Arch rivals: 6 epic India-Pakistan clashes in ODIs
On this day in 1996, India defeated Pakistan in the World Cup quarterfinal in one of the most entertaining matches. Let's take a look at other memorable Indo-Pak matches in ODIs.
World Cup quarter final in Bangalore, March 9, 1996:
Venkatesh Prasad appeals for a wicket. Pic/ AFP
Navjot Sidhu's brilliant 93 runs and a rampant Ajay Jadeja whacking Waqar Younis successively for 18 and 22 runs led India to a defendable 287. In reply Aamir Sohail came down hard on pacers especially one Venkatesh Prasad when he taunted him towards the boundary after smashing a four off his over. Prasad then dismissed Sohail at the very next ball with the Indian bowler showing him off to the stands. India went on to win by 39 runs
Rothmans Four-Nations Cup in Sharjah, March 22, 1985:
Imran Khan appealing. Pic/ mid-day archives
Imran Khan's devastating spell of 6-14 reduced India to 125 all out, however led by Kapil Dev Indian bowlers produced a magical spell of bowling to dismiss Pakistan for 87 and win the match by 38 runs.
1986 Austral-Asia Cup Final in Sharjah, April 18, 1986:
Javed Miandad in action. Pic/ mid-day archieve
After being set a target of 245, a ton-up Javed Miandad hit Chetan Sharma for a six off the last ball in dramatic fashion to guide Pakistan to a thrilling 1 wicket victory over India and clinch the trophy.
3rd Final: Independence Cup in Dhaka, Jan 18, 1998:
Sourav Ganguly in action during his knock of 124. Pic/ AFP
After Saeed Anwar took apart the Indian bowlers with a quickfire 140 to lead Pakistan to 314, Indian opener Sourav Ganguly hit a timely century along with a supportive fifty runs from Robin Singh. In the final over, Hrishikesh Kantitkar hits boundary to help India to a win.
2nd ODI of Pakistan v India in Karachi, Sep 30, 1997:
Sourav Ganguly (R) whacks Azhar Mahmood to the boundary during his elagant innings. Pic/ AFP
Chasing a total of 266, India's batting order collapsed after Ganguly-Kambli's partnership. Rajesh Chauhan then hit a six in the final over to steer India to a shocking win.
2014 Asia Cup match in Dhaka, March 2, 2014:
Mohammad Hafeez celebrates the wicket of Dinesh Karthik with teammate Umar Akmal. Pic/ AFP
Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu's fifties helped India to 245, but an all-round performance by Mohammad Hafeez saw Pakistan to a 1 wicket win in the final over.