Discover the remarkable ODI records and stats that have shaped the history of Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan's iconic cricketing venue.
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By Nexus Gani
Established in 2001 with a seating capacity of 35,000, Multan Cricket Stadium proudly serves as the home ground for the Pakistan cricket team, Southern Punjab cricket team, and PSL's Multan Sultans.
Witness history: The stadium hosted its debut ODI between Pakistan and Bangladesh in 2003, with Pakistan emerging victorious by 137 runs in a memorable clash.
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Relive the intense rivalry: The stadium's first day/night ODI saw Pakistan and India battle it out on February 16, 2006. Led by Rahul Dravid, India clinched a thrilling five-wicket win.
Let's delve into the standout ODI records etched in the history of Multan Cricket Stadium that continue to resonate with cricket enthusiasts.
The highest team total record belongs to Pakistan, who scored an impressive 323/3 against Bangladesh in 2003. Yasir Hameed's 116 and fifties from Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan propelled them to victory.
In contrast, Zimbabwe faced a challenging day against Pakistan in 2004, managing only 148 runs as Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi took center stage with three wickets each.
Imam-ul-Haq's elegant prowess shines at Multan Cricket Stadium, amassing 199 runs at an average of 66.33 in three matches. A true stronghold for Pakistan's batting talents.
Mohammad Nawaz's mastery on this turf is evident as he leads the wicket-taking charts with seven scalps. His best figures of 4/19 showcase his skill and impact.
Recall the exhilarating partnership of Graeme Smith and Shaun Pollock in 2007, as they orchestrated a match-winning 159-run stand, guiding South Africa to a series victory.
The Multan Cricket Stadium's history is adorned with astonishing feats, unforgettable matches, and records that illuminate the spirit of ODI cricket.