Grounds

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Country
India
Ends
Anna Pavilion End and V Pattabhiraman Gate End
City
Chennai
Capacity
50000
Established
1916
Floodit
no

Known for its distinct pitch characteristics, with that extra zip and bounce off the wicket, the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, formerly known as Chepauk, has been hosting international matches since 1934. Home to Madras Cricket Club, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the Chennai Super Kings, the stadium has been witness to some historic moments; Dean Jones’ heroic 210 in trying conditions, the tied Test between India and Australia in 1986, Virender Sehwag’s innings of 319 against South Africa, Sunil Gavaskar's historic 30th Test ton, just to name a few. It was also at the Chepauk that India recorded their first Test win, back in 1951-52. The ground also played host to the famous bowling spell of Narendra Hirwani, who finished with the best match analysis by a bowler on Test debut, claiming 16 for 136.

 

The ground boasts of a capacity of 50,000 and has floodlights installed since the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup. It operates from the Anna Pavilion End and the V Pattabhiraman Gate End. Undoubtedly, the most highlighted aspect of this ground has been its crowd and the atmosphere it creates. A standing ovation for Saeed Anwar for his epic 194 against India in 1997 proved just how appreciative the spectators of Chennai can be.

VENUE TRACKER

Sunil Gavaskar
1018
Runs
Anil Kumble
48
Wickets
652/7
by England on January 13, 1985 - England beat India by 9 wickets
140/10
by New Zealand on November 26, 1976 - India beat New Zealand by 216 runs
319
by Virender Sehwag v South Africa on March 26, 2008 - India drew with South Africa
8/55
by Vinoo Mankad v England on February 06, 1952 - India beat England by an innings and 8 runs
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