Pakistan won emphatically in the 1st T20 against India at Bengaluru. India need to pull up their socks if they have to draw the series level. Here are some other epic India-Pakistan matches:
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World Cup, 2011: MS Dhoni and his men had qualified for the semi-final of the 2011 ICC World Cup and their opponents were none other than Pakistan led by a formidable Shahid Afridi. The Pakistanis had been unbeaten in the competition. Sachin's patient inning of 87 took India to a challenging total of 260 and the bowlers delivered the good as Team India won the game and proceeded to then thrash Sri Lanka in the finals.
Asia Cup, 2010: No Indo-Pak clash is ever boring and this tie figures as one of the most memorable ones ever. It was the 2010 Asia Cup and Pakistan needed to win the match to stay in the tournament. With a total of 267 on the board, Pakistan seemed to be in the driver's seat but Gambhir's knock of 83 along with skipper MS Dhoni's fine play turned the tide in India's favour
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ICC Champions Trophy, 2004: India sorely missed the services of Sachin Tendulkar who was nursing an injury and India were only able to put up a paltry total of 200 on board. Pakistan began badly and for a moment, Indian fans thought that not all was lost. But Yousuf Youhana ably led our neighbours to a victory with three wickets remaining.
Independence Cup, 1998: It was fitting finale for the fierce rivals, with Pakistan went into this game as favourites to win. The men in green set up a mammoth target of 314, but a blazing start by Sachin, a blitzkrieg century from Sourav Ganguly and a last gasp winner from Hrishikesh Kanitkar was enough to make India the worthy victors
Austral-Asia Cup final, 1986: India put up a challenging total of 240 on board with Sunil Gavaskar scoring a brilliant 92. Pakistan were tottering, as wickets fell frequently but Pakistan's Javed Miandad stood steady. With four runs required off the final ball, every person at the stadium in Sharjah was left holding their breath. And then Miandad knocked Chetan Sharma's delivery over the fence for a six and Pakistan clinched the nail-biting thriller.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, right, celebrates taking a catch to dismiss Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Super Eight match between India and Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka