Roop Singh Stadium
|Location||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh|
|Owner||Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association|
|Operator||Gwalior Division Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Madhya Pradesh cricket team|
|First ODI||21 January 1988: India v West Indies|
|Last ODI||24 February 2010: India v South Africa|
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, is a cricket ground in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The stadium has hosted 10 ODI matches, the first one was played between India and West Indies on 22 January 1988. The ground has flood lights and has hosted day-night encounters. It can hold 45,000 people at a time. It was originally a hockey stadium named after great Indian hockey player Roop Singh, brother of hockey legend Dhyan Chand.
The stadium's first one-day international was held in 1988, when West Indies beat India by 73 runs, a match in which Narendra Hirwani made his one-day debut. Floodlights were installed in preparation for the 1996 World Cup fixture, also between India and West Indies. The stadium was also the venue for the first and only day-night Ranji Trophy final in 1996. The match was played between Mumbai and Delhi over five days and Mumbai won on the basis of a first-innings lead. The pitch at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium has traditionally favoured the batsmen. In eight of the 10 ODIs, the team batting first has scored over 250 although the ground is yet to have its first 300-plus total.
One Match of the 1996 Cricket World Cup was also played on this ground between India and West Indies. On 24 February 2010 in a match between India and South Africa, India scored 401/3 and Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer ever to score a double century in an ODI, ending on 200 not out. This match was comfortably won by India by 153 runs, where South Africa was bowled out for 248 in 42.5 Overs.