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    Full house in Adelaide its supposed to break viewing records. I just hope we get a great game. They certainly love their cricket and hate each other, sort of.

    "More than 10,000 of those visitors were expected to fly directly from India and Pakistan, according to the State Government."

    Cricket World Cup: India-Pakistan match at Adelaide Oval draws 60,000 visitors to city

    Cricket World Cup: India and Pakistan's greatest matches ahead of highly-anticipated Adelaide Oval clash

    Posted about an hour agoSun 15 Feb 2015, 7:26am
    PHOTO: The most intense rivalry ... India will face off against Pakistan in the World Cup pool game at Adelaide Oval. (Glyn Kirk, AFP)
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    Adelaide is set to host one of the most anticipated cricket matches in history as India opens its 2015 World Cup campaign against old rival Pakistan.
    Perhaps the one rivalry in cricket more intense than Australia and England's Ashes hostility, neighbours Pakistan and India's match on Sunday has seen every seat at Adelaide Oval sold out, reportedly within 20 minutes of tickets going on sale.
    Some 1.3 billion people are expected to tune in to the match, with India enjoying a healthy World Cup dominance over Pakistan of late.
    India and Pakistan have long endured political tensions between the two countries, with those ill feelings spilling over into the fanbase, with losses on the cricket pitch considered untenable by the cricket-mad nations.
    With no pool games featuring Australia to be played in Adelaide, the City of Churches got the next best thing in the sub-continental grudge match, with Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland predicting the match would be the most viewed in cricket's history.
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    VIDEO: James Sutherland predicts a successful Cricket World Cup (ABC News)

    "We actually anticipate that could be the most watched cricket match ever in the history of the game," Sutherland told ABC News Breakfast.
    "Tickets went on sale in Adelaide six to 12 months ago. They were sold out in 20 minutes. More tickets have since come on sale. They've basically gone in seconds."
    Look back on some of the best one-day internationals between India and Pakistan ahead of Sunday's big match.
    Saeed Anwar smashes 194

    VIDEO: Saeed Anwar scores 194 against India

    An innings of utter brutality before such a thing had become the norm in international cricket, Saeed Anwar's 194 in 1997 was at the time the highest score ever posted in an ODI.
    Opening the innings for Pakistan, Anwar blasted an incredible 22 fours and five sixes in an innings that drew praise from all who saw it, and left opponent Sachin Tendulkar in awe of "the greatest innings he'd ever seen".
    It was not without a hint of controversy, as Anwar used a runner for much of the innings as he struggled with heat exhaustion, but few could dispute the quality of the ball-striking on display.
    Not even Rahul Dravid's first ODI century could see India chase down the total of 327 as Pakistan won by 35 runs.
    Pakistan squeaks home in 2000

    VIDEO: Pakistan edges India in Brisbane

    India and Pakistan took part in Australia's home tri-series in 1999-2000 and played out a classic in front of an unfortunately small crowd at the Gabba.
    Batting first, India was skittled for 195 largely thanks to a devastating spell from the lightning quick Shoaib Akhtar (3 for 19), but at 5 for 64 Pakistan's chase looked dead in the water.
    Yousuf Youhanna settled things down with 63, but when Saqlain Mushtaq and Waqar Younis converged at the crease at the fall of the eighth wicket, 43 runs were still required from seven overs for an unlikely win.
    The drama lasted right to the last ball when, needing just one run to win, the batsmen ran a cheeky bye through to keeper Sameer Dighe, whose inaccurate throw allowed Pakistan a famous two-wicket win.
    Tendulkar pulverises Pakistan in 2003 World Cup

    VIDEO: Tendulkar punishes Pakistan in 2003

    He may have fallen two runs short of what would have been his finest ODI ton, but Sachin Tendulkar's match-winning 98 in the 2003 World Cup was one of the great knocks in the tournament's history.
    Chasing a difficult 274 - 52 runs higher than any winning chase in India's World Cup history - Tendulkar wasted no time in signalling his intentions, mostly at the expense of Akhtar.
    The world's fastest bowler was made to look foolish by the world's best batsman as Tendulkar led a spectacular counter-attack with majestic strokes to all corners of the ground.
    His 75th ball would be his last as fatigue and injury overcame him, but Tendulkar's blistering innings led India to a comfortable six-wicket win en route to the final.
    India holds nerve to win 2011 semi-final

    PHOTO: Holding its nerve ... India celebrates its win over Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semi-final. (Getty Images: Daniel Berehulak)

    In a promoter's dream, the two fiercest rivals in cricket met in a World Cup semi-final in Punjab with both a realistic hope of winning the tournament.
    India batted first and scrapped its way to 260 thanks to Tendulkar's 85 - although the master blaster had some help from the fielders, being dropped no fewer than four times in his innings.
    Wahab Riaz was the pick of the bowlers with an impressive 5 for 46 as Pakistan held out hope of a big run chase, but India's bowlers held their nerve expertly.
    Pakistan just could not get any momentum in its run chase and was bowled out 29 runs short, as India carried the momentum gained all the way through a winning final against Sri Lanka.
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