War and major conflicts have kept the countries apart but if there is one thing that can unite the 1.6 billion people living in both countries, it is cricket.
4. Brisbane, 2000, Carlton & United Series
Result: Pakistan won by 2 wickets.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. It wasn't going to be easy to score runs freely against this strong Pakistani bowling attack and it proved so. Only four Indian batters made it to double figures with opener Sourav Ganguly (61) and number six Robin Singh (50) scoring half centuries. India managed to crawl their way to 195 all out. All the Pakistani bowlers had good bowling figures with the speedster Shoaib Akhtar snatching the limelight with figures of 3/19 in his 8 overs.
Pakistan was fined one over for a slow over rate and had to chase the target in 49 overs. Pakistan being Pakistan, they made a mess of their run chase when India had them pinned down at 6 for 71 in the 22nd over. A rearguard effort from Yousuf Youhana (63) gave the run chase some life. He was well supported by captain Wasim Akram who scored 24.
Surprisingly, they go to the equation of 1 needed off 1 ball with Saqlain Mushtaq scoring 23 not out and Waqar Younis 13 not out. The winning run came through a leg-bye as Pakistan won a low-scoring thriller. Youhana was named the Player of the Match.