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England_Pakistan_CricketEngland are the only unbeaten team in the Champions Trophy. They play Pakistan in the first semi-final at Cardiff on Wednesday. Most people had written off Pakistan after their comprehensive defeat to India in their first match. However, Pakistan showed what an unpredictable side they are by beating South Africa and Sri Lanka in their next two matches to enter the semi-finals.

The most famous meeting between England and Pakistan, in ODIs, was the 1992 World Cup final where Pakistan triumphed by 22 runs. On the eve of their crucial semi-final in the Champions Trophy, here are some stats highlights between the two teams in ODIs.

81 - The two teams have met on 81 occasions, with England winning 49 times, Pakistan triumphing 30 times, while two games have yielded no result.

One - This will be the first occasion that the two teams are meeting in the Champions Trophy, which is remarkable considering that this is the 8th edition of the tournament.

3 - The two teams have met in knockout matches in ODIs 3 times, with Pakistan holding a 2-1 advantage.

41 - The two teams have met each other in England in 41 ODIs with England winning on 26 occasions, Pakistan triumphing on 14 occasions, while 1 was a no result.

5 - Pakistan have lost 4 out of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. This was in the bilateral series between the two teams in England, in August/September 2016.

32 - Wasim Akram has played in the most matches between the two teams with 32 appearances.

23 - Ian Botham has played the most matches between the two teams for England with 23 appearances.

991/830 - Javed Miandad has scored the most number of runs rivalry with 991 runs, while Allan Lamb has scored the most for England with 830 to his name.

2 - The maximum number of centuries scored by an individual player in ODIs between the two teams is 2. Kamran Akmal, Marcus Trescothick, Alex Hales, Alastair Cook, Nick Knight and Kevin Pietersen have all scored 2 centuries.

16 - Abdul Razzaq and Jos Buttler have both struck 16 sixes across all matches which are the most by any English/Pakistani player in ODIs between the two teams.

82 - Inzamam-ul-Haq has struck the most fours between the two teams with 82.

171/137 - The highest individual score for England is 171 by Alex Hales at Nottingham on 30th August 2016. The highest individual score for Pakistan is 137 by Ijaz Ahmed at Sharjah on 7th April 1999.

34/29 - Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have taken the most wickets for Pakistan with 34, while James Anderson has taken the most for England with 29.

7/36 - The best bowling figures for Pakistan are 7/36 by Waqar Younis at Headingley on 17th June 2001.

4/15 - The best bowling figures for England are 4/15 by Bob Willis at Old Trafford on 24th May 1978.

444 - England’s highest team total is 444/3 at Nottingham on 30th August 2016. This is the world record for highest team score in any ODI.

353 - Pakistan’s highest team total is 353/6 at Karachi on 15th December 2005.

6 - There have been 6 five wicket hauls in ODIs between the two teams. All six have been by Pakistani bowlers. Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal have achieved this feat.

1/1 - Both sides have chased a total in excess of 300 against each other once in ODIs. England chased down Pakistan’s 304/9 at Karachi on 24th October 2000, while Pakistan chased down England’s 302/9 at Cardiff on 4th September 2016. Coincidentally, Cardiff is the venue for the semi-final.

Current form favours England, but Pakistan are dangerous opponents on their day and are more than capable of pulling off an upset.

 

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