Shere Bangla National Stadium

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Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
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Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Establishment 2006
Capacity 26,000
Owner Dhaka Division
Operator Bangladesh,
Tenants Bangladesh Cricket Team, Dhaka Gladiators
End names
Beautiful Bangladesh End
Eastern Housing End
International information
First Test 25–27 May, 2007: Bangladesh v India
Last Test 13–17 Nov, 2012: Bangladesh v West Indies
First ODI 8 Dec, 2006: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 8 Dec, 2012: Bangladesh v West Indies

Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium or Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNS) (Bengali: শের-ই-বাংলা জাতীয় ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম) is a cricket stadium in Bangladesh. Some times it is called Mirpur Stadium. It is situated in Mirpur of Dhaka. It can hold 26.000 people at a time. It was built in 2006.[1] At first, it was named "Mirpur Stadium". But after then it was changed to Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium by the government. It was named after Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq "The tiger of Bangla". [2] It has hosted Bangladesh's first class, test, ODI, twenty20 and women's cricket matches. It also hosted international matches like ICC World Cup, Asia Cup etc.

Facilities[change | change source]

The ground is a state of the art stadium. It is considered one of the best grounds in the subcontinent. Its most striking and interesting part is its modern drainage. The ground was originally built for football and athletics. For this reason it was built in rectangular shape. But when it was shifted for cricket it was fixed to oval for cricket. The ground was fitted with floodlights on 2009. it is able to host Day/night cricket matches.

First test and ODI[change | change source]

he ground hosted its first Test match on 25 May 2007. It was a test match between Bangladesh and India. It hosted it's first ODI on December 8, 2006. The match was played by Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Cricket World Cup, 2011[change | change source]

The stadium hosted 4 group matches and 2 quarter finals during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Group matches[change | change source]


19 February 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
370/4 (50 overs)
v  Bangladesh
283/9 (50 overs)
India won by 87 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Ind)
Virender Sehwag 175 (140)
Shakib Al Hasan 1/61 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 70 (86)
Munaf Patel 4/48 (10 overs)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

25 February 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
205 (49.2 overs)
v  Ireland
178 (45 overs)
Bangladesh won by 27 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Tamim Iqbal (Ban)
Tamim Iqbal 44 (43)
Andre Botha 3/32 (9 overs)
Niall O'Brien 38 (52)
Shafiul Islam 4/21 (8 overs)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

4 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
58 (18.5 overs)
v  West Indies
59/1 (12.2 overs)
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Kemar Roach (WI)
Junaid Siddique 25 (27)
Sulieman Benn 4/18 (5.5 overs)
Chris Gayle 37* (36)
Naeem Islam 1/14 (6 overs)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

19 March 2011
09:30
Scorecard
South Africa 
284/8 (50 overs)
v  Bangladesh
78 (28 overs)
South Africa won by 206 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Daryl Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (SA)
Jacques Kallis 69 (76)
Rubel Hossain 3/56 (8 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 30 (49)
Robin Peterson 4/12 (7 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

23 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
112 (43.3 overs)
v  Pakistan
113/0 (20.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 10 wickets
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Steve Davis (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 44* (106)
Shahid Afridi 4/30 (9.3 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 61* (64)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

25 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
221/8 (50 overs)
v  South Africa
172 (43.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 49 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Jacob Oram (NZ)
Jesse Ryder 83 (121)
Morné Morkel 3/46 (8 overs)
Jacques Kallis 47 (75)
Jacob Oram 4/39 (9 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

Asia Cup, 2012[change | change source]

Bangladesh hosted the 12th edition of the Asia Cup. Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium hosted those matches.

Group matches[change | change source]


11 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
262/8 (50 overs)
v  Bangladesh
241 (48.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 21 runs.
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
Mohammad Hafeez 89 (126)
Shahadat Hossain 3/53 (8 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 64 (66)
Umar Gul 3/58 (9.1 overs)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

13 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
304/3 (50 overs)
v  Sri Lanka
254 (45.1 overs)
India won by 50 runs
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
Virat Kohli 108 (120)
Farveez Maharoof 2/57 (10 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 78 (59)
Irfan Pathan 4/32 (8.1 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

15 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
188 (45.4 overs)
v  Pakistan
189/4 (39.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Aizaz Cheema (Pak)
Kumar Sangakkara 71 (92)
Aizaz Cheema 4/43 (9 overs)
Umar Akmal 77 (72)
Suranga Lakmal 2/37 (8 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Pakistan earned a bonus point.

16 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
289/5 (50 overs)
v  Bangladesh
293/5 (49.2 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets.
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)
Sachin Tendulkar 114 (147)
Mashrafe Mortaza 2/44 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 70 (99)
Praveen Kumar 3/56 (10 overs)

18 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
329/6 (50)
v  India
330/4 (47.5 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
Nasir Jamshed 112 (104)
Ashok Dinda 2/47 (8 overs)
Virat Kohli 183 (148)
Mohammad Hafeez 1/42 (9 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Virat Kohli's score was the highest individual innings for a batsman in the Asia Cup.[5][6]
  • Virat Kohli's innings was the highest individual innings for a batsman against Pakistan in a ODI.[5][6]
  • Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez's opening partnership of 224 is a record for Pakistan versus India. [5][6][7]

20 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
232 (49.5 overs)
v  Bangladesh
212/5 (37.1 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (D/L method)
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)
Chamara Kapugedera 62 (92)
Nazmul Hossain 3/32 (8 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 59 (57)
Nuwan Kulasekara 2/30 (6 overs)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain reduced Bangladesh's innings to 40 overs. The target for Bangladesh revised to 212 by Duckworth-Lewis method.[8]
  • Bangladesh qualified for the finals for the first time in Asia Cup. They qualified due to head to head record against India.[9][10]

Final[change | change source]

22 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
236/9 (50 overs)
v  Bangladesh
234/8 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 2 runs
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)
Sarfraz Ahmed 46* (52)
Abdur Razzak 2/26 (10 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 68 (72)
Aizaz Cheema 3/46 (7 overs)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.[11]
  • Pakistan won the Asia Cup for the second time. The first was at 2000.
  • Tamim Iqbal is the first Bangladeshi to score 4 consecutive half-centuries in any form of cricket.''

Gallery[change | change source]

Reference[change | change source]

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  2. Welcome cricket.butjazz.com – BlueHost.com
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  11. Bangladesh almost famous – Hindustan Times


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