakistan’s response fell short as they struggled against India’s disciplined bowling, led by Mohammed Shami. The match attracted massive viewership and fervor as it intensified the cricketing rivalry between the two neighboring nations, with India celebrating triumph and Pakistan facing disappointment.


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Cricket’s Grandest Stage: Ind vs. Pak in 2019

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In the highly anticipated 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, India emerged victorious, defeating Pakistan by a substantial margin. India’s batting brilliance, led by Rohit Sharma‘s century, propelled them to a commanding total. Pakistan’s chase faltered under pressure, succumbing to India’s strong bowling attack. The match showcased the intense rivalry between the two cricketing nations and was celebrated by Indian fans while leaving Pakistan disappointed, adding another memorable chapter to their historic cricketing rivalry.

Ind vs Pak in 2023 WC: The Much Awaited Clash

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On October 15, 2023, in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, a high-stakes match awaits between India and Pakistan. The contest will be a part of the ODI World Cup, which will occur in India in October and November 2023. The decisive match between the two sides is anticipated by cricket lovers.


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