India against Pakistan is a grudge match considering the political situation of neighboring countries and, over the years, both teams have been drawn into many classic battles on the cricket ground.
The first match played between the two teams dates back to October 1952, while the last meeting between the arch-rivals took place in September 2018 in Dubai, in the Asian Cup. In 66 years of rivalry, India has won famous matches.
Here are five victories of this type:
India vs Pakistan World Cup 2003
Sachin Tendulkar is imposed in Pakistan to bring India to the Super Six. Pakistan has come a long way as Saeed Anwar saw them score 273 in the first innings. But Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar have nothing to envy to the "Little Master" who guided India to victory with the help of Rahul and Yuvraj Singh.
India wins Test Series in Pakistan – 2004
Sourav Ganguly's men wrote the story in 2004, when they beat Pakistan in their own burrow for the first time in history. The preface to the historic triumph was set during the very first test match when Virender Sehwag scored India's first triple-century cricket test at Multan. India won this match – its first in 49 years since its first tour in the country. Despite a turnaround in Lahore, India rebounded at Rawalpindi in the last test to win the series. They also won the ODI 3-2 series to complete a complete sweep.
India vs Pakistan World T20 final 2007
It's the match that made Joginder Sharma immortal and gave birth to the riddle known as MS Dhoni. India had scored 157 with Gautam Gambhir's permission out of 70 and to qualify for the final, Pakistan needed 13 points with Misbah-Ul-Haq on strike. Two balls later, there were 6 races on 4 balls with Misbah still on strike.
At that time, the Pakistanis tried something fancy and went for a broad half-volley. All he managed to do was attack Sreesanth in an easy catch and India, the first World T20 trophy.
India vs Pakistan World Cup Semifinal – 2011
The stakes were huge as the two sides met in the semi-finals of the World Cup in the presence of dignitaries, celebrities and politicians from both countries. This game was not any cricket game, but a game that stopped a subcontinent.
After a good start in India, Wahab Riaz, who headed Pakistan, put an end to his charges and limited the original country to 260. But every Indian bowler has come to the party. The five bowlers used by Dhoni picked up two wickets for Pakistan to pack 29 points. India has also packed its bags, but for Mumbai where she would become world champion.