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Intense Rivalry Renewed: India and Pakistan Set to Clash in High-Stakes World Cup Encounter

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India and Pakistan are gearing up for a much-anticipated showdown in the ODIs, marking their third encounter since September. The world’s most storied cricket rivalry takes center stage at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the ongoing World Cup. The last time these arch-rivals crossed paths was during the Asia Cup Super Four contest, where India emerged victorious.

In the 12th match of the World Cup, both teams have showcased their mettle with two wins each in their respective outings, exuding confidence for the upcoming clash. The game is scheduled at the grandeur of the Narendra Modi Stadium, boasting a record-breaking capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators.

As for their head-to-head record in ODIs, Pakistan maintains an edge over India, having faced off 134 times in the 50-over format. Pakistan has clinched victory in 73 encounters, while India has triumphed in 56, with five matches ending in a draw. Notably, the most recent encounter was during the Asia Cup group stage in September 2023.

IND vs PAK Head to Head Records in ODIs:

  • Matches Played: 134
  • India Won: 56
  • Pakistan Won: 73
  • No Result: 5

Interestingly, in the context of the ODI World Cup, India has maintained an unblemished record against Pakistan, winning all seven of their encounters since 1992. A similar trend prevailed in the T20 World Cup until Pakistan’s resounding victory in the 2021 T20 World Cup, marking their first win against India, and that too by a dominant 10-wicket margin.

IND vs PAK Head to Head Record in ODI World Cup:

  • Matches Played: 7
  • India Won: 7
  • Pakistan Won: 0
  • No Result: 0

Adding to the excitement, this match in Ahmedabad holds significance as it marks the first time India and Pakistan have faced each other at this venue since 2005. Back in 2005, these cricketing giants battled in an unforgettable encounter, with Pakistan chasing down a formidable 316 runs on the last ball, thanks to Inzamam-ul-Haq’s heroics, who also earned the player of the match award. Sachin Tendulkar’s memorable innings of 123 runs, featuring 12 fours and two sixes, is etched in the annals of cricket history.

As the cricket world holds its breath, fans on both sides eagerly anticipate another chapter in this fierce rivalry, knowing that when India and Pakistan meet on the field, it’s much more than just a game—it’s a spectacle of passion, competition, and cricketing brilliance.

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