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One of the greatest rivalries in the cricketing world is that of India and Pakistan. The neighbouring nations have been the biggest enemies when it comes to cricket, and their clashes have been nothing less than a whole entertainment package. The former champions are set to face each other in the T20 format once again after a gap of two years as they lock horns on Sunday, June 9, at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, USA, for a drama-filled T20 World Cup 2024 clash. 

Their past encounters have been thrilling, electrifying and filled with high-intensity cricketing drama. 

Five memorable India-Pakistan clashes in T20 World Cup history

As India and Pakistan play each other in another thundering clash, let’s have a look at their five most memorable matches in the previous editions of the T20 World Cup. 

2007 T20 World Cup Group Stage: Only bowl out World Cup contest

2007 t20 world cup group stage only bowl out world cup contest

In the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup, Pakistan and India were up against each other in the 10th match of Group D in Durban. The game had a dramatic ending and became the only World Cup game to have a bowl out to decide the winners. The game saw Pakistan inviting India to bat first and restricted them to 141/9. In return, Pakistan was reduced to 87/5 at one point, and despite several effort by Misbah Ul-Haq, the game ended in a tie. 

The game led to the first and only bowl out contest in a World Cup, where India skipper MS Dhoni chose non-specialists to hit the wicket including Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa and Harbhajan Singh. They all hit the stumps, whereas Pakistan’s top-line pacemen including Yasir Arafat and Umar Gul as well as spinner Shahi Afridi ended up missing it.