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Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

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The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is a cricket ground located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.[1] It was established in 1883 and is the second oldest international cricket stadium still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Kotla
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Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Ground information
Location Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi
Coordinates 28°38′16″N 77°14′35″E / 28.63778°N 77.24306°E / 28.63778; 77.24306Coordinates: 28°38′16″N 77°14′35″E / 28.63778°N 77.24306°E / 28.63778; 77.24306
Establishment 1883
Capacity 41,820[1]
Owner Delhi District Cricket Association
Operator Delhi District Cricket Association
Tenants Indian cricket team
Delhi cricket team
Delhi Daredevils
End names
Stadium End
Pavilion End
International information
First Test 10–14 November 1948:
 India v  West Indies
Last Test 2–6 December 2017:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First ODI 15 September 1982:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI 20 October 2016:
 India v  New Zealand
First T20I 23 March 2016:
 Afghanistan v  England
Last T20I 1 November 2017:
 India v  New Zealand
As of 1 November 2017

Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to name the Gate No. 3 and 4 of the Feroz shah Kotla stadium after the cricketer-turned-commentator, Anjum Chopra. The DDCA led by retired Justice Vikramajit Sen, has also planned to host its first Annual Conclave on 29 November 2017. In addition to that, the DDCA has planned to name two stands of the stadium after former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi and former India all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath. It has also been decided to name the home team's dressing room after Raman Lamba and the opposition's dressing room after Prakash Bhandari.[2]

As of 2016, the India national cricket team has been undefeated for over 28 years in Test matches and for over 10 years in ODI matches at this ground.[3]

Formerly Gavaskar's 29th test ton to equal Don Bradman's tally of 29 centuries in this ground. The ground is known for Anil Kumble's 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar's 35th test ton to overcome Sunil Gavaskar to become the batsman with the most international Test centuries. As of 1 Nov, 2017 it has hosted 32 Tests, 20 ODIs and 2 T20I.


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HistoryEdit

The first Test match at this venue was played on 10 November 1948 when India took on the West Indies. It is owned and operated by the DDCA (Delhi District Cricket Association).

RecordEdit

In 1952, playing against Pakistan, Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed were involved in a record tenth wicket stand of 109 runs – a record that still stands. In 1965, S Venkataraghavan, in his debut series, demolished the New Zealand line up with figures of 8 for 72 and 4 for 80. In 1969–70, Bishen Singh Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna combined to spin India to a famous seven wicket win over Australia, the duo picking 18 wickets between themselves.[4] In 1981, Geoff Boycott surpassed Gary Sobers' world record test aggregate.

Special achievementsEdit

In 1983–84, Sunil Gavaskar scored his 29th century to equal Don Bradman's long standing record for the highest number of hundreds in Test cricket. In 1999–2000, in a match against Pakistan, Anil Kumble took 10 for 74 in fourth inning of a Test Match and became the second person to take 10 wickets in an innings after Jim Laker. In 2005–06, at the same ground, Sachin Tendulkar broke Gavaskar's record of most centuries with his 35th Test century.[4]

Banned issuesEdit

On 27 December 2009, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because pitch conditions were classed as unfit to host a match. Based on match referee's report of the match, the ground was banned by ICC for 12 months and returned as one of the venues for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[5]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

Since 2008 the stadium has been the home venue of the Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League.

StatisticsEdit

 
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Feroz Shah Kotla stadium during IPL 2013 match

Indian cricket team have won 10 test matches here till date out of 18 test matches.(Matches which have loss or win)

  • Most successful team overall:- India - 10 wins
  • Most successful visiting team:- England – 3 wins
  • Highest Innings Score : 644/8 by West Indies on 6 February 1959[6]
  • Lowest Innings Score : 75 all out by India on 25 November 1987[7]
  • Wins Batting First : 5
  • Wins Bowling First : 13
  • Average Innings Score : 288
  • Most Runs : Dilip Vengsarkar (671 runs)
  • Highest Individual Score : 243 by Virat Kohli v Sri Lanka on 3 December 2017
  • Most Successful Bowler : Anil Kumble (58 wickets)

Various format recordsEdit

Test recordEdit

The highest test score on this ground is by West Indies, when scored 644–8 in 1959 and 631 all out in 1948. The next highest score was made by India scoring 613–7 in 2008. The most runs scored here is by Dilip Vengsarkar (673 runs), followed by Sunil Gavaskar (668 runs) and Sachin Tendulkar (643 runs). The most wickets taken here is by Anil Kumble (58 wickets), followed by Kapil Dev (32 wickets)and Bhagwath Chandresekhar (23 wickets).

ODI recordEdit

  • Only 2 times a team scored 300+ runs in an innings .
  • 7 batsmen have scored 100+ .
  • Viv Richards took 6 wicket against India in 1989.

ODI Cricket World CupEdit

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1996 and 2011.

Twenty20 InternationalsEdit

2016 ICC World Twenty20Edit

The ground was selected to host matches in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Three matches from Group A were scheduled to be played here as well as one semi-final. The first ever Twenty20 International held at the ground was a Group A match between England and Afghanistan.

Indian Cricket Team MatchesEdit

It has also hosted a T20I match between India and New Zealand which was also the last international match for Ashish Nehra.

See alsoEdit

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