The high-profile encounter of the Men’s T20 World Cup would take place on October 23 (Sunday), when arch-rivals Pakistan and India will come face-to-face at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Both teams were long-time arch rivals and their competition was measured as one of the most intense cricket rivalries known throughout the world.
Pakistan-India cricket match has been estimated to attract billions of viewers around the globe. In ICC World Cup matches, India has a record of 13-1 over Pakistan. India had won all 7 matches of 50-over ICC World Cup matches while four T20 World Cup games. Pakistan had bagged 1 out of the 6 T20 World Cup games while 1 ended in a draw.
Among the matches played, some memorable moments were shared by Indians while some were cherished by Pakistanis.
Some of Pakistan’s unforgettable moments in-clude, Javed Miandad hitting a six in the 1986 Aus-tralasia cup final in Sharjah when Chetan Sharma bowled the last bowl of the match and Pakistan needed four runs to win.
In the Asian Test Championship in 1999 (India), Saeed Anwar struck a match-winning 188* to help Pakistan win the match. In the Wills trophy final played at Sharjah, Aaqib Javed claimed a hat trick against India with his best bowling figures of 7/37 off 10 overs.
Pakistan won a memorable 2006 series in India. After losing the first two ODIs, Pakistan went on to win the next 4 ODIs clinically claiming the series 4-2.—APP