KARACHI: National stadium Karachi is set to host Test cricket tomorrow (Thursday), after a decade. Last match was played here in 2009, between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
After the 2009 attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore, international cricket was completely banned in Pakistan. Now after 10 years, Pakistan is hosting it’s first international test series with the same Sri Lankan team. The first test in Rawalpindi was drawn.
10 years ago at National stadium Karachi, a record breaking test match was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The guests back then, declared their innings on the score of 646 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Jayawardene scored 240 runs and Samaraweera scored 231 runs making a record fourth wicket partnership of 433 runs.
Pakistan replied to their total of 646-7 runs with 765-6. Younis Khan smashed a record 313 runs with Kamran Akmal scoring 158. Faisal Iqbal, Shoaib Malik and Yasir Arafat also chipped in with their half-centuries.
After a long time period of ten years, both the teams will face each other again on the same ground of National stadium Karachi tomorrow.