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Last Updated: Friday, 21 October 2005, 15:46 GMT 16:46 UK
Pakistan ground guide: Faisalabad
ENGLAND IN FAISALABAD
The Iqbal Stadium
20-24 Nov, Second Test
India provided the opposition when the Iqbal Stadium was inaugurated as a Test match ground in October 1978.

But its most famous moment came nine years later when Mike Gatting became involved in a heated row with umpire Shakoor Rana.

There was no play the next day after Rana demanded an apology from the England captain.

It looked like the tour might be over, but officials finally persuaded Gatting to say sorry.

FAISALABAD FACTS AND FIGURES (TESTS)

  • Pakistan have won six and lost five of the 22 Tests they have played in Faisalabad - their last victory, against Zimbabwe, was nine years ago.

  • All three Tests between Pakistan and England have been drawn - Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria made his debut in the game five years ago.

  • The highest Test score at the ground was 253 by Sanath Jayasuriya as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 201 runs in October last year.

  • There have been two England centuries in Faisalabad Tests - by David Gower and Chris Broad - and three by Pakistan batsmen against them.

  • England's Ashley Giles took 5-75 at Faisalabad on the 2000 tour but having been set 244 for victory, the tourists batted out 57 overs to make 125-5.




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