The first ODI cricket match played here was between Australia and Pakistan on April 22, 2009; it was won by Pakistan. The stadium’s first player to take a five-wicket haul was Shahid Afridi with 6/38, which was his career best figures at the time. The top score at this stadium is 302* is held by Azhar Ali against West Indies in 2016.
The stadium hosted its first Test match when Pakistan played South Africa on 12–16 November 2010; the match resulted in a draw.
The November 2010 ODI series between Pakistan and South Africa ended with a 3-2 series win for South Africa. South Africa sealed the series with a 57 run win against Pakistan.
Pakistan held a series against New Zealand and one Twenty20 International against England. This followed with a five-match ODI series of which three matches were played at this stadium. The second match in the stadium was also the last match by Australian international all-rounder Andrew Symonds.