Rivalry in cricket is not new but when it comes to the rivalry between India & Pakistan than it becomes much bigger than the game of cricket due to historical and political matters as well. With ICC T20 World cup just around the corner, we have compiled a detailed overview of India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup head to head record for our readers.
Ind vs Pak Head to Head WT20 matches is a straight line showing India’s dominance all the way as they have beaten Pakistan all ends up with a scoreline of 4-0 out of the 5 matches played between Pakistan vs India in WT20 as the inaugural match ended in a tie which India eventually won on a bowl out.
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Head to Head Record
|Winner||Margin||Ground||Venue||Match Date||Match Type||Toss|
|India||8 wickets||Colombo||Sri Lanka||30-Sep-12||Round||Pakistan|
|India||5 runs||Johannesburg||South Africa||24-Sep-07||Final||India|
|India (Bowl out)||tied||Durban||South Africa||14-Sep-07||Round||Pakistan|
A brief overview of what happened in head to head games in T20 World cup between India and Pakistan over the years
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2016
Date: 19th March, 2016
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Result: India won by 6 wickets
In a rain affected game Pakistan was into bat by Indian skipper MS Dhoni who won the all-important toss. Pakistan has a subdued start as the top 3 only able to accumulate 60 runs in 11.5 overs. Thanks to some late order impetus by Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal leading Pakistan to a score of 118 runs in the allotted 18 overs.
In reply also stuttered a bit with Mohammad Sami picking two in two balls but the chase was anchored well by Virat Kohli 57*(37) and Suresh Raina 24(23) with MS Dhoni providing the finishing touch with 13 of 9 balls.
Kohli adjudged man of the match for his composed 50 to take India over the line.
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2014
Date: 21st March, 2014
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Result: India won by 7 wickets
Another low scoring one sided encounter between Pakistan and India during WT20 2014 was when Indian strangled Pakistan and restricted them to 130 runs in the allotted 20 overs thanks to late hitting by Sohaib Maqsood which made India chase more than run a ball. In combination, Indian spin trio of Ashwin, Mishra, and Jadeja conceded only 63 runs at 5.25 runs per over and took 3 crucial wickets.
India eased their way to another win against Pakistan in T20 world cups with 30’s from Dhawan 30, Kohli 36 not out and Raina 36 not out as Pakistan spinners contained Indian batting a bit but unable to provide break through to make India stutter.
Leg Spinner Amit Mishra adjudged man of the match for his spell of 2/22.
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2012
Date: 30th September, 2012.
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Result: India won by 8 wickets
Pak vs Ind T20 World Cup head to head record becomes 2-0 as India portrays another power pack show against arch rivals Pakistan. Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and opted to bat first in Colombo.
Pakistan innings never get the momentum as fast bowler Lakshmipathi Balaji with help of spinners Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh who shared 2 wickets each had the better of Pakistani batters. Shoaib Malik 28 and Umar Akmal 21 were the only two batters to cross the 20 run mark. Balaji’s 3/22 restricted Pakistan to 128.
Despite losing Gautam Gambhir on 2nd ball of their chase India merely knocks off the target in 17th over with Virat Kohli leading the scorecard by scoring 78*(61) balls with contributions from Sehwag and Yuvraj who both scored 29 & 19 not out respectively.
Virat Kohli adjudged man of the match for sailing India through.
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2007
Date: 24th September 2007
Venue: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Result: India won by 5 runs
Heights of drama when arch rivals met in the final of an ICC event for the first time. After so many twists and turns throughout the match, it was down to the unfamous (for Pakistan fans) scoop of Misbah ul Haq of fast bowler Joginder Sharma when 6 runs required off 4 balls with the last wicket standing resulting in Indian win.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat. Gautam Gambhir scored almost half of the Indian total of 157 runs. He scored 75 runs 54 balls. Rohit Sharma also scored 30 crucial runs in later part of 16 balls including a dropped catch in the final over of Indian innings which cross the boundary for 6 runs.
Imran Nazir start Pakistan innings with a blazing 33 of just 16 balls before being run out despite an onslaught by Imran Nazir Pakistan lost wicket at regular intervals. Misbah scored 43 of 38 balls with a cameo of 12 runs of 4 balls from Sohail Tanvir with two sixes but all in-vain as India crowned champion of inaugural T20 Worldcup. RP Singh and Irfan Pathan took 3 wickets each.
Irfan Pathan adjudged man of the match for a spell of 3/16.
Date: 14th September 2007
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
First tied the match in T20 World Cup history and only second in T20I matches courtesy arch rivals Pakistan and India. The 10th match of the inaugural T20I world cup resulted in a tie.
Asked to bat first after winning the toss India was restricted to 141 runs by Mohammad Asif who claimed figures of 4/18 in his quota. Robin Uthappa scored 50 of 39 balls with important contributions from Dhoni and Irfan Pathan who scored 33 & 20 respectively.
Pakistan chase was never got going as they lost 4/47 in 9 overs. Misbah consolidated with 53 of 35 balls but without much support. 12 required off the final over and with two 4’s of Sreesanth; Misbah kept reduced it to less than run a ball as Pakistan needs 1 run of 2 balls but Misbah Pakistan couldn’t cross the line as Misbah fell short of the crease and get runout to make it a tie.