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
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 KhanImran 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
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 124Sourav 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
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 (R) celebrates the wicket of Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik with teammate Umar Akmal
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.

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