England v Pakistan: A look at T20I record between the two sides

Photo credits - AFP

Photo credits – AFP

England and Pakistan have played fifteen Twenty20 International matches and England have won 10 and Pakistan won only 4. One match was tied. 

Both teams have played four bilateral series against each other. Three in UAE and once in England. Pakistan has never won a T20I series against England.

Series records

England and Pakistan in UAE 2010: Two-match series drawn (1-1)

Pakistan tour of England 2010: England won the two-match series 2-0.

England and Pakistan in UAE 2012: England won the three-match series 2-1.

England and Pakistan in UAE 2015: England won the three-match series 3-0* (* the Third match was tied, England won in super over)

Host records 

In England:

England and Pakistan have played six matches in England where the host has won four games and Pakistan have won two. 

In the United Arab Emirates:

In the UAE, both teams have played nine T20I matches. England again has the upper hand with six wins and Pakistan won two. One match was tied where England won the super over. 


Batting records

Most Runs:

England’s Kevin Pieterson has scored the most number of runs between the two sides. He scored 348 runs in 8 innings at an average of 69.60 with four half-centuries, easily the most. 

For Pakistan, veteran Shoaib Malik tops the chart for his team with 234 runs across 8 innings, averaging 29.25. 

Top five run-scorers 

  1. Kevin Pieterson (348 @ 69.60)
  2. Eoin Morgan (300 @ 42.85)
  3. Shoaib Malik (234 @ 29.25)
  4. Umar Akmal (198 @ 19.80)
  5. James Vince (161 @ 40.25)

Highest Individual scores:

Shoaib Malik tops the list overall with 75* he scored in the 2015 series. Again, Kevin Pieterson comes at tops the list for England with 73* he scored against Pakistan in the 2010 World Twenty20. 

Top five highest individual scores

  1. Shoaib Malik (75*)
  2. Kevin Pieterson (73*)
  3. Eoin Morgan (67*)
  4. Babar Azam (65)
  5. Jonny Bairstow (60*)

Bowling records

Most Wickets:

Graeme Swann is the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets across nine matches he has played. He averages 10.47, the best of all bowlers who have played at least two matches.

Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi jointly top for Pakistan in the bowling charts with 11 wickets each. However, Ajmal is the only bowler from both sides to take a four-wicket haul. 

Top five wicket-takers

  1. Graeme Swann (17)
  2. Stuart Broad (15)
  3. Saeed Ajmal (11)/ Shahid Afridi (11)
  4. Umar Gul (9)
  5. Tim Bresnan (7)

Best bowling figures:

Saeed Ajmal is the only bowler to take a four-wicket haul against England with 4-23. For England, Tim Bresnan has taken the figures of 3-10.

Top five best-bowling figures 

  1. Saeed Ajmal (4-23)
  2. Tim Bresnan (3-10)
  3. Graeme Swann (3-13)
  4. Shahid Afridi (3-15)
  5. Stuart Broad (3-17)

Fielding records

Most catches:

England’s Eoin Morgan and Pakistan’s Umar Akmal have taken 10 catches each. However, in terms of matches, Akmal has played 11 matches as compared to Morgan’s 12. 

Pakistan tour of England T20I schedule:

August 28 – 1st T20I at Manchester
August 30 – 2nd T20I at Manchester
September 1 – 3rd T20I at Manchester


Also read: England v Pakistan, Test series review



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