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The Nahar Singh Stadium previously known as Mayur Stadium is a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Faridabad.

Nahar Singh Stadium
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Ground information
LocationFaridabad, Haryana
Coordinates28°23′14″N 77°17′45″E / 28.38722°N 77.29583°E / 28.38722; 77.29583Coordinates: 28°23′14″N 77°17′45″E / 28.38722°N 77.29583°E / 28.38722; 77.29583
Establishment1981
Capacity25,000
OwnerHaryana Cricket Association
OperatorHaryana Cricket Association
TenantsHaryana cricket team
International information
First ODI19 Jan 1988:
 India v  West Indies
Last ODI31 Mar 2006:
 India v  England
As of 21 June 2014
Source: Nahar Singh Stadium, Cricinfo

The ground has seen cavalier innings by Douglas Marillier with sweep shots above the keeper's head to deny India a victory, or most recently, a hard-fought steady knock from Suresh Raina to snatch victory away

Stadium is named after Indian Rebellion of 1857 Nahar Singh. As of 11 Sept, 2018 it has hosted 8 ODIs.

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HistoryEdit

Nahar Singh cricket stadium was built in 1981. On 14 September 1986 the then Chief Minister of Haryana Bhajan Lal sanctioned for the renovation of the stadium immediately.

The first match, a Ranji Trophy game between Haryana and Services was played on 22 November 1982.

In January 1987, a match between Pakistan under-25 versus Indian Board President's XI was played in this stadium.

The first one-day international match was played between India and West Indies. The Indian team was led by Ravi Shastri and the West Indian side by Vivian Richards. West Indies won the match by 4 wickets even though India's Mohinder Amarnath scored an unbeaten century (100*).

In November 1988, a match between New Zealand versus North Zone. This game was a benefit match for Haryana player Sarkar Talwar and spinner Rajinder Goel. Later, three one day international matches were played.

The venue hosted first of three ODIs between India and Zimbabwe for the Charms Cup 1992/93.

In 1994, the venue hosted first of 5 ODIs between India and West Indies. Significantly, this match was the last ODI for all rounder Kapil Dev.

In 1996, this ground hosted a game between Australia and South Africa in the Titan Cup series.

In 2003, New Zealand were dismissed for 97 against Australia in the TVS Cup is the lowest ODI score at this venue.

The venue has also hosted the match between Ranji Winners Delhi and England. This apart, around 50 matches which includes Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and Wills Trophy have been played here.

In October 1992, a match between Rest of India versus Haryana was played and Haryana team led by Kapil Dev defeated Rest of India. The coach of the Haryana side was Sarkar Talwar.

The ground has a capacity of to hold around 25,000 people. There are six center pitches and three practice pitches. There is also a modern pavilion with a suite which can has 200 seats. It also has a commentator box, box for media, press box, President box, Umpire room, health club, restaurant, billiards room, card room, and coffee shop. There is an outdoor tennis court. On the north side 9 stands have been constructed with an office and parking facility for ministers.

In 2007, Haryana Cricket Association took decision to take an international match out of Nahar Singh Stadium to Chandigarh's Sector 16 Stadium.[1]

As of 11 Sept, 2018 it has hosted 8 ODIs.

One Day International cricketEdit

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
  India   West Indies   West Indies By 4 Wickets 1988
  India   Zimbabwe   India BY 67 Runs 1993
  India   West Indies   West Indies By 96 Runs 1994
  Australia   South Africa   South Africa By 2 wickets 1996
  India   South Africa   South Africa By 2 wickets 2000
  India   Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe By 1 wickets 2002
  Australia   New Zealand   Australia By 8 wickets 2003
  India   England   India By 4 wickets 2006

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