WC 2015: Australia take 5-4 lead over Pakistan in WC meetings

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Bengaluru, March 14: Former champions Australia and Pakistan will take on each other in the third quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on March 20.

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These two teams have a history of even contests at the big event with both winning 4 games each. They had also met in the final of the 1999 World Cup in which Australia won by 8 wickets. Pakistan, however, had beaten Australia the last time they had met in a World Cup game Down Under, 23 years ago.

WC 2015: Pak, Aus tied at 4-4 at WCs

Here is a brief result of the Australia versus Pakistan games at the World Cup:

  • Australia defeated Pakistan by 73 runs at Leeds in 1975 [Aus 278/7 in 60 overs, Pak 205 in 53 overs]
  • Pakistan defeated Australia by 89 runs at Nottingham in 1979 [Pak 286/7 in 60 overs, Aus 197 in 57.1 overs]
  • Australia defeated Pakistan by 18 runs at Lahore in 1987 [Aus 267/6 in 50 overs, Pak 249 in 49.2 overs]
  • Pakistan defeated Australia by 48 runs Perth in 1992 [Pak 220/9 in 50 overs, Aus 172 in 45.2 overs]
  • Pakistan defeated Australia by 10 runs at Leeds in 1999 [Pak 275/8 in 50 overs, Aus 265 in 49.5 overs]
  • Australia defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets at Lord's in 1999 [Pak 132 in 39 overs, Aus 133/2 in 20.1 overs]
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 82 runs at Johannesburg in 2003 [Aus 310/8 in 50 overs, Pak 228 in 44.3 overs]
  • Pakistan beat Australia by 4 wickets at Colombo in 2011 [Aus 176 in 46.4 overs, Pak 178/6 in 41 overs]
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets at Adelaide in 2015 [Pak 213 in 49.5 overs, Aus 216/4 in 33.5 overs]

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