Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium

The Punjab Cricket Association Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium (Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬ ਕ੍ਰਿਕੇਟ ਐਸੋਸੀਏਸ਼ਨ ਆਈਐਸ ਬਿੰਦਰਾ ਸਟੇਡੀਅਮ) is a cricket ground located in Mohali, Punjab. It is popularly referred to as the Mohali Stadium. The stadium was built by Geetanshu Kalra from Ambala City and is home to the Punjab team. The construction of the stadium took around 25 crore and 3 years to complete.[1] The stadium has an official capacity of 26,950[2] spectators. The stadium was designed by Ar. Khizir and Associates, Panchkula and constructed by R.S. Construction Company, Chandigarh.[3] PCA stadium is home of Punjab cricket team and Kings XI Punjab (IPL franchisee).

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
PCA
LightsMohali.png
View of stadium
AddressIndia
LocationMohali,
Punjab,
India
OwnerPunjab Cricket Association
Capacity26,001
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
PCA Stadium
Mohali Stadium
Ground information
Establishment1993
TenantsIndian Cricket Team (1993–present)
Punjab cricket team (1993–present)
Kings XI Punjab (2008–present)
End names
Pavilion End
City End
International information
First Test10–14 December 1994:
 India v  West Indies
Last Test26–30 November 2016:
 India v  England
First ODI22 November 1993:
 India v  West Indies
Last ODI10 March 2019:
 India v  Australia
First T20I12 December 2009:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I18 September 2019:
 India v  South Africa
Only WODI21 December 1997:
 England v  Sri Lanka
First WT20I18 March 2016:
 New Zealand v  Ireland
Last WT20I27 March 2016:
 India v  West Indies
As of 18 September 2019
Source: PCA stadium

The floodlights here are unconventional compared to other cricket stadiums, in that the light pillars are very low in height. This is to avoid aircraft from the nearby Chandigarh airport colliding with the light pillars. That is the reason behind the stadium having 16 floodlights. As of December 2019, it has hosted 13 Tests, 25 ODIs and 5 T20Is.

HistoryEdit

The stadium is the 19th Test cricket venue in India. The pitch has a reputation for being lively and supporting pace bowlers, however it had slowed down and assists spin bowling as well. It was inaugurated with a One Day International match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup on 22 November 1993.

The first Test match here was held the following season, between India and West Indies on 10 December 1994. One of the most famous one-day matches on this ground was a thrilling Cricket World Cup semi-final encounter between Australia and West Indies in February 1996. PCA stadium hosted 3 matches of 2011 world cup including the nail biting second Semi-final match between India and Pakistan on 30 March 2011 which was eventually won by India. The match was attended by the Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh of India and Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan, owing to its crucial nature, and as a measure of cricket diplomacy for normalizing relations. The match was won by India.

The First Test of Freedom Trophy 2015 was played in Mohali. During that Test, Indian spinners got the huge support from the pitch and South African batsmen were struggling against Indian bowling line-up. India won that match with huge margin. It was the first instance in Mohali, when spinners got large assistance from pitch.

First T20 Internationals have been played at the ground, when India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in 2009. It also hosted 3 T20I matches of 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

A panorama of the stadium.

PitchEdit

The current pitch curator for the PCA Stadium is Daljit Singh[4] This pitch is the one of the greenest pitches of India and as the outfield is lush green, the ball keeps its shine for a long time and allows the fast bowlers to exploit the conditions at the most. The Mohali pitch is also known to slow down later on and become batting paradise.

Notable eventsEdit

  • Highest individual score in this ground 208* (153) scored by Rohit Sharma on 13 December 2017 in 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka.[5]

Cricket World Cup matchesEdit

It hosted 4 world cup matches. First cricket world cup match hosted at the ground in 1996 (semifinal between Australia and West Indies) and three match of 2011 world cup (including semifinal between India and Pakistan). This stadium also hosted 3 T20 match during 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

1996 Cricket World Cup semifinalEdit

14 March
Scorecard
Australia  
207/8 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
202 (49.3 overs)
Stuart Law 72 (105)
Curtly Ambrose 2/26 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 80 (126)
Shane Warne 4/36 (9 overs)
Australia won by 5 runs
Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: B. C. Cooray and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Shane Warne (Aus)

2011 Cricket World CupEdit

3 March 2011
09:30
Scorecard
South Africa  
351/5 (50 overs)
v
  Netherlands
120 (34.5 overs)
AB de Villiers 134 (98)
Ryan ten Doeschate 3/72 (10 overs)
Wesley Barresi 44 (66)
Imran Tahir 3/19 (6.5 overs)
South Africa won by 231 runs
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (SA)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.

11 March 2011
09:30
Scorecard
West Indies  
275 (50 overs)
v
  Ireland
231 (49 overs)
Devon Smith 107 (133)
Kevin O'Brien 4/71 (9 overs)
Ed Joyce 84 (106)
Sulieman Benn 4/53 (10 overs)
West Indies won by 44 runs
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Shavir Tarapore (Ind)
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard (WI)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.

2011 Cricket World Cup semifinalEdit

30 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  
260/9 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
231 (49.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 85 (115)
Wahab Riaz 5/46 (10 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 56 (76)
Ashish Nehra 2/33 (10 overs)
India won by 29 runs
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat

2016 World Twenty20Edit

22 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand  
180/5 (20 overs)
v
  Pakistan
158/5 (20 overs)
Martin Guptill 80 (48)
Mohammad Sami 2/23 (4 overs)
Sharjeel Khan 47 (25)
Adam Milne 2/25 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 22 runs
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Martin Guptill (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

25 March
15:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
193/4 (20 overs)
v
  Pakistan
172/8 (20 overs)
Steve Smith 61* (43)
Imad Wasim 2/31 (4 overs)
Khalid Latif 46 (41)
James Faulkner 5/28 (4 overs)
Australia won by 21 runs
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: James Faulkner (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

27 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
160/6 (20 overs)
v
  India
161/4 (19.1 overs)
Aaron Finch 43 (34)
Hardik Pandya 2/36 (4 overs)
Virat Kohli 82* (51)
Shane Watson 2/23 (4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

RecordsEdit

Test RecordsEdit

  • Highest Test Total: 630/6d – New Zealand vs. India, 16 October 2003
  • Highest Individual Test Score: 187 – Shikhar Dhawan, India vs. Australia, 14 March 2013
  • Best Test Innings Bowling Figures: 6/27 – Dion Nash, New Zealand vs. India, 10 October 1999

ODI RecordsEdit

  • Highest ODI Total: 392/4 – India vs. Sri Lanka, 13 December 2017
  • Highest Individual ODI Score: 208 – Rohit Sharma, India vs Sri Lanka, 13 December 2017

Twenty20 International RecordsEdit

  • Highest Twenty20 Total: 211/4 – India vs. Sri Lanka, 12 December 2009
  • Best Twenty20 Innings Bowling Figures: 5/27 – James Faulkner, Australia vs. Pakistan, 2016 ICC World Twenty20, 25 March 2016

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 25 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Indian Premier League 2010 Venues". iplt20.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2010.
  3. ^ Basu, Rith (13 July 2008). "Eden makeover". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  4. ^ Punjab Cricket Association Stadium | India | Cricket Grounds | ESPN Cricinfo. Content-uk.cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of India, 2nd ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Mohali, Dec 13, 2017". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 30°41′27.09″N 76°44′14.13″E / 30.6908583°N 76.7372583°E / 30.6908583; 76.7372583