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ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
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ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Pothinamallayya Palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Establishment 2003
Capacity 38,000
Owner Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
Operator Andhra cricket team
Tenants Andhra cricket team
Deccan Chargers (2012)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Indian Cricket Team
End names
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DV Subba Rao End
International information
First ODI April 05, 2005: India v Pakistan
Last ODI November 24, 2013: India v West Indies
As of 24 November 2013
Source: [1]
ACA-VDCA stadium flood light pole at Madhurawada

ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium formerly Andhra Cricket Association-Vishakapatnam District Cricket Association Cricket Stadium or ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Visakhapatnam, India.

The picturesque ACA-VDCA ground, set on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam midst scenic hills, has hosted 5 ODI and a T20I so far apart from hosting IPL matches. The stadium has a two-tier architecture and designed in such a way that view of the match in action is not obstructed regardless of the seating location.

History[edit]

This ground has one of the best batting tracks in the world and a most preferred ground of BCCI to host ODI and other league matches. The stadium is known for the lush green outfield and has one of the most well maintained stadium in the country.

The second ODI of the series between India and Pakistan in 2005. But on the evidence of that game, in which over 650 runs were scored, the playing strip is one of the best batting pitches in the country, hard and true and perfect for hitting through the line, as the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni proved while flaying the Pakistan attack on the way to 148.

The grass was specially brought from the Caribbean. In addition to this the stadium has the countries best water drainage facilities. The ACA president Ganga Raju recently stated that the stadium may be awarded test status during the next domestic season of Team India.

The stadium currently seats 38,000, although there are plans to increase its capacity to 50,000 with the addition of more tiers to the stands. These additions might, however, block the view of the hills and the pleasant breeze allowed into the ground by the low-lying stands, which currently give it a pleasant air far from the hothouse atmosphere of most Indian grounds.

Ground Profile[edit]

ACA-VDCA stadium at Madhurawada

It is currently used mainly for cricket matches. The stadium was built in 2003 and has a capacity of 30,000 seats. It has floodlight facilities to host a D/N match and has one of the best draining facility in India. The stadium has hosted 5 ODI matches, out which 4 were won by India and hence considered as a lucky stadium for Team India. It is located on NH5 near Pothinmallayapalem", a suburb of Visakhapatnam.

This stadium was used as a IPL venue for the Deccan Chargers in 2012. Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to play their first 3 IPL home games at this venue in 2015.

List of international matches played[edit]

Tests[edit]

This venue has not hosted any international Test matches so far , but now got approval to host Test matches.

ODI[edit]

The following is the list of all matches played

Date Tournament Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Full Scorecard
Tuesday, April 5,2005 Bilateral Series  India  Pakistan India 58 runs Scorecard
Saturday, February 17, 2007 Bilateral Series  India  Sri Lanka India 7 wickets Scorecard
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Bilateral Series  India  Australia India 5 wickets Scorecard
Friday, December 2, 2011 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies India 5 wickets Scorecard
Sunday, November 24, 2013 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies West Indies Cricket Board 2 wickets Scorecard

T20[edit]

This venue has hosted a T20 International but the match has been abandoned due to inclement weather. It hosted IPL Matches and being a home venue for Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

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Coordinates: 17°47′50.49″N 83°21′07.00″E / 17.7973583°N 83.3519444°E / 17.7973583; 83.3519444