Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, formerly known as Fateh Maidan, is a multi-purpose sports stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana.[1] The stadium is primarily used for cricket and association football.

LB Stadium
Fateh Maidan
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium.jpg
View of Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
Ground information
LocationHyderabad, Telangana, India
Establishment1950
Capacity30,000
OwnerSports Authority of Telangana State
OperatorSports Authority of Telangana State
TenantsFateh Hyderabad F.C., Hyderabad cricket team
End names
Pavilion End
Hill Fort End
International information
First Test19 November, 1955:
 India v  New Zealand
Last Test2 December, 1988:
 India v  New Zealand
First ODI10 September, 1983:
 India v  Pakistan
Last ODI19 November, 2003:
 India v  New Zealand
Only women's Test10–13 December 1995:
 India v  England
First WODI8 January 1978:
 England v  New Zealand
Last WODI13 December 2003:
 India v  New Zealand
As of 10 December 2019
Source: Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Cricinfo

The stadium was renamed in 1967 in memory of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India's former Prime Minister. As of 19 August 2017, it has hosted 3 Tests and 14 ODIs.

HistoryEdit

During the eight-month siege of Golconda in 1687 the Mughal soldiers were camped on a vast open ground. After their victory, this ground was named as Fateh Maidan (Victory Square).[2] During Asaf Jahi period, Fateh Maidan was used as Polo Grounds.[3][4] Gymkhana ground in Secunderabad which was the home of Hyderabad Cricket Association did not have stands to accommodate the large number of spectators that used to watch the cricket matches.[5] The matches were therefore held at Fateh Maidan even though the grounds were not owned by Hyderabad Cricket Association but by Andhra Pradesh Sports Council. The first test match was hosted in November 1955 against New Zealand.[6] The stadium was renamed as Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in 1967. Floodlights were introduced in 1993 during the Hero Cup match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The Stadium was the home ground for the Hyderabad cricket team.

In 2005, the use of Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium for International cricket was discontinued when Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium built across town hosted an ODI Match between India and South Africa. The stadium is now hosting Indian Cricket League matches and is the home ground for the 2008 Edelweiss 20's Challenge winners Hyderabad Heroes.

Lal Bahadur Stadium is situated behind the police control room, between the Nizam College and Public Gardens in Hyderabad. It is the venue for many national and international sporting events, especially for football and cricket. The stadium was previously known as Fateh Maidan.

It has the capacity to seat around 25,000 people. The swimming pool, shopping complex and the indoor stadium are the important aspects of this stadium. The ground has flood light facility and now is used as the Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS).The games played here are mainly Cricket and Football.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium has hosted only three Test matches[7] – all against New Zealand. Polly Umrigar's double century and Subhash Gupte's 7 wickets in NZ's first innings were the most notable performances of the inaugural Test between these two teams and ended in a draw.[8] In 1988/89, local players Arshad Ayub with seven wickets in the match and Mohammad Azharuddin, who top scored with 81 runs led India to a 10 wicket victory[9] and a 2–1 Series victory.

ODI CricketEdit

The first ODI Match was played in the stadium during the 1983/84 season when India hosted Pakistan and won the match by four wickets.[10] The match between India and Pakistan on 20 March 1987 was a thriller which ended with the scores tied at 212 in 44 overs. India were declared the victors because they lost fewer wickets (six to Pakistan's seven).[11]

In one of the great matches played during the 1987 Cricket World Cup, David Houghton's 142 fell just short of lifting Zimbabwe to an epic victory. Apart from Houghton and Iain Butchart's 54, all other Zimbabwean batsmen scored single figures as New Zealand won by 3 runs.[12] The Hero Cup encounter (1992) between West Indies and Zimbabwe saw the first day/night match in the stadium. The match was easily won by West Indies. In all, the stadium has hosted seven-day/night matches. In the 1996 Cricket World Cup, the West Indies overhauled Zimbabwe's 151 in just 29.3 overs on their way to a semi-final appearance in the tournament.

In the 1999/00 season, the stadium hosted the 2nd match in the 5-match ODI Series between India and New Zealand. Having suffered a defeat in Rajkot, India lost Sourav Ganguly in the second over (run-out) as a straight drive from Sachin richoched off Shayne O'Connor's fingers into the non-striker's stumps. Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar then put on a world-record 331 run partnership off 46.2 overs as India amassed on 376 runs and easily won the match by 174 runs.

In the final match played at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium (2003), India played against New Zealand in the TVS Cup encounter that decided the second finalist (Australia already booked its spot). Tendulkar's century and Virender Sehwag's 130 created a platform for Dravid to equal the second fastest fifty by an Indian – 50 off 22 balls as India scored 353 runs and won the match comfortably by 145 runs.

