The Esplanade
City End, Fort End
Galle Cricket Club
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Galle International Stadium
 

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand - Jun 3-7, 1998 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Aug 6-10, 2014 Scorecard
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With the Indian ocean visible on two sides of the ground and the famous clocktower of the 16th-century Dutch fort towering above, Galle's international stadium was one of the most scenic venues in the world, until it was devastated - along with the entire Southern coast of Sri Lanka - by the terrible tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004. For a time, the future of the venue was in some doubt - especially given the political schisms that had formed at boardroom level in Sri Lanka's cricket administration - but thanks to international support from such luminaries as Ian Botham and Shane Warne, who had taken his 500th Test wicket on the ground earlier that year, a pledge was made to rebuild the ground from scratch and that work was completed in time for the visit by England in 2008. Until the disaster, Galle had been something of a Sri Lankan stronghold, with six wins and two defeats in 11 matches, the majority of these engineered by Muttiah Muralitharan, who had taken 87 wickets in those games.
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Galle International Stadium goes under covers, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, August 8, 2014
Galle International Stadium goes under covers
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Galle International Stadium panorama, Basnahira South v Ruhuna, Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Tournament, Galle, March 4, 2010
Galle International Stadium panorama
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Morning showers forced the ground to be covered, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 19, 2009
Morning showers forced the ground to be covered
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View of Galle Stadium and surrounds from the ramparts of the Galle Fort
Galle Stadium panorama
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