Neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan have both played plenty of T20 international cricket over the years albeit not much against each other.

Afghanistan has played more than 100 T20 international games, while Pakistan has contested over 200 matches and has 100-plus wins.

Pakistan has enjoyed great success in the 20-over format having won the 2009 T20 World Cup besides also finishing as runners-up in the 2007 and 2022 editions of the tournament.

So far, Afghanistan and Pakistan have played in three T20Is with the latter winning all three of those encounters. They first met in 2013 for a T20I which Pakistan won by six wickets. 

Let’s have look at all the Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20 international records. 

Afghanistan vs Pakistan head-to-head in T20 Internationals


Afghanistan won

Pakistan won


No result






Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20 Internationals records and stats

Highest team total

The highest team total in T20Is involving Afghanistan and Pakistan was made by the latter in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup in Dubai. Pakistan chased down a target set by Afghanistan by scoring 148/5 in 19 overs. Babar Azam was the top-scorer in the match after making 51 from 47 balls.

Lowest team total

Afghanistan’s 129/6 while batting first against Pakistan in the 2022 Asia Cup is the lowest total in T20 internationals for this particular fixture. The Men in Green went on to win the match with one wicket and four balls to spare as heroic efforts to defend the target from the Afghan bowlers went in vain.

Most runs

Afghan batter Najibullah Zadran has made the most runs in Pakistan versus Afghanistan T20I games. He’s scored 70 runs in three innings at an average of 23.33 and a strike rate of a little over 100.

Most wickets

Over the years, Afghanistan’s spin maestro Rashid Khan has claimed the most wickets in this T20I fixture. He’s taken four scalps in two games at an average of 12.75 and an economy of 6.37 with best bowling figures of 2/25.

Highest individual score

Babar Azam’s 51 from 47 balls in the 2021 T20 World Cup is the highest individual score by a player in matches between these teams. His knock helped Pakistan chase down a 148-run target and register a five-wicket win.

Best bowling figures

Junaid Khan boasts the best bowling figures by any player in Pakistan versus Afghanistan T20I clashes. In the first 20-over encounter between these teams in 2013, Junaid Khan dismissed Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, and Dawlat Zadran to restrict Afghanistan to 137/8 and finish with figures of 3/24. Pakistan eventually won the game by six wickets.

Highest partnership

The 2021 T20 World Cup clash between these teams produced the highest partnership in Pakistan vs Afghanistan games. Reeling at 76/6 while batting first, Afghan duo Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib joined forces to stitch together an unbeaten 71-run stand with both batters finishing on 35 not out. Afghanistan posted 147/6 but couldn’t successfully defend the target.


Photo Credit: Alamy