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India versus Pakistan – the best clashes of the last decade in ICC events

India versus Pakistan has become a common feature in the ICC events and almost always the two teams land up in the same group

Jaideep Chakrabarty 2 June 2016, 10:18 PM

First up is the final of the first T20 World Cup. Joginder Sharma bowled that fabulous last over and Misbah-ul-Haq will blame himself forever for that lap shot Image: Getty

The Champions Trophy game in 2009 is the only time India have lost to Pakistan in an ICC event. Pakistan scored 302 batting first and India collapsed to 248 despite Rahul Dravid's 78 Image: Getty

In 2011, India took on Pakistan in the mother of all semi-finals at Mohali. Sachin Tendulkar scored a match winning 85 before Yuvraj Singh's left-arm spin ripped through the Pakistan batting Image: Getty

India won the 2013 edition of the Champions Trophy undefeated. On their way to glory, they beat Pakistan by D/L method in a rain-affected game at Edgbaston Image: Getty

In World Cup 2015, Virat Kohli took centre-stage at Adelaide and India thrashed their arch-rivals by 76 runs Image: Getty

The 2016 T20 World Cup was another Virat Kohli show. Pakistan collapsed for 118 and Kohli chased it down with elan in front of a full Eden Gardens Image: Getty

June 4, 2017 – mark the date on your calender because defending champions India will kick off their title defence in the Champions Trophy against Pakistan. (Read: Who can be India's next coach?)

India versus Pakistan has become a common feature in the ICC events and almost always the two teams land up in the same group.

Does the International Cricket Council tweak draws to put India and Pakistan in the same group?

According to their chief executive David Richardson, they do some 'zig-zag' but hey, we are not complaining. In fact, let's take a look back at the best Indo-Pak contests in the recent past.

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