Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
|Location||Pothinamallayya Palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Owner||Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh|
|Operator||Andhra cricket team|
|Tenants||Andhra cricket team
Deccan Chargers (2012)
Indian Cricket Team
DV Subba Rao End
|First ODI||April 05, 2005: India v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||November 24, 2013: India v West Indies|
|As of 24 November 2013
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.
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.
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.
List of international matches played
This venue has not hosted any international Test matches so far , but now got approval to host Test matches.
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||58 runs||Scorecard|
|Saturday, February 17, 2007||Bilateral Series||India||Sri Lanka||7 wickets||Scorecard|
|Wednesday, October 20, 2010||Bilateral Series||India||Australia||5 wickets||Scorecard|
|Friday, December 2, 2011||Bilateral Series||India||West Indies||5 wickets||Scorecard|
|Sunday, November 24, 2013||Bilateral Series||India||West Indies||2 wickets||Scorecard|
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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