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Pavilion End, University End
Pakistan, Karachi
13:14, Tue Dec 06, 2022 (UTC +0500)
National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v India - Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 Scorecard
Pakistan v Australia - Mar 12-16, 2022 Scorecard
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Pakistan v West Indies - Nov 21, 1980 Scorecard
Pakistan v Bangladesh - Apr 1, 2020 Scorecard
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Pakistan v Bangladesh - Apr 20, 2008 Scorecard
Pakistan v England - Sep 25, 2022 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

Fixtures

2022
Sat Dec 17 - Wed Dec 21
10:00 local | 05:00 GMT
00:00 EST | 23:00 CST | 21:00 PST
ICC World Test Championship
3rd Test - Pakistan v England
Tue Dec 27 - Sat Dec 31
10:00 local | 05:00 GMT
00:00 EST | 23:00 CST | 21:00 PST
ICC World Test Championship
1st Test - Pakistan v New Zealand
2023
Wed Jan 11 (50 ovs)
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
1st ODI - Pakistan v New Zealand
Fri Jan 13 (50 ovs)
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
2nd ODI - Pakistan v New Zealand
Sun Jan 15 (50 ovs)
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
3rd ODI - Pakistan v New Zealand
Thu Apr 13 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - Pakistan v New Zealand
Sat Apr 15 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - Pakistan v New Zealand
Sun Apr 16 (20 ovs)
3rd T20I - Pakistan v New Zealand
Wed Apr 19 (20 ovs)
4th T20I - Pakistan v New Zealand
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Latest Photos

The National Stadium in Karachi during the T20I series between England and Pakistan, Pakistan vs England, 4th T20I, Karachi, September 25, 2022
The National Stadium in Karachi during the T20I series between England and Pakistan
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With PSL 2021 indefinitely postponed, it's time for the broadcasters to pack their equipment up, Karachi, March 4, 2021
With PSL 2021 indefinitely postponed, it's time for the broadcasters to pack their equipment up
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The National Stadium in Karachi wears a forlorn, empty look after PSL 2021 was indefinitely postponed, Karachi, March 4, 2021
The National Stadium in Karachi wears a forlorn, empty look after PSL 2021 was indefinitely postponed
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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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