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Pavilion End, University End
Pakistan, Karachi
20:11, Sat Jan 25, 2020 (UTC +0500)
National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v India - Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Dec 19-23, 2019 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v West Indies - Nov 21, 1980 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Oct 2, 2019 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v Bangladesh - Apr 20, 2008 Scorecard
Pakistan v West Indies - Apr 3, 2018 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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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

Fixtures

2020
Thu Feb 20 (20 ovs)
Pakistan Super League
Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators
Fri Feb 21 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi
Sat Feb 22 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators
Sun Feb 23 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators
Thu Mar 12 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars
Fri Mar 13 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi
Sat Mar 14 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Islamabad United
Sun Mar 15 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators
Tue Mar 17 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Qualifier - TBC v TBC
Fri Apr 3 (50 ovs)
Only ODI - Pakistan v Bangladesh
Sun Apr 5 - Thu Apr 9
2nd test - Pakistan v Bangladesh
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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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