The stage is all set for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The main highlight of the tournament is the India-Pakistan match being held on 24 October 2021 in Dubai.

Indian and Pakistani cricket fans are super excited about the match. Tickets are mostly sold out. While everyone is eager to see the result of this match, let us dive into the past and look at the history of matches played between India and Pakistan.  

1. September 14, 2007 – Durban

When T20 cricket was originally introduced, India and Pakistan were placed in the same group. There was a close contest between the two countries. Team India scored 141 runs in their first innings. Pakistan scored the same number of runs while chasing the target, tying the game. The match's outcome was then determined by a ball-out, and India won the match.

2. September 24, 2007 – Johannesburg

On this day 14 years ago, the Indian team, led by MS Dhoni, defeated all odds to win the inaugural World Twenty20 title. In a dramatic final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, they defeated Pakistan by five runs.
3. September 30, 2012 – Colombo

In their world T20 Super 8 match in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, India chased down a small target of 129 to defeat arch-rival Pakistan by an 8-wicket margin. Virat Kohli bowled three overs and took Mohammed Hafeez's wicket in this match.

4. March 21, 2014 – Dhaka

India had an easy time in this match also. Pakistan batted first and only managed to score 130 runs in their 20 overs. Amit Mishra bowled excellently in the match, taking two wickets for 22 runs. In addition, he bowled one maiden over. Kohli was the team's leading run-scorer once again. In 32 balls, he scored 36 runs.
5. March 19, 2016 – Kolkata

Kolkata hosted the fifth World Cup match between India and Pakistan. Pakistan batted first once more but again failed to put up a substantial total. In 20 overs, Pakistan only managed to score 118 runs. However, Mohammed Amir's superb spell against Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be remembered from this match. Despite scoring less than 120 runs, Pakistan looked dangerous with the balling, as the returning Mohammed Amir caused problems for India's top order. India, on the other hand, was able to win the match despite the low score.

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