Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala

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Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala
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Ground information
Location Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates Coordinates: 32°9′49″N 74°11′27″E / 32.16361°N 74.19083°E / 32.16361; 74.19083
Capacity 40,000[1]
Owner Pakistan Cricket
Tenants Pakistan national cricket team
Gujranwala Cricket Association
International information
Only Test 20 December 1991:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
First ODI 3 December 1982:
 Pakistan v  India
Last ODI 16 February 2000:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
As of 29 December 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Jinnah Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. It is used mostly for cricket matches. The stadium capacity is 40,000[2] and hosted its first and only Test match in 1991.[3] Record breaking Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar made his ODI cricket debut in 1989 at this ground.[4] The last ODI match played here was between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000 and was the first ODI match Aleem Dar umpired.[5]

The creator of this stadium is Alhaj Muhammad Aslam Butt (former mayor of Gujranwala).The stadium was designed by Amjad Saleem Tahir CEO Of Aeys Associates and is located on Sialkot road. Now a days, it's mostly used for sports day of schools.

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium hosted an ODI match in the 1996 Cricket World Cup between Pakistan and UAE.[6]

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 106* Javed Miandad  Pakistan 106 1  India 3 December 1982 Won
2 102* Arjuna Ranatunga  Sri Lanka 112 1  Pakistan 29 September 1995 Lost
3 102* Saleem Elahi  Pakistan 133 2  Sri Lanka 29 September 1995 Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/asia/pakistan/jinnah-stadium/
  2. ^ "Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds". Dawn. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jinnah Stadium". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  5. ^ "Aleem Dar". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  6. ^ "ODI Match List". HowStat!.