It was established in 2009. The first match played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium was ODI and it was between Australia and Pakistan on April 22, 2009. Surprisingly, it was won by Pakistan. The top score was by a South African player Graeme Smith against Pakistan in 2013 and it was 234. The player who took the first five wicket haul was Shahid Afridi with 6/38 and which was his best figures at the time.
The first test match hosted by Dubai International Cricket Stadium was between Pakistan and South Africa in 12-16 November 2010, the match was drawn on the fifth day.
The first t20 match was held between the teams on this ground was Pakistan and England and the series against New Zealand. 3 matches of the five match series were played on this ground between Pakistan and New Zealand.
The first test match series was held between the teams Pakistan and England. Pakistan won the test match by 10 wickets and the man of the match from Pakistan side was a spin bowler Saeed Ajmal. Because he claimed 10 wicket haul in that test match.
In 2012 Pakistan met Australia in the mid of August in the series of three T20’s at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Pakistan won the series by 3-0 and that was a huge victory for Pakistan just before the ICC T20 World cup. There was also a match which was resulted in super over and that was also won by Pakistan in the super over.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium’s Ground Information:
Site: Dubai Sports City, Dubai
Owner: Dubai Properties
Operator: Dubai Sports City
Tenants: Pakistan National Cricket Team
End Names: Emirates Road End, Dubai Sports City End
- First Test: 12-16 November 2010, Pakistan vs South Africa
- Last Test: 12-16 January, Pakistan vs Srilanka
- First T20I: 7 May 2009, Pakistan vs Australia
- Last t20: 5 October 2014, Pakistan vs Australia
- First ODI: 22 April 2009, Pakistan vs Australia
- Last ODI: 10 October 2014, Pakistan vs Australia