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. The stadium has an official capacity of 26,950 spectators. The stadium was designed by Ar. Khizir and Associates, Panchkula and constructed by R.S. Construction Company, Chandigarh. PCA stadium is home of Punjab cricket team and Kings XI Punjab (IPL franchisee).
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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.
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.
The current pitch curator for the PCA Stadium is Daljit Singh 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.
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
207/8 (50 overs)
202 (49.3 overs)
2011 Cricket World CupEdit
3 March 2011
351/5 (50 overs)
120 (34.5 overs)
- Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.
11 March 2011
275 (50 overs)
231 (49 overs)
- Ireland won the toss and elected to field.
2011 Cricket World Cup semifinalEdit
260/9 (50 overs)
231 (49.5 overs)
- India won the toss and elected to bat
2016 World Twenty20Edit
180/5 (20 overs)
158/5 (20 overs)
- New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
193/4 (20 overs)
172/8 (20 overs)
- Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
- 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
- Highest Test Partnership: 314 (for the 2nd wicket) – Rahul Dravid & Gautam Gambhir, India vs. England, 19 December 2008
- Sachin Tendulkar (767 runs) has scored the most Test runs, followed by Rahul Dravid (735) and Virender Sehwag (645).
- Anil Kumble (36 wickets) has taken the most wickets, followed by Harbhajan Singh (24) and Ravindra Jadeja (18).
- 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
- Best ODI Innings Bowling Figures: 5/21 – Makhaya Ntini, South Africa vs. Pakistan, 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, 27 October 2006
- Highest ODI Partnership: 221 (for the 3rd wicket) – Hashim Amla & AB De Villiers, South Africa vs. Netherlands, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 3 March 2011
- Rohit Sharma (410 runs) has scored the most ODI runs, followed by Sachin Tendulkar (366) and MS Dhoni (363).
- Harbhajan Singh (11 wickets) has taken the most wickets, followed by Glenn McGrath (8) and Saqlain Mushtaq (8).
Twenty20 International RecordsEdit
- Highest Twenty20 Total: 211/4 – India vs. Sri Lanka, 12 December 2009
- Highest Individual Twenty20 Score: 82* – Virat Kohli, India vs. Australia, 2016 ICC World Twenty20, 27 March 2016
- Best Twenty20 Innings Bowling Figures: 5/27 – James Faulkner, Australia vs. Pakistan, 2016 ICC World Twenty20, 25 March 2016
- Highest Twenty20 Partnership: 81 (for the 2nd wicket) – Sanath Jayasuriya & Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka vs. India, 12 December 2009
- Virat Kohli (154 runs) has scored the most runs, followed by Yuvraj Singh (81) and Martin Guptill (80).
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- Official website of Punjab Cricket Association
- Cricinfo- PCA Cricket Stadium
- Cricketarchive statistics for PCA Cricket Stadium