New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head looks at the historical record of these 2 international teams in T20 matches including number of wins, highest and lowest scores and player records in NZ vs PAK T20 head to head games.
Across all T20 head to head records, there are few teams with as rich a record than New Zealand and Pakistan. The 2 teams have been drawn against each other 5 times in T20 World Cups with a 6th meeting due to come during the 2021 tournament.
In addition to their matches on the world stage, New Zealand and Pakistan have played a significant number of bilateral T20 series against one another, the majority of which have been true series i.e. not just one off matches, meaning that the New Zealand vs Pakistan stats below are based on a good sample of games.
From the location head to head results it’s clear to see that Pakistan have been very successful against New Zealand on the slower pitches of the UAE while elsewhere the records between the 2 sides are far more even. Could this prove a vital stat in the upcoming T20 World Cup fixture due to take place in Sharjah?
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head stats updated as of matches played 11 October 2021
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head player records
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New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head record
|NZ Wins||PAK Wins||N/R or tie|
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head record by match location
|Location of match||NZ Wins||PAK Wins||N/R or tie|
|in New Zealand||7||5||0|
|in the UAE||1||6||0|
|in South Africa||0||1||0|
|in Sri Lanka||0||1||0|
|in West Indies||1||0||0|
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head record by competition
|Competition type||NZ wins||PAK wins||N/R or tie|
|T20 World Cup||2||3||0|
New Zealand vs Pakistan recent T20 matches
|Venue||Year||Toss||1st innings||2nd innings||Result|
|PAK 4 wickets|
|NZ 9 wickets|
|NZ 5 wickets|
|PAK 47 runs|
|PAK 6 wickets|
Leading run scorers in New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 matches
|M Guptill||New Zealand||509|
|K Williamson||New Zealand||414|
|R Taylor||New Zealand||305|
Leading wicket takers in New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 matches
|T Southee||New Zealand||23|
|A Milne||New Zealand||15|
Highest score in a New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 match
The highest score in a New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head match was made by Pakistan who scored 201 in a match that took place in Auckland in 2018.
Having won the toss and elected to bat, Pakistan made the most of favourable conditions and some wayward bowling from the hosts New Zealand who sent down 9 wides in the innings as Pakistan got their first win of their 2018 tour in some style.
Having been hammered 5-0 in the preceding ODI series and lost the first game of the T20 series in embarrassing fashion too it was something of a surprise that Pakistan managed to record the highest score in T20 head to head matches against New Zealand.
The Pakistan top 4 all contributed including half-centuries from Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam. The former shared an opening partnership of 94 with Ahmed Shazhad and once both openers were out, Babar was joined by skipper Sarfraz Ahmed with the pair adding 91 from 48 balls to help accelerate the side towards a winning score.
Pakistan would ultimately win the match and go on to win the series, a feat that helped them claim the number 1 ranking in T20 cricket.
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New Zealand’s highest score in T20 matches vs Pakistan is the 196 they score in 2016 at the West Pac Stadium
Lowest score in a New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 match
The lowest score in a New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 head to head match was made by the Kiwis when they were restricted to just 80 in a match that took place at the AMI Stadium in 2010.
Chasing Pakistan’s 183, the home side’s innings was left in tatters with the score at one stage 11 for 5 as the top four New Zealand batsmen were all dismissed for a duck. In fact, had it not have been for Scott Styris and his beligerant 45 (he was the only batsmen to reach double figures) then New Zealand might have been staring down a record low score in all T20 cricket no just in head to head fixtures vs Pakistan.
Bowling wise, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi took 4 for 14 and effected a run out while Abdul Razzaq chipped in with 3 for 13 as Pakistan romped to victory in what was essentially a dead rubber given that New Zealand had won the first 2 matches of the series.
Watch highlight of the lowest score in New Zealand vs Pakistan head to head T20 matches
Pakistan’s lowest score in T20 matches vs New Zealand came in 2016 in a game that took place at the West Pac Stadium.
Top scores by batsmen in New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 fixtures
|Mohammad Hafeez||Pakistan||2020||99* (57)|
|Mohammad Rizwan||Pakistan||2020||89 (59)|
|M Guptill||New Zealand||2016||87* (58)|
|T Seifert||New Zealand||2020||84* (63)|
|C Anderson||New Zealand||2016||82* (42)|
Best bowling figures in New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 fixtures
|Umar Gul||Pakistan||2009||5 for 6|
|T Southee||New Zealand||2010||5 for 18|