List of international cricket centuries at the National Stadium

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National Stadium, Karachi.

The National Stadium is a cricket ground in Karachi, Pakistan.[1] The first Test match played at the National Stadium was in 1955 between Pakistan and India. The most recent Test match hosted by the ground, its 41st, was played in February 2009.[2] The ground has also hosted 46 One Day Internationals (ODIs), the first of these was in 1980 between Pakistan and the West Indies.[3]

73 Test centuries have been scored at the ground. The Pakistani Alimuddin became the first Test centurion at the ground when he scored 103 not out against India in 1955. There has been one instance of a triple century at the National Stadium, it was made by Younis Khan. Khan's innings of 313, from 568 deliveries, was scored against Sri Lanka in 2009. It was during this match that the 2nd and 3rd highest Test centuries at the ground were made, the Sri Lankans Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera made 240 and 231 respectively. Saleem Malik holds the record for the most Test centuries scored at the ground, with 4.[4]

Zaheer Abbas scored the first of 29 ODI centuries at the ground. Abbas made 113 from 99 deliveries against India in 1983. The West Indian Viv Richards holds the record for the highest ODI innings at the ground. Richards's innings of 181 from 125 deliveries came against Sri Lanka in 1987. The highest ODI innings at the ground by a Pakistani is 136, which was made by Salman Butt in 2008.[5]

Key[edit]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at the National Stadium, Karachi.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won,[6][7] lost[8][9] or if the match was drawn.[10]

