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Asia Cup 2016: 5 memorable India vs Pakistan matches before tonight's clash

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:48 IST

The India, Pakistan cricket rivalry is legendary - the fierce competition between the neighbouring countries has also seen a number of memorable encounters over the years. With an Asia Cup match - that promises to be an epic encounter - just a few hours away, here's a throwback to the most memorable matches that the neighbours have played against each other.

1. Ahmedabad (2005)

In this crucial match of the bilateral series of 2005, India posted a mammoth total of 315 with Sachin Tendulkar scoring a century.

However, an inspired Inzamam Ul-Haq took Pakistan to the brink of victory. Tendulkar bowled the final over, with Pakistan needing just 3 runs to win. He also managed to bowl four dot balls, but in the end Inzamam hit a four to seal the match for Pakistan.

2. Centurion (2003)

This encounter from the 2003 World Cup is one of the most memorable India vs Pakistan matches of all time.

India chased down 274, batting second, as Sachin Tendulkar scored 98 off 75 balls, leaving the Pakistani bowlers helpless. Watch the highlights from the match here:

Bangalore (1996)

The neighbours' clash in Bangalore is often recalled for the altercation between Aamir Sohail and Venkatesh Prasad.

India won the match to progress in the tournament, but watch what happened between the ever so calm Prasad and fiery Sohail here:

4. Sharjah (1986)

During the Austral-Asia cup in April 1986, India made 245 in the stipulated overs, thanks to a knock of 92 from Sunil Gavaskar. A formidable total in those times, the chase looked daunting for Pakistan. But Javed Miandad had other plans. He first scored a century, and proceeded to do this:

5. Kolkata (1987)

India posted 238 runs in what was the first ever one day international match to be played at Eden Gardens. But once again, it was a Pakistani batsman who spoilt the party for them in the second innings.

Salim Malik played a blinding knock of 72 off 36 balls and led Pakistan to victory with 3 balls to spare, and 2 wickets in hand.

First published: 27 February 2016, 5:34 IST