India vs Pakistan: Top Five Moments In 20-20 World Cup Encounters

The India-Pakistan rivalry is one of the most iconic rivalries. Here are the best moments from India vs Pakistan clash in a 20-20 World Cup. 

Sam Abraham
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The India-Pakistan rivalry is one of the most iconic rivalries in sports. Every time these two teams go head-on, fans can expect a thrilling performance. The arch-rivals are all set to meet once again at the 20-20 World Cup 2022 in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The build-up to the game has gotten everyone excited. Meanwhile, here are the best moments from India vs Pakistan clash in a 20-20 World Cup.


Group Match, 2007 20-20 WC - India beat Pakistan in a bowl-out

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Despite having three wickets in hand, Pakistan was unable to surpass India's total of 141, resulting in a tie. Only Misbah-ul-Haq and Robin Uthappa had an impact with the bat, each scoring a half-century.


In the first tournament, the tie-breaker was a 'bowl-out' rather than the 'Super Over'. The Indians hit the stumps at will, while the Pakistanis failed, giving MS Dhoni's young team a win in their first-ever 20-20 World Cup encounter.

Final, 2007 20-20 WC - India beat Pakistan by 5 runs

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The two teams met again in the final, and it was as exciting as the group-stage clash. India finished with a competitive 157/5 thanks to Gautam Gambhir (75) and Rohit Sharma (30*). Pakistan appeared to be on track to reach the target, with Misbah-ul-Haq serving as the sheet anchor.

However, a terrible lapse in judgement saw Misbah go for a ramp shot in the final over, which was caught and triggered a huge renaissance in Indian cricket under MS Dhoni's leadership.

Super 10s, 2014 T20 WC - India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

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India maintained its brilliant grip on this rivalry by crushing Pakistan's challenge once more, this time in Dhaka. In their 20 overs, Pakistan only managed to score 130/7. The Men in Green could not get going against a decent Indian bowling lineup.

In yet another one-sided contest, India chased down the target with 9 balls to spare. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Suresh Raina were crucial in the chase, each scoring over 30 runs.

Super 10s, 2016 20-20 WC - India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

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Rain ruined the start of what was supposed to be a blockbuster match at Kolkata's Eden Gardens. The match was reduced to 18 overs, and Pakistan scored 118 runs in a stop-start innings.

Pakistan made a strong start with the ball, cutting the hosts' lead to 23/3 before Virat Kohli stamped his authority on the game. He scored an unbeaten 55 off 37 balls to completely demolish the archrivals once more.

Super 12s, 2021 20-20 WC - Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets

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Pakistan defeated India in their 13th World Cup appearance and did so comfortably. Shaheen Shah Afridi was the night's brightest star, with his sensational uprooting of the openers with the new ball.

However, everyone played a supporting role in the win, including openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's fearless chase. Each scored half-centuries to guide their team to a historic win against the arch-rivals.

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