Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium

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Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium
Khulna Divisional Stadium, Bir Shreshtha Shahid Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium
Ground information
Location Khulna, Bangladesh
Establishment 2004
Capacity 15,000
Owner National Sports Council
Operator Bangladesh Cricket Board
Tenants Bangladesh, Khulna Division, Khulna Titans
International information
First Test 21–25 November 2012:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
Last Test 28 April–2 May 2015:
 Bangladesh v  Pakistan
First ODI 20 March 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Kenya
Last ODI 2 December 2012:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
First T20I 28 November 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Zimbabwe
Last T20I 15 January 2016:
 Bangladesh v  Zimbabwe
As of 15 January 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, (Bengali: শেখ আবু নাসের স্টেডিয়াম) previously known as Bir Shrestha Shahid Flight Lieutenant Motiur Rahman Stadium is a Test cricket venue in Khulna, Bangladesh. The stadium holds 15,000 people and opened in 2004. It has a field diemension of 183 m X 137 m. It is the home stadium of the local Bangladesh Premier League franchise Khulna Titans. The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium was one of the five purpose-built cricket grounds established in the run-up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.[1] It was finally granted one-day international status in January 2006, ahead of Sri Lanka's tour. Khulna, situated in the south-western corner of the country, is the third-largest industrial centre in Bangladesh. Khulna became the seventh Test venue in the country when it hosted the second Test between Bangladesh and West Indies from 21 November 2012.[2]

First test, ODI, T20I

The ground hosted its first Test match from 21–25 November 2012 where Bangladesh played against the West Indies. In the Debut test of this venue Bangladesh lost to West Indies by 10 wickets.[3] The first ODI between Bangladesh and Kenya took place on 20 March 2006.[4] The stadium hosted only its lone T20I between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on 28 Nov 2006 and it was the first T20I in Bangladesh.

Stats and records

Till 22 January the venue will host

  • Test matches −3
  • ODI −4
  • T20I −5
  • In the debut test match of this venue, Abul Hasan made also his debut against West Indies and became world's only 3rd cricketer to make Century on Debut as a #10 batsman. He scored 100 off 113 balls.
  • In the 2nd ODI of this venue, Sohag Gazi made his debut against West Indies and also made his best bowling figure 4-29,that earned him Man of the Match award.
  • In the 3rd ODI of this venue, Anamul Haque,who was playing only his 2nd ODI,made his first ODI century against West Indies,that earned him Man of the Match. In that match Bangladesh got their largest ODI victory by runs (161).
  • In 3 November 2014,only in the 2nd test of this venue Shakib Al Hasan became only 3rd cricketer in the world to take 10 wicket or more and score a century in a same test after Ian Botham and Imran Khan. He achieved this feat against Zimbabwe. He scored 137 runs while batting and took 10 wickets for 124 runs.
  • In 3 test matches,hosted by this venue, Bangladesh got 3 different result. In the First Test (2012) they lost to West Indies, in 2nd Test (2014) they defeated Zimbabwe, in 3rd Test(2015) they drew against Pakistan.
  • In ODIs Bangladeh won all 3 out of 3 matches in this venue 1st win against Kenya (2006) and other 2 win came against West Indies (2012).
  • The venue hosted only a T20I. Which also won by Bangladesh.
  • On 2 May 2015 Bangladesh drew their first ever test match against Pakistan only in the 3rd test match of this venue and Tamim Iqbal made his first double century in this ground and made highest individual score by any Bangladeshi Batsmen.

BPL 2013

Khulna hosted matches of the Bangladesh Premier League for the first time, making it the third venue of the competition. 8 matches were played here from 22 to 25 January 2013. Home team Khulna Royal Bengals played 3 matches, of which they won the last two.[5]

22 January
14:00
Scorecard
Chittagong Kings
132/5 (20 overs)
v
Rangpur Riders
135/4 (19.3 overs)
Brendan Taylor 65 (51)
Kevin O'Brien 1/18 (3 overs)
Shamsur Rahman 52 (45)
Jacob Oram 2/21 (3.3 overs)
Rangpur Riders won by 6 wickets
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Nasir Hossain (Rangpur Riders)

22 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dhaka Gladiators
156/8 (20 overs)
v
Duronto Rajshahi
143/3 (20 overs)
Luke Wright 52 (37)
Moeen Ali 3/19 (4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 57 (41)
Shakib Al Hasan 1/18 (4 overs)
Dhaka Gladiators won by 13 runs
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Gazi Sohel (Ban) and Masudur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Dhaka Gladiators)

23 January
14:00
Scorecard
Rangpur Riders
174/4 (20 overs)
v
Barisal Burners
167/8 (20 overs)
Shamsur Rahman 66 (40)
Elias Sunny 2/21 (4 overs)
Rangpur Riders won by 7 runs
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Shamsur Rahman (Rangpur Riders)

23 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Khulna Royal Bengals
145/7 (20 overs)
v
Sylhet Royals
146/4 (16.2 overs)
Riki Wessels 63* (44)
Dirk Nannes 2/20 (4 overs)
Sohag Gazi 2/20 (4 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 52 (30)
Nabil Samad 2/23 (4 overs)
Sylhet Royals won by 6 wickets
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Hamilton Masakadza (Sylhet Royals)

24 January
10:00[6]
Scorecard
Barisal Burners
108/9 (20 overs)
v
Chittagong Kings
129/7 (20 overs)
Brad Hodge 34 (25)
Enamul Haque Jr 2/12 (4 overs)
Ravi Bopara 38 (29)
Azhar Mahmood 2/22 (4 overs)
Chittagong Kings won by 21 runs
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Gazi Sohel (Ban)
Player of the match: Ravi Bopara (Chittagong Kings)

24 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Khulna Royal Bengals
197/0 (20 overs)
v
Duronto Rajshahi
129 (18.3 overs)
Shahriar Nafees 102* (69)
Charles Coventry 22 (16)
Farhad Reza 3/22 (3 Overs)
Khulna Royal Bengals won by 68 Runs
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Tanvir Ahmed
Player of the match: Shahriar Nafees (Khulna Royal Bengals)

25 January
14:00
Scorecard
Dhaka Gladiators
152/8 (20 overs)
v
Sylhet Royals
157/3 (18.4 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 38 (35)
Dirk Nannes 2/ 27 (4 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 75* (50)
Alfonso Thomas 2/27 (3 overs)
Sylhet Royals won by 7 wickets
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Mushfiqur Rahim (Sylhet Royals)

25 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Khulna Royal Bengals
150/7 (20 overs)
v
Rangpur Riders
141/7 (20 overs)
Shahriar Nafees 53 (50)
Mohammad Sharif 3/22 (4 overs)
Nasir Hossain 70* (49)
Shapoor Zadran 3/21 (4 overs)
Khulna Royal Bengals won by 9 runs
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Umpires: Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban) and Masudur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Daniel Harris (Khulna Royal Bengals)

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Four grounds await international status
  2. ^ Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Cricinfo
  3. ^ West Indies tour of Bangladesh, 2012/13
  4. ^ Kenya tour of Bangladesh, 2005/06
  5. ^ "BPL Fixtures and schedule". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Timings changed for 1 match". BCB. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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