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India-Pakistan World Cup 2015 group clash could become most watched cricket match ever

4.32K   //    13 Jan 2015, 15:42 IST
The fans are set to throng the stadium on February 15th for the Indo-Pak clash

The World Cup 2015 group clash between India and Pakistan, which will be played at the Adelaide Oval, Australia, on February 15, is set to attract a record viewing across the globe, according to a report from ‘The Australian’. The report estimates that the number of viewers for the match could cross one billion, thereby becoming the most watched cricket game ever..

If it does happen, then it will overtake the 988 million that was recorded during the iconic India-Pakistan 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali, which the Men In Blue won by 29 runs. The whole cricketing world has been waiting for the match with bated breath as evidenced by the match tickets getting sold out in an astonishing 12 minutes.

An anonymous World Cup official said that the game has the potential to be something that the Australian cricket fans have never witnessed before. 

"It will be unlike any cricket match ever seen in Australia,” the official was quoted as saying.

India has an unbeaten record against Pakistan in 50-over World Cups, defeating them on all 5 occasions since their first meeting in the 1992 edition of the tournament. India are also undefeated against their arch-rivals in T20 World Cups. 

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