Nehru Stadium, Pune

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pune
Ground information
Location Pune
Coordinates 18°30′08″N 73°51′20″E / 18.50222°N 73.85556°E / 18.50222; 73.85556Coordinates: 18°30′08″N 73°51′20″E / 18.50222°N 73.85556°E / 18.50222; 73.85556
Establishment 1969
Capacity 25,000
End names
Tilak Road End
Laxmi Road End
International information
First ODI 5 December 1986: India v England
Last ODI 3 November 2005: India v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Maharashtra (1969 – present)
Western Zone (1975 – 2001)
As of 2 October 2008

Nehru Stadium, [1] formerly known as Club of Maharahstra Ground, is a multi-purpose stadium in Pune, India. It is mainly used for cricket matches. The stadium was built in 1969 and holds a capacity of 25,000.

The ground is home to Maharashtra Cricket Team who represent the state of Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy.

International Cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted 11 One Day International[1] matches till date including two in the Cricket World Cup (1987 & 1996). The first ever ODI played on this ground was between India and England in 1984. The ground is yet to host a test match.

One of cricket's biggest upsets occurred on this very ground when Kenya beat West Indies in a low scoring encounter in the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

Date Team 1 Team 2 Results Scorecard
5 December 1984  India  England England won by 4 wickets Scorecard
22 March 1987  India  Pakistan Pakistan won by 6 wickets Scorecard
30 October 1987  England  Sri Lanka England won by 8 wickets Scorecard
5 December 1990  India  Sri Lanka India won by 6 wickets Scorecard
25 March 1993  India  Zimbabwe India won by 8 wickets Scorecard
24 November 1995  India  New Zealand India won by 5 wickets Scorecard
29 February 1996  Kenya  West Indies Kenya won by 73 runs Scorecard
30 March 1999  India  Sri Lanka India won by 51 runs Scorecard
28 May 2001  India  Australia Australia won by 8 wickets Scorecard
3 November 2003  Australia  New Zealand Australia won by 2 wickets Scorecard
5 November 2005  India  Sri Lanka India won by 4 wickets Scorecard

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup.

  1. 1987 Cricket World Cup
  2. 1996 Cricket World Cup
1987 Cricket World Cup
  • Sri Lanka v/s England:
30 October 1987
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
218/7 (50 overs)
v
 England
219/2 (41.2 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Nehru Stadium, Poona, India
1996 Cricket World Cup
  • Kenya v/s West Indies:
29 February
(scorecard)
Kenya 
166 (49.3 overs)
v
 West Indies
93 (35.2 overs)
Steve Tikolo 29 (50)
Courtney Walsh 3/46 (9 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 19 (48)
Maurice Odumbe 3/15 (10 overs)
Kenya won by 73 runs
Nehru Stadium, Poona, India
Umpires: Khizer Hayat & V.K. Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (Kenya)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Nehru Stadium, Pune - One-Day Internationals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 

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