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When India defeated Pakistan in World Cup!

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A Cricket match between India and Pakistan, especially in World Cup Cricket is considered as the ‘mother of all battles’. Forget Cricket, even in any other Sports, you will not find rivalry of such a magnitude. You might not have forgotten the semi-final of World Cup. The television viewership data of that match reveals that 67.3 million viewers watched the match and peak viewership was registered during the last 10 overs as India closed in on victory. The World Cup Cricket is always a grand scale event ranking in high viewership. And when it is India-Pakistan in a semi-final, that is the biggest a match could be.

In my opinion, the partition of India in 1947 and the independence of the Muslim state of Pakistan, laid the foundations for the emergence of an intense sporting rivalry between the two nations. The 1999 Kargil War and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks have led to as yet shorter breaks in cricketing ties. In recent times, The 1999 Kargil War and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks have also intensified the rivalry. Anyway, let’s not go into these details. Today we will try to explore all the World Cup Cricket matches between India and Pakistan.

The first ever World Cup Cricket match between India and Pakistan was played in 1992 (Benson & Hedges World Cup).

4 March 1992 India
216/7 (49 overs)
173 (48.1 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 54* (62)
Mushtaq Ahmed 3/59 (10 overs)
Aamir Sohail 62 (95)
Manoj Prabhakar 2/22 (10 overs)

India won by 43 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Umpires: Peter McConnell and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar
Match reduced to 49 overs per side due to a slow over rate by Pakistan.

See the complete Score Card

Watch this World Cup Cricket 1992 India Pakistan match on YouTube ::

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

In next World Cup (1996), India and Pakistan played against each other in Quarter-finals.

9 March 1996 India
287/8 (50 overs)
248/9 (49 overs)
Quarter-finals Navjot Sidhu 93 (115)
Mushtaq Ahmed 2/56 (10 overs)

Aamer Sohail 55 (46)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/45 (10 overs)

India won by 39 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd

Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu (Ind)

See the complete Score Card

Watch India Pakistan World Cup 1996 Quarter final Match

Super Six Match in World Cup Cricket 1999.

8 June 1999 India
227/6 (50 overs)
180 (45.3 overs)
Super Six Rahul Dravid 61 (89)
Wasim Akram 2/27 (10 overs)

Inzamam-Ul-Haq 41 (93)
Venkatesh Prasad 5/27 (9.3 overs)

India won by 47 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (ENG)

Player of the match: Venkatesh Prasad (IND)

See the complete Score Card

Watch World Cup 1999 India Pakistan Match

The 2003 World Cup clash between India and Pakistan is one of the most memorable matches ever played between the two countries.

1 March 2003 Pakistan
273/7 (50 overs)
276/4 (45.4 overs)
Super Six Saeed Anwar 101(126)
Zahir Khan 2/46 (10 overs)

Sachin Tendulkar 98 (75)
Waqar Younis 2/71 (8.4 overs)

India won by 6 Wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: RE Koertzen and DR Shepherd (England)

Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

See the complete Score Card

Watch World Cup 2003 India Pakistan Match

The 2nd semifinal of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was played between the India and Pakistan at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on 30 March 2011. India won the match by 29 runs and qualified for the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final. India won the Toss and elected to bat first and made 260 runs in 50 overs for 9 wickets. Pakistan though with a good start failed to make up to the score with just 231 allout in 49.5 overs resulting in the victory of India over Pakistan and leading their way towards the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 against Sri Lanka where they beat Sri Lanka and won the World Cup.


The match holds utmost historical significance because of the hype created around the match since both the teams made their way towards the semifinal. The match was even equated to the War and it experienced the presence of Celebrities, Diplomats and Prime Ministers from both the Nations alongside the huge crowd at the stadium.

The Life for more than a billion people across India and Pakistan came to a standstill during the semi-final match. Three people including a Pakistani actor all belonging to Pakistan died out of shock after Pakistan lost the match. This match has been perceived by Pakistani former cricketers and fans as a great let down from Pakistan due to their weak fielding and batting despite good talent shown previously from the Pakistani captain and players in the 2011 ICC cup.

The match drew 67.3 million viewers in India alone, and an estimated 150 million viewers worldwide.

30 March 2011 India
260/9 (50 overs)
231 (49.5 overs)
Semi-final Sachin Tendulkar 85(115)
Wahab Riaz 5/46 (10 overs)

Misbah-ul-Haq 56 (76)
Ashish Nehra 2/33 (20 overs)

India won by 29 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Punjab
Umpires: IJ Gould (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

See the complete Score Card

Watch 2011 World Cup Semi-final India Pakistan Match

  • 1

    India-Pakistan games are always thrilling and exciting to watch. I remember Mohali Semi final, It was a big success of India. Cricket should continue to grow and evolve in South Asia.

    Jibran on July 15th, 2012
  • 2

    There are three factors why india win the match in semi final.
    1. Home crowed and ground
    2. Hired umpires specialy 3rd umpire.
    3. Misbah ul haq played for india.
    Anyway, are you going to post some thing about pakistan premier league.

    Asghar Ali on December 22nd, 2012
  • 3

    You should also include the latest cricket battle between India and Pakistan. It was on 25th-Dec-12. Pakistan won the match with 5 wickets . But Young bowler Kumar impressed a lot with his swinging skill on both side.

    jammy k cric on December 27th, 2012
  • 4

    Yes it is true that it calls mother of all battles and every cricket lover like to watch these games in which Pakistan and India both are going to play. Your share information is very interesting and amazing about it.

    Jessie on June 30th, 2013