Grounds

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Country
Pakistan
Ends
Pavilion End and College End
City
Lahore
Capacity
62000
Established
1959
Floodit
no

The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium is located in the historical city of Lahore. Designed by the eminent architect Nayyar Ali Dada, Gaddafi Stadium is inspired by Mughal architecture as is evident from the lovely brickwork that gives the stadium a unique look. The stadium is named after Colonel Gaddafi of Libya. Gaddafi Stadium hosted its first test match as early as in 1959, when Pakistan played against the touring Australians. It underwent renovations in order to host the 1996 World Cup final. It is the largest ground in Pakistan. In the new stadium the concrete benches are entirely replaced by plastic cover seats. The stadium holds the capacity of more than 60000 people. The 1996 Cricket World Cup was hosted by the Gaddaffi Stadium which was played between Australia and Sri Lanka. The ground was initially named the Lahore Stadium but was later on renamed to Gaddafi in 1974. The ground has been a good hunting ground for Pakistan and has some memorable milestones to its name. The Gaddafi stadium witnessed the record fifth-wicket stand of 281 between Javed Miandad and Asif Iqbal against New Zealand in 1976. Inzamam's famous triple-ton also came at this very stadium and that too against the Kiwis. But in recent times, the stadium is criticised for having sparse crowds for one-days and Test matches.

VENUE TRACKER

Mohammad Yousuf
1125
Runs
Imran Khan
56
Wickets
699/5
by Pakistan on December 01, 1989 - Pakistan drew with India
73/10
by New Zealand on May 01, 2002 - Pakistan beat New zealand by an Innings and 324 runs
329
by Inzamam-ul-Haq v New Zealand on May 01, 2002 - Pakistan beat New zealand by an Innings and 324 runs
9/56
by Abdul Qadir v England on November 25, 1987 - Pakistan beat England by an innings and 87 runs
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