2015-02-15 / .

Pakistans jinx against India in World Cup continues

Adelaide/Islamabad: Pakistan's jinx against India at cricket World Cup continued on Sunday with their heavy defeat in Adelaide, making it 9-0 in favour of India and prompting angry Pakistani fans to take to streets and burn TV sets. India's arch-rivals has now lost to India for the sixth time in 50 over ODI World Cup, besides having been beaten thrice in the Twenty20 World Cups, prompting commentators to ask if Pakistan had a "mental block". The first time India and Pakistan met in a World Cup match was in 1992 when they beat their bitter rivals by 43 runs in Sydney.

In 1996 World Cup, India beat Pakistan by 39 runs in Bangalore, while three years later, they again got the better off their rivals with a 47-run win in Manchester. Maintaining their stranglehold, India under captain Sourav Ganguly beat their neighbours by six wickets in the 2003 World Cup in Centurion. In 2011, the 1983 Champions hosted the quadrennial event and the hosts beat Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali. India made it 6-0 in 50 overs World Cup today by thrashing them by 76 runs at the Adelaide Oval. India also dominated Pakistan in T20 World Cups with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men defeating their rivals by five runs in the 2007 edition in Johannesburg.

In 2012, India once again had the upper hand against Pakistan as they notched up a eight wicket win in Colombo, while in 2014 they won by seven wickets in Dhaka. Pakistani fans took to streets and set TV sets on fire to give vent to their anger against yet another loss to India. After the win, former India captain Ganguly said it was a commendable performance by the Indians to keep their unbeaten World Cup track record intact. Ganguly said the Indians have not only maintained their supremacy in the 50 over cricket in World Cup but also in Twenty20 versions. Talking about the pressure of playing Pakistan in a World Cup match, Virat Kohli, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 107, said, "Last couple of days have been too tough. Too many people in the hotel getting worked over. You just have to stay in your little space."

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