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Men’s T20 World Cup: India vs Pakistan is back in action

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The India vs Pakistan Men’s T20 World Cup rivalry is all set to start today at 8pm IST at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Both India and Pakistan have played their first match in this edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup. While India had a comfortable victory against Ireland, Pakistan succumbed to a shocking loss against the USA, losing via Super Over.

But previous performance does not matter when the two old rivals meet on the field. The match will be played at the newly renovated Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. The pitch there is a bit unpredictable with awkward swings and bounce.

Head to Head in Men’s T20 World Cup

  • Matches played: 7
  • India: 6
  • Pakistan: 1

Statistics

  • Most runs for India: Virat Kohli (308 runs)
  • Most runs for Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (100 runs)
  • Most wickets for India: Irfan Pathan (6 wickets)
  • Most wickets for Pakistan: Mohammad Asif (5 wickets)
  • Highest individual score: Virat Kohli – 82* off 53 balls in 2022
  • Best bowling figures: Mohammad Asif – 4/18 in 2007
  • Highest total: 160/6 by India in 2022
  • Lowest total: 118/5 by Pakistan in 2016

The Clashes

2007- Durban

In the inaugural Men’s T20 World Cup, the two teams met at the group stage. The match got tied when both teams scored 141. However, in the Super Over, MS Dhoni’s India edged Pakistan.

2007- Johannesberg

It was the big battle in the final when the arch-rivals met once again. In a thrilling contest, Misbhah-ul-Haq almost took the match away from India. But Dhoni played a masterstroke by handing over one of the most famous last overs to rookie Joginder Singh. Misbah played an overambitious shot resulting in a catch to S Sreesanth. India won the contest by 5 runs and were crowned the first-ever T20 World Champions.

2012- Colombo

India faced Pakistan in a Super 8 game during the Men’s T20 World Cup 2012. A match defining unbeaten knock of 75 off 47 balls decimated the opposition. India comfortably defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets. Kohli also took the wicket of Pakistan captain Mohd. Hafiz in the match.

2014- Mirpur 

A smooth win for India in the 2014 edition kept their win record intact against Pakistan in the Men’s T20 World Cup. India secured an easy win by 7 wickets. Spinner, Amit Mishra (2/22) received the Man of the Match.

2016- Kolkata 

India played Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in a rain-affected match that was reduced to 18 overs. Virat Kohli produced a controlled 55 run innings off 37 balls. The MS Dhoni-led India secured a comfortable win by 6 wickets.

2021- Dubai 

In this edition, Pakistan registered their first-ever win against India in the Men’s T20 World Cup. After losing 12 successive matches  in ODI and T20 World Cup, Pakistan turned the tables against India. India scored 151 in 20 overs. Pakistan overcame the total in 17.5 over without losing a wicket.

2022- Melbourne 

It was a nail-bitter. India’s top order collapsed that forced Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya play calculative cricket in the middle overs. Kohli hit Haris Rauf for two consecutive sixes and turned the tide towards India. Finally, India registered their sixth win over Pakistan in the last ball of the innings.

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