It seems unlikely that there will be any bilateral series between India and Pakistan for quite some time. It has already been decided that India will not play Pakistan in the group stages of the World Test Championship.
So this seems to be a good time to look back at the records of ODIs between India and Pakistan (not just in the World Cup).
Of a total of 132 ODIs between the sides, India has won 55, Pakistan 73, no ties and No Result 4.
In India: 30 matches; Ind 11, Pak 19.
In Pakistan: 27 matches; Ind 11, Pak 14, NR 2.
In Neutral venues: 75 matches; Ind 33, Pak 40, NR 2.
Looking at individual figures:
500 or more runs:
Headed by the older players who had more opportunities to play these matches. Among current players there is Shoaib Malik (1782) and MS Dhoni (1231).
The most centuries are 5 by Tendulkar, followed by 4 by several others.
The most 50+ scores are also led by Tendulkar with 21. Next is 16 by Inzamam and Dravid.
Highest innings: 110 and more:
Saeed Anwar’s 194 was a record in all ODIs for several years. The highest score in recent years is RG Sharma’s 140 in the current World Cup.
Highest Averages (Minimum 20 innings, 30.00 and above):
A number of current players such as Kohli are not here as they have not played 20 innings. Dhoni and Shoaib Malik have the highest averages among current players.
Highest Strike Rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, 80.00 and above):
Shahid Afridi and Sehwag lead as one would expect. Kohli, Dhoni and RG Sharma have the highest strike rates among current players.
To be continued: