India takes on Pak with 5-0 win record
With clean record of winning five out of five matches in the ICC T20 World Cup, India holds the upper hand over Pakistan. The dominance of Indian team against the arch rival is firmly established with overall victory in seven out of eight T20 matches.
The cricket fans, with the envious record of Indian team and strong feelings against Pakistan, would be keenly watching the match scheduled at 7.30 pm on Sunday.
The ecstatic movements will be rightly exploited by the cinema theatres and clubs. Private gatherings at farm houses, restaurants, hotels, terraces of buildings, big houses are difficult to estimate. To add to the enthusiasm the match is being held on Sunday, when most of the offices and establishments remain closed. The feeling is like winning the world cup if India beats Pakistan.
Here is a rewind of all the five matches played between both the teams in T20 World Cup-
T20 World Cup 2007 Final
In 2007 edition of T20 World Cup India and Pakistan played out one of the most memorable games in T20 history.
Gautam Gambhir’s 75 run in 54-ball took India’s score to 157 for five. But it was the bowlers who put Pakistan in trouble, bringing down the equation to 54 required from 24 balls with three wickets in hand. However, Misbah managed to make the improbable possible with his battiing skills.
After hitting Harbhajan Singh for three sixes in the 17th over, Misbah was at his best until the final over.
MS Dhoni asked little known Joginder Sharma to bowl the last over. Pakistan required 13 runs off the last over. The first ball was a wide; the second a full toss which Misbah put away for six which kept the entire nation at their toes. In the next ball Misbah walked across his stumps to try scoop Joginder over fine leg, but it landed safely in the hands of Sreesanth. India won by five runs to lift the World T20 trophy.
T20 World Cup 2012
After 2007, India Pakistan met again after five years on September 30 in the fourth edition of T20 World Cup held in Sri Lanka. And even in 2012 the Men in Blue scripted an eight-wicket victory.
Pakistna won the toss and decided to bat first but were scooped out for 128 in 19.4 overs, the lowest total in the Super Eight stage of that edition.
Virat Kohli hit 2 sixes and 8 fours in his unbeaten 61-ball 78, helped India to chase down the target in 17 overs.
T20 World Cup 2014
In the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh Amit Mishra took 2 wickets as Pakistan were restricted to 130/7 in Dhaka on March 21. Indian openers Rohit Sharma (24) and Shikhar Dhawan (30) put up a 54-run partnership, before Virat Kohli (36*) and Suresh Raina (35*) took India to victory in 18.3 overs.
T20 World Cup 2016
The 2016 T20 edition was the last game played between the two sides in Kolkata at Eden Gardens on March 19, 2016, five years back.
The rain had reduced the game to 18 overs. Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal’s late blitz added 48 runs off 32 balls, yet Pakistan finished with just 118 for five. After India lost three early wickets, Kohli and Yuvraj Singh put together a 61-run partnership before Yuvraj fell to Wahab Riaz, bringing Dhoni to the crease. The Indian captain hit the winning runs assisting Kohli to register India’s fifth victory against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.