Check these iconic Test records at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has emerged as a prestigious venue for Test cricket, witnessing numerous remarkable feats. Let’s delve into the records etched at this iconic ground.

Highest Total: England holds the record for the highest team total at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, amassing a mammoth 598/9 declared against Pakistan in 2015. Alastair Cook’s brilliant 263 led the way for the visitors.

Lowest Total: Ironically, England also holds the record for the lowest team total at this venue, being bundled out for a paltry 72 while chasing 145 against Pakistan in 2012.

Most Runs: Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has scored the most runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, accumulating 1,086 runs in 11 Tests at an impressive average of 57.15, including three centuries and eight half-centuries.

Most Wickets: Pakistan’s former leg-spinner Yasir Shah leads the wicket-takers’ list, claiming 46 wickets in seven Tests at an average of 23.54, including two four-wicket hauls and three five-wicket hauls.

Highest Individual Score: AB de Villiers’ unbeaten 278 against Pakistan in 2010 stands as the highest individual score at this venue, showcasing the South African’s batting prowess.

Best Bowling Figures (Innings): Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan etched his name in the record books with figures of 7/137 against Zimbabwe in 2021, showcasing his leg-spin mastery.

Best Bowling Figures (Match): Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath holds the record for the best bowling figures in a Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, claiming 11 wickets (5/93 and 6/43) against Pakistan in 2017, propelling his team to a 21-run victory.

Highest Partnership: Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi and former captain Asghar Afghan forged a remarkable 307-run stand for the fourth wicket against Zimbabwe in 2021, with Shahidi scoring an unbeaten double century.

As the Sheikh Zayed Stadium continues to host Test matches, these records serve as a testament to the exceptional performances witnessed on this iconic ground, inspiring future generations of cricketers to etch their names in the annals of Test cricket history.