NEW DELHI: India vs Pakistan clashes on the cricket field have invariably produced memorable moments in terms of individual brilliance, tempers flaring, heartstopping finishes and on some rare occasions a walk in the park for either of the two arch-rivals.
Such instances have been witnessed in all three formats of the game, but the focus currently is on the ODI World Cup, where India’s dominant 100% win record in 7 matches against Pakistan will once again be tested at the world’s biggest cricket venue, the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

Here’s a look at some of the closest and biggest margins of victories whenever the two neighbouring nations have faced off on the cricket field in ODIs:

Narrowest wins in terms of wickets

1 wicket Pakistan Mirpur 2-3-2014
1 wicket Pakistan Sharjah 18-4-1986
2 wickets Pakistan Toronto 17-9-1996
2 wickets Pakistan Kolkata 18-2-1987
2 wickets Pakistan Brisbane 10-1-2000
3 wickets India Dhaka 18-1-1998
3 wickets India Dambulla 19-1-2010

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Biggest wins in terms of wickets

9 wickets Pakistan Lahore 2-10-1997
9 wickets India Dubai 23-9-2018

Narrowest wins in terms of runs

4 runs India Quetta 1-10-1978
4 runs Pakistan Sharjah 23-10-1991
5 runs India Karachi 13-3-2004
7 runs Pakistan Gujaranwala 18-12-1989
7 runs Pakistan Peshawar 6-2-2006

Biggest wins in terms of runs

228 runs India Colombo (RPS) 10-9-2023
180 runs Pakistan The Oval 18-6-2017
159 runs Pakistan Delhi 17-4-2005
143 runs Pakistan Jaipur 24-3-1999
140 runs India Mirpur 10-6-2008

India and Pakistan have so far won their two respective matches in the round-robin phase of the World Cup, with India beating Australia & Afghanistan and Pakistan getting the better of Netherlands & Sri Lanka.
The top four teams at the end of the round-robin phase will go through to the semifinals.

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