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To explore the records and statistics of Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu cricket stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

P Sara Oval Colombo, Sri Lanka

P Sara Oval301 Leslie Ranagala Mawatha,Wanathamulla, Colombo-00800, Sri Lanka
Phone No. +94 72 616 1731

Also or formerly known as Colombo Oval, P. Saravanamuttu Stadium
Established 1945
Capacity 15,000
Flood Light No
End Name Air Force Flats End, Press Block End

Records and statistics
First TestSri Lanka v England, 17-21, Feb 1982
Last TestSri Lanka v West Indies, 22-26, Oct 2015
First ODISri Lanka v Australia, 13-Apr-1983
Last ODISri Lanka v Bangladesh, 20-Jul-2007
First T20IAfghanistan v Ireland, 01-Feb-2010
Last T20IHong Kong v Nepal, 24-Nov-2014
Ground Fixtures
Date & time Detail
Wed, Mar 15 - Sun, Mar 19
04:30 GMT, 10:00 local
2nd Test - Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

The P.Saravanamuttu Stadium - home to the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club - hosted Sri Lanka's first Test, aligned with England in 1982. In 1985, it was the location for Sri Lanka's first-ever Test win, over India. It is a comparatively small ground, half enclosed by lower-level stands and half by grass banks. The most illustrious feature is the ivy-covered scoreboard and in 1948 Don Bradman carried his Australian side to the ground en route to England.

The ground is also chronological as it was here that Sri Lanka registered their first Test success. The achievement came in 1985, when they bang the world champions India at Colombo's Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium.

The stadium is slighter in size than the other Test grounds in Sri Lanka. It has some lower-level stands and some grass banks for the audience to be seated. The ivy covered giant scoreboard is one of the most eminent and attractive attributes of the ground. Sir Donald Bradman stayed this ground in 1948 along with his team, while on their way to England.

P Sara Oval Stadium, previously recognized as Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium is presently used for cricket matches.

The stadium is smaller in size than the other Test grounds in Sri Lanka. It has some lower-level stands and some grass banks for the spectators to sit on. The ivy layered giant scoreboard is one of the most famous and attractive features of the ground.

The first ODI at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium was hosted on April 13th, 1983. The match was played between Sri Lanka and Australia.


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