T20 World Cup, India vs Pakistan: In the T20 World Cup 2021, a high voltage match will be played between India and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today. India has not lost any match against Pakistan in T20 or ODI World Cup till date. Even in today’s match, Team India seems committed to maintain this record. Before this, from the first T20 World Cup played in 2007 to its last edition played in 2016, India and Pakistan have faced each other five times. Out of which all five matches have been won by India. Today, Team India under the leadership of Virat Kohli would like to maintain the excellent record of never losing in the World Cup by registering a win against Babar Azam’s team. Let us know when India and Pakistan have clashed in the T20 World Cup and what has been the result of these matches.
T20 World Cup 2007, Group Match, Result – Tie
In the T20 World Cup played between India and Pakistan in 2007, the first match was in Group D. This match was played on 14 September on the ground of Durban. Pakistan won the toss and invited India to bat. While bowling brilliantly, Mohammad Asif took 4 wickets for 18 runs and bundled India out for 141 runs for 9 wickets. Robin Uthappa contributed 50 runs, captain MS Dhoni 33 runs and Irfan Pathan contributed 20 runs for India.
Chasing the score, the start of the Pakistan team was not good, they got out 4 wickets early. But Misbah-ul-Haq held the innings till the end. Pakistan needed 12 runs to win in the last over, but despite Misbah’s two fours, the team could only collect 11 runs in this over and the match was tied. After which this match was decided by super over. At that time there was a rule of ball out in the super over, under which six players of both the teams were to be bowled out on empty wickets. India won this ball out match by a margin of 3-0.
T20 World Cup 2007, Final, Result – India won by five runs
The final of T20 World Cup 2007 was played between India and Pakistan in Johannesburg. Under the leadership of captain MS Dhoni, Team India won by five runs. India won the toss and batted first in the final. Gautam Gambhir scored 75 runs in 54 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes. India scored 157 runs for 5 wickets. The Indian bowlers started chasing the target and put the Pakistan team on the back foot. However, just like in the group match, once again Misbah-ul-Haq stood as a wall. In the last over, Pakistan needed 13 runs to win. However, in Joginder Sharma’s over, Misbah was caught by Sreesanth on the decisive occasion. With this, India won the match by five runs and the first title of the T20 World Cup.
T20 World Cup 2012, Result – India won by 8 wickets
After this, Group 2 of Super 8 was played between India and Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2012. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. The team was all out for only 128 runs in 19.4 overs. For India, Lakshmipathy Balaji took three wickets while Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh took two wickets each. India achieved this target in 17 overs and won the match by eight wickets. Virat Kohli played the highest innings of 78 runs for the team.
T20 World Cup 2014, Result – India won by 7 wickets
Group 2 match was played between India and Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2014. India won this match by seven wickets. India’s bowlers restricted the Pakistan team to the score of 130 runs. After this, India achieved the target in 18.3 overs at the loss of three wickets.
T20 World Cup 2016, Result – India won by 6 wickets
In the T20 World Cup 2016, the Group 2 match was once again played between India and Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Due to rain, this match was reduced to 18-18 overs. Playing first, Pakistan scored 118 runs for the loss of five wickets. Team India won the match by 6 wickets with 13 balls remaining with the help of Virat Kohli’s half-century (55 runs in 37 balls). In this way, India has a 5-0 undefeated record against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.
Head to head in T20Is of India and Pakistan
Talking about the overall matches, so far 8 T20 International matches have been played between India and Pakistan, in which India has won 7 matches, while one match has gone to Pakistan. The special thing is that after the match was tied in 2007, India won the ball out.
Our match prediction meter says that Team India will win in this match. However, the match is expected to be exciting. Also, this match is also likely to be high scoring.