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Last Updated: Friday, 21 October 2005, 15:49 GMT 16:49 UK
Pakistan ground guide: Lahore
The Gadaffi Stadium
Gadaffi Stadium
29 Nov to 3 Dec, Third Test
10 December, 1st ODI
12 December, 2nd ODI
Bagh-e-Jinnah ground
6-8 Nov, Tour match
7 December, Tour match
The Gadaffi Stadium has been a Test venue for 46 years, but was completely renovated before the 1996 World Cup.

England won by five wickets on their first visit in 1961, but there has only been one other positive result in six other meetings with Pakistan.

That occurred in 1987 when Abdul Qadir's match figures of 13-101 led to a home win by an innings and 87 runs.

The game also saw controversy when England's Chris Broad refused to walk after being given out caught behind.

England play two warm-up matches at the smaller Bagh-e-Jinnah ground on the other side of the city.


  • Pakistan have won their last three Tests at the Gadaffi Stadium - beating New Zealand by an innings and 324 runs (2002), South Africa by eight wickets (2003) and India by nine wickets (2004).

  • Only three of the 35 Tests at the ground have been won by the side batting first - 13 by the side batting second.

  • Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq made the highest Test score at the ground, an innings of 329 against New Zealand.

  • There have been five England centuries in Lahore Tests - by David Gower, Ken Barrington, Graham Thorpe, Dennis Amiss and Colin Cowdrey - and eight by Pakistan against them.

  • Only two England bowlers have taken five wickets in an innings in a Lahore Test - Norman Cowans (5-42) and Neil Foster (5-67) in the same game in 1984.

  • England have only won one of the four one-day internationals they have played at the ground - by two wickets in 1987.

  • There is a slight advantage to batting second in one-dayers at Lahore with 24 wins against 20 by the side batting first in 45. The other, between Pakistan and West Indies in 1991, ended in a tie.

  • Ijaz Ahmed's 139 not out against India is the highest ODI score in Lahore - South African Lance Klusener has the best bowling figures of 6-49.

  • No England player has made a hundred or taken four wickets or more in an innings in a one-dayer at the Gadaffi.

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