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Pavilion End, University End
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National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v India - Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Feb 21-25, 2009 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 - Jan 21, 2009 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v Bangladesh - Apr 20, 2008 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

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

2014
Wed Sep 17 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Hyderabad Hawks v Quetta Bears
Wed Sep 17 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group B - FATA Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams
Wed Sep 17 (20 ovs)          
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Karachi Dolphins v Larkana Bulls
Wed Sep 17 (20 ovs)          
21:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group B - Karachi Zebras v Multan Tigers
Thu Sep 18 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Larkana Bulls v Quetta Bears
Thu Sep 18 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group B - FATA Cheetas v Karachi Zebras
Thu Sep 18 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Hyderabad Hawks v Sialkot Stallions
Fri Sep 19 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Larkana Bulls v Sialkot Stallions
Fri Sep 19 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group B - FATA Cheetas v Multan Tigers
Fri Sep 19 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Karachi Dolphins v Quetta Bears
Sat Sep 20 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Sialkot Stallions v Quetta Bears
Sat Sep 20 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Hyderabad Hawks v Karachi Dolphins
Sat Sep 20 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group B - Karachi Zebras v Rawalpindi Rams
Sun Sep 21 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Hyderabad Hawks v Larkana Bulls
Sun Sep 21 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group B - Multan Tigers v Rawalpindi Rams
Sun Sep 21 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group A - Karachi Dolphins v Sialkot Stallions
Mon Sep 22 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Islamabad Leopards
Mon Sep 22 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group D - Abbottabad Falcons v Bahawalpur Stags
Mon Sep 22 (20 ovs)          
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group D - Lahore Lions v Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes
Mon Sep 22 (20 ovs)          
21:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - Lahore Eagles v Peshawar Panthers
Tue Sep 23 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group D - Bahawalpur Stags v Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes
Tue Sep 23 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Faisalabad Wolves
Tue Sep 23 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - Islamabad Leopards v Peshawar Panthers
Wed Sep 24 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Peshawar Panthers
Wed Sep 24 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group D - Abbottabad Falcons v Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes
Wed Sep 24 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - Faisalabad Wolves v Lahore Eagles
Thu Sep 25 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group D - Bahawalpur Stags v Lahore Lions
Thu Sep 25 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - Faisalabad Wolves v Peshawar Panthers
Thu Sep 25 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - Islamabad Leopards v Lahore Eagles
Fri Sep 26 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group D - Abbottabad Falcons v Lahore Lions
Fri Sep 26 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Lahore Eagles
Fri Sep 26 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Group C - Faisalabad Wolves v Islamabad Leopards
Sat Sep 27 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
1st SemiFinal - TBC v TBC (Winner of Group A v Winner of Group C)
Sat Sep 27 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 15:00 GMT
11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
2nd SemiFinal - TBC v TBC (Winner of Group B v Winner of Group D)
Sun Sep 28 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Haier Cup National Twenty-20
Final - TBC v TBC (Winner of 1st SF v Winner of 2nd SF)
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A view of the National Stadium, HBL v PIA, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division One Final, Karachi, January 13, 2011
A view of the National Stadium in Karachi
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Fans will do anything to catch the action, Faisalabad Wolves v Sialkot Stallions, RBS Twenty20 Cup final, Karachi, March 7, 2010
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A view of the National Stadium, Karachi
A view of the National Stadium
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Ground staff at the National Stadium during the rain interval, HBL v SNGPL, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final, Karachi, 2nd day, January 8, 2008
Ground staff at the National Stadium during the rain interval
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Group A: Hawks v Quetta Bears at Karachi - Sep 17
Hawks won by 7 runs
Group B: Cheetas v R Rams at Karachi - Sep 17
R Rams won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Group A: K Dolphins v Bulls at Karachi - Sep 17
Bulls 123/6 K Dolphins 14/2 (2.3/20 ov)
Group B: Zebras v Tigers at Karachi
Sep 17, 2014 (21:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
Group A: Bulls v Quetta Bears at Karachi
Sep 18, 2014 (12:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
Group B: Cheetas v Zebras at Karachi
Sep 18, 2014 (16:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Group A: Hawks v S Stallions at Karachi
Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT)
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