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India won the last test international, as long as I remember, it would be better if you give a source here.


we are missing details about the twenty20 matches. Both teams played each other twice and once in the finals. There is no information about this —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:39, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Unofficial T20I[edit]

In the warm up match of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets on 17 September 2012. However, warm up matches are not official T20I match. So the record has been removed from the article.[[1]] (talk) 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Bias and Lack of Quality[edit]

The entire article is biased, depending on the nationality of whoever wrote what bit. The article does not come anywhere near Wikipedia's quality standards. Grammatical mistakes, non-neutrality, hyperbole, and stupidity is replete in the article and equally distributed across contributions from both countries. Harish.alagappa (talk) 06:02, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Mohammadahadgul, 28 March 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} In the Memorable moments (Pakistan) please add this:

"At Kolkata in 1989, India breathed a sigh of relief when they dismissed Miandad cheaply during another Pakistan run-chase and Pakistan were left standing at 161/5 needing 77 runs of nearly 6 overs. But like a bolt from the blue came Salim Malik, who smashed 72 from 36 balls from No. 7 and shepherded the tailenders past the target."

Mohammadahadgul (talk) 18:12, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Not done Non-neutral wording. Please make more neutral, then submit another edit request. Also, please make sure to include a reliable source citation. Thank you. – Ajltalk 20:31, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Memorable moments[edit]

I'm moving the two section on 'memorable moments' to this talk page because it was largely unsourced, was poorly written, and looked to have POV issues. Nev1 (talk) 18:18, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Memorable moments (India)[edit]

