Nahar Singh Stadium

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Nahar Singh Stadium
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Ground information
Location Faridabad, Haryana
Coordinates 28°23′14″N 77°17′45″E / 28.38722°N 77.29583°E / 28.38722; 77.29583Coordinates: 28°23′14″N 77°17′45″E / 28.38722°N 77.29583°E / 28.38722; 77.29583
Establishment 1981
Capacity 25,000
Owner Haryana Cricket Association
Operator Haryana Cricket Association
Tenants Haryana cricket team
International information
First ODI 19 Jan 1988: India v West Indies
Last ODI 31 Mar 2006: India v England

The Nahar Singh Stadium previously known as Mayur Stadium is a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Faridabad.

The ground has seen cavalier innings by Douglas Marillier with sweep shots above the keeper's head to deny India a victory, or most recently, a hard-fought steady knock from Suresh Raina to snatch victory away from England or a spell from Aussie Brad Williams that knocked the stuffing out of the Black Caps.

Kapil Dev's last international outing was at that ground and the pavilion now stands in his recognition. Haryana's Irani Trophy victory came at this venue.

History[edit]

Nahar Singh cricket stadium was built in 1981. In 14 September 1986 the then Chief Minister of Haryana Bhajan Lal sanctioned for the renovation of the stadium immediately.

The first match, a Ranji Trophy game between Haryana and Services was played on 22 November 1982.

In January 1987, a match between Pakistan under-25 versus Indian Board President's XI was played in this stadium.

The first one-day international match was played between India and West Indies. The Indian team was led by Ravi Shastri and the West Indian side by Vivian Richards. West Indies won the match by 4 wickets even though India's Mohinder Amarnath scored an unbeaten century (100*).

In November 1988, a match between New Zealand versus North Zone. This game was a benefit match for Haryana player Sarkar Talwar and spinner Rajinder Goel. Later, three one day international matches were played.

The venue hosted first of three ODIs between India and Zimbabwe for the Charms Cup 1992/93.

In 1994, the venue hosted first of 5 ODIs between India and West Indies. Significantly, this match was the last ODI for all rounder Kapil Dev.

In 1996, this ground hosted a game between Australia and South Africa in the Titan Cup series.

In 2003, New Zealand were dismissed for 97 against Australia in the TVS Cup is the lowest ODI score at this venue.

The venue has also hosted the match between Ranji Winners Delhi and England. This apart, around 50 matches which includes Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and Wills Trophy have been played here.

In October 1992, a match between Rest of India versus Haryana was played and Haryana team led by Kapil Devdefeated Rest of India. The coach of the Haryana side was Sarkar Talwar.

The ground has a capacity of to hold around 25,000 people. There are six center pitches and three practice pitches. There is also a modern pavilion with a suite which can has 200 seats. It also has a commentator box, box for media, press box, President box, Umpire room, health club, restaurant, billiards room, card room, and coffee shop. There is an outdoor tennis court. On the north side 9 stands have been constructed with an office and parking facility for ministers.

In 2007, Haryana Cricket Association took decision to take an international match out of Nahar Singh Stadium to Chandigarh's Sector 16 Stadium. [1]

One Day International cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  West Indies  West Indies By 4 Wickets 1988
 India  Zimbabwe  India BY 67 Runs 1993
 India  West Indies  West Indies By 96 Runs 1994
 Australia  South Africa  South Africa By 2 wickets 1996
 India  South Africa  South Africa By 2 wickets 2000
 India  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe By 1 wickets 2002
 Australia  New Zealand  Australia By 8 wickets 2003
 India  England  India By 4 wickets 2006

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