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World T20: A look at key India v/s Pakistan stats before the big game

The much-awaited India vs Pakistan World T20 match is here and excitement is soaring. History might be against them but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said the time is perfect to rewrite it given that the Indian team is under pressure after losing its opening match of the ICC World T20 to New Zealand.

On the other hand, Pakistan got off to a good start in the tournament with a win against Bangladesh.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin called a match between the two nations as a bigger contest than the traditional rivalry of the Ashes, which involves test matches between England and Australia, Waqar said the cricketers should be proud of the rivalry.

India vs Pakistan in T20 Internationals

Played: 7

Won by India: 5 (78.57 winning percentage)

Lost by India: 1 (21.42 winning percentage)

Tied: 1

Brief results of the matches involving India and Pakistan

ICC World Twenty20 - Pak 141-7 (20) Mohammad Asif (P) 4/18)

24-9-2007 India Johannesburg India 157-5 (20) India won by 5 runs

ICC World Twenty20 final - Pak 152 (19.3) Irfan Pathan (P) 3/16

30-9-2012 Pak Colombo, RPS Pak 128 (19.4) India won by 8 wickets

ICC World Twenty20 - India 129-2 (17) Virat Kohli (I) 78 not out

25-12-2012 Pak Bangalore India 133-9 (20) Pakistan won by 5 wickets

Pak 134-5 (19.4) Mohammad Hafeez (P) 61

28-12-2012 Pak Ahmedabad India 192-5 (20) India won by 11 runs

Batting records

Top run-scorers

M I NO Runs HS Ave. 50 SR India: Virat Kohli 5 5 2 199 78* 66.33 1 112.42

Pak: Mohd. Hafeez 6 6 0 151 61 25.16 2 118.89 Highest Individual Innings

Runs Balls SR Venue Date

India: Virat Kohli 78* 61 127.86 Colombo (RPS) 30-9-2012

Gautam Gambhir 75 54 138.88 Johannesburg 24-9-2007 Yuvraj Singh 72 36 200.00 Ahmedabad 28-12-2012

Pak: Mohammad Hafeez 61 44 138.63 Bangalore 25-12-2012

Shoaib Malik 57* 50 114.00 Bangalore 25-12-2012 Mohammad Hafeez 55 26 211.53

Leading wicket-takers

Bowler M Wkts. Ave. Best 4WI SR ER Pak: Umar Gul 6 11 16.18 4/37 1 11.7 8.27 India: Irfan Pathan 3 6 11.00 3/16 - 11.0 6.00