After 13 years of Test cricket, Gaddafi Stadium spread its arms to welcome -

After 13 years of Test cricket, Gaddafi Stadium spread its arms to welcome

For the first time since the attack on the Sri Lankan team in March 2009, a long-format match will be played in Lahore.

The Kangaroos will disperse after 28 years. The cricketers will rest on Friday while the practice sessions will be held in full practice sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The venue is being cleaned and renovated.

The preparation of pitches under the supervision of ICC Head Curator Toby Lamsden has also entered the final stages.

At this venue, Pakistan has won a total of 12 matches in 40 matches, lost 6 matches, drawn 22 matches, and lost 1 of 5 Tests to Australia.

According to the details, Sri Lanka scored a total of 606 runs in the ongoing Test match at Gaddafi Stadium in March 2009.

In reply, Pakistan scored 110 runs for the loss of one wicket. Before the start of the third day’s play, the Islanders’ bus was attacked by terrorists. Some guest cricketers were seriously injured.

Now cricket has gradually resumed, Lahore has also got the opportunity to host international matches but no Test match was played here after the attack on the Sri Lankan team.

Now, 13 years later, the first long-format match will be played at Gaddafi Stadium from March 21.

On the other hand, the Kangaroos will be in action here after 28 years. The last match between Pakistan and Australia was in 1994.

The stands are being cleaned and the stadium is being renovated, and the preparation of match and practice pitches is being finalized under the supervision of ICC head curator Toby Lamsden.

The spinners have been equally favorable, the batsmen who have shown good technique have also been able to play big innings.

It is to be noted that the overall record of Pakistan is a bit better here but the balance in the matches against Australia remained the same. Won one by one, 3 matches were drawn.

In the first innings, Pakistan scored 373 runs with the help of Moin Khan’s unbeaten century, captain Saleem Malik and Inzamam-ul-Haq’s fifties, Shane Warren took 6 wickets and Tim May took 3 wickets.

Mohsin Kamal and Mushtaq Ahmed took 4,4 wickets, Pakistan scored 404 in the second innings, including 143 by Saleem Malik, Glenn McGrath took 4 and Shane Warne took 3 wickets.