24th October 2021 will witness one of the biggest and most massive clashes of cricket history. India and Pakistan will clash at the Dubai International Stadium in a high-profile T20 World Cup on Sunday night. In India vs Pakistan, especially in T20 World Cup, India is dominating Pakistan since the beginning.
In the last 5 meetings between the two sides in T20 World Cup, India won 4 matches. Only one match resulted in a draw. The match on 24th is the opening match of both the teams and the excitement and rivalry of the match has already gripped both the countries’ citizens. Another reason for the immense eagerness behind the clash is that the countries will be locking horns after more than 2 years since the 2019 World Cup. It is only a matter of a day to see if Pakistan can break India’s streak of wins against them. The last time Pakistan registered a win against India was in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final. Interestingly Pakistan managed to win only 3 times against India in all the ICC tournaments and all those matches were from the tournament of Champions Trophy.
Pakistan cricket team’s record in T20I matches especially in the last decade has been pretty decent. They registered 77 victories in 129 matches which include a win percentage of 59.7. Pakistan lost 45 matches and 2 matches resulted in a draw. Lastly, 5 matches among these had no results.
India not only dominated over the neighboring country but also dominated every other team. Also, India has a win percentage of 63.5 in the last decade and won 73 matches out of 115. India could not win 37 matches, 2 matches resulted in a draw and lastly, 3 matches did not produce any results.
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The past T20 World cup matches of India vs Pakistan
1. September 14, 2007
In the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, India and Pakistan were in the same group. The match took place on 14 September 2007 in Durban and India came to bat first and scored 141 runs. In the second innings, Pakistan chased 141 runs as well and the match resulted in a draw. The final decision of the match was taken by ball out and India won the first class in T20 World Cup of India vs Pakistan.
2. September 24, 2007
Both India and Pakistan were exceptionally good in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Once again on 24 September 2007, they faced each other in the finals. Men in blue registered the first victory of the T20 World Cup and won the title defeating Pakistan by just 5 runs. Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg hosted the nail-biting final.
3. September 30, 2012
Colombo hosted the 3rd face-off of India vs Pakistan in T20 World Cup on 30 September 2012. In the Super 8 match, India once again defeated Pakistan by a huge 8 wicket margin. Apart from the massive victory by the Indian cricket team, another highlight of the match was the 3 overs bowled by Virat Kohli and surprisingly he took the wicket of Mohammad Hafeez as well.
4. March 21, 2014
Once again India registered an easy victory over Pakistan. Pakistan came to bat in the first innings and aggregated 130 runs. The biggest highlight of the match was Amit Mishra. He scalped 2 wickets for only 22 runs and also so bowled 1 maiden over.
5. March 19, 2016
Eden Gardens hosted the last match of India versus Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan came to bat first and failed to aggregate a good score. They only made 118 runs. Though India won the match, one of the greatest performances was executed by Mohammad Amir. He bowled exceptionally to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and was absolutely threatening to all the other batters. Lastly, India successfully registered the 4th victory against Pakistan.