Captain 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|
|As of June 21 2014
Source: Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Cricinfo
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 Cricket 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. It has also been very lucky for most of the cricketers from India in India, especially Sachin Tendulkar.
It was their fifth win at this level, and their second over a Test nation. Ravindu Shah notching his third fifty in only his fourth one-day international, dominated the first phase of the innings. When he fell for 70 including 50 in boundaries, the score was 93. For once, Kenya built on their sound start.
Maurice Odumbe peppered his 91-ball 83 with five sixes, while Hitesh Modi contributed a run-a-ball fifty. In India's reply, eight batsmen made it to double figures, but none beyond 33. Maurice Odumbe followed his biggest score in one-day internationals with his best bowling, taking three for 14 with his off-spin.
In February 2010, in a match between India and South Africa where 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.
|Team (A)||Team (B)||Winner||Margin||Match Date|
|India||West Indies||West Indies||By 73 runs||1988|
|England||West Indies||West Indies||By 26 runs||1989|
|India||South Africa||India||By 38 runs||1991|
|India||England||India||By 3 wickets||1993|
|India||England||India||By 4 wickets||1993|
|India||West Indies||India||By 5 wickets||1996|
|Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||By 30 runs||1997|
|India||Kenya||Kenya||By 69 runs||1998|
|India||New Zealand||India||By 14 runs||1999|
|India||Australia||India||By 37 runs||2003|
|India||Pakistan||India||By 6 wickets||2007|
|India||South Africa||India||By 153 runs||2010|
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