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Multan Cricket Stadium

Introduction

The Multan Cricket Stadium is one of the most famous in Pakistan. Since it is a multipurpose venue in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board owned the stadium. It is worthy of mention that it was established in 2001. Yet it’s only 22 years old.

Moreover, the Southern Punjab Cricket Association operates it.

In addition, the Pakistan National Cricket Team, the Southern Punjab Cricket Team, and the Multan Sultans are tenants of this stadium. The Main Pavilion End and the North Pavilion End are the major ends of it.

The first test match was played in 2001–2002 between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Yet it was related to the Asian Test Championship.

Location of Multan Cricket Stadium

The stadium has a capacity of 35,000 spectators. Yet it is located on Vehari Road, in the suburbs of Multan. It coordinates at 30° 10 ’15”N and 71° 31′ 29”E.

Enclosures of Multan Cricket Stadium

  • Javed Miandad Enclosure
  • Imran Khan Enclosure
  • Waqar Younas Enclosure
  • Inzamam Ul Haq Enclosure
  • Zaheer Abbas Enclosure
  • Fazal Mahmood Enclosure
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History (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Multan Cricket Stadium was inaugurated in 2001. It was formed for the replacement of Ibn e Qasim Bagh Stadium. Yet it was located in the center of Multan. Moreover, the first test was played in August 2001. While it was between Bangladesh and Pakistan,.

However, the first ODI was played on September 9, 2003. Moreover, it was between Bangladesh and Pakistan.

It is to be discussed that the floodlights were not installed initially. Hence, they were installed later on for day and night cricket matches. Moreover, the first day or night was between two rivals, Pakistan and India, on February 16, 2006.

International Cricket Return

It is to be discussed that international cricket has been topped for about a decade in Pakistan. Due to terrorism, Yet after the clearance of terrorists, The country restarted international cricket in 2018.

Yet on April 18, 2018, PCB announced that Multan Cricket Stadium, like other stadiums in Pakistan, had been announced. So international cricket matches and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played here.

Moreover, in February 2020, the first PSL match was played here. It was between Peshawar Zalmi and the Multan Sultans. Yet the stadium hosted three matches of PSL 2020. Moreover, it is the home ground for the Muslim Sultans. However, Mohammad Rizwan is the captain of that team.

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Furthermore, PCB announced Multan Cricket Stadium will be the host for the next three ODI matches against the West Indies on May 30, 2022. Yet it hosted its first ODI after 14 years. Since it was against the West Indies, Furthermore, it was played on June 8, 2022.

It is to be discussed that in PSL 2023, Multan Stadium hosted five matches. Yet it included the opening match between Multan and Lahore. However, it hosted the Asia Cup 2023 opening match. Since it was played between Pakistan and Nepal,

Moreover Pakistan hosted this mega event after 15 years. The piece of pride for Multan Stadium operators is that it hosted the most-awaited event.

Records at Multan Cricket Stadium

One Day International 

RecordsBYAgainst
Highest Team Score342/6By PakistanNepal
Lowest Team Score104 by Nepal Pakistan
Highest Run Chased306/5 by PakistanWest Indies
Highest Score151 by Babar AzamNepal
Most Runs332 by Babar Azam
Highest Partnership214 for Wicket 5, by Babar Azam and Iftikhar AhmedNepal
Best Bowling4/19 by Mohammad NawazWest Indies
Most Wickets11, in 4 inningsBy Shadab Khan
ODI Records

Test

RecordsBYAgainst
Highest Team Score675/5d by IndiaPakistan
Lowest Team Score134 by BangladeshPakistan
Highest Run Chased262/9 by PakistanBangladesh
Highest Score309 by Virender SehwagPakistan
Most Runs517 in 7 inningsBy Mohammad Yousuf
Highest Partnership336 for Wicket 3 by Virender Sehwag and Sachin TendulkarPakistan
Best Bowling7/114 by Abrar AhmedEngland
Most Wickets22, in 5 innings By Danish Kaneria
Tests Records

Statistics

Tests

Total Matches6
First Batting Win3
First Bowling Win2
Average Score in First Innings333
Average Score in Second Innings389
Average Score in Third Innings265
Average Score in Fourth Innings255
Highest Total675/5
Lowest Total134
Highest Chased 262
Lowest Defended175
Tests Stats

A total of six test matches have been played here. Among them, the first batting team won three matches. Moreover, two were won by the second batting team. Yet one was drawn. It is to be noted that the average score for the first inning was 333. However, 389 was the average score in the second inning. Moreover, 265 was the average score in the third inning. Yet 255 was the average score in the fourth inning.

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India made the highest total of 675/5 against Pakistan. However, Bangladesh made the lowest total of 134/10 against Pakistan. Yet Pakistan chased the highest score of 262/9 against Bangladesh. However, England defended the lowest score (175/10) against Pakistan.

ODI’s

Total Matches11
First Batting Win6
First Bowling Win5
Average Score in First Innings262
Average Score in Second Innings197
Highest Total342/6
Lowest Total104/10
Highest Chased 306/5
Lowest Defended272/9
ODI stats

A total of 11 ODI matches have been played here. The first batting teams won six matches, while the second batting teams won five. Yet the total average score in the first inning was 262. On the whole, 197 was the average score in the second inning. It is to be noted that 342/6 was the highest recorded score. Moreover, Pakistan scored it against Nepal. On the other hand, Nepal scored the lowest, 104/10, against Pakistan.

It is to be noted that Pakistan chased the highest total here, 306/5 against the West Indies. Moreover, Pakistan defended the lowest score against Zimbabwe (272–9).

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