No other dispute in world cricket right now is equivalent to the competition between India and Pakistan cricket teams.
India-Pakistan matches are so extreme in a real sense, that you can cut the pressure with a knife. One can say that India versus Pakistan matches have forever been the main event irrespective of the tournament played like T20 or ODI cricket.
India and Pakistan as opponents have clashed against one another repeatedly throughout ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with India winning five of those matches. Both of the team have always had a dream league while facing each other and playing. Here’s a small list of every one of those matches and how the groups fared in those challenges.
1. World Cup in 2003
The match in Centurion, South Africa, is widely regarded as one of the most memorable encounters between the two teams. Pakistan put up 273 runs, aided by a century from Saeed Anwar.
When it came to chasing the score, India had a formidable opponent in Pakistan’s fearsome pace attack, including Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Shoaib Akhtar.
For that, as it may, India had Sachin Tendulkar, who set on a batting masterclass, crushing limits and batting to score 98 runs off 75 balls. Yuvraj Singh and Rahul Dravid completed the match for India, securing triumph with only 26 balls remaining.
2. T20 World Cup in 2007
MS Dhoni drove India to win the T20 World Cup in South Africa. However, India was not the top choice to win the competition. The arrangement was new, and India’s many batting pillars – Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid – had pulled out.
There was an extensive strain on Dhoni as India had been embarrassed at the World Cup before that year, losing to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. India batted first and scored 157 runs. However, Dhoni’s choice to give the last over of the match to Joginder Sharma, made India’s cricket fans pause their breathing. Exactly the way in a fantasy game when the player you choose does not perform well in the match. Misbah scooped the ball to track down the protected hands of S Sreesanth, giving India the triumph and historic victory.
3. 2019 World Cup
India set up a tremendous objective of 336 runs for five wickets for the Pakistani side at a stormy Old Trafford in Manchester. Pakistan had the toss on their side and decided to bowl. Sharma dominated Pakistan’s bowlers again, scoring 140 runs off 113 balls. The captain, Virat Kohli, scored 77 runs from 65 balls. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam of Pakistan put up a fight, scoring 62 and 48 runs off 75 balls. The men in blue cruised to victory in a rain-soaked cric match that kept postponing.
India and Pakistan have played each other 13 times at the ICC Cricket World Cup both ODI & T20, with India winning 11 out of the 13 matches played. This hush and rush of emotions and competitiveness are in all sports with their big matches. Nowadays, everybody can experience it if one sticks to playing the fantasy premier league.