India defeat Pakistan: Indian national cricket team scripted many memorable wins in their history. They have won two ODI World Cups, 1 T20 World Cup, and 1 Champions Trophy.
While India’s first ODI World Cup came under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, the second ODI World Cup came under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
On the other hand, MS Dhoni also won the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Thus, he became the first captain in the history of the sport to win three different ICC titles.
Case in point, Team India scripted a comprehensive eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan cricket team at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Team India which was led by Sunil Gavaskar churned out a superb win on March 10, 1985. Ravi Shastri chipped in with impressive all-round performances in the tournament.
As a result, the Indian cricket team registered wins over the likes of Pakistan, England, Australia, and New Zealand respectively. They made their way into the peak clash at the MCG on March 10, 1985.
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For the unversed, India locked horns with Pakistan for the second time in the competition. Talking about the game, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first.
Kapil Dev bowled really well from the word go and reduced Pakistan to 29 for the loss of three wickets. Upon seeing the Green Brigade stuttering from a slow start, senior cricketers namely Javed Miandad and Imran Khan rose to the occasion.
The duo took the bowling attack to the cleaner so much that they shared a 68-run stand to steer the Pakistan cricket team go past the 100-run mark. While Miandad scored 48 runs, Imran Khan ended up with 35 runs.
On the other hand, a young leg-spinner by the name of Laxman Sivaramakhrishnan picked up 3 wickets to wreak havoc on Pakistan’s middle and lower order.
As it turned out, the Green Shirts could muster 176/9 in their quota of 50 overs. On the other hand, India chased down the target with 17 balls to spare as they won the game by eight wickets.
Kris Srikkanth scored 67 off 77 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Ravi Shastri scored an unbeaten 63 off 148 balls.
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