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The cricket fans are eagerly waiting for Sunday to see India lock horns with Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022. The two teams will have a go at each other at the Dubai International Stadium. It is no surprise that all the India vs Pakistan battles garner a lot of love and attention from the cricket fraternity. Thus, there have been a lot of games between India and Pakistan that have been etched in the memory of cricket fans. The best India vs Pakistan fixtures are here.
Top 5 India vs Pakistan Fixtures
In this article, we look at the top five India vs Pakistan fixtures of all times
India won by six wickets, Asia Cup 2014, Dhaka
The India vs Pakistan encounter in 2014 will always be remembered as the best Asia Cup match between the two teams. This was the match that truly announced to the world that Virat Kohli has there to stay in the Indian cricket team. Batting first, Pakistan posted a total of 329 runs with the opening batters Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed scoring a century each. In the second innings, it was Virat Kohli’s show. The right-hander hammered 183 runs to proper India to victory in 47.5 overs.
India won by 39 runs, 1996 World Cup, Bengaluru
One of the most dramatic World Cup matches played between India and Pakistan has to be the second quarter-final in the 1996 World Cup. Batting first in the game, Navjit Sindhu flaunted his class by playing a knock of 93 runs. He was the lone warrior for the team and his knock steered India to a score of 287 runs. Chasing the total, Pakistan were restricted to 248 runs. Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble caused the most damage by picking three wickets each.
India won by 38 runs, Four-Nations Cup 1985, Sharjah
One of the most thrilling India vs Pakistan games was played during the Four-Nations Cup. It was a low-scoring affair. Indian batters succumbed to pressure as they ended up with only 125 runs in their 50 overs. The chances of India winning were extremely bleak. However, Kapil Dev, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, and Ravi Shastri ripped apart Pakistan’s batting line-up. They picked seven wickets in the whole to stop Pakistan at a score of 87.
India won by five runs, 2007 T20 World Cup, Johannesburg
Nobody in the cricket fraternity can forget the 2007 T20 World Cup final between India and Pakistan. The match saw India lifting the cup as they successfully defended 157 runs in 20 overs. Gautam Gambhir was the hero of the game as he posted a knock of 75 runs. Meanwhile, RP Singh and Irfan Pathan were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each. Speaking of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq made good efforts, but he didn’t get any support from other players.
Pakistan won by one wicket, Asia Cup 2014, Dhaka
It was a last-over thriller when Pakistan had a face-off with India in the 2014 Asia Cup. On the back of half-centuries, by Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, and Ravindra Jadeja, India posted a total of 245 runs. For Pakistan, Saeed Ajmal was the top bowler with a three-wicket haul. In the second innings, it was batting exploits by Mohammad Hafeez. He smacked 75 runs while Shahid Afridi also played a match-defining cameo of 18-ball 34 to take Pakistan home in the final over.