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The England cricket team and the Pakistan cricket team all are set to battle for the T20 World Cup 2022 trophy on Sunday, November 13, 2022, which is also a repeat of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 final.

The two teams first faced each other way back in a drawn Test match in June 1954 at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England. 

Since then, the two sides have locked horns in some exciting encounters, the most important one being the 1992 World Cup final, as mentioned earlier.

Skipper Imran Khan led from the front with a fine knock of 72 runs. Javed Miandad, who is regarded as one of the best batters Pakistan has ever produced, too scored a half-century to help his team post 249/6.

In reply, England’s Neil Fairbrother was the lone warrior with a steady 70-ball 62 as pacer Wasim Akram and spinner Mushtaq Ahmed bagged three wickets each to clinch their only 50-over World Cup title so far.

Another clash where the two teams stole the limelight was the third ODI of the Pakistan tour of England and Ireland 2016. The Englishmen hammered the Men in Green by 169 runs after scoring 444/3 batting first. It was the then record for the highest total in an ODI match, which they bettered twice - in June 2018 and June 2022.

Overall, England and Pakistan have met in 205 matches in Test, ODI and T20I combined, with the former having a dominant record in each format.

England vs Pakistan head-to-head in cricket

Format

Matches

England won

Pakistan won

Draw/Tie/NR

Test

86

26

21

39

ODI

91

56

32

3

T20I

28

18

9

1

Total

205

100

62

43

England vs Pakistan in World Cups

Tournament

Matches

England won

Pakistan won

Draw/Tie/NR

50-over World Cup

10

4

5

1

T20 World Cup

2

2

0

0

Total

12

6

5

1

England vs Pakistan cricket records and stats

England vs Pakistan T20I records

Highest team total in a T20I innings: Pakistan registered a score of 232/6 in the first T20I of the Pakistan tour of England 2021.

Lowest team total in a T20I innings: The Pakistan cricket team could only muster up 89 before getting all out in the second T20I during Pakistan's tour of England 2010.

Most runs in T20Is: Current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has notched up 560 runs in 15 matches against England at a strike rate of 142.85. His compatriot Mohammad Rizwan closely follows with 522 runs.

Most wickets in T20Is: Englishmen Graeme Swann and Adil Rashid have taken 17 wickets apiece in the shortest format of the game against Pakistan.

Highest individual scores in T20Is: Babar Azam made a quickfire knock of 110 runs from 66 balls in the second T20I of the England tour of Pakistan 2022. Chasing 200, the hosts won that game by 10 wickets, setting a record for the highest partnerships while chasing in T20s.

Best bowling figures in T20Is: Spinners Saeed Ajmal and Adil Rashid have grabbed four wickets on two different occasions. Ajmal bagging his four-wicket haul in Pakistan’s losing cause in the third T20I of the England tour of United Arab Emirates 2012 while Rashid won it for his team in the third T20I of the Pakistan tour of England 2021 at Manchester. 

England vs Pakistan Test records

Highest team total in a Test innings: Pakistan scored 708/10 in the fifth Test at The Oval in August 1987.

Lowest team total in a Test innings: Pakistan were bowled out for 72 in the first innings of the second Test at Birmingham in August 2010. England share this particular record as they too were bundled out for the same score in the second innings of the second Test at Abu Dhabi in January 2012.

Most runs in Tests: Former England captain Alastair Cook amassed 1,719 runs in 20 Tests against Pakistan at an average of 49.11.

Most wickets in Tests: Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir has picked up 82 wickets in 16 Tests against England at an average of 24.98.

Highest individual scores in Tests: The Englishman Denis Compton scored 278 runs in the first innings against Pakistan in the second Test of the Pakistan tour of England back in 1954.

Best bowling figures in Tests: English spinner Derek Underwood and Pakistani bowler Abdul Qadir share the record with 13 wickets in two separate matches. While Underwood scalped 13 wickets in the second Test of the Pakistan tour of England 1974, Qadir came up with an identical performance in the first Test of the England tour of Pakistan 1987.

England vs Pakistan ODI records

Highest team total in an ODI innings: England racked up a score of 444/3 against Pakistan in the third ODI in August 2016 at Nottingham.

Lowest team total in an ODI innings: Pakistan were bundled out for 74 runs in the rain-curtailed group phase match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 at Adelaide.

Most runs in ODIs: Pakistan’s Javed Miandad has scored 991 runs in 27 matches against the Englishmen, including one century and 10 half-centuries.

Most wickets in ODIs: Former Pakistani duo Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi share this record, having scalped 34 wickets in 18 and 26 matches, respectively, against England.

Highest individual score in ODIs: Alex Hales smashed 171 off 122 balls in the third ODI of the Pakistan tour of England and Ireland 2016.Best bowling figures in ODIs: Pacer Waqar Younis rattled the England batting line-up with a spell of 7/36 in the seventh match of the NatWest Series 2001.

 

Featured photo: AFP

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