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Asia Cup 2018 Venue: Dubai Stadium to host India vs Pakistan clash

Dubai International Stadium is a venue of 8 Asia Cup 2018 matches including the final

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Dubai International Stadium
Dubai International Stadium. Photo: Youtube

International Stadium, owned by Sports City, will host the much awaited India vs Pakistan match of the on September 19. It will also host the final of Asia Cup on September 28. The International Stadium, formerly known as the Cricket Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Dubai, 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 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

Total matches 23
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

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 22:29 IST