The rivalry between the India Vs Pakistan cricket teams remains one of the most passionately celebrated rivalries in the sporting world. Their meetings are now limited to multi-national events, with each meeting becoming a momentous occasion for fans around the world specially when it is India Vs Pakistan World Cup.
World Cup matches between these two teams attract the largest crowds and until the 2021 T20 World Cup, Pakistan had struggled to achieve a win against India in the prestigious tournament. However, they finally broke this illusion in Dubai ICC t20 world cup.
In the field of One Day Internationals, India maintains a dominant record of 7–0 against Pakistan. Under the leadership of Babar Azam, the T20I win provided Pakistan an opportunity to repeat their success in the ODI format during their clash at the ICC World Cup 2023. But the History repeats itself and the result remained same. Pakistan is yet to get their first world cup victory against India.
1992 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India won by 43 runs
The iconic images of Kiran More’s appeal and Javed Miandad’s animated response still resonate in the annals of India-Pakistan cricket history. In their first World Cup encounter in 1992, India emerged victorious, laying the foundation for a compelling rivalry. Despite scoring only 216/7, India’s brilliant performance, which included an unbeaten 54 from Sachin Tendulkar and a crucial wicket of Ustad, ensured their victory. The concept of Power Play in Cricket was also introduced in this World Cup.
1996 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India wins by 39 runs
The match is famous for Venkatesh Prasad giving an emphatic farewell to Aamer Sohail when Sohail pointed to the boundary after consecutive fours. Despite Pakistan’s strong start, they succumbed to sustained pressure from India and scored 248/9 while chasing a challenging target of 288. Navjot Sindhu’s impressive 93 runs set the stage for India’s victory.
1999 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India wins by 47 runs
Venkatesh Prasad’s crucial role in dismantling the Pakistani batting lineup during the changing conditions in Manchester underlined India’s dominance. With strong scores of 5/27, Prasad disrupted Pakistan’s target of 228 and restricted them to 180 runs. Rahul Dravid’s 60 and Mohammed Azharuddin’s 59 took India to a competitive total of 227/6.
2003 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India wins by six wickets
The 2003 World Cup match saw thrilling performances from both the teams. In reply to Saeed Anwar’s century for Pakistan, Tendulkar scored 98 runs and led India to a six-wicket win. In particular, Tendulkar’s fearless shot against Shoaib Akhtar was a symbol of India’s resilience and determination.
2011 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India wins by 29 runs
Facing a target of 261 runs, Pakistan faltered under pressure in front of India’s disciplined bowling. Wahab Riaz’s impressive five-wicket haul was unable to secure victory for Pakistan. This match remains a testament to India’s resilience in high-risk matches.
2015 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India’s spectacular win by 76 runs
India’s impressive performance, with a strong score of 300/7, proved too much for Pakistan, who were eventually bowled out for 224 runs. Virat Kohli’s excellent century underlined India’s supremacy and cemented their World Cup legacy.
2019 India Vs Pakistan World Cup: India win by 89 runs (DLS method)
In his last 50-over World Cup encounter in Manchester, England, Kuldeep Yadav’s impressive dismissal of Babar Azam was a symbol of India’s determination to win. Pakistan failed to chase down the revised target of 302 under the Duckworth-Lewis and Stern method as they were restricted to 212/6 in contrast to India’s 336/5, buoyed by Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century.