India vs Pakistan Cricket Rivalry: A Legacy of Intense Matches

The India–Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intense sports rivalries in the world. The matches between these neighbouring countries are known for its intensity. It is considered as one of the biggest matches in the world and is among the most-viewed sport games. Moreover, geographical conflicts between the two nations also add to the development of the sporting rivalry between India and Pakistan who have a common cricket heritage.

History of India vs Pakistan Cricket Rivalry

The first India vs Pakistan Cricket match was played on October 16, 1952 as two neighbouring countries were involved in a Test match. Just as importantly, this was also the day that started Pakistan’s journey as a Test-playing nation, which meant that all of their players were making technically making their Test debuts for Pakistan. The Indian side won that game by an innings and 70 runs. Since that Test match, the India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most talked about cricketing event in the World.

However, Pakistan answered with an innings victory of their own in the second. India made amends in the third Test at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, winning by 10 wickets. The next matches of the series ended in a draw with India taking the series by 2-1. Since then, India and Pakistan have played more than 200 matches against each other.

India vs Pakistan in World Cups

TournamentMatchesIndia wonPakistan wonDraw/Tie/NR
50-over World Cup8800
T20 World Cup7610

India vs Pakistan match records

FormatMatchesIndia wonPakistan wonDraw/Tie/NR

Test cricket series India and Pakistan

As stated above, the first time India and Pakistan faced each other in a Test series was back in 1952/53, when Pakistan toured India. India won that series 2-1 in a five-match contest. Over the years, they have played several memorable Test series, with both teams showcasing their talent and passion for the game.

  • Pakistan in India Test Series 1952/53: India won 2-1.
  • India in Pakistan Test Series 1978/79: Pakistan emerged victorious with a 2-0 win in a three-match series.
  • India in Pakistan Test Series 1982/83: Pakistan dominated, winning 3-0 in a six-match series.
  • India in Pakistan Test Series 2003/04: India won 2-1 in a three-match series.
  • India in Pakistan Test Series 2005/06: Pakistan secured a 1-0 victory in a three-match series.

ODI series encounters

  • Oct 14, 2023: India defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in Ahmedabad.
  • Sep 10-11, 2023: India won by a massive margin of 228 runs against Pakistan in Colombo (RPS).
  • Sep 2, 2023: The match between India and Pakistan had no result in Pallekele.
  • Jun 16, 2019: India secured an 89-run victory over Pakistan in Manchester.
  • Sep 23, 2018: India won by 9 wickets against Pakistan in Dubai (DICS).

T20I encounters

    • India won by 5 wickets in Dubai (DICS) on August 28, 2022.
    • Pakistan won by 10 wickets in Dubai (DICS) on October 24, 2021.
    • India won by 6 wickets at Eden Gardens on March 19, 2016.
    • India won by 5 wickets in Mirpur on February 27, 2016.
    • India won by 7 wickets in Mirpur on March 21, 2014.
    • India won by 11 runs in Ahmedabad on December 28, 2012.
    • Pakistan won by 5 wickets in Bengaluru on December 25, 2012.
    • India won by 8 wickets in Colombo (RPS) on September 30, 2012.
    • India won by 5 runs in Johannesburg on September 24, 2007.
    • The match in Durban on September 14, 2007, ended in a tie.

Key players in India vs Pakistan rivalry

Highest Run-Scorers

1. Sachin Tendulkar | India | 2,526 runs in 67 innings
2. Inzamam-ul-Haq | Pakistan | 2,403 runs in 64 innings
3. Saeed Anwar | Pakistan | 2,002 runs in 48 innings
4. Rahul Dravid | India | 1,899 runs in 55 innings
5. Shoaib Malik | Pakistan | 1,661 runs in 59 innings

Leading Wicket-Takers

1. Wasim Akram | Pakistan | 60 wickets in 48 matches
2. Saqlain Mushtaq | Pakistan | 57 wickets in 35 matches
3. Anil Kumble | India | 54 wickets in 34 matches
4. Aaqib Javed | Pakistan | 54 wickets in 39 matches
5. Javagal Srinath | India | 54 wickets in 36 matches

T20 World Cup 2024: India vs Pakistan Match Preview

The T20 Cricket match between India and Pakistan will take place on Sunday, 09 June 2024 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. The two teams have clashed seven times previously at the event – twice in 2007 including the Final, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2021 and 2022. Only in 2009 and 2010 did they not face off in the marquee Men’s T20 tournament.

In the seven encounters, India have emerged victorious six times, which includes victories in the epic bowl-out and the finale in 2007 and most recently, via Virat Kohli’s sensational heist in Melbourne in 2022.

Pakistan’s lone win was a dominant one where they broke India’s winning streak in World Cups – both 50-over and 20-over – with a memorable triumph in the 2021 edition in Dubai. The last time the two teams faced off in the T20 World Cup was in October 2022 inside a packed Melbourne Cricket Stadium.

India vs Pakistan 2024 T20 World Cup: Match Details

Match: India vs Pakistan

Venue: Nassau County International Stadium, New York

Date & time: June 09, 2024, 08:00 PM IST

Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network

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Future India vs Pakistan Cricket Matches

As mentioned above, India will face Pakistan on June 9 in New York. Both sides can face each other again later in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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