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at the National Stadium, Karachi.[4]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 103* Alimuddin, Alimuddin (1/2)  Pakistan NR 3  India 26 February 1955 Drawn
2 103 Mohammad, HanifHanif Mohammad (1/2)  Pakistan NR 2  West Indies 20 February 1959 Won
3 101* Mohammad, HanifHanif Mohammad (2/2)  Pakistan NR 3  Australia 4 December 1959 Drawn
4 109 Alimuddin, Alimuddin (2/2)  Pakistan NR 1  England 2 February 1962 Drawn
5 205 Dexter, TedTed Dexter  England NR 2  Pakistan 2 February 1962 Drawn
6 111 Parfitt, PeterPeter Parfitt  England NR 2  Pakistan 2 February 1962 Drawn
7 166 Ibadulla, BillyBilly Ibadulla  Pakistan NR 1  Australia 24 October 1964 Drawn
8 153 Simpson, BobBob Simpson (1/2)  Australia NR 2  Pakistan 24 October 1964 Drawn
9 115 Simpson, BobBob Simpson (2/2)  Australia NR 4  Pakistan 24 October 1964 Drawn
10 128 Reid, JohnJohn Reid  New Zealand NR 1  Pakistan 9 April 1965 Lost
11 172 Ahmed, SaeedSaeed Ahmed  Pakistan NR 2  New Zealand 9 April 1965 Won
12 126 Ilyas, MohammadMohammad Ilyas  Pakistan NR 4  New Zealand 9 April 1965 Won
13 139 Milburn, ColinColin Milburn  England NR 1  Pakistan 6 March 1969 Drawn
14 105 Graveney, TomTom Graveney  England NR 1  Pakistan 6 March 1969 Drawn
15 100 Khan, MajidMajid Khan (1/2)  Pakistan NR 1  West Indies 1 March 1975 Drawn
16 107* Raja, WasimWasim Raja  Pakistan NR 1  West Indies 1 March 1975 Drawn
17 115 Kallicharran, AlvinAlvin Kallicharran  West Indies NR 2  Pakistan 1 March 1975 Drawn
18 101 Julien, BernardBernard Julien  West Indies NR 2  Pakistan 1 March 1975 Drawn
19 112 Khan, MajidMajid Khan (2/2)  Pakistan NR 1  New Zealand 30 October 1976 Drawn
20 206 Miandad, JavedJaved Miandad (1/3)  Pakistan NR 1  New Zealand 30 October 1976 Drawn
21 107 Mohammad, MushtaqMushtaq Mohammad  Pakistan NR 1  New Zealand 30 October 1976 Drawn
22 152 Lees, WarrenWarren Lees  New Zealand NR 2  Pakistan 30 October 1976 Drawn
23 111 Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar (1/2)  India NR 1  Pakistan 14 November 1978 Lost
24 100 Miandad, JavedJaved Miandad (2/3)  Pakistan NR 2  India 14 November 1978 Won
25 137 Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar (2/2)  India 240 3  Pakistan 14 November 1978 Lost
26 153 Rasheed, HaroonHaroon Rasheed  Pakistan 242 1  Sri Lanka 5 March 1982 Won
27 100* Malik, SaleemSaleem Malik (1/4)  Pakistan 191 3  Sri Lanka 5 March 1982 Won
28 186 Abbas, ZaheerZaheer Abbas  Pakistan 246 2  India 23 December 1982 Won
29 119 Nazar, MudassarMudassar Nazar (1/2)  Pakistan 199 2  India 23 December 1982 Won
30 128 Shastri, RaviRavi Shastri  India 327 1  Pakistan 30 January 1983 Drawn
31 152 Nazar, MudassarMudassar Nazar (2/2)  Pakistan 308 2  India 30 January 1983 Drawn
32 103* Amarnath, MohinderMohinder Amarnath  India 188 3  Pakistan 30 January 1983 Drawn
33 107 Wright, JohnJohn Wright  New Zealand 200 2  Pakistan 10 December 1984 Drawn
34 119* Malik, SaleemSaleem Malik (2/4)  Pakistan 169 3  New Zealand 10 December 1984 Drawn
35 105 de Silva, AravindaAravinda de Silva  Sri Lanka NR 3  Pakistan 7 November 1985 Lost
36 211 Miandad, JavedJaved Miandad (3/3)  Pakistan 441 1  Australia 15 September 1988 Won
37 109* Khan, ImranImran Khan  Pakistan 146 1  India 15 November 1989 Drawn
38 102* Malik, SaleemSaleem Malik (3/4)  Pakistan 145 3  India 15 November 1989 Drawn
39 113* Manjrekar, SanjaySanjay Manjrekar  India 243 4  Pakistan 15 November 1989 Drawn
40 203* Mohammad, ShoaibShoaib Mohammad  Pakistan 411 2  New Zealand 10 October 1990 Won
41 117 Haynes, DesmondDesmond Haynes  West Indies 241 1  Pakistan 15 November 1990 Lost
42 102 Malik, SaleemSaleem Malik (4/4)  Pakistan 208 2  West Indies 15 November 1990 Won
43 114* Boon, DavidDavid Boon  Australia 220 3  Pakistan 28 September 1994 Lost
44 160 Sohail, AamerAamer Sohail (1/2)  Pakistan 255 2  West Indies 6 December 1997 Won
45 151 Ahmed, IjazIjaz Ahmed (1/2)  Pakistan 337 2  West Indies 6 December 1997 Won
46 106 Hooper, CarlCarl Hooper  West Indies 90 3  Pakistan 6 December 1997 Lost
47 133 Sohail, AamerAamer Sohail (2/2)  Pakistan 272 2  Australia 22 October 1998 Drawn
48 117 Waugh, MarkMark Waugh  Australia 229 3  Pakistan 22 October 1998 Drawn
49 120* Ahmed, IjazIjaz Ahmed (2/2)  Pakistan 247 4  Australia 22 October 1998 Drawn
50 138 Inzamam-ul-Haq, Inzamam-ul-Haq (1/3)  Pakistan 243 3  Sri Lanka 12 March 2000 Won
51 142 Inzamam-ul-Haq, Inzamam-ul-Haq (2/3)  Pakistan 257 1  England 7 December 2000 Lost
52 117 Yousuf, MohammadMohammad Yousuf (1/3)  Pakistan 242 1  England 7 December 2000 Lost
53 125 Atherton, MikeMike Atherton  England 430 2  Pakistan 7 December 2000 Won
54 170 Hameed, YasirYasir Hameed (1/2)  Pakistan 253 2  Bangladesh 20 August 2003 Won
55 108 Bashar, HabibulHabibul Bashar  Bangladesh 218 3  Pakistan 20 August 2003 Lost
56 105 Hameed, YasirYasir Hameed (2/2)  Pakistan 161 4  Bangladesh 20 August 2003 Won
57 124 Khan, YounisYounis Khan (1/3)  Pakistan 215 2  Sri Lanka 28 October 2004 Won
58 117 Inzamam-ul-Haq, Inzamam-ul-Haq (3/3)  Pakistan 244 2  Sri Lanka 28 October 2004 Won
59 107 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 129 3  Pakistan 28 October 2004 Lost
60 138 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka 251 3  Pakistan 28 October 2004 Lost
61 113 Akmal, KamranKamran Akmal (1/2)  Pakistan 148 1  India 29 January 2006 Won
62 139 Iqbal, FaisalFaisal Iqbal  Pakistan 220 3  India 29 January 2006 Won
63 122 Singh, YuvrajYuvraj Singh  India 144 4  Pakistan 29 January 2006 Lost
64 102 Yousuf, MohammadMohammad Yousuf (2/3)  Pakistan 158 1  West Indies 27 November 2006 Won
65 104 Hafeez, MohammadMohammad Hafeez  Pakistan 266 3  West Indies 27 November 2006 Won
66 124 Yousuf, MohammadMohammad Yousuf (3/3)  Pakistan 195 3  West Indies 27 November 2006 Won
67 155 Kallis, JacquesJacques Kallis (1/2)  South Africa 249 1  Pakistan 1 October 2007 Won
68 100* Kallis, JacquesJacques Kallis (2/2)  South Africa 201 3  Pakistan 1 October 2007 Won
69 126 Khan, YounisYounis Khan (2/3)  Pakistan 160 4  South Africa 1 October 2007 Lost
70 240 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 424 1  Pakistan 21 February 2009 Drawn
71 231 Samaraweera, ThilanThilan Samaraweera  Sri Lanka 318 1  Pakistan 21 February 2009 Drawn
72 313 Khan, YounisYounis Khan (3/3)  Pakistan 568 2  Sri Lanka 21 February 2009 Drawn
73 158* Akmal, KamranKamran Akmal (2/2)  Pakistan 184 2  Sri Lanka 21 February 2009 Drawn

