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Pavilion End, University End
Pakistan, Karachi
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National Stadium
 

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Pakistan v India - Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Feb 21-25, 2009 Scorecard
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Pakistan v West Indies - Nov 21, 1980 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Jan 21, 2009 Scorecard
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Pakistan v Bangladesh - Apr 20, 2008 Scorecard
Pakistan v West Indies - Apr 3, 2018 Scorecard
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Profile

Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most populous city, presents an interesting and colourful combination of the old and new. The National Stadium became Karachi's fifth and Pakistan's 11th first-class ground. The inaugural first-class match was played at NSK between Pakistan and India on April 21-24, 1955, and it became a fortress of Pakistan cricket. In 34 Tests between that first match and December 2000, Pakistan won 17 and were never beaten. Their only Test defeat on the ground came in the gloom against England in 2000-01. Since then, major terrorist activity, mainly bombings, have meant that non Asian sides have refused to play in the city, and in five years only Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have visited. It is a shame because the spectators are passionate - and noisy - and it is a great place to play and watch.

The first ODI at the National Stadium was against West Indies on November 21, 1980, and it went down to the last ball as Gordon Greenidge drove Imran imperiously to the cover boundary with three needed. It has been a far less successful limited-overs venue, with defeats outnumbering victories. In fact, in a little under five years from the start of 1996, Pakistan failed to win on the ground. It also staged a quarter-final match in the 1996-97 World Cup.
Cricinfo staff December 2005

Latest Photos

Pakistani policemen frisk spectators at the entrance of the National Cricket Stadium, Pakistan v West Indies, 2nd T20I, Karachi, April 2, 2018
Pakistani policemen frisk spectators at the entrance of the National Cricket Stadium
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Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam run between the wickets, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Karachi, April 1, 2018
Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam run between the wickets
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Fans walk past the rangers march around the National Stadium ahead of the start of play, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Karachi, April 1, 2018
Fans walk past the rangers march around the National Stadium ahead of the start of play
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Veerasammy Permaul gestures as he lies on a stretcher after being injured, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Karachi, April 1, 2018
Veerasammy Permaul gestures as he lies on a stretcher after being injured
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