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Pavilion End, University End
Pakistan, Karachi
09:01, Thu Feb 09, 2023 (UTC +0500)
National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v India - Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 Scorecard
Pakistan v New Zealand - Jan 2-6, 2023 Scorecard
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Pakistan v West Indies - Nov 21, 1980 Scorecard
Pakistan v New Zealand - Jan 13, 2023 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

2023
Tue Feb 14 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi
Thu Feb 16 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Islamabad United
Sat Feb 18 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators
Sun Feb 19 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars
Mon Feb 20 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi
Tue Feb 21 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars
Thu Feb 23 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United
Fri Feb 24 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United
Sun Feb 26 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 09:30 GMT
04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans
Sun Feb 26 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:30 GMT
09:30 EST | 08:30 CST | 06:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi
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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