World Cup 2019: A look at India’s heroes vs Pakistan from 1992-2015

first_img Rohan Sen ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 09:12 IST Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, both, have starred in India vs Pakistan World Cup clashesHIGHLIGHTSIndia and Pakistan will face-off on June 16 in ManchesterIndia hold a 6-0 win-loss record over Pakistan in World Cup matchesFrom Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, India has had many heroes in such clashesThe Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sunday will witness the biggest match in the tournament so far as India and Pakistan get ready to face each other in Manchester on June 16.The Old Trafford stadium is sure to be packed with supporters from both countries, Indians though might outnumber Pakistanis in the crowd.India have a 6-0 head-to-head record against Pakistan in the World Cup with Sunday’s match being the seventh between the two arch-rivals.India and Pakistan’s World Cup rivalry began in 1992 and has been the contest to watch out for every four years since then.As the two giants of the cricketing world get ready to square off one more time, let’s take a look back at the players who have turned out to be heroes in the previous six World Cup encounters between the two teams.Sachin TendulkarMaster Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, playing in his first World Cup, made an impact for India in his very first World Cup match against Pakistan as he smashed 54 not out off 62 balls with three boundaries. The match was dotted with some impressive performances from Ajay Jadeja and Sachin Tendulkar who scored 46 and 54* respectively to push India’s total to 216/7. That Pakistan fell short in their pursuit was largely thanks to Javed Miandad’s snail-paced 40 off 110 balls as they kept losing wickets in order to up the ante.Navjot Singh SidhuKnown for his big-hitting and aggressive batting, Navjot Singh Sidhu was the star performer for India in their next match against Pakistan in the 1996 World Cup. India found the unlikeliest of heroes in opener Sidhu, who scored 93, and Venkatesh Prasad (3/45) as they restricted Pakistan to 248/9 after scoring an impressive 287/8.advertisementVenkatesh PrasadVenkatesh Prasad once again blew away Pakistan in a World Cup match after his heroics in the 1996 edition. Four years later he bettered his performance and bagged a five-wicket haul as India beat Pakistan by 47 runs. India posted 227 on the board with Rahul Dravid top-scoring with 61 runs and then Prasad ran through the Pakistani batting lineup with figures of 5 for 27 as Pakistan got bowled out for 180.Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar’s 98 completely overshadowed Saeed Anwar’s 101 in the 2003 World Cup match in Centurion as India defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets. Tendulkar couldn’t have timed his best World Cup knock better even if he wanted to as his blazing 98 off 75 balls blew Pakistan away in a glorious display of ball-striking ability. Pakistan would have thought of breaking their World Cup hoodoo against India after they posted 273/7 helped by Saeed Anwar’s 20th ODI century. But from the time Sachin uppercut Shoaib Akhtar for a six over third-man, Pakistan’s dreams came swiftly crashing down to earth.Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar bowed out of the World Cup in style scoring 482 runs in the tournament, 85 of which came against Pakistan in the semi-final of the 2011 edition in Mohali. Tendulkar was once again at the forefront by scoring a vital 85 helping his team to 260/9 after Wahab Riaz bowled a searing spell picking up 5 wickets. But the pressure of the chase meant Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Misbah-ul-Haq (56) playing a lone hand. What made the victory taste even sweeter was that India now had reached the final where they beat Sri Lanka to lift the trophy after a long wait of 28 years.Virat KohliIt was Virat Kohli’s turn to shine in an India-Pakistan clash as the 2015 match in Adelaide saw the young batting star became the first Indian batsman to hit a hundred in the marquee clash in the World Cup. Kohli smashed 107 off 126 balls as India posted 300 for 7 on the board. A four-wicket haul from Mohammed Shami then helped India bowl Pakistan out for 224 in 47 overs.Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Will June 16 witness the most-watched match in cricket history?Also Read | Virat Kohli’s message for fans ahead of India vs Pakistan: It is a cricket match, enjoy itFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Next World Cup 2019: A look at India’s heroes vs Pakistan from 1992-2015Sachin Tendulkar has been the star in India-Pakistan World Cup matches, having won three man-of-the-match awards in the marquee clash.advertisementlast_img read more

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30 new jobs at Cork tech firm

first_imgTHE US SEMICONDUCTOR company Hittite Microwave Corporation is to create 30 new jobs in Cork.19 research and development jobs are to be created in the company’s research and development (R&D) unit while 11 others will be employed at the company’s new international operations centre.Hittite designs and manufactures high frequency, analog and mixed signal electronics components for use in telecommunications and similar systems. Semiconductors are used extensively in electronic circuits.Describing it as a “great vote of confidence in Cork”, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovations Richard Bruton said he was determined “that we continue to develop our innovation infrastructure so as to support more investments by Irish and multinational companies and create the jobs we need.”Hittite will invest €4m in its R&D facilities.Commenting on the announcement, the Managing Director of the new Cork operation Jason Lynch said that the choice of Cork as the location for R&D activities was due to a combination of the availability of world-class engineers and the proximity to the semiconductor and integrated circuit design capabilities in University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology.Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent>last_img read more

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