Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply the Premadasa Stadium) is situated on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was, prior to June 1994, known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is today one of the main venues in which the Sri Lankan cricket team plays, having hosted more than 100 one-day international matches. Check R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report.
It is the brainchild of the late Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa, who championed the development of this 35,000-seater concrete bowl, the biggest stadium in Sri Lanka. The stadium hosted its first game on February 2, 1986. The match was between a Sri Lanka ‘B’ side and an England ‘B’ team
The land of the stadium is of monks who lived near the adjacent temple.
The venue is best remembered for holding the world record for the highest Test total – 952/6 declared by Sri Lanka against India in 1997/1998. Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 and Roshan Mahanama 225 in this game. The pair shared a partnership of 576 for the second wicket, which was then the highest for any wicket in a Test Match.
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R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report, Average Score, T20 Score Average
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R Premadasa Pitch Report
The pitch on this ground has helped batters and spin bowlers in the past and fans should thus expect some high-scoring encounters. The pitches are slow in pace and low in bounce with the pitches being flat. The dew factor is a big deciding factor in teams wanting to bat second on this ground.
Being away from the sea, the dew plays a crucial role as the ball gets difficult to hold resulting in match-winning run chases in white-ball format.
R Premadasa Average T20 Score
Stadium name: R Premadasa Stadium
T20I Matches played: 41
Matches won by teams batting first: 19
Matches won by teams batting second: 22
No result: 1
Highest individual score: 99* – Luke Wright (ENG) vs Afghanistan, 2012
Best bowling figures: 4/12 – Harbhajan Singh (IND) vs England, 2012
Highest team score: 215/5 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2018
Lowest team score: 80 – England vs India, 2012
Highest successful run chase: 215/5 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2018
Average run rate: 7.68
Average 1st innings score: 154