Bahawal Stadium

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Bahawal Stadium
Dring Stadium
Ground information
Location Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
Capacity 15,000
Owner Pakistan Cricket Board
Operator Pakistan Cricket Board
Tenants Pakistan
International information
Only Test 15 January 1955:
 Pakistan v  [[national cricket team|]]
As of 1 January 2017
Source: Cricinfo

The Bahawal Stadium is a cricket ground in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. Locally known as Dring Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in used mostly for Cricket games. The stadium holds 15,000 people.


The stadium was originally called Dring Stadium and was named after the second Prime Minister of Bahawalpur, Sir John Dring.[1] Dring was Prime Minister under Nawab Sadiq V and served in this role from 1948 to 1952.[2] Dring Stadium was ahead of its time and was the only complete stadium in Pakistan at the time.[3]

International venue[edit]

It was the first cricket ground in Western Pakistan to host a Test match, when it hosted the second Test of Indian cricket team in Pakistan in 1954–55 India's inaugural tour of Pakistan. However, this was the only international Test match to be held at this ground.[4] As of 2002, 155 first class matches[5] and 23 List A matches have been played at this ground.[6]


As Bahawalpur's cricket team has been without first class status since 2002–03, there was only one first class match and one List A match here for the three seasons following that, but the ground still hosts Under-19 matches.Bahwal stadium was a war place before.

This stadium also ranked in Asia's second largest stadium by area.

International Centuries[edit]

Single Test century has been scored at the venue.[7]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 142 Hanif Mohammad  Pakistan NA  India 15 January 1955 Drawn

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Samiuddin, Osman (2014) The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket, Delhi:HarperCollins Publishers India
  2. ^ Shah, Nazeer Ali (1959) Sadiqnamah: The History of Bahawalpur State, Lahore: Maktaba Jadieed
  3. ^ Samiuddin, Osman (2014) The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket, Delhi:HarperCollins Publishers India
  4. ^ "Bahawal Stadium". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ First-Class Matches played on Bahawal Stadium, Bahawalpur (155), from, retrieved 16 March 2006
  6. ^ List A Limited Overs Matches played in Pakistan at Bahawalpur (Bahawal Stadium) (23), from, retrieved 16 March 2006
  7. ^ "India tour of Pakistan, 2nd Test: Pakistan v India at Bahawalpur, Jan 15-18, 1955". Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

Further references[edit]

Coordinates: 29°22′5″N 71°40′47″E / 29.36806°N 71.67972°E / 29.36806; 71.67972