  • In 1984, the Indian team led by Kapil Dev was bowled out for 125 in Sharjah. In reply, India bowled out Imran Khan's Pakistan team for a paltry 87. This was one of those rare matches in the sub-continent a low-scoring game that was a thriller all the way. It was India's fielding that won the day and leading the way was veteran opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar, who took four catches, a world record which would stand till 1993 when it was broken by South Africa's Jonty Rhodes.
  • During 1996 World Cup Quarter Final, in Bangalore, Ajay Jadeja had hit Waqar Younis for 18 & 22 in 48th & 50th over. Though numerically insignificant, Ajay Jadeja smashing 45 swung the match away from Pak in this tension-packed knockout match. Coming in for the slog, Jadeja was particularly severe on Waqar whose first eight overs had cost 47 runs. The next two went for 18 and 22 with Jadeja smashing four 4s and two 6s off a mere 26 balls. That took India to a formidable 287 for 8 which proved too much for Pakistan.
  • In the same 1996 World Cup Quarter Final, During Pakistan chase, Aamer Sohail clobbered Venkatesh Prasad a boundary to the offside, then he cockily pointed towards the offside area and warned Venkatesh Prasad to repeat the same. On the next ball Venkatesh Prasad clean bowled Aamer Sohail with a beauty of a leg cutter ball, uprooting his off stump.
  • In Sahara Friendship series, Toronto, 1997 Sourav Ganguly dominated a series with both bat and ball. A total of 222 runs, 15 wickets and three catches in the six games (the third was abandoned after 31.5 overs) by Ganguly helped India to a 4–1 victory against Pakistan.
  • In the final of the Independence Cup at the national stadium Dhaka, India pulled off a sensational three-wicket win with one ball to spare against Pakistan when Hrishikesh Kanitkar hit Saqlain Mushtaq for a crucial boundary off the second-last ball of the match in India's memorable victory over Pakistan. In this match Sourav Ganguly played a wonderful knock of 124 and was adjudged man of the match.
  • It was a golden moment when Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan to become one of the two bowlers in Test cricket history to achieve the feat. On 8 February 1999, History was created at d Feorzeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi when One of India's Greatest Spinners Anil Kumble became only the Second Bowler ever (the other being Jim Laker(England)) to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings. Anil Kumble achieved this feat against Pakistan in the second Test played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi and leading India to Victory by very huge margin of 212 runs.
  • In a group game of the 2003 Cricket World Cup, at Centurion, India were chasing 273 against a legendary Pakistani attack (Wasim, Waqar, Akhtar, Razzaq, Afridi) on a lively pitch. In response, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag got of to a stunning flyer scoring 53 in 5 overs by demoralizing Pakistan's bowlers hitting heavily with sixes & fours to Shoaib Akhtar. India eventually won the game with 4 overs to spare. Thus, India maintained always a "winning consistency" or "never lose" against Pakistan in world cup cricket history. Sachin Tendulkar scored 98 in that Centurion, World Cup, 2003 match. It is one of the ironies of cricket that despite his tons of centuries in ODIs, Tendulkar's most momentous innings was one that fell two short of the mark. From the very start of India's reply to Pakistan's 273, the full house were treated to a dazzling exhibition. Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had been talking up a storm and Tendulkar went about his bowling with a vengeance. In his very first over he was carted for a six and two fours and the fight went out of the Pakistan camp as Tendulkar and the rest raced to victory.
  • Virender Sehwag's blazing knock of 309 (375 balls, 531 minutes, 39 fours, 6 sixes) had come against Pakistan in 1st Test match-India's tour of Pakistan-2004 played at Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan. Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to hit a Test triple century. This test match was memorable because India clinched an historic win i.e. India's first-ever Test victory in Pakistan. At the stroke of 1 Six, Sehwag launched Saqlain Mushtaq into the stands over midwicket to become the first Indian to reach 300 in style with a fearless six. In this match Anil Kumble (6/30 in the second innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (194 not out in the first inning) played sterling roles in the win.
  • At the Vishakhapatnam Ground in 2005, Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated his maiden ODI century against Pakistan with a cracking 148, the highest score by an Indian against Pakistan, off just 123 balls, with 15 bounadries and four sixes, batting at number three, Dhoni hit a breezy ton of 148 as India posted their highest total against Pakistan i.e. 356 for 9. Thus Dhoni arrived to international cricket by this marvellous inning and he was always remembered for this killing innings that destroyed Pakistan bowling attack completely. There were two magic moments in course of Dhoni's innings, and neither had anything to do with the free-flowing player's shot-making. The first was when he completed his century; the second, when he was finally out. On both occasions, the cameras panned to the team dressing room—and there, up on his feet, a smile as wide as all outdoors, stood Virender Sehwag, furiously applauding. Virender Sehwag clapped right through as Dhoni walked into the pavilion. And as the young wicket-keeper walked up to him, Viru grabbed his hand and slapped him on the back, his smile getting even wider. The signal was clear: Sehwag, who increasingly has become the go-to guy every time India needs quick runs, was recognizing the emergence of a kindred spirit, a young lad without a shadow of fear in his heart or doubt in his mind.
  • India won the 5 match ODI series 4–1 in India's 2005 tour to Pakistan in which Indian batsmen demonstrated a pressure handling run chase throughout the series by Yuvraj Singh (who scored 344 runs in 5 matches) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni(who scored 219 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 137). Dhoni's performance in that tour of Pakistan propelled him to number three in ICC 2005 ranking among ODI batsmen.
  • Irfan Pathan claimed a first over hat-trick against Pakistan, becoming the second person , after Nuwan Zoysa, to achieve this feat in a test match in the first over. In a sensational start to the third Test of India's tour to Pakistan Jan 2006 played at National Stadium Karachi, Irfan Pathan took the wickets of Pakistan's top order batsmen – Salman Butt (caught by Rahul Dravid at slip), Younis Khan (LBW) and Mohammand Yousuf (bowled) of the last three deliveries of the first over. This feat made Pathan the second Indian to achieve a test hat trick (the other being Harbhajan Singh).
  • The First T20 World cup was played in South Africa, 2007 & the First T20 match between India & Pakistan ended in Tie and then the bowl-out took place, India won the bowl-out by 3–0. Twenty20 doesn’t allow a result to end in a tie and now it was time for the ‘Bowl Out’ as scores are levelled. Each team has to nominate five bowlers to bowl a ball each with both sides alternating. The team that hits the stumps most times would be the winners with overstepping the crease not counted. Shoaib Malik won the toss and he asked India to have first go. The crowd didn’t leave the stadium at all, they were praying for their respective teams to prevail in this unique contest on a cricket ground. India’s five bowlers were Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth and Irfan Pathan while Pakistan’s were Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat and Tanvir Ahmed. Sehwag started the Bowl Out and bang he was on the target and in response Yasir Arafat nervously bowled it outside the offstump! Next Harbhajan bowled an off break that went straight onto the stumps and in reply, Umar Gul bowled with cross seam which nicely swung away outside the offstump. Pakistan under all sorts of pressure, they now needed to fire in three out of three to just tie the Bowl Out and start it all over. Robin Uthappa came in next, hit the stumps and took a bow. His competitor Shahid Afridi drifted his leg break down the legstump leaving India victorious with a score of 3–0. The only consolation for Pakistan was the Man of the Match award which went to Mohammad Asif.

