World Cup Semi Final: India Vs Pakistan – Rivalry beyond numbers, Cricket World Cup
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India Vs Pak: How the numbers stack up
Updated on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 15:05
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Mohali: Arch foes with a bitter political past, India and Pakistan make for a fascinating cricketing rivalry which stokes passions, sometimes to inflammable levels, on both sides of the border whenever the two teams clash.

Shared history -- albeit bitter -- only adds to the emotional quotient of Indo-Pak contests where victory and defeat is not just a result but a matter of national pride.

Many cricketers have admitted to being at their wit’s end while trying to deal with the pressure of playing Indo-Pak contests and the stage does not get bigger than the World Cup semi-finals.

The explosive clash in Mohali today is the first match between the two neighbours on Indian soil after the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai, which led to snapping of bilateral cricket ties between the two nations.

They have faced each other in four World Cup matches in the past and India have come out trumps on all these occasions even though Pakistan have a clear edge in the overall record, winning 69 of their 119 clashes so far.

Even on Indian soil, Pakistan have the upper-hand in record books, having managed 17 wins in 26 matches.

But records and results of the past are never known to make much of a difference in international cricket as was highlighted in India`s five-wicket win over three-time defending champions Australia.

Besides, an Indo-Pak clash is always much more than just statistics and result.

Tensions run high both on and off the field and players don`t just have to perform, they also have to soak in the intensity of the atmosphere.

And in the World Cup, it seems the Indians do the job better.

The first time these two teams clashed on the big stage was back in 1992 and India was a comprehensive winner by 43 runs in Sydney.

They faced each other again in the very next edition and in a charged-up encounter which had its fair share of drama between players, the Indians romped home by 39 runs.

The script was repeated in 1999 and 2003 as well with India winning by 47 runs and six wickets respectively.

Both the team were eliminated early in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean which didn`t allow them to come face to face in that edition.

But for the fans who call it the `mother of all battles`, the wait has not been too long as the two foes, who have fought wars and traded bitter words in diplomatic circles, face off once again on the biggest stage in cricket.

Individual scores

  • Virender Sehwag (India) – 309 at Multan stadium, on March 28, 2004

  • Javed Miandad (Pakistan) – 280 at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad on January 14, 1983

    Highest total series wicket taker

  • Imran Khan (Pakistan) – 94 wickets

  • Kapil Dev (India) – 99 wickets

    Best bowling figures in an innings

  • Anil Kumble (India) – 10/74 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on February 7, 1999

  • Imran Khan (Pakistan) – 8/60 at National Stadium, Karachi on December 27.

    World Cup games between the two countries

    1. India won by 43 runs at Sydney on March 4, 1992

    2. India won by 39 runs at Bangalore on March 9, 1996.

    3. India won by 47 runs at Manchester on June 8, 1999

    4. India won by 6 wickets at Centurion on March 1, 2003.

    Tests [5] ODIs[6] T20Is[7]

    Matches played 59 119 2[8]

    Won by Pakistan 12 69 0

    Won by India 9 46 1

    Draw/Tie/No result 38 4 1

    Test records

    Highest team score

  • Pakistan – 699/5, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on December 1, 1989 – Match Result: Drawn

  • India – 675/5 (declared), at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan, on March 28, 2004 – Match Result: India won by an innings and 52 runs.

    Lowest team score

  • India – 106 all out, Pakistan won by an innings and 43 runs at University Ground, Lucknow – October 23 to October 26, 1952

  • Pakistan – 116 all out, Pakistan won by 16 runs at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – March 13 to March 17, 1987

    ODI Statistics

    Highest innings score

  • India – 356/9,[9] India beat Pakistan by 58 runs at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam on April 5, 2005

  • Pakistan – 344/8,[9] India beat Pakistan by 5 runs at National Stadium, Karachi on March 13, 2004

    Lowest innings score

  • India – 79, Pakistan beat India by 8 Wickets at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot on October 13, 1978

  • Pakistan – 87, India beat Pakistan by 38 Runs at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah on March 22, 1985

    Highest total chased

  • Pakistan – 322, Pakistan beat India by 4 wickets at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Chandigarh on November 8, 2007

  • India – 316, India beat Pakistan by 3 Wickets at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka on Jan 18, 1998

    Most career runs

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 2403 runs

  • Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 2389 runs

    Highest individual score

  • Pakistan – Saeed Anwar 194

  • India – MS Dhoni 148

    Highest Partnerships

  • India – 231 between Sachin Tendulkar & Singh Sidhu at Sharjah

  • Pakistan – 230 between Saeed Anwar & Ijaz Ahmed at Dhaka

    Best bowling figures

  • India – 5 wickets for 16 runs by Sourav Ganguly in 1997 at Toronto

  • Pakistan – 7 wickets for 37 runs by Aaqib Javed in Sharjah

    Biggest Victory margins

  • Pakistan – 150 run victory at Delhi in 2005

  • India – 140 run victory at Dhaka in 2008

    Smallest totals & victory margins

  • Pakistan – 4 runs at Sharjah in 1993

  • India – 4 runs at Quetta in 1978

    Most Extras

    India conceded 41 extras at a Mohali game on 8 November 2007. Pakistan have conceded 31 extras.

