Australia vs Pakistan head to head stats and records will be disucssed here. Australia and Pakistan are all set to lock horns in Match No.18 of the World Cup 2023 on Friday, October 20. The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore will host the epic clash between two of the top-ranked teams in the world.
Australia have clearly dominated the overall Australia vs Pakistan head to head stats and records. The Aussies have won 69 out of 107 matches. At neutral venues, Australia have won 25 out of 37 matches.
The two teams have met only once in India back on October 23, 1989 in Match No.7 of the MRF World Series (Nehru Cup). Pakistan had won that game by 66 runs after Imran Khan finished with incredible figures of 8-2-13-3.
In World Cups, Australia have won six out of 10 matches. When the two teams last met in the mega event on June 12, 2019 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, Australia won by 41 runs on the back of David Warner’s 107-run knock.
Australia vs Pakistan head to head team ODI records and stats
Since Australia have won far more matches than Pakistan as per the Australia vs Pakistan head to head records, players from the Australian team dominate the charts. But Pakistan are not far behind.
Australia vs Pakistan head to head player stats (ODI)
ODI batting records
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the leading run-scorer in ODIs between the two teams. Ponting notched 1107 runs from 35 matches at an average of 36.90 and a strike-rate of 76.08 with one century and eight half-centuries to show for his efforts.
Back on November 10, 1998, Ponting got his top score of 124 runs off 129 balls with 10 fours at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. On the back of his knock, the Aussies chased down a stiff target of 316 with seven balls left in their innings. Ponting also won the Player of the Match award as Australia won the series 3-0.
Among the ones from Pakistan, the legendary Javed Miandad is the top run-getter. The former batter scored 1019 runs from 35 matches at an average of 33.96 and a strike-rate of 64.24 with seven half-centuries to his name.
Back on April 3, 1987 during the Sharjah Cup, Miandad got his top score of 74 runs off 97 balls with eight fours at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pakistan chased down a target of 177 with 20 deliveries left in their innings.
Mohammad Yousuf and Steve Waugh are the others batters to have scored above 1000 runs in ODIs between Pakistan and Australia. Among the active players, Glenn Maxwell is the leading run-scorer, having racked up 735 runs from 18 matches at an average of 52.50 and a strike-rate of 125.42 with seven half-centuries and a top score of 98 to his name.
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||1107|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||1019|
|Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)||1016|
|Steve Waugh (AUS)||1003|
Highest Individual score
David Warner holds the record for the highest individual score in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. Back on January 26, 2017, Warner scored 179 runs off 128 balls with 19 fours and five sixes. Opening the batting for the Aussies at the Adelaide Oval, Warner helped the Aussies post a massive score of 369 for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs.
Warner and Travis Head put on 284 runs for the opening wicket. When Junaid Khan dismissed the batter in the 42nd over, Warner had already put the Aussies in a commanding position. Later, Australia bowled Pakistan out for 312 in 49.1 overs and won the match by 57 runs. Warner won the Player of the Match award as the Aussies won the series 4-1.
Among the Pakistani batters, Haris Sohail holds the record for the highest score. Back on March 31, 2019 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sohail scored 130 runs off 129 balls with 11 fours and six sixes. Sohail’s knock went in vain as Pakistan lost the match by 20 runs to lose the five-match series 0-5.
|David Warner (AUS)||179|
|Aaron Finch (AUS)||153 not out|
|Matthew Hayden (AUS)||146|
|Andrew Symonds (AUS)||143 not out|
|David Warner (AUS)||130|
Highest average (min. 10 innings)
|Michael Bevan (AUS)||56.73|
|Michael Clarke (AUS)||55.23|
|Michael Hussey (AUS)||53.37|
|Glenn Maxwell (AUS)||52.50|
|David Warner (AUS)||52.00|
Babar Azam and David Warner jointly hold the record of scoring most hundreds in ODIs between Pakistan and Australia. Babar scored the hundreds on January 26, 2017 in Adelaide, on March 31, 2022 in Lahore and April 2, 2022 in Lahore.
Warner racked up the hundreds on January 22, 2017 in Perth, January 26, 2017 in Adelaide and June 12, 2019 in Taunton during the World Cup in England and Wales.
|Babar Azam (PAK)||3|
|David Warner (AUS)||3|
|Michael Clarke (AUS)||2|
|Aaron Finch (AUS)||2|
|Haris Sohail (PAK)||2|
|Travis Head (AUS)||2|
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||27|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||26|
|Glenn Maxwell (AUS)||22|
|Aaron Finch (AUS)||19|
|Travis Head (AUS)||15|
ODI bowling records
Wasim Akram is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. The left-arm fast bowler has notched 67 wickets from 49 matches at an average of 27.43 and a strike-rate of 38.90 with three four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul to show for his efforts.
