INDIA vs. PAKISTAN

Indo-Pak Highs and Lows and Streaks

HIGHS AND LOWS

Biggest Win for India: 7-4 victory over Pakistan, on 2 occasions (Champions Trophy-Amstelveen-August 22, 2003, Commonwealth Games-Delhi-October 10, 2010).

Biggest Win for Pakistan: 7-1 victory over India, on 2 occasions (Champions Trophy-Karachi-January 3, 1980; Asian Games-Delhi-December 1, 1982).

Most Goals in Indo-Pak Matches: 55 goals by Sohail Abbas is the most by any player in Indo-Pak matches.

Most Matches Hosted (India) : Delhi has hosted 8 Indo-Pak hockey matches, with the honours almost evenly shared. India won 4 matches and Pakistan won 4 matches in Delhi. India scored 22 goals and Pakistan scored 25 goals in Delhi.

Most Matches Hosted (Pakistan) : Karachi and Lahore have hosted 11 Indo-Pak hockey matches each.

Most Matches Hosted (Neutral) : Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia have each hosted 9 Indo-Pak hockey matches - more than any city in India.

Total Number of Indo-Pak Venues: As of December 13, 2014, Bhubanesvar became the 63rd worldwide venue of Indo-Pak hockey matches. In no other sport have India and Pakistan played so many internationals (161) in so many venues (63).

Maximum Matches in a Calendar Year: The maximum number of Indo-Pak matches in a calendar year is 16 in 2004. Pakistan won 12 of those 16 matches, with India winning only 2 matches, and drawing 2.

WINNING STREAKS

In a 44-year timespan (1968-2012), Pakistan always finished higher than India when both countries participated in the Olympics.

Year Venue Pakistan India
1968 Mexico City 1 3
1972 Munich 2 3
1976 Montreal 3 7
1984 Pakistan 1 5
1988 Seoul 5 6
1992 Barcelona 3 7
1996 Atlanta 6 8
2000 Sydney 4 7
2004 Athens 5 7
2012 London 7 12

In a 28-year timespan (1978-2006), Pakistan always finished higher than India in the World Cup. This streak was broken at the 2010 Hero Honda World Cup, when India finished 8th and Pakistan finished 12th and last.

Year Venue Pakistan India
1978 Buenos Aires 1 6
1982 Mumbai 1 5
1986 London 11 12
1990 Lahore 2 10
1994 Sydney 1 5
1998 Utrecht 5 9
2002 Kuala Lumpur 5 10
2006 Monchengladbach 6 11

In a 31-year timespan (1983-2014), Pakistan always finished higher than India when both countries participated in the Champions Trophy.

Year Venue Pakistan India
1983 Karachi 2 4
1985 Perth 4 6
1986 Karachi 3 5
1989 Berlin 4 6
1995 Berlin 3 5
1996 Chennai 2 4
2002 Köln 3 4
2003 Amstelveen 3 4
2004 Lahore 3 4
2005 Chennai 5 6
2012 Melbourne 3 4
2014 Bhubanesvar 2 4

The longest winning streak for either country is 7 victories in a row for Pakistan in 2004.

Date Venue Tournament Score
Jan 9, 2004 Kuala Lumpur Sultan Azlan Shah Pakistan 3 - India 2
Mar 6, 2004 Madrid Olympic Hockey Qualifier Pakistan 5 - India 3
Mar 13, 2004 Madrid Olympic Hockey Qualifier Pakistan 4 - India 2
Jun 29, 2004 Amsterdam Rabobank 4-Nation Tournament Pakistan 6 - India 1
July 3, 2004 Amsterdam Rabobank 4-Nation Tournament Pakistan 5 - India 3
Aug 25, 2004 Athens Olympic Hockey Tournament Pakistan 3 - India 0
Sep 24, 2004 Karachi 7th Indo-Pak hockey series Pakistan 2 - India 1

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