Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground

Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground also known as Municipal Ground or Racecourse Ground Corporation Ground is located in Rajkot, Gujarat.

Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground
Ground information
LocationRajkot, Saurashtra, India
Establishment1935
Capacity15,000
OwnerRajkot Municipal Corporation
OperatorSaurashtra Cricket Association
TenantsIndian Cricket Team
Saurashtra cricket team
End names
Pavilion End
Airport End
International information
First ODI7 October 1989:
 India v  Australia
Last ODI15 December 2009:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First WODI18 January 2011:
 India v  West Indies
Last WODI19 January 2011:
 India v  West Indies
As of 8 December 2019
Source: ESPNcricinfo

As of 19 August 2017 it has hosted 12 ODIs.

HistoryEdit

Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground is also used for staging first class cricket. It has hosted 86 first class cricket match.[1]

The ground dimensions being comparatively small and the pitch usually is batsman-friendly contributed to some enormous scores in the past. New Zealand scored 349/5 in 2001, India scored 387/5 in 2008 but the best ever was in the Game between India and Sri Lanka on 15 December 2009 when India scored 414 runs (then highest ever in Indian history) but Sri Lanka almost won the contest and ended up with 411/8, just 3 runs short making it only second ODI match in which both team scored more than 400.

Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground was abandoned as an international venue when the Saurashtra Cricket Association built the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in 2008 on the outskirts of the city at Khanderi village on Jamnagar highway, spread over 40 acres (160,000 m2), some 10 km from Rajkot, Gujarat.

This stadium has a spectator capacity of 28,000 and plays host to international and IPL matches. The new stadium is a modern complex which has a cricket ground & stadium, basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton and squash courts, a swimming pool and an indoor stadium.[2][3]

The Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground has since been used only as a venue for First-class and List A matches for the Indian domestic team of Saurashtra.

Ground FactsEdit

  • The highest partnership at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground is 196 by SC Ganguly & Virendar Sehwag for India against West Indies in the 2003/2004 season.
  • The highest score by an individual batsman at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground is 160 by Tillakaratne Dilshan for Sri Lanka against India on 15 December 2009.
  • The highest ODI total at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground is 414/7 by India against Sri Lanka in the 2009 season, it is also the second Highest ODI Score for India until India scored 418/5 against West Indies.
  • The lowest ODI total at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground is 176/9 by West Indies against Sri Lanka in the 1998 season.[4]
  • Most runs scored here were by Virendar Sehwag- 405 runs, Tillakaratne Dilshan 275 runs and Yuvraj Singh- 246 runs.
  • Most wickets were by Venkatesh Prasad and Harbhajan Singh- 6 wickets and RP Singh- 5 wickets.

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 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to the player's team result

One Day InternationalsEdit

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 102 Raman Lamba   India 120 1   Australia 7 October 1986 Lost[5]
2 110* Viv Richards   West Indies 77 2   India 5 January 1988 Won[6]
3 108 Navjot Singh Sidhu   India 132 1   Sri Lanka 15 February 1994 Won[7]
4 120 Nathan Astle   New Zealand 136 1   India 5 November 1999 Won[8]
5 114* Virender Sehwag   India 82 2   West Indies 12 November 2002 Won[9]
6 110 Kumar Sangakkara   Sri Lanka 127 1   India 11 February 2007 Won[10]
7 138* Yuvraj Singh   India 78 1   England 14 November 2008 Won[11]
8 146 Virender Sehwag   India 102 1   Sri Lanka 15 December 2009 Won[12]
9 160 Tillakaratne Dilshan   Sri Lanka 124 2   India 15 December 2009 Lost[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cricket Archive: First class matches played", Retrieved 24 December 2007
  2. ^ "From an article of TOI", Retrieved 24 December 2007
  3. ^ "A article from Projects Monitor", Retrieved 24 December 2007
  4. ^ "Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot Ground Records", Retrieved 13 November 2008
  5. ^ "6th ODI, Australia tour of India at Rajkot, Oct 7 1986". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ "4th ODI, West Indies tour of India at Rajkot, Jan 5 1988". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  7. ^ "1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Rajkot, Feb 15 1994". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  8. ^ "1st ODI, New Zealand tour of India at Rajkot, Nov 5 1999". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  9. ^ "3rd ODI, West Indies tour of India at Rajkot, Nov 12 2002". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ "2nd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Rajkot, Feb 11 2007". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  11. ^ "1st ODI, England tour of India at Rajkot, Nov 14 2008". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ a b "1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Rajkot, Dec 15 2009". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°18′07.24″N 70°47′20.53″E / 22.3020111°N 70.7890361°E / 22.3020111; 70.7890361