Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, also known as Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium , (Sinhala: පල්ලෙකැලේ ජාත්යන්තර ක්රිකට් ක්රීඩාංගණය, Tamil: பல்லேகலை சர்வதேச கிரிக்கெட் விளையாட்டு மைதானம்) is a cricket stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. In July 2010, The Central Provincial Council in Kandy announced plans to rename the stadium to honour the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan, but hasn't officially done so yet. The stadium was opened on 27 November 2009 and became the 104th Test venue in the world in December 2010.
Shaun Marsh of Australia scored a 142 vs Sri Lanka in his debut test inning, the 16th Australian to score a century on debut. Shaun Marsh and Mike Hussey added 258 runs for the 4th wicket, the highest fourth wicket partnership in Sri Lanka vs Australia test matches.
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a Twenty20 International century against Australia, becoming the second Sri Lankan to score centuries in all formats. This is the highest individual innings by a Sri Lankan in T20Is, and the feat sealed Dilshan as the first ever cricketer to score centuries in all formats as a captain.
Highest Test individual score at the venue is 176 scored by Kusal Mendis against Australia in 2016. This score is the highest test score by a Sri Lankan in home soil against Australia and second highest against them by a Sri Lankan.
While attempting to bat time for a draw on the fifth day, the ninth and tenth-wicket partnerships featuring Steve O'Keefe, Peter Nevill and Josh Hazlewood (Aus) faced a Test cricket record 25.4 consecutive overs without scoring a run.
Bowling figures of 7/107 by Lakshan Sandakan in the match is the best by a chinaman bowler on Test debut.
Pallekele has witnessed 3 Twenty20 International centuries, most at any venue - Dilshan (104), McCullum (123) and Maxwell (145).
On 7 September 2016, Australia recorded the Highest Twenty20 International total ever by scoring 263/3 against Sri Lanka, who previously held the record (260/6).
On 14 August 2017, India defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs and with that India whitewashed Sri Lanka for the first time in tests.
The following 2011 Cricket World Cup matches were played in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The first official international match was between Pakistan and New Zealand on 8 March 2011. A total of three matches were played at the venue during the 2011 World Cup.