There are very few things in life that can bring joy to billions of people. Champions Trophy 2017 Ind vs Pak final is one among those things. As tensions gripe the cricket loving nations and people get ready for the two innings that guarantee to be a nail biter, here’s a look back at all the Ind vs Pak ICC knockout matches so far.
India has gone up against Pakistan 3 times in knockout matches before, winning all of them!
Champions Trophy 2017 Ind vs Pak, is going to be the 4th time,
the two nations face off in a major tournament. Will this be another win for the men in blue or will 0ur neighbors change the score? Find the answers on 18th June 2017. Enjoy the clash of the titans with delicious pizzas from Dominos.
1996 WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL
- Stadium: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
- Result: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs.
India beat Pakistan in the second quarter final of the 1996 world cup.
Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble took 3 wickets each while Navjot Singh Sidhu scored 115 runs off 93 balls. Ajay Jadeja’s brisk 45 off 25 balls led India to victory.
2007 WORLD T20 FINAL
- Stadium: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
- Result: India beat Pakistan by 5 runs.
India became the champions in the first ever T20 tournament by beating arch rivals Pakistan. India gave Pakistan a target of 158 with Gambir scoring a crucial 75 runs off 76 balls. Despite building any strong partnerships, Misbah-ul-Haq was keeping Pakistan’s hopes alive till Indian skipper MS Dhoni did something unpredictable. Dhoni handed over the last over to Joginder Sharma who pretty much won India the cup. 6 runs to win and Misbah hits a loose shot caught by Sreesanth and the celebrations began!
2011 WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL
- Stadium: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
- Result: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs.
Playing at home, India was one of the favorites going into ICC World Cup 2011. It was Sachin’s last world cup and what a goodbye! India won the toss and elected to bat. The Master Blaster scored 85 runs thus securing a target of 261 for Pakistan. Wahab Riaz hurt India with his 5 wicket haul but the match was far from over. Starting out steadily with Mohammed Hafeez scoring 43 runs off 59 balls, the wickets tumbled. Despite Misbah 56 run stand, Pakistan lost the match.
Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh picked up 2 wickets each demolishing the Pakistan batting line up.
2-time winners and the defending champions, team India eyes to clench their consecutive ICC Champions Trophy win. Can Pakistan win their first ever ICC CT?
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