The most intense sports rivalry in the world

The India–Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intense and passionate sporting rivalries in the world.

The two countries have a long and complicated history, and the cricket matches between them are often seen as a proxy for the larger political and military conflict.

The rivalry is also fueled by the huge fan followings in both countries, with millions of people tuning in to watch every match.

Head-to-head record

A table showing the head-to-head record between India and Pakistan in all formats of cricket.

Most memorable matches

The 1987 World Cup final, which India won by 43 runs.

The 2003 World Cup semi-final, which Pakistan won by 9 wickets

The 2007 T20 World Cup final, which India won by 5 runs.

The 2017 Champions Trophy final, which Pakistan won by 18 runs.

The India–Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most fascinating and complex sporting rivalries in the world.