World Cup 2019: India vs Pakistan cricket history

As the two sides gear up for the clash of World Cup 2019 in Manchester on Sunday, Virat Kohli and Co. will be ahead on the psychological front.

Yuvraj Singh in action against Pakistan in the World Cup semifinal in 2011.   -  S. SUBRAMANIUM

Due to past heroics, Pakistan still leads India 73-54 in the ODI head-to-head count. But the story is different in ICC Cricket World Cups. It’s India 6-0 Pakistan. As the two sides gear up for the clash of World Cup 2019 in Manchester on Sunday, Virat Kohli and Co. will be ahead on the psychological front.

Pakistan, however, has its Champions Trophy 2017 triumph to fall back on. It doesn’t take long to turn the tide in cricket.

The Manchester rubber will be the seventh meet for India and Pakistan.

First meeting: March 4, 1992, Sydney

India 216/7 in 49 overs (S. Tendulkar 54*, A. Jadeja 46; M. Ahmed 3/59, A. Javed 2/28) beat Pakistan 173 in 48.1 overs (A. Sohail 62, J. Miandad 40; M. Prabhakar 2/22, Kapil Dev 2/30) by 43 runs

 

Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad imitates India wicketkeeper Kiran More in the Sydney clash in 1992; the continuous appeals had frustrated Miandad.   -  THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES

 

 

The Prasad-Sohail duel: March 9, 1996, Bengaluru

India 287/8 in 50 overs (N. Sidhu 93, A. Jadeja 45; M. Ahmed 2/56, W. Younis 2/67) beat Pakistan 248/9 in 49 overs (A. Sohail 55, S. Anwar 48, J. Miandad 38; V. Prasad 3/45, A. Kumble 3/48) by 39 run

 

Prasad picks five-for: June 8, 1999, Manchester

India 227/6 in 50 overs (R. Dravid 61, M. Azharuddin 59; W. Akram 2/27, A. Mahmood 2/35) beat Pakistan 180 in 45.3 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 41, S. Anwar 36; V. Prasad 5/27, J. Srinath 3/37) by 47 runs

 

India pacer Venkatesh Prasad celebrates his five-for against Pakistan in Manchester in 1999.   -  FILE PHOTO/ V.V. KRISHNAN

 

 

Sachin destroys Shoaib: March 1, 2003, Centurion

Pakistan 273/7 in 50 overs (S. Anwar 101, Y. Khan 32; Z. Khan 2/46, A. Nehra 2/74) lost to India 276/4 in 45.4 overs (S. Tendulkar 98, Y. Singh 50*, R. Dravid 44*; W. Younis 2/71) by six wickets

 

Meeting in India: March 30, 2011, Mohali

India 260/9 in 50 overs (S. Tendulkar 85; W. Riaz 5/46) beat Pakistan 231 in 49.5 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 56, M. Hafeez 43; A Nehra 2/33, H. Singh 2/43) by 29 runs

 

 

Sachin Tendulkar takes a break to get rid of the cramps during the match-winning knock against Pakistan in Centurion in 2003.   -  FILE PHOTO/ V.V. KRISHNAN

 

Kohli stamps his class: February 15, 2015, Adelaide

India 300/7 in 50 overs (V. Kohli 107, S. Raina 74; S. Khan 5/55) beat Pakistan 224 in 47 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 76, A Shehzad 47; M. Shami 4/35) by 76 runs

 

Virat Kohli celebrates his ton in the 2015 Adelaide clash.   -  AP

In England, India leads 3-2

India lost twice to Pakistan in England — the first loss (by three wickets) came in 2004 in the Champions Trophy fixture in Birmingham.

Pakistan tasted its next victory in 2017 in the Champions Trophy final.

India beat Pakistan thrice — 1999 World Cup match, the 2013 Champions Trophy fixture and the league stage match in 2017.