Last time when India took on Pakistan in an ODI | Relive the history
Birmingham: The entire world is eagerly waiting to relive arguably the biggest cricketing rivalry between India and Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, scheduled to be played on June 4 here.
Do you remember the last time when the two teams locked horns in an ODI match? Don’t waste your time, as we are here with all the details about the last One Day International between India and Pakistan.
India took on Pakistan around two and a half years back in ICC Cricket World Cup on February 15, 2015 at Adelaide Oval ground in Australia. India had comfortably won the match by 76 runs, as after posting 300/7, the Indian bowlers bundled up Pakistan for 224 runs.
Virat Kohli was awarded man of the match for his gritty 107-run inning off 126 deliveries which was decorated with 8 boundaries. He was well supported by Shikhar Dhawan who unfortunately got run out at the individual score of 73 runs off 76 balls, with the help of 7 fours and a six.
Suresh Raina had played an essential role in boosting India's scoring rate and notching up the 300-run mark, as he scored 74 runs off only 56 deliveries with 5 fours and 3 sixes. With the help of these three innings, India managed to post 300 runs on the scoreboard.
Sohail Khan was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 5 wickets for 55 runs in his 10 overs.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 47 runs off 73 balls, while Harish Sohail added 36 runs off 48 deliveries. Then Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was the highest scorer with his 76-run inning that came off 84 balls and was laced with 9 fours and a six. Shahid Afridi had also scored 22 runs off 22 balls, hitting 1 four and a six.
Mohammed Shami picked up 4 wickets in his 9 overs and conceded 35 runs. Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma had also managed two scalps each while Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja managed to get one wicket each.
India has retained many players from their last playing XI against Pakistan in an ODI while the neighboring country has failed to do so. Pakistan has gone through a lot of change over the past two years and most of their players are new to International Cricket, while on the other hand, India has a good lot of experienced players, who have achieved great fame at the world level.
Pakistan has retained Ahmed Shehzad, Harish Sohail and Wahab Riaz from their last playing XI, while India has nine players in the current 15 finalised members who had participated in the last match against the arch-rivals. The players include Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
Having greatly experienced players, India surely has an upper hand, but Pakistan, with a bunch of young players, possesses a lot of potential to do wonders in the ICC Champions Trophy match. Pakistan has performed nicely so far in the warm-up games and would be hoping to continue the same in the Mini World Cup as well.
So, be ready for yet another breathtaking India vs Pakistan battle on the Cricket field scheduled for June 4.