Venue statisticsEdit

Match InformationEdit

Game Type No. of Games
Test Matches 3[13]
ODI 14[14]
Twenty20 0

Test Match statisticsEdit

Category Information
Highest Team Score India (498/4 – Decl. against New Zealand)
Lowest Team Score India (89 All-Out against New Zealand)
Best Batting Performance Polly Umrigar (223 Runs against New Zealand)
Best Bowling Performance Subhash Gupte (7/128 against New Zealand)

The highest scores were made by West Indies, scoring 498–4 in 1959 and 358 all out in 1948. The next highest score was made by New Zealand scoring 326 all out in Test cricket. The most runs scored here was by Polly Umrigar (223 runs), followed by Bert Sutcliffe (154 runs) and John Guy (123 runs). The most wickets taken here was by Erapalli Prasana (8 wickets) by Subhash Gupte (8 wickets)and Dayle Hadlee (7 wickets).

ODI Match statisticsEdit

Category Information
Highest Team Score India (376/2 in 50 Overs against New Zealand)
Lowest Team Score Zimbabwe (99 All Out in 36.3 Overs against West Indies)
Best Batting Performance Sachin Tendulkar (186* Runs against New Zealand)
Best Bowling Performance Manoj Prabhakar (5/35 against Sri Lanka)

The highest scores were made by India, scoring 376–2 in ODIs. The next highest scores were also made by India who scored 353-5 and South Africa who scored 261–7.

The most runs scored here was by Sachin Tendulkar (310 runs), followed by Rahul Dravid (297 runs) and Dave Houghton (164 runs). Anil Kumble (7 wickets), Ajit Agarkar (6 wickets) and Manoj Prabharkar (5 wickets) are the leading wicket-takers on this ground in ODIs.

List of CenturiesEdit

KeyEdit

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Edgbaston.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to the player's team result

Test CenturiesEdit

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 223 Polly Umrigar   India - 1   New Zealand 19 November 1955 Draw[15]
2 118 Vijay Manjrekar   India - 1   New Zealand 19 November 1955 Draw[15]
3 100* A. G. Kripal Singh   India - 1   New Zealand 19 November 1955 Draw[15]
4 102 John Guy   New Zealand - 2   India 19 November 1955 Draw[15]
5 137* Bert Sutcliffe   New Zealand - 3   India 19 November 1955 Draw[15]

One Day InternationalsEdit

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 142 Dave Houghton   Zimbabwe 137 2   New Zealand 10 October 1987 Lost[16]
2 124 Wayne Larkins   England 126 2   Australia 19 October 1989 Draw[17]
3 186* Sachin Tendulkar   India 150 1   New Zealand 8 November 1999 Win[18]
4 153 Rahul Dravid   India 153 1   New Zealand 8 November 1999 Win[18]
5 130 Virender Sehwag   India 134 1   New Zealand 15 November 2003 Win[19]
6 102 Sachin Tendulkar   India 91 1   New Zealand 15 November 2003 Win[19]

List of Five Wicket HaulsEdit

KeyEdit

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
Drawn The match was drawn.

TestsEdit

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Subhash Gupte 19 November 1955   India   New Zealand 2 76.4 128 7 1.66 Drawn[15]
2 E. A. S. Prasanna 15 October 1969   India   New Zealand 1 29 51 5 1.75 Drawn[20]

One DAY InternationalsEdit

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Manoj Prabhakar 18 February 1994   India   Sri Lanka 1 10 35 5 3.50 India won[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium Ground Profile". Retrieved 8 April 2006.
  2. ^ Imam, Syeda (1974). The Untold Charminar. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-81-8475-971-6.
  3. ^ "Polo in its Heyday". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ Raya, Lallana (2002). Legacy of the Nizam's. Vani Prakashan. p. 148. ISBN 9788170551645.
  5. ^ Ramnarayan V. "Memories of Fateh Maidan".
  6. ^ "Lal Bahadur Stadium".
  7. ^ "Fateh Maidan: Test Matches". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Scorecard – India v/s New Zealand 1st Test Match – 1955/56 Season". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  9. ^ "Scorecard – India v/s New Zealand 3rd Test Match – 1988/89 Season". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  10. ^ "Scorecard – India v/s Pakistan 1st ODI Match- 1983/84 Season". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  11. ^ "Scorecard – India v/s Pakistan 3rd ODI Match- 1986/87 Season". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  12. ^ "Scorecard – New Zealand v/s Zimbabwe 4th ODI Match – 1987 Cricket World Cup". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  13. ^ "Match result information of Test Matches played in Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  14. ^ "Match result information of ODI Matches played in Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2007.
  15. ^ a b c d e f "1st Test, New Zealand tour of India at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 19-24 1955". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  16. ^ "4th Match, Reliance World Cup at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 10 1987". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  17. ^ "2nd Match, MRF World Series (Nehru Cup) at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 19 1989". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  18. ^ a b "2nd ODI, New Zealand tour of India at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 8 1999". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  19. ^ a b "9th Match (D/N), TVS Cup (India) at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 15 2003". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  20. ^ "3rd Test, New Zealand tour of India at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 15-20 1969". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  21. ^ "2nd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Hyderabad (Deccan), Feb 18 1994". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

Coordinates: 17°23′57.6″N 78°28′24.0″E / 17.399333°N 78.473333°E / 17.399333; 78.473333

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