There have been 5 instances when India and Pakistan have meet in an ODI world cup match. There have been to similarities in these encounters first is Sachin Tendulkar have played each of these 5 Matches and India have won each one of those.
Well today I would be discussing a brief summary of all these matches. Nobody can forget Sachin hitting the trio of Wasim, Wakar and Shoiab in the centurian match with a blistering 98.
List of India Vs Pakistan ODI world Cup Matches
1St Match: – India Vs Pakistan (4th March 1992, Sydney), this was this first ever India Vs Pakistan match in a world cup and it took 5 world cup to happen. India Captain Mohd Azhar won the toss and elected to bat first on a day and night match. India made a modest 216 runs with the help of only half century scored by Sachin Tendulkar. This was a very low total but still Indian Bowlers were able to restrict the Pakistani for 173 runs only. India Had won this match by 43 runs. Pakistan had won this world Cup.
2nd Match: – India Vs Pakistan (9th March 1996, Bangalore), India had won the toss and Captain Md Azhar chose to bat first. This was a quarter final Match in the current world cup. Navjot Singh Sidhu scored a brilliant 93. Ajay Jadeja scored a quick fire 45 of just 25 balls. India scored a massive 287 runs. Pakistan started scoring on a positive note and attacked Indian bowling. But Aamir Sohails wicket turned the match and Pakistan was bowled out for 248 runs. India won this match by 39 runs. Siddhu was man of the match in this match.
3rd Match: – India Vs Pakistan (June 8 1999, Manchester England), Captain Md Azhar again won the toss and elected to bat first. India managed to score 227 runs with the help of Half centuries from Rahul Dravid and Capitan Md Azhar. It was a low total but a brilliant bowling from Indian bowlers again sealed this match for India. Prasad took 5 wickets and was Named Man of the Match.
4th Match: – India Vs Pakistan (1st March 2003, Centurion), this was the match which most of the India won’t forget ever. Pakistan Won the toss and chooses to bat first. This was the first time Pakistan batted first in a world cup match against India. With the help of a brilliant century from Saeed Anwar Pakistan scored a massive 273 runs. This total seemed too much in the wake of Pakistani fast bowling legends Wasim Akram, Wakar Yunis and Shoiab Akhtar. But Sachin played one of the finest innings of his career and scored 98 runs in just 75 balls. The upper cut six scored by Sachin of the bowing of Shoaib Akhtar was mesmerizing. India won this match comfortably by 5 wickets. Sachin Tendulkar was Man of the Match.
5th Match: – India Vs Pakistan (30th March 2011 Mohali), this was a big match it was the semifinal of this particular World Cup. Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chooses to bat first. Wahab Riaz was brilliant with the ball and India managed to get just 260 runs on the board. Sachin had scored 85 in this match. Sachin was dropped 4 times in this match. If Sachin would have scored a century in this match then it would have been his 100th International 100. India bowled well and won the match by 29 runs. Sachin Tendulkar was man of the Match. India was through to final after winning this match and eventually won the world cup beating Sri Lanka.