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at the National Stadium, Karachi.[5]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 113 Abbas, ZaheerZaheer Abbas  Pakistan 99 2  India 21 January 1983 Won
2 105 Haynes, DesmondDesmond Haynes  West Indies 124 1  Sri Lanka 13 October 1987 Won
3 181 Richards, VivViv Richards  West Indies 125 1  Sri Lanka 13 October 1987 Won
4 113 Raja, RamizRamiz Raja  Pakistan 148 2  England 20 October 1987 Won
5 110 Richardson, RichieRichie Richardson  West Indies 135 1  Pakistan 30 October 1987 Won
6 142 Gooch, GrahamGraham Gooch  England 134 1  Pakistan 20 November 1987 Won
7 111 Sohail, AamerAamer Sohail  Pakistan 139 1  South Africa 29 February 1996 Lost
8 111 Lara, BrianBrian Lara  West Indies 94 1  South Africa 11 March 1996 Won
9 103 Lehmann, DarrenDarren Lehmann  Australia 101 1  Pakistan 6 November 1998 Won
10 119* Atapattu, MarvanMarvan Atapattu  Sri Lanka 135 1  Pakistan 13 February 2000 Won
11 125 Yousuf, MohammadMohammad Yousuf (1/2)  Pakistan 155 1  New Zealand 21 April 2002 Won
12 122 Inzamam-ul-Haq, Inzamam-ul-Haq  Pakistan 102 2  India 13 March 2004 Lost
13 107* Yousuf, MohammadMohammad Yousuf (2/2)  Pakistan 121 2  Sri Lanka 6 October 2004 Won
14 109 Akmal, KamranKamran Akmal  Pakistan 111 1  England 15 December 2005 Won
15 107* Singh, YuvrajYuvraj Singh  India 93 2  Pakistan 19 February 2006 Won
16 101 Chanderpaul, ShivnarineShivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 142 1  Pakistan 16 December 2006 Lost
17 136 Butt, SalmanSalman Butt (1/2)  Pakistan 124 1  Bangladesh 19 April 2008 Won
18 109* Dhoni, MSMS Dhoni  India 96 1  Hong Kong 25 June 2008 Won
19 101 Raina, SureshSuresh Raina (1/2)  India 68 1  Hong Kong 25 June 2008 Won
20 125* Malik, ShoaibShoaib Malik  Pakistan 119 1  India 26 June 2008 Lost
21 119 Sehwag, VirenderVirender Sehwag  India 95 2  Pakistan 26 June 2008 Won
22 115 Kapali, AlokAlok Kapali  Bangladesh 96 1  India 28 June 2008 Lost
23 116* Raina, SureshSuresh Raina (2/2)  India 107 2  Bangladesh 28 June 2008 Won
24 112 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara (1/2)  Sri Lanka 110 1  Pakistan 29 June 2008 Won
25 130 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya (1/2)  Sri Lanka 88 1  Bangladesh 30 June 2008 Won
26 121 Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara (2/2)  Sri Lanka 128 1  Bangladesh 30 June 2008 Won
27 123* Khan, YounisYounis Khan  Pakistan 117 2  India 2 July 2008 Won
28 125 Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya (2/2)  Sri Lanka 114 1  India 6 July 2008 Won
29 100* Butt, SalmanSalman Butt (2/2)  Pakistan 117 2  Sri Lanka 20 January 2009 Won

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