The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Established in 2009, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in UAE and has a seating capacity of 25,000.
Built by Canadian architect Awsam Matloob, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium hosted its first One-Day International (ODI) between Australia and Pakistan in April 2009. Pakistan won the match by four wickets.
It was also one of the venues for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, staging one semi-final and the final.
The venue has also been used for domestic T20 tournaments like the Pakistan Super League and the Indian T20 League,
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has hosted around 50 ODIs so far. Let’s have a look at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium ODI records and stats:
Dubai International Cricket Stadium ODI records and stats
Highest team total
The England cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in ODI cricket. Electing to bat first, England posted 355/5 in their 50 overs against Pakistan in 2015. Jason Roy (102), Jos Buttler (116*) and Joe Root (71) powered England to a huge total in Dubai. The Eoin Morgan-led England later bowled Pakistan for 271 in 40.4 overs to register an 84-run victory. With the impressive win, England clinched the four-match ODI series 3-1.
Lowest team total
The Namibia national cricket team recorded the lowest team total at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the 50-over format. During an ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 match in February 2023, Namibia were bundled out for 91 against hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ruben Trumpelmann top-scored for Namibia with 30 off 41 balls. For UAE, Zahoor Khan, Aayan Afzal Khan and Karthik Meiyappan bagged three wickets each. UAE later chased down the target on a tricky pitch in 33 overs and secured a nail-biting one-wicket win.
Scotland cricketer Richie Berrington has scored the most runs at this venue in ODI format. Between 2015 and 2022, the right-handed batter has amassed 390 runs in eight matches at an average of 55.71. He has slammed one hundred and three fifties at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in ODI cricket. He smashed an unbeaten 114 off 127 against Papua New Guinea during their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 clash in April 2022.
Legendary Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi picked the most wickets at this ground in ODI cricket. The leg-spinner scalped 25 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 23.72 and an economy of 4.60. He registered his best bowling figures of 6/38 at this venue against Australia in April 2009.
Highest individual score
Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has recorded the highest individual score at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in ODI format. During an Asia Cup Group B clash in 2018, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 144 off 150 balls against Sri Lanka to guide his side to 261. The wicketkeeper-batter’s scintillating knock included 11 fours and four sixes. Bangladesh later bowled out Sri Lanka for 124 to register a massive 137-run victory in Dubai.
Best bowling figures
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi has the best bowling figures at this venue in ODI cricket in April 2009. The former leg-spinner recorded brilliant figures of 6/38 to bowl out Australia for 168 in 38.5 overs. Afridi dismissed Brad Haddin, Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Bracken and Stuart Clark to restrict Australia to a below par total. Pakistan won the match by four wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
India’s Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hold the record for the highest partnership at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in ODI cricket. Chasing 238 against arch-rivals Pakistan in an Asia Cup 2018 Super Four clash, Rohit and Shikhar forged a 210-run stand for the opening wicket to help India inch closer to victory. While Shikhar scored 114, Rohit remained unbeaten on 111. India thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets in Dubai to secure a comfortable win.
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