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Top 3 Match-Winning Partnerships in Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup Games

Top 3 Match-Winning Partnerships in Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup Games

Take a look at the top three memorable match-winning partnerships made by batting duos in Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup games so far.

Two arch-rivals of cricket, India and Pakistan, have played in 7 T20 World Cup games to date. And they are all set to play one more on June 9, 2024 , which will mark their 8th meetup. Speaking about their past encounters, India have humbled the Men in Green in five games. While Pakistan have emerged as winners just once. Also, there was one tied game in the 2007 T20 World Cup where India was declared the winner after a bowl-out.

In all seven games, we witnessed numerous match-winning performances from both sides. As batters have been seen dominating the shorter format of the game, their value gets recognized even more when they help the team win big matches. As mentioned, there is no bigger game than Ind vs Pak. Take a look at the top 3 match-winning partnerships made by players from both sides.

Match-Winning Partnerships in Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup Games

PlayersTeamYearRuns
Virat Kohli – Hardik PandyaIndia2022113 (78)
Babar Azam – Mohammad RizwanPakistan2021152*(102)
Suresh Raina -Virat KohliIndia201466* (50)

Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup 2022

Speaking about one of the historic matches in the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya snatched the game from Pakistan’s control by constructing a 113-run partnership in 78 balls. The Indian team was under immense pressure when they came to chase the 160-run target. Before Pandya’s arrival, the score was 31 for 4, and from there, this duo helped the team register a historic chase.

On one hand, Hardik Pandya contributed 40 runs. On the other hand, the Man of the Match, Virat Kohli, who stood out as the difference-maker, shared 69 runs in this partnership.

Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup 2021

Looking at Pakistan’s triumph in the 2021 T20 World Cup against India in Dubai. In this game, India was convincingly beaten by Pakistan. As they failed to make a big score and made just 150 runs in 20 overs. However, in the second inning, the heroic opening partnership between Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan added more salt to India’s wound by constructing a 151-run partnership. India lost the game by 10 wickets. This was the only T20 win Pakistan has had in the T20 World Cup against India.

Ind vs Pak T20 World Cup 2014

In 2014 also, we witnessed an amazing batting partnership by two Indian batters, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli, where they chased down the small total of 131 runs convincingly. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India an impressive start. Although there was a hiccup when Yuvraj Singh got out after making just one run. However, the partnership of 66 runs in 50 balls between Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli did the final arrow in the quiver job and helped India to clean up the victory against the men in green.

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