Dubai International Stadium, owned by Dubai Sports City, will host the much awaited India vs Pakistan match of the Asia Cup 2018 on September 19. It will also host the final of Asia Cup on September 28. The Dubai International Stadium, formerly known as the Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has a capacity of 25,000 spectators
Dubai International Stadium: Records
The Dubai Stadium hosted the first match on April 22, 2009, between Australia and Pakistan in which Pakistan came victorious. Shahid Afridi (6/38) was the first player to take a five-wicket haul at Dubai Stadium. The first test match at the stadium has been played between Pakistan and South Africa in November 2010 which ended in a draw.
The stadium hosted its first Test match when Pakistan played South Africa on 12–16 November 2010; the match resulted in a draw.
The first ODI cricket match played here was between Australia and Pakistan on April 22, 2009; it was won by Pakistan. The stadium's first player to take a five-wicket haul was Shahid Afridi with 6/38, which was his career-best figures at the time. The top score at this stadium is 302* is held by Azhar Ali against West Indies in 2016.
Dubai Stadium Lighting System
The Dubai International Stadium is lit by a special system of floodlights named "Ring of Fire". Unlike other stadiums in the world, this stadium has the lights fixed around the circumference of its round roof, thereby minimizing the shadows of objects in the ground and having no light towers. It has 350 numbers of floodlights attached in series.
Key Statistics of Dubai International Stadium
One Day Internationals
|Matches won by Teams batting first||8|
|Matches won by Teams bowling first||15|
|Average first innings score||226|
|Average 2nd innings score||210|
|Highest Total||355/5 in 50 Overs by Eng vs Pak|
|Lowest Total||131/10 in 40.3 Overs by SL vs Pak|
|Highest runchase||287/8 in 49.4 Overs by SL vs Pak|
|Lowest Total defended||228/9 in 50 Overs by RSA vs Pak|