Highest Team totals in Pakistan v England Tests

Last Modified Dec 5, 2022 15:50 IST

England's batsmen broke all sorts of records in the 1st innings of the ongoing Rawalpindi Tests against Pakistan, with as many as 4 of their batsmen hammering thrill-a-minute hundreds on a flat, mundane surface.


The visitors, courtesy of magical knocks from Zak Crawley (122 off 111), Ben Duckett (107 off 110), Ollie Pope (108 off 104) and Harry Brook (153 off 116), became the first side to hammer 500 runs in a single day of Test match cricket.



On the following day, the Ben Stokes-led unit were eventually dismissed, but not before they had hammered their highest Test total (657) against Pakistan.



This is also now the 2nd highest total in Test matches between Pakistan and England, leapfrogging the formers' total of 636/8 d in Lahore 2005.


This is also the first time that England posted in excess of 600 against Pakistan. Their previous best was 598/7 d, which they achieved in Abu Dhabi back in 2015.



Pakistan, on the other hand, have posted 600+ totals against England as many as 5 times, which also includes a 700+ score (708)- at the Oval in 1987.


The first instance of Pakistan breaching the 600-run mark against England came in the year 1971, when they hammered 608/7 d at Edgbaston.


Pakistan came close to overhauling it in 1974, when they smashed 600/7 at the Oval before eventually declaring.


England, on the other hand, held the record for the highest total in Tests between the two nations for 17 years between 1954-1971. The 'Three Lions' first breached the 500-run mark in Tests against Pakistan in Nottingham in 1954; a game they won by an innings & 129 runs.




England came close to overhauling the 609-mark on several occasions like in Abu Dhabi 2015 (598/7 d), Manchester 2016 (588/8 d), Southampton 2020 (583/7 d), but it was eventually on December 01, 2022, that they were able to finally leapfrogging it.


Highest Team totals in Pakistan v England Tests



TeamScoreVenueYearMatch Result
Pakistan708 all-outThe Oval, London1987Draw
England657 all-outRawalpindi Cricket Stadium2022Match in Progress
Pakistan636/8 dGaddafi Stadium, Lahore2005Pakistan won by an innings & 100 runs
Pakistan608/7 dEdgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham1971Draw
Pakistan600/7 dThe Oval, London1974Draw
England598/7 dSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium2015Draw
England589/8 dOld Trafford, Manchester2016England won by 330 runs
England583/8 dThe Ageas Bowl, Southampton2020Draw
Pakistan569/9 dHyderabad (Sind)1973Draw
England558/6 dTrent Bridge, Nottingham1954England won by an innings & 129 runs


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