India vs Pakistan: Statistics of World Cup Matches, Records

Indian vs Pakistan match is always very exciting in all the tournaments. India and Pakistan have played 12 matches in the ICC cricket world cups. India won all the matches. The last encounter between these two arch-rivals was played in the ICC World Cup 2019. Indian team won this match by 89 runs.
Created On: Mar 30, 2020 17:06 IST
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The ICC cricket World Cup is the second most popular sport event in the world after the FIFA World Cup and Rugby World Cup. The cricket match played in the ICC World Cup between India and Pakistan is always a high voltage match. India always defeated Pakistan in the World Cup match either in the 50 over format or in the T-20 World Cup. India defeated Pakistan 6 times in the 50 over format and 5 times in the T-20 format.

The cricket match between India and Pakistan is the most sought after game in any tournament. Even cricket experts term this game as important as the final of the tournament. There are 12 World Cup tournaments being held till date. Out of which 5 are being held in England.  England is the only country that hosted the World Cup 5 times and lost 2 finals.

Australia is the most successful country that has won 5 World Cups so far and the only team that has won 3 ICC World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007) consecutively and runner up in the three World Cup finals.

India won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. India was the runner up in the 2003 World Cup that was won by Australia.

West Indies has won the World Cup two times in 1975 and 1979. India and West Indies are the only teams that have won two World Cups each.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other two countries that have won the World Cup in 1992 and 1996 respectively. So the cricket teams of Asian region won 4 cricket World Cups so far.

It is surprising to all that England, South Africa, and New Zealand are the 3 strongest teams that did not win a single ICC World Cup in the 50 over format.

Another surprising fact is that Pakistan never defeated India in the World Cup either in the 50 over format or in T-20 World Cup matches. India defeated Pakistan 7 times in the 50 over format and 5 times in the T-20 format.

India vs Pakistan: Check List of Matches

World Cup, (50 Over Format)


Man of the Match

1.  World Cup, 1992

India won by 43 runs

Sachin Tendulkar (54 Runs)

2. World Cup, 1996

India won by 39 runs

Navjot Singh Sidhu (93 Runs)

3. World Cup, 1999

India won by 47 runs

Venkatesh Prasad (5 wickets)

4. World Cup, 2003

India won by 6 wickets

Sachin Tendulkar (95 Runs)

5. World Cup, 2011

India won by 29 runs

Sachin Tendulkar (85 Runs)

6. World Cup, 2015

India won by 76 runs

Virat Kohli (107 Runs)

7. World Cup, 2019

India won by 89 runs

Rohit Sharma (140 Runs)

World Cup, 20 over Format



7. World T20, 2007

Match tied (India won in the Super-over)

Mohammad Asif (4 wickets for 18 runs)

8. World T20, 2007

India won by 5 runs (Final)

 Irfan Pathan (3 wickets for 16 runs)

9. World T20, 2012

India won by 8 wickets

Virat Kohli (78 Runs not out)

10. World T20, 2014

India won by 7 wickets

Amit Mishra (2 wickets)

11. World T20, 2016

India won by 6 wickets

Virat Kohli (55 runs in 37 balls)

The above table shows that in the 50 over format former master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has received 3 “Man of the Match” award and Virat Kohli got it once in World Cup, 2015 against Pakistan. In the T-20 Cricket World Cup, Indian Captain Virat Kohli received 2 “Man of the Match award against Pakistan.

In the concluding remarks it can be said earlier Sachin Tendulkar used to be the biggest obstacle in Pakistan’s victory in the World Cup but now Sachin is being replaced by the Virat Kohli. Let’s see how long this trend continues.

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