World Cup 2015: Statistical History of India vs Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup

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India vs Pakistan is one of the greatest rivalries in the history of cricket. These two arch-rivals have produced some of the greatest cricket contests in the past and they are all set to contest once again in the all-important World Cup 2015. The arch-rivals are set to face one another on February 15, 2015, at the Adelaide Oval, which has been refurbished for the World Cup 2015.  It is a rivalry that transcends the cricket field. Many people say that it is a just another game after all, but most people in India and Pakistan would strongly disagree.

An India-Pakistan cricket match has been estimated to attract up to three hundred million television viewers according to TV ratings firm Initiative. The 2011 World Cup Semifinal attracted around 1.5 billion TV viewers, the largest television event of the year.


The Cricket Lounge’s Statistician Bharath Seervi has dug out every single number you need about the history of India vs Pakistan in the World Cup matches. From venues, to best bowling figures to highest individual score and lots more, here’s Bharath Seervi’s statistical report on the history of India vs Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup.


So far, five matches have been played between India and Pakistan in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup 

World Cup Stage Venue Captains Toss Choice Winner
1992 First Round Sydney, Australia Mohammad Azharuddin & Imran Khan India Bat India
1996 Quarter-Final Bangalore, India Mohammad Azharuddin & Aamer Sohail India Bat India
1999 Super Sixes Manchester, England Mohammad Azharuddin & Wasim Akram India Bat India
2003 First Round Centurion, South Africa Sourav Ganguly & Waqar Younis Pakistan Bat India
2007 Semi-Final Mohali, India MS Dhoni & Shahid Afridi India Bat India


India vs Pakistan: Scores, Winner, Margin and Man of the Match recipients

World Cup Scores Winner Margin Man of the Match
1992 Ind 216/7, Pak 173/10 India 43 runs Sachin Tendulkar
1996 Ind 287/8, Pak 248/9 India 39 runs Navjot Sidhu
1999 Ind 227/6, Pak 180/10 India 47 runs Venkatesh Prasad
2003 Pak 273/7, Ind 276/4 India 6 wickets Sachin Tendulkar
2007 Ind 260/9, Pak 231/10 India 29 runs Sachin Tendulkar


India vs Pakistan: Highest Individual Scores 

Runs (Balls) Batsman Team World Cup Result
101 (126) Saeed Anwar Pakistan 2003 Lost
98 (75) Sachin Tendulkar India 2003 Won
93 (115) Navjot Sidhu India 1996 Won
85 (115) Sachin Tendulkar India 2011 Won
62 (95) Aamer Sohail Pakistan 1992 Lost
61 (89) Rahul Dravid India 1999 Won
59 (77) Mohammad Azharuddin India 1999 Won
56 (76) Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan 2011 Lost
55 (46) Aamer Sohail Pakistan 1996 Lost
54* (62) Sachin Tendulkar India 1992 Won
50* (53) Yuvraj Singh India 2003 Won


India vs Pakistan: Best bowling figures

Figures Bowler Team World Cup Result
5/27 Venkatesh Prasad India 1999 Won
5/46 Wahab Riaz Pakistan 2011 Lost
3/59 Mushtaq Ahmed Pakistan 1992 Lost
3/48 Anil Kumble India 1996 Won
3/45 Venkatesh Prasad India 1996 Won
3/37 Javagal Srinath India 1999 Won


India vs Pakistan: Highest batting Partnerships

Runs Pair Wicket Team World Cup Result
102 Mohammad Kaif/Sachin Tendulkar 3 India 2003 Won
99* Rahul Dravid/Yuvraj Singh 5 India 2003 Won
90 Navjot Sidhu/Sachin Tendulkar 1 India 1996 Won
88 Aamer Sohail/Javed Miandad 3 Pakistan 1992 Lost
84 Aamer Sohail/Saeed Anwar 1 Pakistan 1996 Lost


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By Bharath Seervi