Built as a replacement for the Qasim Bagh stadium, Multan Cricket Stadium hosted its first Test match in 2001 when Pakistan took on Bangladesh in the Asian Test Championship. Boasting one of the greenest outfields visible in the country, Multan Cricket Stadium also played host to one memorable Pakistan-India Test that saw Virender Sehwag smash a career-best 309 and enable India to inflict an innings defeat over Pakistan.
The 30,000-capacity stadium is also able to hold day-night matches with a set of floodlights installed at the venue. The floodlights, however, were not needed for the inaugural match as India rounded off a quick victory over Pakistan.
Test Match Records
Highest innings total- 675/5d India vs Pakistan, 2003/04
Highest individual score - 309 Virender Sehwag India vs Pakistan, 2003/04
Highest Run Chase Achieved - 262/9 Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 2003/04
Highest Partnership - 336 Sachin Tendulkar & Virender Sehwag India vs Pakistan, 2003/04
One Day International Match Records
Highest total- 323-3 Pakistan v Bangladesh
Highest individual score - 116 Yasir Hameed Pakistan v Bangladesh