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Sawai Mansingh Stadium

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a cricket stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was named after Sawai Man Singh II, the erstwhile ruler of the princely state of Jaipur. It is situated at one corner of the PKMB. The stadium seats 30,000. As of July 2013, the stadium and grounds could be toured using Google Street View. As of 19 Aug, 2017 it has hosted 1 Test and 19 ODIs.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium
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Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Ground information
LocationJaipur(Pink City), Rajasthan, India
Establishment1969
Capacity30,000
OperatorRajasthan Cricket Association
TenantsIndian Cricket Team

Rajasthan cricket team

Rajasthan Royals(2008-15 & 2018-present)
End names
Van Vihar Colony End
Garh Ganesh Temple End
International information
Only Test21 February 1987:
 India v  Pakistan
First ODI2 October 1983:
 India v  Pakistan
Last ODI16 October 2013:
 India v  Australia
As of 13 September 2018
Source: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Cricinfo

HistoryEdit

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium has hosted a solitary Test match, between India and Pakistan, starting in February 1987, when Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq crossed the border to watch the second day's play as part of his "Cricket for Peace" initiative.

The Test was notable for Younis Ahmed's return to the Test fray after an absence of over 17 years and also for Sunil Gavaskar's dismissal to the first ball of the Test match, for the third time in an otherwise illustrious career.

The game sputtered to a draw after the third day's play was abandoned following heavy rain and a controversy over the alleged deposition of sawdust on the wicket which Pakistan objected to.

The stadium's ODI debut had kicked off with a contest between the same two sides on 2 October 1983. Fresh from their World Cup triumph, the Indians comfortably won by four wickets, sporting the same XI that won the World Cup final.

The ground has also hosted two World Cup matches in 1987 and 1996 respectively, the West Indians losing to England in the former and beating Australia in the latter. The last ODI played on the ground is between India and Australia on October 2013 which they won comfortably by just losing one wicket chasing 362 in just 43.3 overs although it was a disgustingly flat wicket which provided nothing for the bowlers in the slightest.

The highest individual score by any batsman on this ground in ODIs is 183 (not out) by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

This is also the venue in which Virat Kohli made the fastest 100 for India in ODIs as India chase total of 359 against Australia which was second highest successful chase in ODIs, after the Johannesburg epic between Australia and South Africa.[1]

Re-developmentEdit

In 2006, the stadium underwent a major renovation at a cost of Rs 400 crore.[2] A world-class cricket academy was built for Rs 7 crore, which has 28 appointed rooms, a gym, a restaurant, 2 conference halls and a swimming pool.[3]

New facilities:

  • Media rooms
  • Galleries
  • 2 new blocks
  • Capacity

MatchesEdit

The first ODI, played at Sawai Mansingh stadium, kicked off with a contest between India and Pakistan in 1983, in which, India won by four wickets. The 1987 Test between India and Pakistan proved to be an instrument of peace, when Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq came over to witness the second day's play as part of his "Cricket for Peace" initiative.

The game, which saw Sunil Gavaskar being dismissed to the first ball of a Test match for the third time in his career, ended in a draw amid a controversy over the alleged deposition of sawdust on the wicket that Pakistan objected.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium has hosted IPL matches for Rajasthan Royals its local team and who won first season.

Royals have been deprived of their home advantage because of the inability of the Rajasthan Cricket Association to acquire requisite state government clearances.

Ground RecordsEdit

  • The highest ODI total at this ground is 362-1 by India against Australia in 2013–14.
  • The lowest ODI total at this ground is 125 by England against India.
  • The highest individual score by any batsman on this ground in ODI is 183 not out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 31 October 2005.
  • The Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is situated in the picturesque state of Rajasthan, India. The stadium has hosted only one Test between India and Pakistan and it has hosted a number of ODIs.
  • This is also the ground where Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar most successful opening pair for India in ODIs opened the innings for the first time.

Latest progressEdit

After announcement of shifting of some Indian Premier League matches in Maharashtra due to a severe drought situation in 2016, the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians opted for this stadium as its home ground as a substitution for Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.[citation needed]

Major TournamentsEdit

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
1 110 Mohammad Azharuddin   India 211 1   Pakistan 21 February 1987 Draw[4]
2 125 Ravi Shastri   India - 1   Pakistan 21 February 1987 Draw[4]
3 114 Rameez Raja   Pakistan 279 2   India 21 February 1987 Draw[4]

One Day InternationalsEdit

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 104 Geoff Marsh   Australia 139 1   India 7 September 1986 Lost[5]
2 111 David Boon   Australia 118 1   India 7 September 1986 Lost[5]
3 102 Krishnamachari Srikkanth   India 104 2   Australia 7 September 1986 Won[5]
4 100* Vinod Kambli   India 149 1   England 18 January 1993 Lost[6]
5 105 Sachin Tendulkar   India 134 1   West Indies 11 November 1994 Won[7]
6 102 Ricky Ponting   Australia 112 1   West Indies 4 March 1996 Lost[8]
7 106 Daryll Cullinan   South Africa 130 1   India 23 October 1996 Won[9]
8 138* Kumar Sangakkara   Sri Lanka 147 1   India 31 October 2005 Lost[10]
9 183* MS Dhoni   India 145 2   Sri Lanka 31 October 2005 Won[10]
10 104* Chris Gayle   West Indies 118 2   Bangladesh 11 October 2006 Won[11]
11 123* Shahriar Nafees   Bangladesh 161 1   Zimbabwe 13 October 2006 Won[12]
12 133* Chris Gayle   West Indies 135 2   South Africa 2 November 2006 Won[13]
13 138* Gautam Gambhir   India 116 2   New Zealand 1 December 2010 Won[14]
14 141* Rohit Sharma   India 123 2   Australia 16 October 2013 Won[15]
15 100* Virat Kohli   India 52 2   Australia 16 October 2013 Won[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "India's fastest ODI ton, and a glut of most expensive spells | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo". espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "www.tehelka.com/story_main18.asp?filename=hub052006Mr_big.asp". tehelka.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | 7days | Who’s this man?". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "3rd Test, Pakistan tour of India at Jaipur, Feb 21-26 1987". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "1st ODI, Australia tour of India at Jaipur, Sep 7 1986". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ "2nd ODI, England tour of India at Jaipur, Jan 18 1993". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  7. ^ "5th ODI, West Indies tour of India at Jaipur, Nov 11 1994". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  8. ^ "26th Match, Wills World Cup at Jaipur, Mar 4 1996". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  9. ^ "4th Match, Titan Cup at Jaipur, Oct 23 1996". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ a b "3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Jaipur, Oct 31 2005". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  11. ^ "4th Qualifying Match (D/N), ICC Champions Trophy at Jaipur, Oct 11 2006". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "5th Qualifying Match (D/N), ICC Champions Trophy at Jaipur, Oct 13 2006". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  13. ^ "2nd Semi Final (D/N), ICC Champions Trophy at Jaipur, Nov 2 2006". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  14. ^ "2nd ODI (D/N), New Zealand tour of India [Nov 2010] at Jaipur, Dec 1 2010". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  15. ^ a b "2nd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of India at Jaipur, Oct 16 2013". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

Coordinates: 26°53′38.51″N 75°48′11.61″E / 26.8940306°N 75.8032250°E / 26.8940306; 75.8032250