India vs Pakistan ODI Records – Batting and Bowling Toppers

Putting our focus now on the individual heroics of the players who contributed to some of the most crucial wins among the two sides and, in turn, infusing those thrilling close encounters that helped hype up the battle these two sides have:

Check: IND vs PAK – Head to Head Records in ODI

Most Runs for India against Pakistan in ODIs

Sachin Tendulkar67252640.09
Rahul Dravid55189936.51
Mohammad Azharuddin59165731.86
Sourav Ganguly50165235.14
Yuvraj Singh38136042.50
MS Dhoni31123153.52
Virender Sehwag31107134.54
Ajay Jadeja3689228.77
Rohit Sharma1987351.35
Navjot Singh Sidhu2586234.48

Sachinn Sachinnnn, Sachinn Sachinnn… Reading these four words would have brought back memories of the good old days when these chants would just go on to be higher and higher. The adrenaline rush Indian fans would get when these guys performed their best against Pakistan was on another level.

There are no surprises with Sachin taking up yet another first place on a record list.

Most Runs for Pakistan against India in ODIs

Saeed Anwar48200243.52
Shoaib Malik42178246.89
Saleem Malik51153434.09
Ijaz Ahmed51153335.65
Shahid Afridi64152425.40
Mohammad Yousuf42143038.64
Younis Khan37125137.90
Javed Miandad34117551.08
Salman Butt2199252.21

Great records indeed, five of the Pakistani batsmen have averaged above 40 and made some really good amount of runs. Inzamam leads the run-scorer part for Pakistan, making that successful by hitting 4 hundreds and smashing 12 fifties.

Also Read | Top 10: Most Centuries for Pakistan in ODI

Highest Individual Scores in India vs Pakistan ODIs

PlayerScore (Balls)VenueYear
Saeed Anwar (PAK)194 (146)Chennai1997
Virat Kohli (IND)183 (148)Mirpur2012
MS Dhoni (IND)148 (123)Visakhapatnam2005
Shoaib Malik (PAK)143 (127)Colombo2004
Sourav Ganguly (IND)141 (144)Adelaide2000
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)141 (135)Rawalpindi2004
Rohit Sharma (IND)140 (113)Manchester2019
Ijaz Ahmed (PAK)139* (84)Lahore1997
Salman Butt (PAK)129* (136)Mirpur2008
Younis Khan (PAK)123* (117)Karachi2008

Two daddy hundreds, one by Saeed Anwar (194 off 146) and the other by Kohli (183 off 148). These two knocks are some of the best innings played ever by these two batsmen, respectively.

Virat not being present in the list of the most runs hit by an Indian against Pakistan in ODIs, but he still has the highest score by an Indian against Pakistan in ODIs.

Most Wickets for Pakistan vs India in ODIs

Wasim Akram476025.15
Saqlain Mushtaq345724.38
Aaqib Javed365424.64
Shoaib Akhtar284126.78
Shahid Afridi603860.52
Waqar Younis253724.48
Abdul Razzaq353539.85
Imran Khan273522.25
Azhar Mahmood32 32 31.75

Surely, Saqlain, widely known for his mastery of Doosra, has to be one of the most underrated Pakistani bowlers. He had been the fastest to get 100 ODI wickets back then in his time. It’s no surprise to see Akram topping this list with his quality of pace bowling.

Also, apart from Shahid’s performance, all the other players have been quite good with the ball against India in ODIs.

Most Wickets for India vs Pakistan in ODIs

PlayerInningsWickets Average
Anil Kumble335424.25
Javagal Srinath365430.68
Venkatesh Prasad294328.90
Kapil Dev324226.50
Irfan Pathan233434.00
Ajit Agarkar24 3236.15
Sourav Ganguly312929.72
Sachin Tendulkar472946.27
Zaheer Khan232840.85
Ashish Nehra142630.15

Anil, arguably, in this battle of arch-rivals Pakistan and India in ODIs, has to be the best bowler among the two sides with the best average of just 24.25.

The rest of the list does consist of all the expected names, who have been known for their so-done consistency and knack of taking wickets, henceforth adding more flavours to this already coveted rivalry.

Best Bowling Figures in India vs Pakistan in ODIs

PlayerBest BowlingVenueYear
Aaqib Javed (PAK)7/37Sharjah1991
Imran Khan (PAK)6/14Sharjah1985
Naved Hasan (PAK)6/27Jamshedpur2005
Sourav Ganguly (IND)5/16Toronto1997
Arshad Ayub (IND)5/21Dhaka1988
Saeed Ajmal (PAK)5/24 Delhi2013
Kuldeep Yadav (IND)5/25Colombo (RPS)2023
Venkatesh Prasad (IND)5/27Manchester1999
Waqar Younis (PAK)5/31Sharjah2000
Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK)5/36Toronto1996

The list is pretty much dominated by Pakistani bowlers. Aaqib’s appearance twice in the list shows how well he has performed for Pakistan and helped them dominate against India.

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