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T20 World Cup 2021, IND vs PAK: Top 5 individual performances of India vs Pakistan in the last T20 World Cup clash

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India will try to maintain their perfect record against Pakistan in World Cup matches.© Twitter

India will take on Pakistan in the opening game of their 2021 ICC T20 World Cup campaign in Dubai on Sunday. The showpiece will be their sixth encounter between the two bitter rivals in the T20 event. The two sides faced each other in the opening round of the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, which India won in a bowl-out. Later in the tournament, India would beat Pakistan by five runs in the final to claim the title.

India and Pakistan faced each other again in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions, with the Indian team winning on each occasion.

As India looks to maintain its perfect record against Pakistan in the World Cup – India has also beaten Pakistan in all its seven ODI World Cup meetings – here’s a look at some of the best individual performances by Indian players against their arch-rivals Have a look. Last T20 World Cup match.

Gautam Gambhir (2007)

After being dismissed for naught in the group stage match against Pakistan, Gautam Gambhir played an innings to remember in the final as his 54-ball 75 helped India reach 157/5 in 20 overs despite stellar performances from the other batsmen. Helped to score runs. India registered a five-run win to clinch the title in Johannesburg.

Irfan Pathan (2007)

While Gambhir acted with the bat in the 2007 final, Irfan Pathan played an equally important role with the ball later in the match. Pathan finished with impressive figures of 3/16 in his four overs and picked up crucial wickets of Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Yasir Arafat.

Yuvraj Singh (2012)

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 78 as India comfortably beat Pakistan by eight wickets in a Super 8 match in the 2012 T20 World Cup. However, it was Yuvraj Singh who helped register the win with an all-round performance. Yuvraj delivered two devastating blows to Pakistan in the middle overs as he dismissed Nasir Jamshed and Kamran Akmal. Pakistan never recovered and were bowled out for 128. Yuvraj later completed the victory by scoring an unbeaten 19 with the bat.

Amit Mishra (2014)

India scored another victory over Pakistan in 2014, when they defeated their arch-rivals by seven wickets. Amit Mishra was the unsung hero of the game, removing Ahmed Shehzad and Shoaib Malik at crucial stages to restrict Pakistan to 130/7 in 20 overs. He finished with figures of 2/22 in his four overs.

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Virat Kohli (2016)

Virat Kohli had a tournament to remember in 2016 when he played some crucial innings for India. One of them was an unbeaten 55 against Pakistan as he helped India recover from three opening blows to chase down a target of 119 runs in a low-scoring game with six wickets and 13 balls to spare.

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