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Pavilion End, University End
Pakistan, Karachi
19:58, Wed Jan 26, 2022 (UTC +0500)
National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v India - Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 Scorecard
Pakistan v South Africa - Jan 26-29, 2021 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 West Indies - Dec 16, 2021 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
Thu Jan 27 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans
Fri Jan 28 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi
Sat Jan 29 (20 ovs)          
14:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars
Sat Jan 29 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators
Sun Jan 30 (20 ovs)          
14:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United
Sun Jan 30 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars
Mon Jan 31 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans
Tue Feb 1 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Islamabad United v Multan Sultans
Wed Feb 2 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars
Thu Feb 3 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United
Fri Feb 4 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi
Sat Feb 5 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars
Sat Feb 5 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans
Sun Feb 6 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Islamabad United
Mon Feb 7 (20 ovs)          
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars
Thu Mar 3 - Mon Mar 7
ICC World Test Championship
1st Test - Pakistan v Australia
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Latest Photos

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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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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