Grounds

Green Park, Kanpur

Country
India
Ends
Mill Pavilion End and Hostel End
City
Kanpur
Capacity
45000
Established
1945
Floodit
no

Situated close to the river Ganges, Kanpur’s Green Park stadium, situated close to the river Ganges, accommodates 39,255 spectators. One of the most polluted city in the country, it was established in 1945 and has been witness to dull and dry matches because of the lacklustre pitches. The floodlights at the ground lie very low and were used for the first time in 2007 in a Test match between India and South Africa. It hosted its first test from January 12-14, 1952 between India and England and the first ODI was played between India and Sri Lanka on December 24, 1986. But this ground will best be remembered for Mohammad Azharuddin’s last of his three consecutive hundreds during his sensational debut. More recently, Shahid Afridi blitzed a 45-ball century at this very ground.

VENUE TRACKER

Gundappa Viswanath
776
Runs
Kapil Dev
25
Wickets
676/7
by India on December 17, 1986 - India drew with Sri Lanka
121/10
by India on January 12, 1952 - England beat India by 8 wickets
9/69
by Jasu Patel v Australia on December 19, 1959 - India beat Australia by 119 runs
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