England vs Pakistan is a fixture which has taken place a total of ten times in World Cup matches, with Pakistan having an upper edge with five wins over England’s four. One match ended in no result.
ENG vs PAK Head To Head All Time Records
|6/3/2019||Pakistan||14 runs||Trent Bridge|
|2/22/2003||England||112 runs||Cape Town|
Their first meeting in a Cricket World Cup match was in Headingley, Leeds on 16 June 1979. Pakistan side led Asif Iqbal won the toss and elected to field first. The English side put up a total of 165 runs with the help of contributions from GA Gooch and DI Gower at the loss of 9 wickets after 60 overs. For Pakistan, Majid Khand and Sikander Bakht took three wickets each. Chasing the target of 166 runs, the Pakistani side were bowled out for 151 runs in 56 overs with M Hendrick taking 4 wickets for England.
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In the 1983 Cricket World Cup England and Pakistan were in the same group and they played two matches against each other. In the first match on 13 June at Lord’s, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. They put up a score of 193 runs at the loss of 8 wickets. England easily chased the target at the loss of 2 wickets and won the match by 8 wickets. In the second group stage match played on 18 June at Manchester, Pakistan again won the toss and elected to bat. With the help of a half-century from Javed Miandad, they put up a score of 232 runs at the loss of 8 wickets. Just like the previous match of the same World Cup, England chased the target easily with the help from half centuries of G Fowler and CJ Tavare and won the match by 7 wickets.
In the next edition of World Cup in 1987, both the teams against met each other twice. This time co-hosts Pakistan won both encounters against the eventual runners-up England. They faced each other in the league stage as a consequence of being in the same group The first match was on 13 October in Rawalpindi. England won the toss and elected to field first. Pakistan put up 239 at the board for the loss of 7 wickets. The English batsmen were bowled out for 221, with Abdul Qadir taking four wickets for Pakistan. In the second match, England batted first and gave a target of 245 to Pakistan which they chased won in 49 overs with 7 wickets remaining.
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In the 1992 World Cup, for the third time in a row, there were two England vs Pakistan fixtures. The first match in Adelaide on 1 March ended without any result. The second match was the final of the World Cup held in Melbourne. Pakistan won the toss and scored 249 runs batting first with Imran Khan scoring 72. Chasing the target, the English side got bowled out for 227 runs and Pakistan won their first and only World Cup so far.
Their next two meetings in the World Cup, in 1996 and 2003, resulted in one win each for both sides. In 1996, England won the toss and batted first. They posted a target 250 runs for the Pakistani batsmen which they easily chased courtsey half-centuries from Ijaz Ahmed and Saeed Anwar. In the 2003 fixture also, England won the toss and elected to bat first. They put 246 runs on the board. Chasing a target of 247 runs, The Pakistani batting lineup collapsed for 134 runs in 31 overs. After this match, England vs Pakistan head to head record stood at 4 wins for each side.
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In the latest encounter of England vs Pakistan rivalry at the ICC World Cup 2019 on 3 June at Trent Bridge, England won the toss and elected to field first. The Pakistani batsmen made their way to a total of 348 runs after 50 overs at the loss of 8 wickets. In response, Joe Root and Jos Butler, both scored a century but even that wasn’t enough as the Englishmen fell short of 14 runs in the end and Pakistan got their first win of the 2019 World Cup.
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