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Pavilion End, University End
Pakistan, Karachi
21:28, Sat Sep 20, 2014 (UTC +0500)
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
Sat Sep 20 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group A - Sialkot Stallions v Quetta Bears
Sat Sep 20 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group A - Hyderabad Hawks v Karachi Dolphins
Sat Sep 20 (20 ovs)          
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group B - Karachi Zebras v Rawalpindi Rams
Sun Sep 21 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group A - Hyderabad Hawks v Larkana Bulls
Sun Sep 21 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group B - Multan Tigers v Rawalpindi Rams
Sun Sep 21 (20 ovs)          
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
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
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
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
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
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
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group D - Lahore Lions v Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes
Mon Sep 22 (20 ovs)          
21:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - Lahore Eagles v Peshawar Panthers
Tue Sep 23 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group D - Bahawalpur Stags v Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes
Tue Sep 23 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Faisalabad Wolves
Tue Sep 23 (20 ovs)          
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - Islamabad Leopards v Peshawar Panthers
Wed Sep 24 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Peshawar Panthers
Wed Sep 24 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group D - Abbottabad Falcons v Dera Murad Jamali Ibexes
Wed Sep 24 (20 ovs)          
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - Faisalabad Wolves v Lahore Eagles
Thu Sep 25 (20 ovs)
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group D - Bahawalpur Stags v Lahore Lions
Thu Sep 25 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - Faisalabad Wolves v Peshawar Panthers
Thu Sep 25 (20 ovs)
17:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - Islamabad Leopards v Lahore Eagles
Fri Sep 26 (20 ovs)          
09:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group D - Abbottabad Falcons v Lahore Lions
Fri Sep 26 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 09:00 GMT
05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - AJK Jaguars v Lahore Eagles
Fri Sep 26 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Group C - Faisalabad Wolves v Islamabad Leopards
Sat Sep 27 (20 ovs)
11:30 local | 06:30 GMT
02:30 EDT | 01:30 CDT | 23:30 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
1st SemiFinal - TBC v TBC (Winner of Group A v Winner of Group C)
Sat Sep 27 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
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
Bank Albaraka Presents Haier T20 Cup
Final - TBC v TBC (Winner of 1st SF v Winner of 2nd SF)
Day and Night - Day and Night International Matches - International Matches Live - Covered by Cricinfo
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Latest Photos

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
Fans will do anything to catch the action
© Shakir Khilji
A view of the National Stadium, Karachi
A view of the National Stadium
© Sohail Abbas
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
© Faras Ghani
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Group A: S Stallions v Quetta Bears at Karachi - Sep 20
S Stallions won by 44 runs
Group A: Hawks v K Dolphins at Karachi - Sep 20
K Dolphins won by 9 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Group B: Zebras v R Rams at Karachi - Sep 20
Match tied (R Rams won the one-over eliminator)
Group A: Hawks v Bulls at Karachi
Sep 21, 2014 (09:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
Group B: Tigers v R Rams at Karachi
Sep 21, 2014 (13:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Group A: K Dolphins v S Stallions at Karachi
Sep 21, 2014 (17:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT)
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