India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup History : A Look Back of the Arch Rivals Matches in T20
India will play Pakistan in their opening T20 World Cup match on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Fans eagerly anticipate the rematch between the two teams after an absence of over two years.
India has never lost to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, as they did in the 50-over competition. India and Pakistan have met five times in the T20 World Cup, with India coming out on top each time.
When the two teams met in a T20 World Cup game, here’s how they fared:
1. India and Pakistan met in Group D of the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. India opened the batting and amassed 141 runs in their allotted 20 overs to win the match. 141 runs from Pakistan’s 20 overs were enough for a bowl-out victory. In the end, it was India who prevailed in the bowl-out.
2. This year’s shortest format saw a dramatic summit clash between India and Pakistan, who were the inaugural champions in the same edition. India posted a total of 157/5, with Gautam Gambhir top-scoring with 75. Misbah-ul-Haq looked to have Pakistan on the verge of victory until he mishit the third delivery and it went straight to Sreesanth. India, now led by a young MS Dhoni, won the match and the series.
3. Three years later, in 2012, the two teams met again in Colombo. Pakistan were bowled out for 128 in 19.4 overs in a low-scoring match. Virat Kohli (78) scored an unbeaten half-century to lead India to victory with three overs to spare in reply to India losing Gautam Gambhir for a duck.
4. The following year, India once again had the upper hand when it came to the cricket ball, as they held Pakistan to a score of 130/7. In the ongoing T20 World Cup, India has these three bowlers in their lineup. In that match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami each took three wickets. India was comfortably victorious thanks to an unbeaten 66-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
5. In 2016, the action was relocated to Kolkata’s famed Eden Gardens, and Pakistan once again found itself in a precarious position. Due to rain, the game was shortened to 18 overs for each team. Only 118 runs were scored by Pakistan in their innings. India won the match by six wickets and 13 balls with Kohli scoring an unbeaten fifty in reply.