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Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot

Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Jinnah Park
Ground information
LocationSialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates32°30′3″N 74°33′14″E / 32.50083°N 74.55389°E / 32.50083; 74.55389
OwnerSialkot Cricket Association
TenantsPakistan Cricket Board
End names
Pavilion End
Railway End
International information
First Test27 October 1985:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
Last Test22 September 1995:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
First ODI16 October 1976:
 Pakistan v  New Zealand
Last ODI6 December 1996:
 Pakistan v  New Zealand
Team information
Sialkot cricket team (1955-2016)
Sialkot Stallions (2003-2019)
As of 10 October 2008
Source: CricketArchive

Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot (Urdu: جناح اسٹیڈیم), formerly known as Connelly Park or Jinnah Park, is a cricket ground located in Sialkot.[2] It is one of the oldest cricket grounds in Pakistan.


The stadium was founded in 1909 during the British Raj. It was named "Connelly Park" after the then British Deputy Commissioner of Sialkot Mr. Connelly.[1] In the 1950s, it was named Jinnah Park after the founding father of Pakistan.[1] In 1979 it was upgraded to a stadium with a new pavilion and seating.[1] It was the home ground of Sialkot Stallions.

The first Test here was played in 1985 and the most recent one in 1995. Pakistan played its first ever ODI at home on this ground in 1976 against New Zealand. It was also New Zealand's first ODI against Pakistan. Jinnah Stadium is known for its green-top pitches that help fast bowlers. Credit for these green-top pitches goes to the curator, Abdul Ghani, who has prepared pitches for all international matches played here (4 Tests and 9 ODIs).

The stadium has a lot of memories attached with it.

In 1984, Pakistan-India ODI here was stopped midway and abandoned after news of the assassination of the then Indian PM, Indira Gandhi, reached the ground. India were batting.

During the India tour to Pakistan in 1989, the 4th test of the series was played in this stadium. During India's 2nd innings batting, Sachin Tendulkar was badly injured by a Waqar Younis bouncer. However, he returned to bat later and scored 57 runs, helping to save the Test match and the series for India.

On this stadium, Indian cricket team scored its lowest team total of 79 all out in its ODI history against Pakistan during their 1978/79 tour.

In 2016, Sialkot Cricket Academy was established at the stadium.[3] In September 2019, the Pakistan Cricket Board named the stadium as one of the venues for hosting matches in the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.[4]



One Day International

List of Centuries


  • * 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 Edgbaston.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to the player's team result

Test Centuries

This is the list of centuries scored in Test matches at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot[5]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 101 Saleem Malik  Pakistan 207 2  Sri Lanka 12 December 1991 Drawn
2 117* Moin Khan  Pakistan 208 4  Sri Lanka 22 September 1995 Lost

One Day Internationals

Only one One-day international century has been scored at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot[6]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 114 Rameez Raja  Pakistan 123 1  New Zealand 6 November 1990 Won

List of Five Wicket Hauls


Symbol Meaning
The bowler was man of the match
10 or more wickets taken in the match
§ One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled.
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Drawn The match was drawn.


This is a list of five-wicket hauls taken at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot in Test matches.[7]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Result
1 Ravi Ratnayeke 27 October 1985  Sri Lanka  Pakistan 2 23.2 83 8 3.55
2 Imran Khan 27 October 1985  Pakistan  Sri Lanka 3 18.3 40 5 2.16 Won
3 Wasim Akram 9 December 1989  Pakistan  India 1 28.2 101 5 3.56 Drawn
4 Vivek Razdan 9 December 1989  India  Pakistan 2 27 79 5 2.92 Drawn
5 Waqar Younis 12 December 1991  Pakistan  Sri Lanka 1 30.5 84 5 2.72 Drawn

One Day Internationals

This is a list of five-wicket hauls taken at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot in One-day Internationals.[8]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Result
1 Waqar Younis 6 November 1990  Pakistan  New Zealand 2 6 18 5 2.66 Won
2 Chris Harris 6 December 1996  New Zealand  Pakistan 1 10 42 5 4.20 Lost

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds". Dawn. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ "SIALKOT: Jinnah Stadium presents a gloomy picture". 31 January 2005.
  3. ^ "Sialkot Cricket Academy to be inaugurated today".
  4. ^ "PCB releases Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20 schedule". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Statistics - Statsguru - Test Matches - Batting Records". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Statistics - Statsguru - One-Day Internationals - Batting Records". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Statistics - Statsguru - Bowling Records - Test matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Statistics - Statsguru - Bowling Records - One-day Internationals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

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