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India vs Pakistan statistics in sports they have faced each other


A statistical comparison of the India-Pakistan rivalry in various sports.

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With every passing day, the international relations between Asian neighbours India and Pakistan seem to be souring even more. And needless to say, the politics have affected the sporting relations between these two countries as well.

Once known as one of the fiercest sporting rivalries in the world, India vs Pakistan is on the verge of losing its charm not only in cricket but also in other sports like football, hockey, kabaddi, squash and badminton, as the two countries barely play against each other anymore. 

Over the years they have faced each other several times. The following is an analysis of these meetings. 


Cricket is the most played and adored sport in both India and Pakistan. These two countries have played against each other 194 times in all the three formats of the game.

Out of the matches played between these two, Pakistan leads in the numbers with 85 victories. India trails Pakistan in this sport and has 66 wins. The remaining 43 matches ended in either a draw or a no-result. 

Here is the record based on the formats of the games played. 

Matches played591278
Won by India9516
Won by Pakistan12721
Draw/Tie/No result3841


India is a well-known football loving country in South Asia and the two sides have faced against each other 23 times till date. Out of the 23 games played, India has won 10 head-to-head matches, while Pakistan has won only three.

Pakistan won their first match against India in the AFC Asian Cup in 1959, the second win came in 2003 at the SAFF Championship match and their latest victory against India was in 2005 in an international friendly match.

Matches playedIndia winPakistan winDraw


In squash, India and Pakistan have played against each other in several tournaments. 

The two countries have faced each other 12 times in competitions including the South Asian Games, Squash Team Event, Asian Squash Team Championship Final and World Squash Team Championships.

Pakistan hold a superior record against their South Asian neighbours with seven wins, with India winning the remaining five. 

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India and Pakistan have produced several hockey greats such as Dhyan Chand, Sohail Abbas and Shahbaz Ahmad Sr. The two nations have played a total of 165 international hockey matches against each other.

In hockey, Pakistan once again tops the chart with 82 wins compared to the 53 Indian wins, while 30 matches ended in draws. Pakistan has scored 384 goals in these matches, while the corresponding number for India is 318. 

Total playedWin (Ind)Win (Pak)Draw


India and Pakistan have played 13 matches in the Asian Games and in Circle Style Kabaddi. India has a 100% record against Pakistan in this sport, including victories in all eight Asian Games matches against Pakistan.

India and Pakistan have played five Circle Style matches till date and India have defeated Pakistan in all of them.

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