Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

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Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
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Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium during a home game of Rawalpindi Rams.
Ground information
Location Rawalpindi
Establishment 19th January 1992
Capacity 25,000
Owner Pakistan Cricket Board
Operator Rawalpindi City Cricket Association
Tenants Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams, Pakistan
End names
Pavilion End
Shell End
International information
First Test 9 Dec – 14 Dec 1993: Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Last Test 13 Apr – 16 Apr 2004: Pakistan v India
First ODI 19 Jan 1992: Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 5 Dec 2006: Pakistan v West Indies

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is the only international standard cricket stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This stadium has recently been expanded to cater for the ever increasing number of spectators for the game. With the increase in capacity, it can now hold around 25,000 spectators. The stadium hosted its first Test match in 1993.1

History

Before the construction of Rawalpindi cricket stadium, Rawalpindi Club Cricket Ground has been used as a venue for international matches, including one Test match against New Zealand that was held in March 1965. [1]

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was a prime spot in the 1995–96 Cricket World Cup. With an eye on the World Cup of 1996, unveiled another new Test venue for the second Test against Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi. Karachi staged Pakistan's first Test match and Rawalpindi Cricket stadium became the country's 14th Test ground. The flood lights were added in late 2001 when the Australians were set to tour the Region. The stadium is just 20 minutes from the capital Islamabad and is the only proper international stadium in the territory.

Perched on the edge of the city of almost four million people and only three miles away from the capital Islamabad. Rawalpindi was used last January for the fifth and final One Day International against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won by 117 runs to win the one-day series by a margin of 4–1.

Records

  • First Test: Dec 9–14, 1993 – Pakistan v Zimbabwe.
  • First ODI: Jan 19, 1992 – Pakistan v Sri Lanka.

Test

  • Highest Team Total: 600 India v Pakistan 13 Apr 2004
  • Lowest Team Total: 139 WestIndies v Pakistan 29 Nov 1997
  • Highest Individual Score: 270 R Dravid India v Pakistan 13 Apr 2004
  • Highest partnership: 323 Aamer Sohail, Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan v West Indies 29 Nov 1997

29 fab 1998

One Day International

  • Highest team total:
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  • Highest Run Chase Achieved:
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See also

  1. ^ "Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ reflist

Coordinates: 33°39′5.44″N 73°4′33.82″E / 33.6515111°N 73.0760611°E / 33.6515111; 73.0760611








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