ICC World Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan, 12th Match Highlights: IND won by 7 wickets

IND won the toss and chose to bowl first. The skilled Indian bowlers restricted PAK to a score of 191 runs and dismissed all their players in just 42.5 overs. In response IND successfully chased down the target in just 30.3 overs, albeit losing 3 wickets.

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Shubman with Team India

ODI World Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan 12th Match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

The much-awaited clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 is just around the corner. Cricket fans around the world are eagerly anticipating this thrilling encounter, which is scheduled to take place at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive match preview, including the head-to-head record between the two teams, ODI stats and records at the venue, pitch report, weather forecast, and the probable playing XI for both sides.



  India vs Pakistan 12th Match
  publive-image   IND won by 7 wkts
  publive-imagePAK   191/10 (42.5)
publive-imageIND   192/3 (30.3)
  Venue   Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
  Date & Time   Sat, Oct 14, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   IND opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Jasprit Bumrah



World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score


IND vs PAK Match Highlights


Pakistan Inning:

India won the toss and chose to bowl first. During the powerplay, Pakistan managed to score 49 runs while losing just one wicket. Shafique played a valuable innings, scoring 20 runs off 24 balls before being dismissed lbw by Siraj. Imam also contributed with a solid knock of 23 runs off 29 deliveries.

In a stunning display of skill, Hardik Pandya managed to send Imam back to the pavilion. The batsman was caught out by the vigilant wicketkeeper Rahul, bringing an end to his innings. During his time at the crease, Imam managed to score an impressive 36 runs off just 38 deliveries.


Babar Azam scored a magnificent fifty off 57 balls, which included 7 fours. Unfortunately, Babar's innings came to an end when he was dismissed by Siraj. Kuldeep Yadav took the wicket of Saud Shakeel, who managed to score only 6 runs from 10 deliveries. Shortly after, Kuldeep once again dismissed Iftikhar, who had recently joined Rizwan on the field. Iftikhar managed to score only 4 runs from 4 deliveries.

Rizwan narrowly missed out on scoring a half-century, falling just one run short. In his innings, Rizwan faced a total of 69 deliveries before being dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. He managed to hit 7 fours during his time at the crease. In no time, Bumrah once again took the wicket of the recently joined Sahadab, who managed to score only 2 runs from 5 balls. 

Nawaz was dismissed by Hardik Pandya and caught out by Jasprit Bumrah after scoring just 4 runs from 14 deliveries. In the following ball, Shubman Gill showcased his excellent fielding skills by successfully taking the catch of Hasan Ali, who was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja. Ali contributed 12 runs from 19 deliveries. In an impressive display of skill, Sir Jadeja claimed the final wicket of the Pakistan team. The Indian bowlers Siraj, Kuldeep, and Bumrah, along with allrounders Hardik and Jadeja, showcased their exceptional skills by taking 2 wickets each and successfully dismissing the entire Pakistan team in a mere 42.5 overs while limiting them to a score of 191 runs.


India Inning:

India got off to a flying start in their pursuit of 192 runs. They managed to score an impressive 79 runs during the powerplay phase, albeit losing two wickets in the process. Shubman Gill made his successful World Cup debut with an explosive start but got caught out after hitting four quickfire boundaries (16 runs) off just 11 balls. Virat Kohli contributed 16 runs off 18 balls, including three fours. Meanwhile, Skipper Rohit Sharma put up a stellar performance during the powerplay, scoring 45 runs off just 30 balls, which included three fours and four sixes for Team India.

Rohit Sharma showcased his incredible batting skills by scoring a blistering fifty in just 36 balls. His knock comprised of 3 boundaries and 4 sixes, making it an explosive innings.


India had a commendable performance in the game, scoring 142 runs and losing only 2 wickets by the 20th over. Leading the charge was Rohit Sharma, who contributed a remarkable 80 runs off 57 deliveries, showcasing his prowess with 5 boundaries and an impressive tally of 6 sixers. Additionally, Shreyas Iyer played his part by adding valuable runs to India's scorecard, contributing 28 runs off 34 balls, including 2 fours and a six.

Rohit Sharma delivered an outstanding performance, showcasing his exceptional skills on the field. He brilliantly scored 86 runs off just 63 balls, displaying his prowess as a batsman and skipper. During his impressive innings, he hit 6 boundaries and 6 maximums.

