The Group B clash will eclipse the 988 million who watched the two neighbouring nations clash in their 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali on March 30, a newspaper reported.

It said that the match has been sold out for six months.

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"It will be unlike any cricket match ever seen in Australia," an unnamed World Cup official was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

Pakistan has never won a World Cup fixture against India, who have won all the five games since they first met in 1992 when Australia and New Zealand hosted the tournament.

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Bookmakers Centrebet has Australia at a seemingly short USD 3.50, followed by South Africa at USD 5, India and New Zealand both at USD 7 and England at USD 12.

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