International cricket will return to the City of Saints – Multan – after greater than 14 years subsequent week when Babar Azam’s aspect lock horns with West Indies in three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League fits at the Multan Cricket Stadium from Wednesday.
The MCS has been host to a few memorable contests because it first staged an international suit in 2001 while Pakistan defeated Bangladesh with the aid of an innings and 264 runs in a Test that started out on 29 August. The three ODIs between Pakistan and the West Indies promise to add more to the legacy of the long-lasting venue.
When Nicholas Pooran leads his men out on the sphere on 8 June, it’d mark the second one example of a West Indies facet taking the field on the MCS in ODIs. The sides last played on the MCS on 13 December 2006 with Marlon Samuels’ breezy one hundred now not out off ninety nine balls securing a seven-wicket win for the vacationers.
The picturesque stadium has hosted seven ODIs with Pakistan prevailing four. In its inaugural ODI, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh through 137 runs in September 2003. The two facets additionally played the ultimate ODI at the venue up to now, which the hosts gained with the aid of seven wickets.
In the second ODI here on 30 September 2004, Pakistan had recorded the biggest win, in terms of runs, on the venue once they defeated Zimbabwe by a hundred and forty four runs.
India and South Africa are the alternative facets to have played right here. Both got here out effective with India recording a 5-wicket win in February 2006 and South Africa triumphing by means of seven wickets in October 2007.
Opener Yasir Hameed has scored the maximum runs at this venue, smashing 197 runs in four innings, observed by former Pakistan captain and nearby star Inzamam-ul-Haq (178).
Including Samuels, four batters have scored centuries on the MCS. The other three are Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq and Yasir Hameed, and Bangladesh’s Shakib-ul-Hasan.
While spinners Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi, with six wickets each, have the most scalps in global 50-over contests at the MCS, India’s RP Singh – with four for forty – has the pleasant bowling figures for a quick bowler here.
The MCS has hosted five Tests from August 2001 to November 2006. Of the four Tests to have led to consequences, Pakistan have gained 3.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh two times in August 2001 and September 2003, and England in November 2005, while India have received the only Test to be played right here between the two facets. The last Test on the stadium – between Pakistan and the West Indies – resulted in a draw.
Pakistan batting coach, Mohammad Yousuf, has the maximum Test runs at the venue (517 at a remarkable 86.16) and is the only batter to hit 3 centuries.
Virender Sehwag’s epic 309 in India’s win stays the very best rating and the only tripe-century on the venue and Brian Lara (216 in 2006) has made the best double hundred at the MCS.
Danish Kaneria has spun the web round 22 batters in 5 innings at 20.thirteen runs according to wicket. He has three 5-wicket hauls in an innings and one 10-wicket haul in a suit.
The MCS, boasting a ability of 25,000, is located off Vehari Road, inside the suburbs of Multan. The stadium plays host to the us of a’s top-level home cricket frequently.
The most current high-profile cricket matches right here were the 3 HBL Pakistan Super League suits in February 2020. Multan Sultans, the home facet, gained all of the games, defeating Peshawar Zalmi (by 6 wickets), Karachi Kings (with the aid of 52 runs), and Quetta Gladiators (by 30 runs).
ODIs in Multan:FixtureResultDatePakistan vs BangladeshPakistan won via 137 runsSep nine, 2003Pakistan vs ZimbabwePakistan gained by a hundred and forty four runsSep 30, 2004Pakistan vs IndiaIndia received with the aid of five wicketsFeb sixteen, 2006Pakistan vs West IndiesWest Indies won via 7 wicketsDec 13, 2006Pakistan vs South AfricaSouth Africa won through 7 wicketsOct 26, 2007Pakistan vs ZimbabwePakistan gained by means of 37 runsJan 27, 2008Pakistan vs BangladeshPakistan gained by means of 7 wicketsApr sixteen, 2008
Tests in Multan:FixtureResultDatePakistan vs BangladeshPakistan gained with the aid of innings & 264 runsAug 29-31, 2001Pakistan vs BangladeshPakistan received with the aid of 1 wicketSep three-6, 2003Pakistan vs IndiaIndia received by using innings & 52 runsMar 28 – Apr 1, 2004Pakistan vs EnglandPakistan won via 22 runsNov 12-sixteen, 2005Pakistan vs West IndiesDrawnNov 19-23, 2006