When it comes to matches between India and Pakistan, there is hardly a cricket lover who misses the live match on both sides of the border. It’s been almost years since the two rivalries have faced each other on the pitch.
But whatever the game result was, people enjoyed the memorable moments during the match on the field. With this article, we have brought to you some of the nail-biting episodes that have played a part in cricket’s biggest rivalry.
So, without talking much, let’s find out those greatest moments in the India vs. Pakistan cricket match.
India VS Pakistan – The Greatest Moments of All Time
1. Pakistan vs. India Champions Trophy Final 2017
Although Team Pakistan entered the Champions Trophy as the underdog, things quickly changed.
Pakistan defied expectations by choosing to bat first and scoring 348. Blue Shirts gave way in retaliation, crushing 158. By 180 runs, Pakistan quickly captured the champion’s trophy.
2. World T20 Champions 2007
The opening cricket match between India and Pakistan, played in South Africa, was an intense and nerve-wracking event for everyone.
Pakistan needed 13 runs from 6 balls in one of the most exciting games in History to win the Cup. Misbah-ul-Haq was eager for his squad to defeat the opposition and win. The Indian skipper decided to take a chance at this crucial juncture by bowling the final over to the inexperienced Joginder Sharma.
Misbah-ul-attempt Haq’s to throw the ball into the stands ended in the most spectacular way possible when it landed in an Indian player’s grasp. That day, India won the inaugural T20 championship.
3. Bowl Out (2007)
There were two matches between India and Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup. One occurred during the championship match, and the other, much earlier, during a group-stage match.
That game is remembered as first India vs. Pakistan T20 encounter in Indo-Pak cricket history. Each team scored the same number of runs in 20 overs, resulting in a tie.
Afterward, a bowl-out session was held to break the tie (like penalties in football). From each squad, 5 bowlers were chosen to strike the stumps, and Pakistan performed horribly, while India defeated them three times.
4. Unforgettable Sixer of Javed Miandad (1986)
Javed Miandad, a Pakistani cricketer, experienced a turning point during the Austral-Asia Cup final. India produced a respectable 245 while batting first. Miandad arrived early and remained steadfast as his partners steadily perished.
In the end, Pakistan needed four runs to win after losing nine wickets. Miandad, on strike, seized the opportunity to launch the ball into the stands.
According to a British Medical Journal, this defeat left the Indian squad with a psychological scar that lasted for years. Imran Khan, the captain of Pakistan, revealed in a later interview that Miandad became quite wealthy due to this game.
5. Shahid Afridi’s Smashing 102 off 46 (2005)
Cricket between India and Pakistan served as the opening match of the 2005 six-match ODI series. Indian quickly took the lead at 2-0. At that time, the Indian team appeared formidable and robust. Team Pakistan, however, produced an incredible comeback in Kanpur.
Naved-ul-excellent Hassan’s efforts allowed India only to make 249 points. One of cricket’s best hard hitters, Shahid Afridi, led Pakistan’s opening attack. He lost no time dismantling Indian cricket tactics and slammed into the second-fastest century in ODI history.
When Afridi was out for 131, a sigh of relief was released well into the fifteenth over, but Pakistan was already headed for victory.
6. Kumble Nailed Perfect 10 (1999)
India and Pakistan were playing a Test match in Delhi on February 8. Pakistan appeared to be off to a terrific start and focused on winning the second innings.
Anil Kumble, one of the all-time best spin bowlers, was brought in by India to take advantage of the situation and unleash a barrage of cruel attacks.
In one outstanding bowling spell, Kumble single-handedly dismissed the entire batting order, and India won the game.
7. Surprising & Unexpected Outcome (1984)
A large audience filled the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, hoping to get their money’s worth. The most entertaining adversaries on the field were India and Pakistan.
India could only manage a humiliating 125 runs. The outcome was somewhat predictable because the Pakistani team could not be stopped.
However, cricket has a reputation for being incredibly unpredictable. The Pakistani team lost all chances of a clean sweep with a humiliating score of 87.
8. Dynamic Duo Dravid-Yuvraj (2003)
Sachin Tendulkar played an outstanding 98 out of 75 balls at Centurion Park, and as a result, the required run rate was soon brought under control. But for India to win, they still needed 100 more runs.
Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh were expected to have the finest games of their careers for their country. Together, they completed a 99-run collaboration.
The Indian team’s fragile lower order would have been a show to watch, not to mention a humiliating defeat, had they not maintained their position.
9. Fans Have Gone Crazy (1999)
With around 465,000 spectators cheering for the teams, the Asian Test Championship saw some brilliant performances, such as Shoaib Akhtar’s 4/71 & 4/47, Saeed Anwar’s 188, and more.
However, the crowd went crazy when Sachin Tendulkar was declared run-out, and chaos and riot later controlled by police ensued. However, the match was won by Pakistan by runs.
10. Jump of Javed Miandad (1992)
It was a fantastic moment for the fans and photographers during the Indo-Pak match during the 1992 World Cup when Javed Miandad jumped like Frog.
He stopped the bowler midway, turned towards Kiran More, the wicketkeeper, and had a heated conversation. Later, Miandad started to jump, comically mimicking More’s gesture.
11. JSaleem Malik Rocked the Eden Garden (1987)
With the help of Srikkanth’s amazing century, team India created 238 runs to chase against Pakistan. However, when Saleem Malik stepped onto the pitch and took up batting, Srikkanth’s efforts went bleak.
Malik was the dominant player to Indian bowlers that day and made 72 out of 36 balls with 1 six and 11 fours that met the required run with 3 balls remaining.
No matter who wins or loses the game, the excitement between India vs. Pakistan matches is always at its highest among cricket enthusiasts.
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