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

Despite having three wickets in hand, Pakistan was unable to surpass India’s total of 141, resulting in a tie. 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.

4. Final, 2007 20-20 WC – Ind beat Pak by 5 runs

India finished with a competitive 157/5 thanks to Gautam Gambhir (75) and Rohit Sharma (30*). 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.

3. Super 10s, 2014 T20 WC – Ind beat Pak by 7 wickets

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. In yet another one-sided contest, India chased down the target with 9 balls to spare.

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

Virat Kohli stamped his authority on the game. He scored an unbeaten 55 off 37 balls to completely demolish the archrivals once more.

1. Super 12s, 2021 20-20 WC – Pak beat Ind by 10 wickets

Pakistan defeated India in their 13th World Cup appearance and did so comfortably. 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.