Memorable moments (Pakistan)[edit]

  • In the 1986 Australasia cup final in Sharjah, Chetan Sharma, famous for getting a hat-trick in a 1983 World-Cup, was about to bowl the last ball of the match with Pakistan needing four runs to win. He bowled a low full-toss outside the leg-stump, which was hit for six by Javed Miandad. This made Sharma a villain in the eyes of Indian fans, while Miandad was hailed as a hero.
  • In the first test match of the Pakistan-India test series in 1999 India needed 271 runs to win in the fourth innings. With only Tendulkar putting up resistance, with his dismissal and the score on 254, Pakistan tightened the screws and forced an Indian collapse winning the test match by 12 runs.
  • In a test match at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad (Pakistan) on 14 January 1983. Javed Miandad scored an unbeaten 280* for Pakistan against 83' World Cup wining side of India and as a result Pakistan beat India.
  • The 1999 tri series in Australia was a famous one for Pakistan. Although Pakistan did not win the series they were able to beat rivals India in 3 out of the 4 matches they played against India.
  • A sledging incident involving Javed Miandad and Kiran More where Miandad famously imitated More during a match by jumping up and down on the pitch. A scene questionable, but equally hilarious.
  • Saeed Anwar struck a superb 194 against India in Chennai, India in 1997. The match was won by Pakistan. It is one of the greatest innings played by a batsman in an ODI breaking Sir Viv Richards previous record of 189*.
  • Opening batsmen Saeed Anwar struck a match winning 188* against India in the Asian Test Championship in 1999 in India. Pakistan went on to win the match due to this knock.
  • In the Wills trophy final played in Sharjah, Aaqib Javed claimed a hat-trick against India with his best bowling figures of 7/37 off 10 overs. It's the only hat-trick in Cricket in which all three batsmen were out lbw. Aaqib, only 19 years and 81 days at the time, remains the youngest cricketer to accomplish this feat.
  • During the third and final match of the 1997 ODI series between India and Pakistan, which was level at 1–1, Ijaz Ahmed completely dominated the Indian attack smashing 139 not out off only 84 balls. His brutal onslaught which included 9 sixes and 10 fours helped Pakistan chase down a target of 216 in a mere 26.2 overs with 9 wickets remaining.
  • The first test match of the Asian Test Championship played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta from 16–20 February 1999 is arguably the most controversial test encounter the two nations have ever played. The match was and has remained the best-attended cricket match in history with total attendance of around 465,000 people. The game is particularly remembered due to the extraordinary performances by Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar for 4/71 and 4/47, Saeed Anwar for 188 not out for batting throughout the second innings. Controversy ensued when Tendulkar was run out in the second innings to which the Indian crowd reacted angrily to. It resulted in them causing a riot and the police and officials having to remove most of the crowd and the remainder of the test having to be watched with the stadium near empty, Pakistan eventually won the test by 46 runs.
  • Pakistan defeated India in the second match of the Carlton and United Series on 10 January 2000, with Waqar Younis and Saqlain Mushtaq making a 43 run partnership and scoring the winning runs off the last ball of the match.
  • Pakistan won their first ever win in an ICC event against India in the 2004 Champions Trophy in England. With Mohammad Yousuf (Yousaf Youhanna at that time) struck a beautiful knock of 81* and took Pakistan to the winning line.
  • In the 2003 Videocon Cup, in Amsterdam, Shahid Afridi before the start of the match claimed that Irfan Patan was no match for him and he would hit a 6 off the first ball. Shahid Afridi came with Yasir Hameed as the opening pair to the match, and Irfan Patan was the opening bowler. Yasir Hameed made 1 run and rotated the strike to Shahid Afridi, in which he smashed a 6 off Irfan Patan. The ball landed outside of the stadium and was lost in the nearby stream and a new ball had be brought in....
  • Salman Butt scored five out of seven centuries of his career against the arch-rivals India. He scored his debut century against India at BCCI's Platinum Jubilee Celebration in 2005 at Eden Garden Calcutta which Pakistan won by six wickets.
  • In the fifth ODI in Kanpur, 15 April 2005 Shahid Afridi smashed a 45 ball century making him first and third on the list of fastest centuries in ODI cricket (moved down to fourth after Mark Boucher's 44 ball century in 2006).
  • In the 2006 Karachi test, Pakistan came back from 39/6 in the first innings to win the match convincingly by 341 runs. Thanks to Kamran Akmal's knock of 113 in the first innings and Mohammad Asif's figures of 7/126.
  • Pakistan won a memorable 2006 series in India. After losing the first two ODI's, Pakistan went on to win the next 4 ODI's clinically claiming the series 4–2. It was a famous win for Pakistan as they were hinted as the weakest Pakistani team to tour India.


Enigma05 (talk) 22:49, 18 March 2012 (UTC)Why do Pakistanis show the example of themselves being ostentatious, thus bringing contempt to their own cricketers! The column "List of ODI Series" reflected a non-existent Pakistani player named Humas Rehman in the tables "Most career runs", "Highest individual score" and "Highest partnerships" with him holding the stats for maximum in these tables; now corrected.

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Semi-protected edit request on 18 June 2017[edit]

Anuragrana18 (talk) 15:12, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Someone please undo the above user's last edit to the article. Thank you. (talk) 15:17, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
They can't edit the page, so how could it be undone? —MRD2014 ( T / C ) 22:44, 18 June 2017 (UTC)