M. Chinnaswamy Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is a cricket stadium. It is located in Bangluru, Karnataka. This stadium comes under the major stadium in India. Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen’s Road, and Uptown MG road, this four-decade-old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bengaluru.
The seating capacity of the stadium is 40,000.
With generous patronage from the government of Karnataka, the foundation stone of this stadium was laid in 1969 and construction work commenced in 1970. The stadium was first used for first-class cricket matches during the 1972-73 seasons. It earned test status during the 1974-75 season when the West Indies toured India.
The debut test match played in this stadium was with West Indies in 1974 and saw the emergence of two modern legends of world cricket – Gordon Greenidge and Sir Viv Richards.
How Does The Pitch Play?
Short boundaries and high altitude make the Chinnaswamy stadium a heaven for batters in the limited over formats like Indian Premier League (IPL). Many big scores have been posted and chased down with immense ease.
It is considered as a paradise in the shorter formats. The track tends to help the pacers in test cricket. One of the few Indian grounds to boast of a pitch with plenty of spice, many pacers have loved exhibiting their wares in the five-day version of the game.
Also or formerly known as – Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, Chinnaswamy Stadium
Established – 1969
Capacity – 40,000
Floodlights – Yes
End names – Pavilion End, BEML End
Home team – Karnataka
Curator – Narayan Raju
|Matches Won Batting First||11|
|Matches Won Bowling First||11|
|Average 1st Innings Scores||258|
|Average 2nd Innings Scores||236|
|Highest Total Recorded||383/6 (50) IND VS AUD|
|Lowest Total Recorded||168/10 (42.1) IND VS PAK|
|Highest Score Chased||329/7 (49.1) IRE VS ENG|
|Lowest Score Defended||166/4 (22) IND VS ENG|
|Matches Won Batting First||8|
|Matches Won Bowling First||5|
|Average 1st Innings Scores||357|
|Average 2nd Innings Scores||323|
|Average 3rd Innings Scores||208|
|Average 4th Innings Scores||183|
|Highest Total Recorded||626/10 (150.2) by IND VS PAK|
|Lowest Total Recorded||112/10 (35.4) by AUS VS IND|
|Matches Won Batting First||2|
|Matches Won Bowling First||3|
|Average 1st Innings Scores||151|
|Average 2nd Innings Scores||138|
|Highest Total Recorded||202/6 (20) by Ind vs Eng|
|Lowest Total Recorded||127/10 (16.3) by Eng vs Ind|
|Highest Score Chased||157/7 (18.3) by Aus vs Ban|
|Lowest Score Defended||146/7 (20) by Ind vs Ban|
Interesting Facts You Should Know About M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI double hundred on this ground, a fine 209 against Australia in 2013.
The venue was also the scene of Ireland’s biggest win. They beat England in the 2011 World cup encountered after Kevin O’Brien smashed a 50 ball 100, the fastest hundred in a world cup match.
The M. Chinnaswamy stadium will be using water from a sewage treatment plant for the ongoing IPL season on account of the water crisis in many parts of India.
The stadium hosted one of its most memorable matches just after it installed Floodlights in the 1996 cricket world cup.
The most numbers of run scored by a batsman in this stadium are 534 and the score belongs to none other than Sachin Tendulkar.