His best bowling figures of 8-1-21-5 came back on February 24, 1985 during the Benson and Hedges World Championship of Cricket at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Akram picked up the wickets of Kepler Wessels, Robbie Kerr, Dean Jones, Allan Border and Kim Hughes.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 16, 2023
After asking the Aussies to chase down 263, Akram helped Pakistan win the match by 62 runs after bowling the opposition out for 200 in 42.3 overs.
Among the Australians, Glenn McGrath is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs between the two teams. The speedster, popularly known as the Pigeon, picked up 57 wickets from 32 matches at an average of 19.10 and strike-rate of 30.4 with three five-wicket hauls to show for his efforts.
In the second final of the 2005 VB Series, McGrath racked up his best bowling figures of 7.4-0-27-5 at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. McGrath picked up the wickets of Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq and Naveed-ul-Haq.
McGrath won the Player of the Match award after Australia beat Pakistan by 31 runs to win the three-match finals 2-0.
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||67|
|Glenn McGrath (AUS)||57|
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||49|
|Brett Lee (AUS)||38|
|Shane Warne (AUS)||37|
Best bowling figures
Back on April 22, 2009, Shahid Afridi recorded the best bowling figures in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. Afridi finished with incredible figures of 10-0-38-6 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Afridi picked up the wickets of Brad Haddin, Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds, Callum Ferguson, and Nathan Bracken as Pakistan bowled the Aussies out for 168 in 38.5 overs.
Thereafter, Pakistan chased down the target in 44.1 overs. Afridi won the Player of the Match award. Afridi also scored 24 runs off 16 balls with five fours as Pakistan went on to win the match by four wickets with 35 balls left in their innings.
Among the Australians, Carl Rackemann holds the record of best bowling figures. Back on January 30, 1984, the right-arm fast bowler finished with impressive figures of 8.2-2-16-5 at the Adelaide Oval. He got the wickets of Javed Miandad, Qasim Umar, Mudassar Nazar, Ijaz Faqih and Rashid Khan.
On the back of his spell, Australia bowled Pakistan out for 140 in 45.2 overs and won the match by 70 runs. Ryan Harris, Jason Gillespie, Anthony Stuart, Glenn McGrath, Deniss Lilee, Doug Bollinger, Mitchell Starc and Craig McDermott and Michael Kasprowicz are the other Australians to have taken five-wicket hauls against Pakistan in ODIs.
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||6-38|
|Waqar Younis (PAK)||6-59|
|Carl Rackemann (AUS)||5-16|
|Ryan Harris (AUS)||5-19|
Best bowling average (Min 10 innings)
|Carl Rackemann (AUS)||17.61|
|Mitchell Starc (AUS)||18.04|
|Glenn McGrath (AUS)||19.10|
|Terry Alderman (AUS)||22.10|
|Jason Gillespie (AUS)||22.76|
ODI Wicket-keeping records
Adam Gilchrist holds the record of most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. He took 39 catches and effected five stumpings. On June 12, 2002, Gilchrist was at his best as a wicketkeeper.
He took the catches of Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Rashid Latif and effected the stumping of Shoaib Malik. Gilchrist also scored 56 runs off 47 balls as Australia chased 177 down with 17.1 overs to spare. He also won the Player of the Match award for his all-round performance.
Among the Pakistanis, Moin Khan holds the record of most dismissals in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. He took 20 catches and effected five stumpings. Back on January 23, 2000, Moin took three catches and effected two stumpings against the Aussies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Moin took the catches of Mark Waugh, Michael Bevan, and Andrew Symonds, and effected the stumpings of Damien Fleming and Brett Lee. Moin also scored 33 runs off 36 balls with one four and a six. But his efforts went in vain as Pakistan lost the match by 15 runs.
Most dismissals (overall)
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS)||44|
|Ian Healy (AUS)||39|
|Brad Haddin (AUS)||37|
|Moin Khan (PAK)||25|
|Rodney Marsh (AUS)||20|
Most dismissals (single match)
|Moin Khan (PAK)||5|
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS)||5|
|Brad Haddin (AUS)||5|
|Rodney Marsh (AUS)||4|
ODI fielding records
The legendary Steve Waugh holds the record of most catches in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. Waugh took 19 catches from 43 matches. Second in the list is former skipper Allan Border, who finished his career with 18 catches from 34 matches.
