India and Pakistan have always shared a great rivalry between themselves. The historical tussle between the two countries has always been epic. The growing political tension between them has also added extra spark between their contests. In fact, the lunatic fan following of the fans brings a different zeal to their matches.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has had its wood on India as they have won 73 matches with winning percentage of 58.40 whereas India has savored success in 52 matches with the winning percentage of 41.60, with four matches ending in No Result. On the other hand, India has won all the World Cup fixtures against their biggest nemesis.
In fact, the first One-Dayer between them was played way back in 1978 which India won by four runs, which is also the smallest margin of win between these two sides.
India has always known to produce great batsmen whereas Pakistan has always had a fine machine of producing great fast bowlers.
India and Pakistan don’t lock horns on the regular basis because of the political tension between them. However, they will be squaring off with each other in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018.
Thus, we take a look at some pivotal records between Indian and Pakistan in One Day International matches.
Highest Score by a Team in an inning:
India had scored 356-9 in 2005 at Vishakhapatnam. A star was born on that day as MS Dhoni had scored his maiden ODI hundred when he smashed 148 off just 123 balls. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s highest score is 344-8.
Lowest Score by a Team in an innings:
India had scored only 79 runs in the early stages of One-Day Cricket in 1978. On the other hand, Pakistan lowest score is 87 runs.
Pakistan had won the Champions Trophy by a gargantuan margin of 180 runs in 2017 at the Oval. India was the favorites however the Men in Green were able to surprise Virat Kohli’s men.
It is not surprising Sachin Tendulkar has gathered the most runs in India-Pakistan contests. The Master Blaster has amassed 2526 runs while playing in 67 innings. Inzamam-ul-Haq is the second best on the list with 2403 runs in 64 innings.
Highest Score by a batsman in an inning:
Saeed Anwar scored a majestic knock of 194 runs off just 146 balls. This score also stood as the highest score in ODI cricket for many years, however, it was later broken. Virat Kohli’s 183 is the second best.
MS Dhoni has the best average against Pakistan. The right-hander scores his runs at 55.90. Salman Butt is the second best with the average of 52.21.
Highest Strike Rate:
Shahid Afridi scored his runs at a strike rate of 109.09, as the combative right-hander was known for his pyrotechnics. Virender Sehwag is the second best on the ladder with the strike rate of 102.58.
Salman Butt and Sachin Tendulkar have both scored five hundred while playing against their arch-rivals. The southpaw opener did so in just 21 innings whereas the legendary batsman took 67 innings.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored 21 fifties while playing Pakistan. Rahul Dravid and Inzamam-Ul Haq went on to score 16 half-centuries each.
Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath and Shahid Afridi hold the unwanted record as both the right-handers were dismissed without troubling the scorers on six occasions.
Highest Strike rate in an inning:
Mohammad Azharuddin scored a quickfire 29 off just 10 balls with a strike rate of 290 to power India to 305 in 1996 at Sharjah.
Most Runs in a series:
Zaheer Abbas amassed 346 runs in four innings in the 1982-82 series. Yuvraj Singh went on to score 344 runs in the five innings in the 2005-06 series.
Pakistan holds most of the bowling records.
Former Pakistan skipper and one of the best swing bowlers, Wasim Akram has the most number of scalps to his name. The southpaw pacer took 60 wickets in the 47 innings. Anil Kumble is India’s best with 54 wickets in 33 innings.
Best Bowling Figures: Aaqib Javed has the best bowling figures as he took seven wickets for 37 runs in 1991. Surprisingly, Sourav Ganguly has the best figures from India when he took five wickets for 16 runs in 1997.
Best Average: Pakistan’s World Cup winning skipper Imran Khan has the best average as he took a wicket after conceding 22.25 runs. Anil Kumble takes the second place with the average of 24.25.
Best Strike Rate: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has the best strike rate of 31.7. Younis had great skills of reversing the ball. Anil Kumble is India’s best with the strike rate of 33.8.
Most Five Wickets haul in an innings: Aaqib Javed scalped three five-fors while playing against India. No other bowler has more than one fifer.
Most Runs conceded in an innings: Sohail Tanvir holds the unwanted record of leaking 87 runs against India. The southpaw pacer scalped a solitary wicket while playing in the 2008 ODI at Karachi.
Most Dismissals: Moin Khan took 71 dismissals which comprised 58 catches and 13 stumpings while donning the gloves in 47 innings. MS Dhoni has taken 40 dismissals while keeping the wickets in 33 innings.
Most Dismissals in an innings: Nayan Mongia took five dismissals which included three catches and two stumpings in 1996 in Toronto.
Most Catches: Mohammad Azharuddin took 44 catches in 64 innings. The former Indian skipper had a safe pair of hands in the slip cordon.
Highest Partnership: Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu had put together an alliance of 231 runs which is the highest partnership.
Most Appearances: Sachin Tendulkar played the most number of matches as he appeared in 69 matches. Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq featured in 67 matches each.
Most Matches as Captain: Mohammad Azharuddin went on to lead India in 25 matches against Pakistan whereas Imran Khan led in 24 matches.
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