India and Pakistan have met once before in a men’s ODI at Old Trafford, that clash coming in the 1999 ICC World Cup with India winning by 47 runs
Manchester: Here are 10 facts ahead of the India versus Pakistan match at the ICC World Cup 2019 in Manchester today (June 16).
1. India have won four of their last five ODIs against Pakistan, however their sole loss in that time did come in an ICC tournament in England, the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final held at The Oval.
2. India have won all six of their previous ICC World Cup matches against Pakistan, five of those victories coming having defended a first innings total.
3. India have lost only two ICC World Cup games since the completion of the 2007 edition and have picked up two wins from as many completed games thus far at the 2019 tournament.
4. India and Pakistan have met once before in a men’s ODI at Old Trafford, that clash coming in the 1999 ICC World Cup with India winning by 47 runs.
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5. Since beating Pakistan at Old Trafford in the 1999 ICC World Cup India have played just one ODI at the venue in Manchester, losing by three wickets there to England in 2007.
6. Pakistan’s loss to India at Old Trafford in the 1999 ICC World Cup was a sixth straight loss at the venue for them, since then though they have won twice at the Manchester venue, beating New Zealand in the semi-finals of that 1999 tournament and then England in 2003.
7. Mohammad Amir returned career best ODI bowling figures of 5/30 in Pakistan’s most recent match, their 41 run loss to Australia in Taunton; however he has failed to take a wicket in four of six previous ODIs against India.
8. Virat Kohli (India) is 57 runs away from becoming the ninth player to score 11,000 ODI runs, Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for the quickest to reach the milestone at 276 innings, Kohli has played just 221 innings so far.
9. Rohit Sharma (India) has made scores of 95, 56, 122 not out, and 57 in his last four ODI innings, the longest run of 50+ scores in his career in the format, if he manages another 50 in this match he’d be the fourth player to do this for India (Tendulkar, Kohli (twice) and Ajinkya Rahane).
10. Imam-ul-Haq has an ODI batting average of 57.2 (1,486 runs), of players to score 1,000+ runs in men’s ODIs only two players have a better average, Ryan ten Doeschate (67) and India’s Virat Kohli (59.5).
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