India vs Pakistan : T20 World Cup warm up match : 3 June 2009

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India won T20 World cup in a tense final, beating arch rivals Pakistan. Update : India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in following mentioned game, 18 balls to spare. Main T20 World cup 2009 tournament starts friday.

Pictures tell the story that words can never do. Adjacent picture comes from final match of first Twenty20 World cup at Johannesburg where Pakistan needed 13 runs off last over 6 runs off last 4 balls when Misbah-ul-Haq played scoop on the on side only to be caught at short fine leg by S Sreesath.. you can see Misbah dejected at the non-striking end as Indian players celebrate and umpire Mark Benson looks on!

That was 24 September 2007. Whole of India celebrated whereas Pakistani fans are still trying to digest in that bitter defeat by the hands of arch rivals.

3 June 2009, almost 2 years later, India vs Pakistan Twenty20 rematch will happen at The Oval in England but this time, it will be just a warm-up match to upcoming T20 World cup 2009 (full schedule), the second installment of this highly successful tournament.

Various sports channels will be broadcasting this practice game live around the world so in case you have a cricketing bone in you, don't miss it. India and Pakistan are placed in different group and hence, won't be meeting each other in the tournament unless the both of them reach semi-finals at least!

One of important question is whether this India vs Pakistan warm-up match will be an International Twenty20 game or not? Answer is no. It will be a first class T20 match, with 13 players allowed from each side (although only 11 can bat, bowl or field at a time).;
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This Ind v Pak T20 match will be played as evening match which means it will be starting 5.30pm local UK time which turns into 10 pm India, 10.30 pm Pakistan and 12.30 in New York city in United states of America. see full start time list with all country.

If you can't watch this India-pakistan warm-up match live on your TV, try live score websites to stay updated. itsonlycricket.com will be bringing you latest scores every 10 minutes.

Catch the spirit match : is official designation of this arch rival encounter to raise funds through various means which will go to families of victims of the attack on Sri Lanka cricket team and match officials in Lahore in March 2009. and to 'Peace and sport' projects around asia.;
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