CWC 2019 Quiz: How well do you know the history of India-Pakistan in the World Cup?
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Updated - Oct 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Virat Kohli and Sarfaraz Ahmed. (Photo Source: Twitter)
The archrivals India and Pakistan will face off in the World Cup 2019 on June 16th at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Pakistan got the better of the Men in Blue in the Champions Trophy 2017 final while India defeated them twice in the last year’s Asia Cup. The game always had a great significance in this tournament but India have managed to defeat the neighbours every time. In the six meetings in this mega event, India ended up victorious that too by a fair margin in all those matches.
India won five of these six fixtures by margins of 29 and more runs. Sachin Tendulkar has been by far the best performer in the World Cup matches between India and Pakistan having scored a grand total of 313 runs in five appearances. Sachin scored 30+ in all those five innings and even hit three fifties where he was awarded the Man of the Match. Sachin’s impact in those five games can be realized with the contribution he made
His tally of 313 runs is accounted for 26.75 per cent of total runs aggregated by the Indian batsmen in those five matches. No other player from either side have scored even 200 runs in the India-Pakistan World Cup matches till date and none from India has even 150 runs other than the great man. Despite all the hype the results of the matches between the two sides have rarely made a difference to the title. India would have qualified to the next round despite their victories in 2003 and 2015.
The Pakistan side overcame the defeats to India in 1992 and 1999 to make it to the final. The two sides faced off in the 1996 Quarter-Final but India failed to get over the line in the semi-final. Indians brought an end to their 28-year World Cup dream in 2011 having beaten the arch-rivals in the semis. Javed Miandad jumping around in the 1992 and the battle between Aamer Sohail and Venkatesh Prasad in 1996 will be among the incidents that the fans of two teams will always cherish.