Pakistan's Lowest Totals against India in ODI World Cup Matches

Explore the lowest totals that Pakistan has scored against India in ODI World Cup matches. Dive into the statistics and historical insights of these encounters.

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Babar Azam's dismissal by Mohammed Siraj during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan 12th Match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Pakistan's encounters with India in the ODI World Cups have produced some intense battles and memorable moments. However, there have also been instances when Pakistan's batting lineup has faltered under pressure, resulting in their lowest totals against their arch-rivals. In this article, we will delve into the three occasions where Pakistan recorded their lowest totals against India in ODI World Cups.


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1. Lowest Total: 173/10 (second innings) in Sydney at the 1992 ODI World Cup

One of the most iconic encounters between Pakistan and India took place during the 1992 ODI World Cup in Sydney. Chasing a modest total of 216, Pakistan stumbled and were eventually bowled out for just 173 runs in 48.1 overs.


Batting first, India had posted a seemingly below-par score. However, their bowlers rose to the occasion and strangled the Pakistani batsmen. The young Sachin Tendulkar played a crucial role in both innings, scoring an unbeaten 54 with the bat and taking the vital wicket of Amir Sohail with the ball.

Pakistan's collapse began when Sohail fell for a brilliant 62, breaking a promising partnership with Javed Miandad. The remaining batsmen failed to withstand the pressure, losing their last eight wickets for just 68 runs. The Indian bowlers showcased their prowess, with none other than Tendulkar leaving an indelible mark on the game.



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2. Lowest Total: 180/10 (second innings) in Manchester at the 1999 ODI World Cup

In the 1999 ODI World Cup clash at Manchester, Pakistan faced another devastating defeat at the hands of India. Chasing a target of 228, Pakistan's innings never gained momentum as they were bundled out for a mere 180 runs.


India's total was built on the back of solid contributions from Rahul Dravid (61) and Mohammad Azharuddin (59). In response, the Pakistani batsmen struggled to cope with the pressure and lost wickets in quick succession. Venkatesh Prasad, who always seemed to bring his best against Pakistan, wreaked havoc with a five-wicket haul. Javagal Srinath also made notable contributions with three crucial wickets.

Pakistan's inability to build partnerships and the loss of wickets at regular intervals contributed to their downfall in this match. It was a resounding victory for India, and Pakistan had to face the disappointment of being bowled out for their second-lowest total against their arch-rivals in an ODI World Cup.



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3. Lowest Total: 191/10 (first innings) in Ahmedabad at the 2023 ODI World Cup

The most recent addition to the list of Pakistan's lowest totals against India in ODI World Cups occurred during their clash in Ahmedabad at the ODI World Cup 2023. In front of a massive crowd, Pakistan endured a tough outing and were bundled out for a paltry 191 runs.


After being put into bat, Pakistan started steadily before Mohammed Siraj broke the opening partnership by dismissing Abdullah Shafique. Imam-ul-Haq also fell cheaply, but Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan steadied the ship and added 82 runs for the third wicket. However, the dismissal of Babar for a well-made fifty triggered a collapse from which Pakistan couldn't recover.

Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav were at the top of their game, bamboozling the Pakistani batsmen with their masterful bowling. This collapse resulted in Pakistan losing their last eight wickets for a mere 36 runs. It was a humbling experience for the visitors as they succumbed to the might of the Indian bowling attack.

India comfortably chased down the target of 191, winning the match by seven wickets. This victory further solidified India's dominance over Pakistan in ODI World Cups.



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Pakistan's encounters with India in the ODI World Cups have witnessed some exhilarating moments as well as disappointing batting collapses. The three instances discussed in this article highlight Pakistan's lowest totals against India in ODI World Cups. Whether it was their collapse in Sydney in 1992, their struggles in Manchester in 1999, or their recent batting failure in Ahmedabad in 2023, these matches serve as reminders of the challenges Pakistan has faced against their arch-rivals. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and Pakistan will undoubtedly be eager to redeem themselves in future encounters.

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