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India's Perfect 11 Against Pakistan at World Cup: A Recap

Krish Sripada
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29.95K   //    20 Mar 2016, 08:14 IST

For a moment, Eden Gardens was stunned into silence. Mohammad Sami was on a hat-trick. Suresh Raina had just completed his embarrassed walk back to the pavilion, head bowed down. For a moment, it looked like India will lose its winning streak against Pakistan. It is no ordinary streak, mind you.It is one of the game’s greatest rivalries and India had a perfect record against Pakistan at the World Cups. 10 times the two teams met before – 6 times in the ODI World Cup and 4 times in the T20 World Cup. India had won each time. For a moment, it looked like they wouldn’t win this time.But, they pulled it off, thanks to a Virat Kohli special – a man who has made the adage ‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’ completely his own. We celebrate India’s tremendous victory in the 2016 T20 World Cup at Kolkata with a recap of all its 11 wins. 

#11 1992 ODI World Cup, Sydney

Pakistan would be eventual champions but in a dismal campaign for the Indians down under, the victory against Pakistan was a bright spot. Batting first, India set a modest target of 216 for Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar top-scoring with 54*, adding 60 valuable runs with Kapil Dev who scored a quickfire 35 in just 26 balls.

Pakistan were reduced to 17 for 2 but Aamer Sohail, who scored 62 added 88 with Javed Miandad to give Pakistan hope. But it was Tendulkar once again with the decisive wicket of Sohail. From 105 for 2, Pakistan lost their way completely. They faltered from then on and were 173 all out, losing by 43 runs, with Tendulkar picking up the Man of the Match for figures of 1-37 in 10 overs.

Manoj Prabhakar was brilliant with figures of 2-22 in 10 overs. 

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Krish Sripada
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And I prayed when Sachin bowled the final over against SA. And I smiled when Goran finally won the Wimbledon. And I wept when Zidane had to walk out. And I jumped when Bryant dunked. And I..and I..and I...sports..and I live to feel what they go through on the field.
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