Gandhi Stadium

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Gandhi Stadium
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Ground information
Location Jalandhar, Punjab
Coordinates 31°20′41″N 75°33′38.07″E / 31.34472°N 75.5605750°E / 31.34472; 75.5605750Coordinates: 31°20′41″N 75°33′38.07″E / 31.34472°N 75.5605750°E / 31.34472; 75.5605750
Capacity 16,000
End names
Pavilion End
Stadium End
International information
Only Test 24 September 1983: India v Pakistan
First ODI 20 December 1981: India v England
Last ODI 20 February 1994: India v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Punjab (1952 – 2000)
North Zone (1961 – 1979)

Gandhi Stadium (Punjabi: ਗਾਂਧੀ ਸਟੇਡਿਯਮ) is located in the city of Jalandhar, Punjab and is used for cricket matches. The stadium was built in 1955 and serves as the home ground for two Indian domestic cricket teams: Punjab and North Zone. The stadium hosted a solitary Test Match against Pakistan as well as 3 ODI matches with the host team - India winning both of these matches.

With the advent of Mohali Cricket Stadium outside Chandigarh, it is unlikely that other stadiums in the state of Punjab will get an opportunity to host international cricket matches. The highest score in Test cricket was made by India who scored 374 against Pakistan. The most runs scored were by Anshuman Gaekwad (201 runs), Wasim Raja (125 runs) and Javed Miandad (66 runs). The most wickets taken were by Wasim Raja and Kapil Dev (4 wickets), along with Ravi Shastri (3 wickets). The highest score in ODI cricket was made by West Indies who scored 226 against Pakistan. The most runs scored were Dilip Vengsarkar (88 runs), Richie Richardson (77 runs) and Aamer Malik (77 runs). The most wickets taken were by Venkatapathy Raju (3 wickets), Graham Gooch (2 wickets) and Kapil Dev (2 wickets).

Test cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted following Test matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  Pakistan Drawn 1983

One Day International cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  England  India By 6 Wickets 1981
 Pakistan  West Indies  West Indies By 6 Wickets 1983
 India  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka By 4 Wickets 1994

Test Match Result: Pakistan (337 and 16/0) draw India (374)

ODI Matches Statistics:

Category Information
Highest Team Score West Indies (223/5 in 50 Overs against Pakistan)
Lowest Team Score Sri Lanka (141/6 in 32.5 Overs against India)
Best Batting Performance Richie Richardson (77 Runs against Pakistan)
Best Bowling Performance Venkatapathy Raju (3/19 against Sri Lanka)

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