India vs Pakistan: A Look at all the T20 World Cup Encounters Between the Two Sides
By Tanushka Gain
on Sat Oct 23 2021
T20 World Cup: India is going to start its T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 24 October.
India are all set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Both the teams will face each other after a gap of two years. And fans are eagerly waiting for what will be a cracking contest. Like in the 50-over World Cup, India is unbeaten against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Both the teams have faced each other five times in the T20 World Cup and India have outperformed their neighbors on all five occasions.
In the inaugural edition of the T20 WC in South Africa, India and Pakistan were face-to-face in a Group D clash. Batting first, India scored 141 runs in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan could only score 141 runs in 20 overs and the match was bowled out. India emerged victorious in the ball out.
In the same edition, India and Pakistan reached the final. And it was a dramatic summit clash to determine the inaugural champion in the shortest format. Gautam Gambhir top-scored with an innings of 75 runs. Because India scored 157/5. In reply, Misbah-ul-Haq looked ready to take Pakistan to the title. But a miss on the third ball of the over fell straight into S Sreesanth’s hands as India, led by a young MS Dhoni, were crowned.
Five years later, both the teams met each other in Colombo in 2012. It was a low scoring competition. Where Pakistan was bundled out for 128 runs in 19.4 overs. In reply, India lost Gautam Gambhir to a duck. But Virat Kohli (78) scored an unbeaten half-century to give the team victory with three overs to spare.
In the next edition, India again dominated the ball. Because they restricted Pakistan to 130/7. Three bowlers who have done well for India. He is in his team for the current T20 WC. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each in that match. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina shared an unbeaten 66 to give India an easy win.
The action moved to Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens in 2016. And Pakistan again lost the plot under pressure. In a rain-hit encounter that was reduced to 18 overs per side. Pakistan could score only 118 runs. In reply, Kohli again stood out with the bat scoring an unbeaten half-century. Because India won the match with six wickets and 13 balls to spare.