India vs Pakistan Super Sunday, Not Just Cricket But in Hockey Too
India vs Pakistan: This Sunday will be a ‘SUPER MAUKA MAUKA SUNDAY’!
With India entering the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals, fans are all set to enjoy a thrilling Sunday with another India vs Pakistan match-up in store.
The upcoming tie in fact is the first time ever the arch rivals are meeting in the finals of an ICC 50 over format.
If that has you biting your nails, we’ve got more news for you! There will be not just that one, but another India-Pak match on the very same day, in the very same city - making it a ‘Super Mauka-Mauka’ Sunday for fans from both the nations.
A battle of two Nations, two venues, four teams, 44 players, and million emotions will be witnessed this Sunday.
Still amazed, how this would happen? Here’s how...
India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017 Final
With a comprehensive nine wicket win, India beat Bangladesh on Thursday to set up a Champions Trophy final against Pakistan which is anticipated as one of the fiercest cricket rivalries in the world. In fact, there were eight times more tweets in the recent match for #INDvPAK compared to their last match in 2016, making it over a million Tweets related to #INDvPAK.
In the semi-final, having restricted Bangladesh for 264 runs in the first innings, the men in blue chased down the score with nearly 10 overs to spare. Team Indian would now play their arch-rivals Pakistan who had a comfortable 8 wicket win on Monday, stunning the Group A leaders, England in a low scoring game where the hosts were bowled out for 211.
The match would be played at The Oval in London at 3:00 P.M. IST, where the boys lead by Virat Kohli would look to beat the ‘in form’ Pakistan team who have made it to the final with 3 consecutive wins in the tournament. The men in blue would look to retain their ICC Champions Trophy title, whereas Sarfarz’s boys would look forward to lift their first ever Champions Trophy title. The live score and updates of the match can be checked on our match blog.
This completes the first half of the story which includes 1 venue, 2 teams and 22 players!
Another India vs Pakistan in London!
Yes, it must be merely a co-incidence that another match between the rival nations will be played in the same city, London. The Indian men's hockey team is also set to take on their Pakistani counterparts in a Hockey World League semi-final match. Although, India have already qualified for the upcoming world cup, but the long-lived rivalry is expected to be the blockbuster clash in the league stages this year.
This classic encounter will also take place on Sunday at London and begin at 6:30 P.M. IST (Also happens to be the innings break between the India-Pak Champions Trophy clash!).
The event would be marked as one of its kind as the fans would need to switch between the Hockey Semi-Final and Champions Trophy Finals given the following owned by both the sports in India and Pakistan, which completes the other half of the story with 2 Nations, 2 venues, 4 teams, 44 players and million emotions going head to head.
Nobody wants to miss this thrill when both the matches go live at the same time. 2 television sets, multiple laptops, dual screenings or something else? What’s your idea of making this Sunday the 18th as a ‘Super Mauka Mauka Sunday’!
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