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The Barabati Stadium is an Indian sports stadium located in Cuttack, Odisha. It is a regular venue for international cricket and is the home ground of Odisha cricket team. The stadium is owned and operated by the Odisha Cricket Association. It is also used for Association Football. It hosts Santosh Trophy national football tournament and the state's Odisha First Division League football matches.[1] The Barabati Stadium is one of the oldest grounds in India, having hosted several touring sides – including the MCC, the West Indies team and the Australians - before it hosted its first international match.

Barabati Stadium
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Barabati Stadium at Cuttack
Ground information
LocationStadium Road, Cuttack, Odisha
Coordinates20°28′52″N 85°52′7″E / 20.48111°N 85.86861°E / 20.48111; 85.86861Coordinates: 20°28′52″N 85°52′7″E / 20.48111°N 85.86861°E / 20.48111; 85.86861
OwnerOdisha Cricket Association
OperatorOdisha Cricket Association
TenantsOdisha Cricket Team (1958-present)
Odisha Football Team (1958-present)
Odisha Women's Football Team (1958-present)
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers (2010-2012)
Kolkata Knight Riders (2014)
End names
Corporate Box End
Pavilion End
International information
First Test4–7 January 1987:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last Test8–12 November 1995:
 India v  New Zealand
First ODI27 January 1982:
 India v  England
Last ODI19 January 2017:
 India v  England
First T20I5 October 2015:
 India v  South Africa
Last T20I20 December 2017:
 India v  Sri Lanka
As of 20 December 2017
Source: Cricinfo

The cricket and football venue is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for ODI matches. The Barabati Stadium is also an alternate venue for home matches of the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team. It was an adopted home venue for former Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers. Barabati Stadium is the venue for both Indian Premier League and Odisha Premier League.

It is the current office bearer of Odisha Cricket Association. The President is Mr.Ranjib Biswal, former IPL Chairman, Former INDIA Senior Cricket Team Manager(2011 World Cup Champion Team).The Secretary is Mr.Ashirbad Behera and the Treasurer is Mr. Satya Mohanty.As of 19 Aug, 2017 it has hosted 2 Tests, 18 ODIs and 2 T20Is.


History and DevelopmentEdit

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack hosted only the third One Day International in this country, in January 1982, when India beat England by five wickets to lift the series 2-1. In the first Test match here, five seasons later, the Sri Lankans were greeted with an underprepared wicket affording vastly unpredictable bounce. Dilip Vengsarkar, then at the most dizzying heights of his career, made his highest Test score of 166, his fourth century in eight Tests, when no other batsman on either side crossed 60. The Lankans were rolled over twice as India seized an innings and 67-run victory. Kapil Dev bagged his 300th Test victim, bowling Rumesh Ratnayake with a ball that failed to sit up.

The only other Test match here, against New Zealand in 1995-96, was badly affected by rain, affording less than 180 overs of playing time. Narendra Hirwani, on a comeback trail, took 6 for 59 in New Zealand's only innings, the best bowling figures here.

Though it isn’t one of the regular Test venues anymore, it continues to enjoy the status of international venue and hosts One-Day Internationals regularly. India have won one of the two Test matches played here, and have an 11-4 win-loss record in ODIs.

Indoor HallEdit

In 2012, OCA named the indoor cricket hall at Barabati Stadium after Sachin Tendulkar.

International cricket five-wicket haulsEdit


Symbol Meaning
  The bowler was man of the match
  10 or more wickets taken in the match
  One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Result Result of the match


Five-wicket hauls in ODI matches at Barabati Stadium
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Ravi Ratnayeke 4 January 1987   Sri Lanka   India 1 27.3 85 5 3.09 India won[2]
2 Narendra Hirwani 8 November 1995   India   New Zealand 2 31 59 6 1.90 Drawn[3]


Horse Gate Entrance to the Barabati Stadium

Match Information:

Game Type No. of Games
Test Matches 2[4]
ODI 18[5]
T20I 1

Test Match Statistics:

Category Information
Highest Team Score India (400 All Out against Sri Lanka)
Lowest Team Score Sri Lanka (142 All Out against India)
Best Batting Performance Dilip Vengsarkar (166 Runs against Sri Lanka)
Best Bowling Performance Narendra Hirwani (6/59 against New Zealand)

ODI Match Statistics:

Category Information
Highest Team Score India (381/6 in 50 Overs against England
Lowest Team Score West Indies (113 All Out in 34.2 Overs against Australia
Best Batting Performance Mohammad Azharuddin (153* Runs against Zimbabwe)
Best Bowling Performance Daren Powell (4/27 against India)


Barabati stadium
  • Kapil Dev bagged his 300th test wicket when he bowled Rumesh Ratnayake of Sri Lanka in January 1987
  • The Stadium hosted matches in two World Cups hosted in the subcontinent - 1987 Cricket World Cup (Australia beat Zimbabwe by 70 runs)and 1996 Cricket World Cup (India beat Kenya by 7 Wickets)
  • Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja put on an unbroken 275 run partnership against Zimbabwe which was the then highest ODI partnership
  • The above partnership is the current world record for the 4th Wicket in ODI Cricket.[6]
  • The partnership is the current world record for any unbroken partnership.[7]
  • The most runs scored here in Test cricket was by India who were all out for 400 in 1987 and 298-8 in 1995. The third highest score was by Sri Lanka who were dismassed for 191 runs in 1987.
  • In Test cricket, the most runs scored here was by Dilip Vengsarkar(166 runs) followed by Kapil Dev(60 runs) and Sri Lankan Roy Dias(58 runs).
  • The most wickets were taken by Narendra Hirwani and Maninder Singh(6 wickets each) followed by Sri Lankan Ravi Ratnayeke and Kapil Dev (5 wickets each).
  • In ODIs, the highest score was made by India who scored 381-5 in 2017.
  • In ODIs, highest individual score at the venue is 152* by Mohammad Azharuddin against Zimbabwe.
  • The most runs scored here was by Sachin Tendulkar with 469 runs, followed by Ajay Jadeja with 273 runs and M Azharuddin with 242 runs.
  • The most wickets taken here was by Anil Kumble, Ishant Sharma and Ajit Agarkar all with 7 wickets each
  • Yuvraj Singh got his 14th odi century as well as highest run 150 here

Cricket World CupEdit

Barabati Stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the 1987 Cricket World Cup and 1996 Cricket World Cup. Barabati Stadium also hosted the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup.

Santosh Trophy 2012Edit

This stadium was the main venue of the 2012 Santosh Trophy football tournament which was won by Services.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "3rd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Jan 4-7, 1987 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "3rd Test: India v New Zealand at Cuttack, Nov 8-12, 1995 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Match result information of Test Matches played in Barabati Stadium". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Match result information of ODI Matches played in Barabati Stadium". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  6. ^ "ODI Partnership Records". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  7. ^ "ODI Partnership Records". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.