P Sara Oval, Colombo

  • CountrySri Lanka
  • CityColombo
  • Capacity15000
  • Flooditno
  • Established1945
  • EndsAir Force Flats End and Press Block End

The Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo was the venue for Sri Lanka's first ever Test match. It was played against England in 1982. The ground is also historical as it was here that Sri Lanka registered their first Test victory. The feat came in 1985, when they beat the world champions India at Colombo's Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium. The stadium is smaller in size than the other Test grounds in Sri Lanka. It has some lower-level stands and some grass banks for the spectators to sit on. The ivy layered giant scoreboard is one of the most famous and attractive features of the ground. Sir Donald Bradman visited this ground in 1948 along with his team, while on their way to England. The first ODI at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium was hosted on April 13th, 1983. The match was played between Sri Lanka and Australia.

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VENUE TRACKER

Matches
22
Home Team Wins
9
Away Team Wins
8
Wins batting 1st
7
Wins batting 2nd
11
No Results
5
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Kumar Sangakkara
905
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Muttiah Muralitharan
52
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
541/9
by Sri Lanka on July 21, 2002 - Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by an innings and 196 runs
Lowest Innings Score
62/10
by Bangladesh on July 3, 2007 - Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by an innings and 90 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
274*
by Stephen Fleming v Sri Lanka on April 25, 2003 - Sri Lanka drew with New Zealand
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
7/94
by Shane Warne v Pakistan on October 3, 2002 - Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs.
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