The fans have been waiting for this great match for a long time. Let us tell you that whenever the teams of India and Pakistan face each other in cricket, the excitement reaches its peak. Pakistan won the opening match of the Asia Cup against Nepal, so their confidence is also high. The mega match between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023 will be played on 2nd September. The fans have been waiting for this great match for a long time. Let us tell you that whenever the teams of India and Pakistan face each other in cricket, the excitement reaches its peak.
Pakistan registered a big win in the Asia Cup opening match against Nepal, so their confidence is also very high. However, the litmus test for Babar Azam’s men will be against India, as India have a good record in ODIs in the Asia Cup.
So far 13 matches have been played between the two teams in this tournament, in which India has dominated by winning 7 matches. In such a situation, before the high-voltage match to be played in Pallekele, let us know the condition of the last 5 matches of India-Pakistan.
Asia Cup, IND vs PAK: This was how India-Pak clashed in the last 5 matches
1. India vs Pakistan (T20 World Cup Group Stage Match, Melbourne 2022)
When Virat Kohli played a memorable innings in India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) in T-20 World Cup 2022. Although, it was a T-20 match, Virat had played an innings of 82 runs in 53 balls.
In this high voltage match, the winning six from R Ashwin’s bat on the last ball of the last over made India win the match by four wickets.
2. India vs Pakistan (Asia Cup Super 2, Dubai – 4 September 2022)
In a Super-4 match of the tournament (Asia Cup 2022), Pakistan defeated India by 5 wickets. Earlier in the group round, India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets. After this, in this match played in the year 2022, playing first, India made a struggling score of 181 runs for 7 wickets.
Virat Kohli had scored 60 runs in the match. In response, Pakistan achieved the target with the loss of 5 wickets in 19.5 overs. Mohammad Rizwan scored 71 runs. Apart from this, Mohammad Nawaz also played an important inning of 42 runs.
3. India vs Pakistan (Asia Cup Group Stage, 28 August 2022)
In the group stage match of Asia Cup 2022 between India vs Pakistan, India won by 5 wickets. India won this match with 2 balls remaining. In the match, India won the toss and chose to bowl first. Batting first, Mohammad Rizwan scored 43 runs and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 28 runs for Pakistan.
Apart from these two, no batsman could score more runs. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets and Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets. Chasing 147 runs, Virat Kohli scored 35 runs, Jadeja scored 35 runs and Hardik scored 33 unbeaten runs for India.
The last over of the match was full of thrill. Jadeja was out on the first ball of the last over. After this, Hardik finished the match by hitting a six with 2 balls remaining.
4. India vs Pakistan (T-20 World Cup Group Stage Match, 24 October 2021)
Pakistan created history at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the night of 24 October 2021. Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first against India in the ICC World Cup. Team India gave Pakistan a target of 152 runs to win.
In response, Pakistan won the match by scoring 152 runs in 17.5 overs without losing any wicket. In the match, Babar Azam scored unbeaten 68 runs on 52 balls and Mohammad Rizwan scored unbeaten 79 runs.