Ijaz Ahmed holds the record for Pakistan, having taken 17 catches from 34 matches. Ijaz has been safe as houses as a fielder, taking three catches in a single match two times. Shoaib Malik has also done well as a fielder with 15 catches from 28 matches.
Australia’s Rick Darling, Terry Alderman, Ricky Ponting and Steve Smith are the ones, who have taken three catches in a single match.
Most catches (overall)
|Steve Waugh (AUS)||19|
|Allan Border (AUS)||18|
|Ijaz Ahmed (PAK)||17|
|Shoaib Malik (PAK)||15|
|Shane Warne (AUS)||14|
Most catches (single match)
|Rick Darling (AUS)||3|
|Ijaz Ahmed (PAK)||3 (2 times)|
|Terry Alderman (AUS)||3|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||3|
|Steve Smith (AUS)||3|
Individual ODI records
Wasim Akram holds the record of most matches played in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. Back on February 24, 1985, Akram played his first ODI against the Aussies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and picked up a five-wicket haul.
Akram played his last match against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg during the 2003 World Cup. In that game, Akram finished with figures of 10-0-64-3, but Pakistan ended up losing the match by 82 runs.
Among the Australians, Steve Waugh holds the record of most matches played in ODIs between Australia and Pakistan. Back on April 11, 1986, Waugh played his first match against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In that game, he scored 26 runs off 37 balls with one four.
— ICC (@ICC) October 16, 2023
Australia lost the match by eight wickets after Javed Miandad’s Pakistan chased down a target of 203 with five balls to spare.
Waugh played his last match against Pakistan back on June 23, 2001 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. He did not get a chance to bat as Australia won by nine wickets. In the last three innings where he batted against Pakistan, Waugh had scores of 37, 54 not out and 56 respectively.
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||49|
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||43|
|Steve Waugh (AUS)||43|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||35|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||35|
Australia vs Pakistan: What happened in their last meeting?
Back on April 2, 2022, Pakistan and Australia met for the last time in ODIs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, went on to win the match by nine wickets and claim the three-match series 2-1.
After being sent in to bat first, Australia struggled throughout. The Aussies lost both their openers for ducks after Shaheen Shah Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf got the wickets of Travis Head and Aaron Finch. Soon after Rauf pinned Marnus Labuschagne as Australia were reduced to 6 for 3 in 5.1 overs.
Ben McDermott and Marcus Stoinis put on 56 runs for the fourth wicket and helped the Aussies make some sort of a comeback. Australia lost their fifth wicket with only 67 runs on the board after Mohammad Wasim Jr. picked up the all-important wicket of McDermott, who scored 36 runs off 50 balls with three fours and a six.
From there on, Alex Carey and Cameron Green put on 81 runs for the sixth wicket. Carey was arguably the standout batter for Australia after he scored 56 runs off 61 balls with six fours and one six. Iftikhar Ahmed cut short his knock in the 33rd over of the Australian innings.
Prior to that, Wasim Jr dismissed Green, who scored 34 off 47. Sean Abbott put forth his batting prowess and scored 49 runs off 40 balls with six fours and a six. It was on the back of his knock that Australia went past the 200-run mark and posted 210 in 41.5 overs.
Pakistan lost the early wicket of Fakhar Zaman with 24 runs on the board in 3.4 overs. Fakhar scored 17 off 12 with three fours before Nathan Ellis accounted for his wicket. That was the only piece of joy Australia had while bowling.
Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq put on a partnership of 190 runs for the second wicket in 34.1 overs to take Pakistan past the finish line. Imam scored 89 runs off 100 balls with six fours and a six. Babar, on the other hand, stayed not out on 105 off 115 balls with 12 fours.
Australia used seven bowlers, but none of them, apart from Ellis, managed to pick up a wicket. Pakistan chased down the target with 12.1 overs left in their innings.
AUS vs PAK last match scorecard
|McDermott||C Iftikhar b Wasim Jr||36|
|Labuschagne||C Iftikhar b Rauf||4|
|Stoinis||C Imam b Zahid||19|
|Carey||C Fakhar b Iftikhar||56|
|Green||B Wasim Jr||34|
|Abbott||C Wasim Jr b Rauf||49|
|Behrendorff||C Fakhar b Shaheen||2|
|Ellis||B Wasim Jr||2|
|Extras||lb 2, w 6||8|
|Fakhar||C Labuschagne b Ellis||17|
|Babar||Not out||105 not out|
|Extras||Lb 1, w 2||3|