India vs Pakistan happens to be the biggest highlight of any ICC Cricket World Cup. And lately, as these two teams do not play each other in bilateral series, the contest at World Cup comes as fresh air for billions of fans around the globe not just in India and Pakistan. This year, the two traditional rivals meet at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester for ICC CWC 2019 match on June 16. Manchester Weather Forecast For 16 June: India vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match to Face Rain Dilemma?.
Fans are waiting in anticipation for the big match and on coming Sunday, streets in Manchester will sport blue and green look. Fans of both India and Pakistan will throng the venue and the tickets were sold out well in advance the tournament began. Here’s a Look Back at How India Fared at the 2015 Edition of Cricket World Cup.
No prizes for guessing that India have an unbeaten record against Pakistan when it comes to World Cup. In six meetings, from 1992 to 2015, India have emerged victorious against Pakistan every time they met in the World Cup. Meanwhile, as we near mouthwatering India vs Pakistan CWC19 clash, we take a quick look at how the action unfolded in the 2015 edition of the World Cup match between the two rivals.
Venue and Toss
It was sixth India vs Pakistan World Cup match and took place at the Adelaide Oval. MS Dhoni-led India won the toss and opted to bat first. The Pakistan team was captained by Misbah-ul-Haq. Here’s a Look Back at How Pakistan Fared at the 2015 Edition of Cricket World Cup.
After opting to bat first, India lost opener Rohit Sharma early. The right-hander was caught off Sohail Khan with India’s score reading 34 for one in 7.3 overs. After Rohit’s dismissal, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli joined forces and stitched 129-run stand for the second wicket. The partnership was broken after Dhawan was run-out on an individual score of 73 off 76 balls.
Kohli then went on to form another century stand and added 110 runs for the second wicket with Suresh Raina. During this stand, Kohli completed his century as well. Towards the end India lost their way with pacer Sohail Khan picking four of the five wickets t fell including Kohli on 107 and Raina on 74. At the end of 50 overs, India posted 300 for seven.
Chasing 300, Pakistan got off to a poor start when makeshift opener Younis Khan was caught behind with just 11 runs on board. Opener Ahmed Shehzad and Haris Sohail then steadied the ship somewhat with a 68-run stand for the second wicket. In 18th over, Umesh Yadav accounted for Sohail and left Pakistan at 79 for two. India vs Pakistan, ICC CWC 2019: Star Sports Promo Mixes 'Mauka Mauka' With Father's Day Theme, Watch 'Baap Re Baap' Video.
Pakistan were the further dented with Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal losing their wickets in space of just one run. Skipper Misbah and Shahid Afridi then managed to add 45 runs for the sixth wicket before the duo were separated. India picked Wahab Riaz soon after Afridi’s dismissal and Pakistan were left tottering at 154 for seven. Misbah, however, tried his best and added 49 runs for the eighth wicket with Yasir Shah. Misbah was eventually dismissed on an individual score of 76 and Pakistan were bundled out for just 224 runs in 47 overs. India thus won the match by 76 runs. India vs Pakistan: Missing the Mauka Mauka Ad? Time to Revisit the Memorable TVCs.
Man of the Match
The choice for Man of the Match was clear as Kohli’s century proved to be the difference between the two sides. Although the right-hander was handed a couple of chances on his way to the three-figure mark.