ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India Vs Pakistan: A Look At The Five Great ODI Clashes

Updated: 03 June 2017 12:19 IST

Title-holders India begin their quest to retain the Champions Trophy when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on Sunday.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India Vs Pakistan: A Look At The Five Great ODI Clashes
Sachin Tendulkar smashed a 75-ball 98 to help India achieve a 274-run target in 2003. © AFP

Title-holders India begin their quest to retain the Champions Trophy when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Ahead of the high-octane clash, here's a look at the five memorable limited overs matches between India and Pakistan:

India vs Pakistan: April 18, 1986, Sharjah (Pakistan won by 1 wicket)

A match no fan on either side of the border will forget. Pakistan, needing four runs off the last ball to lift the Australasia Cup, sailed through as Javed Miandad pulled a full toss from seamer Chetan Sharma for six. Instantly, Miandad became a national hero and Sharma was reduced to facing barbs and insults on his return home.

India vs Pakistan: March 1, 2003, Centurion (India won by 6 wickets)

The World Cup match featured a classic cricket confrontation between two global stars in India batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. Tendulkar smashed a 75-ball 98 to help his team achieve a 274-run target. Akhtar bagged just one wicket, that of Tendulkar, while conceding 72 runs in his 10 overs. Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar (101) was the only batsman to score a century in the match.

India vs Pakistan: September 19, 2004,Edgbaston (Pakistan won by 3 wickets)

Pakistan would be delighted if history repeated itself on Sunday, having won this previous Champions Trophy encounter in Birmingham with four balls to spare. Rana Naved and Akhtar took four wickets apiece to restrict India, without Tendulkar because of a 'tennis elbow' injury to 200. Pakistan slumped to 27 for three but Yousuf Youhana (later known as Mohammad Yousuf) saw them to victory with an unbeaten 81.

India vs Pakistan: March 30, 2011, Mohali (India won by 29 runs)

A World Cup semi-final match that Pakistan 'lost' as much as India, on home soil, won with the visitors dropping Tendulkar four times during an 85 that also saw him survive two close lbw calls. Pakistan's chase slowed to a halt in the face of a tight fielding effort, with Misbah-ul-Haq criticised for taking 76 balls to make 56.

India vs Pakistan: March 2, 2014, Dhaka (Pakistan won by 1 wicket)

Pakistan appeared to be cruising to victory during this Asia Cup clash in Bangladesh when they needed 11 off the last 10 balls with four wickets in hand to overtake India's 245 for eight. But three wickets fell quickly and it came down to nine runs off the last four deliveries from Ravichandran Ashwin. But Shahid Afridi, living up to his big-hitting reputation, smashed the next two balls for sixes to seal victory.

(With AFP inputs)

 

Topics : India Pakistan Virat Kohli Sarfaraz Khan Sarfraz Ahmed Mahendra Singh Dhoni Yuvraj Singh ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Cricket
Highlights
  • India will face Pakistan on June 4.
  • India are defending champions
  • India defeated Pakistan in 2013 edition
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