    All-time highest wicket taker

  • Wasim Akram (Pakistan) – 60 Wickets

  • Anil Kumble & Javagal Srinath (India) – 54 Wickets

    ODI matches summary

  • Total 119 Matches – 46 won by India, 69 won by Pakistan. No result 4

  • 26 matches in India – 9 won by India, 17 won by Pakistan.

  • 27 matches in Pakistan – 11 won by India, 14 won by Pakistan. No result 2.

  • 66 matches in neutral countries. 26 won by India. 38 won by Pakistan. No result 2

    Winner in ODI Series

    None Refers to 3rd Team

  • 1978 India in Pakistan Winner Pakistan

  • 1982 India in Pakistan Winner Pakistan

  • 1983 Pakistan in India Winner India

  • 1984 Asia Cup Winner India

  • 1984 India in Pakistan, called off

  • 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket (in Australia) Winner India

  • 1985 Rothmans Four-Nations Cup (Australia, England, India, Pakistan in United Arab Emirates) Winner India

  • 1985 Rothmans Sharjah Cup (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) Winner None

  • 1986 Austral-Asia Cup Winner Pakistan

  • 1986 Champions Trophy (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) Winner None

  • 1987 Pakistan in India Winner Pakistan

  • 1987 Sharjah Cup Winner None

  • 1988 Champions Trophy (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) Winner None

  • 1988 ASIA CUP Winner India

  • 1989 Champions Trophy (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) Winner Pakistan

  • 1989 MRF World Series (Nehru Cup) Winner Pakistan

  • 1989 India in Pakistan Winner Pakistan

  • 1990 Austral-Asia Cup Winner Pakistan

  • 1991 Wills Trophy (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) Winner Pakistan

  • 1994 Pepsi Austral-Asia Cup Winner Pakistan

  • 1994 Singer World Series (Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) Winner India

  • 1995 Asia Cup Winner India

  • 1996 Singer Cup (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Singapore) Winner Pakistan

  • 1996 Pepsi Sharjah Cup (India, Pakistan, South Africa in United Arab Emirates) Winner (None)

  • 1996 Sahara ‘Friendship’ Cup (India, Pakistan in Canada) Winner Pakistan

  • 1997 Pepsi Independence Cup (India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in India) Winner (Pakistan)

  • 1997 Pepsi Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) Winner (None)

  • 1997 Sahara ‘Friendship’ Cup (India, Pakistan in Canada) Winner India

  • 1997 India in Pakistan ODI Series Winner Pakistan

  • 1998 Silver Jubilee Independence Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan in Bangladesh) Winner India

  • 1998 Sahara ‘Friendship’ Cup (India, Pakistan in Canada) Winner Pakistan

  • 1999 Pepsi Cup (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in India) Winner Pakistan

  • 1999 Coca-Cola Cup (England, India, Pakistan in United Arab Emirates) Winner Pakistan

  • 2000 Asia Cup Winner Pakistan

  • 2000-2003 No Series

  • 2004 India in Pakistan Samsung Cup Winner India

  • 2004 Asia Cup Winner (None)

  • 2005 Pakistan in India Videocon Cup Winner Pakistan

  • 2006 India in Pakistan Hutch Cup Winner India

  • 2007 Pakistan in India Indian Oil Cup ODI Series Winner India

  • 2008 Asia Cup Winner (None)

  • 2009 No Series

  • 2010 Asia Cup Winner [India]

  • 2011 Worldcup (Semi-final) Winner [TBD]

    With Agency Inputs

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    india should promote pathan bcoz
    syed mohsin - riyadh
    past is past so concentrate on future com on team india
    naveed - hyderabad
    ind should promote yusuf pathan in batting order
    naveed - hyderabad
    the mohali cricket going to be held tomorrow should be treated as sports rather nation pride. if we look over the basic thing in cricket then will find out that the outcome of any match depends over many uncontrolled factors. As it is being treated as a nation pride it might be the cause of clash among different community.
    shiv kumar - ranchi jharkhand
    Hi NO MAN, the name suggests it all, get ready for a trashing tomorrow _ welcoming your team home on Thursday, probably they will not go home but go get asylum in some NO MAN`S land ,
    harry - Mumbai
    Mr.Suman, Its always good to keep yourself relaxed and to naggate any sort of pressure by rating your team ``HIGH``..My neighbour brother, you gonna get whacked and cracked by us and the time will tell whether your model will do striptease for your team or Pakistan team. infact get all your ladies ready for this occasion.
    noman - lahore
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