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul showcased their prowess in the match, delivering a masterclass in finishing innings. Shreyas Iyer exhibited his batting brilliance by contributing an unbeaten 53 runs from 62 balls, which included 3 fours and 2 sixes. Not to be outdone, KL Rahul made a valuable contribution of 19 runs off 29 balls, featuring 2 fours. With their combined efforts, India successfully chased down the target in a remarkable span of just 30.3 overs, further solidifying their undefeated record of 8-0 against Pakistan in the World Cup.



Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Rohit Sharma   IND   86   63   6   6   136.51
  Shreyas Iyer   IND   53*   62   3   2   85.48


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Bumrah   IND   7    1   19   2   0   1   2.70
  Siraj   IND   8   0   50   2   0   0   6.20
  Hardik   IND   6   0   34   2   0   0   5.70
  Kuldeep   IND 10   0   35   2   0   0   3.50
  Jadeja   IND 9.5   0   38   2   0   0   3.90

Match Details

The highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan is set to take place on October 14, 2023, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 IST.

Preview: A Rivalry Like No Other

India and Pakistan are like dinosaurs in the cricketing world. Their presence alone breathes a different life into the game. The shared history, geography, culture, and jingoism elevate this clash to a whole new level. This match holds the potential to be the highlight of the "Greatest Cricket World Cup ever." While the previous encounters have been memorable, the scope and scale of this match are even wider, with the anticipation building for future clashes like Melbourne 2022 and Ahmedabad 2023.

The Battle Begins: India's Edge

Both India and Pakistan are united by their shared experience of the extreme being their everyday. However, India's team, led by Rohit Sharma, might just have an edge in handling the pressure. They are familiar with the idea of taking their pre-match routines outside the stadium, accommodating political pageantry, as seen in a Test match earlier this year. On the other hand, Pakistan seems ready to embrace anything that comes their way, from cheers to constant inquiries about biryani. While Pakistan has immense talent, their emotional nature on the field can sometimes lead to their downfall. India, with a more composed approach, has a proven track record of dealing with chaos and emerging victorious.


ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

Ahmedabad Weather Forecast

Weather conditions can play a crucial role in the outcome of a cricket match. Fortunately, the weather in Ahmedabad is expected to be extremely favorable for the game, with no precipitation in sight. The temperature is likely to remain steady at around 35 degrees Celsius, creating an optimal environment for an intense cricket match. Comfortable humidity levels of approximately 47% will contribute to the pleasant conditions, while a gentle breeze of 8 kmph will offer a refreshing break from the heat of the sun.

Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report

The renowned Narendra Modi Stadium, known for its grandeur and rich cricketing history, is all set to witness an exhilarating clash between the bat and the ball. Generally, the pitch at this iconic venue provides ample support to the batsmen, offering a favorable surface for batting. However, in the early stages of the game, there might be some challenges for the batters due to the pitch's inclination towards favoring seam bowlers. Moreover, since this match is scheduled as a day-night fixture at Narendra Modi Stadium, there is a possibility of dew affecting the playing conditions.


Stadium Cap Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 132,000 Slow Bowling- Friendly (Spin) 237 Chase

IND vs PAK Head-to-Head Record

India and Pakistan have a long-standing rivalry in cricket, and their clashes on the field have always been highly anticipated. In ODIs, the two teams have faced each other 134 times, with Pakistan holding the upper hand with 73 victories, while India has emerged victorious on 56 occasions. The remaining 5 matches ended in a no result. However, when it comes to the ODI World Cup, Pakistan has never managed to defeat India. The Men in Blue have a perfect record against their arch-rivals in the tournament, adding extra pressure on Pakistan to break the jinx.


ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

IND vs PAK Probable Playing XI

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Bench: Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav

Support Staff: Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey, T Dilip

Pakistan Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Bench: Agha Salman, Fakhar Zaman, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr

Support Staff: Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, Andrew Puttick, Morne Morkel


ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


The stage is set for an epic showdown between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. With a rich history of intense clashes and a perfect record against Pakistan in World Cups, India will be looking to maintain their dominance over their arch-rivals. On the other hand, Pakistan will be eager to break the jinx and secure their first-ever victory against India in the tournament. With a favorable pitch, pleasant weather, and talented players in both teams, cricket fans around the world are in for a treat. Stay tuned for what promises to be an unforgettable contest between these two cricketing powerhouses.

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