India vs Pakistan| Head-to-head| Last five matches

Every cricket fan waits for an ICC event because they want to see a match between India and Pakistan. Due to political battles, India and Pakistan don't play in bilateral series, so the only time fans can see a contest between India and Pakistan is at the ICC events.

Since the match between India and Pakistan is 24 hours away, here are the 5 previous encounters between India and Pakistan in T20I.

5) India vs Pakistan, Super Four, 2022 Asia Cup

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This match was an Indian fan would like to forget and Pakistan fans would love to remember. India set a target of 181 in 20 overs with Virat Kohli starring with the bat, scoring 60 in 44 balls, and the openers Kl Rahul and Rohit Sharma gave a fiery start in the powerplay. However, in the second innings, India couldn't stop the carnage from Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Nawaz. 

Pakistan were able to chase the target in 19.5 overs with a little assistance from India's poor fielding, which included Arshdeep Singh dropping an easy catch of Asif Ali. This match was also the start of India's trouble with the 19th over.

4) India vs Pakistan, Group Stage, 2022 Asia Cup

India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022 Highlights: Hardik Pandya stars with bat  and ball as India beat Pakistan in thriller | Hindustan Times
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This was the first encounter between India and Pakistan in the 2022 Asia Cup. This match, like all matches in the UAE, was a low-scoring thriller. India bowled out Pakistan for 147 runs with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, and Arshdeep Singh starring with the ball.

The second innings started to be a rough start for India's top order as Naseem Shah was troubling the Indian batsman with his swing. However, India's middle order stood up with Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja finishing the match for India.

3 ) India vs Pakistan, 2021 T20 World Cup

India vs Pakistan T20 WC 2022
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The match broke the 0-7 losing streak for Pakistan, against India in World Cups. This was India's first match in the T20 World Cup and it is not the way they intended to start their campaign. India were scored were able to score only 151 in the first innings as Shaheen Afridi ran through India's top order. The only notable contributions were from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, who scored 57 and 39 respectively.

In the second innings, India were unable to pick up a single wicket from Pakistan as Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were too good for India's bowling attack. This is a match that Pakistan fans will cherish but a match the Indians would like to forget about.

2) India vs Pakistan, 2016 T20 World Cup

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This was a rain-affected low-scoring thriller between India and Pakistan. Fans were worried that the game will get called off due to rain, luckily only 2 overs were cut and it was an 18-over game.

Pakistan were able to score 118 runs in 18 overs in the first innings. Mohammad Sami ran through India's top order but it was India's middle order consisting of Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, and MS Dhoni who held their nerves and got India over the line.

1) India vs Pakistan, 2016 Asia Cup

India beat Pakistan despite Amir heroics |
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This match was also a low-scoring thriller that played with the emotions of fans. India bundled out Pakistan for just 83 runs as Pakistan were no match for India's bowling attack. At the second Innings, Mohammad Amir ran through India's top order, forecasting a future match 5 years later.

At one point India were 10/3 and fans wondered if Pakistan can defend a small target of 83 against India. However, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh held their nerve and their partnership of 68 was able to get India over the line that night.

Who do you think will win the marquee encounter? Can India continue their rich form in this format? Or will the Men in Green boss around?

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