Pallekele International Cricket Stadium


Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. About 15 kilometers separate the stadium and Kandy. The 35,000-seat stadium is owned by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. There is green grass on the stadium pitch. In 2010, floodlights were added. The stadium is divided into two ends: Rikillagaskada end and Hunnasgiriya end. The stadium ground is 75 meters broad and 80 meters long.

Facts about Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium  first opened in November 2009, and in December 2010, it was designated as the 104th test facility globally. Along with Hambantota International Cricket Stadium, the stadium was constructed for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Three matches from the 2011 Cricket World Cup were held here between Zimbabwe and Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, and Pakistan and New Zealand.  The Central Provincial Council of Kandy declared in July 2010 that they intended to rename the stadium in honor of the renowned Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan , they haven’t formally changed it yet. December 2010 saw the play of Sri Lanka’s maiden Test match against the West Indies at this ground. In 2011 Pallekele International Cricket Stadium host its maiden One Day International match between Pakistan and New Zealand. In addition, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium serves as the Kandurata cricket team’s home ground. The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium will host nine 2012 ICC World Twenty20 matches, it was announced in September 2011.There are three group Matches are between New Zealand and Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand, Bangladesh and Pakistan along with six super 8 matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, West Indies and England, New Zealand and England, West Indies and Sri Lanka, West Indies and New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England were played in this ground.

Records at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Against Zimbabwe in March 2011 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium , Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga shared a 282-run stand for the first wicket. In a Cricket World Cup match, this is the highest partnership for the first wicket.

In the test match between Sri Lanka and Australia at this Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Shaun Marsh and Mike Hussey amassed the greatest fourth wicket partnership with 258 runs.

In the Twenty20 International match against Australia, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the second Sri Lankan player to reach the century mark across all formats with his innings. Dilshan became the first cricket player to record hundreds in all formats while captaining the team with this innings, which also happened to be the best individual score by a Sri Lankan in T20Is.

The highest individual Test score at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium was 176, achieved in a 2016 match against Australia by Kusal Mendis.

Suranga Lakmal of Sri Lanka defeated Chris Gayle of the West Indies to become the third bowler, after Imran Khan of Pakistan and Kapil Dev of India, to take a wicket with the first ball delivered in a Test match at a new ground.

Lakshan Sandakan’s bowling numbers of 7/107 during the match represent the best for a spin bowler making their Test debut.

Three Twenty20 International centuries have been witnessed at Pallekele, the most at any venue: Dilshan (104), McCullum (123) and Maxwell (145).

Australia beat Sri Lanka, who had the previous record (260/6), in September 2016 to set the highest Twenty20 International total ever (263/3).

India defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs in August 2017, completing their first-ever Test series whitewash.

In a T20I match against New Zealand in September 2019, Lasith Malinga claimed four wickets in a row. It was his second straight four-for-four in global settings. Being the first player to capture 100 wickets in all cricket formats, he also claimed his 100th wicket in T20Is during that same match.



Q 1- Is Pallekele stadium a batting  pitch ?

Ans – Yes, it is a batting pitch.

Q 2 – What is the t20 record at Pallekele stadium ?

Ans – Australia scored a total of 263 Runs in an t20 ings.

Q 3 – What is the ODI record of Narendra Modi cricket stadium ?

Ans –  Devon Conway (NZ) scored 152*.

Q4 – Who has played most ODI for India ?

Ans – Sachin Tendulkar played 463 ODI for India, it is the record of most ODI played for India by a Cricketer.

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