Captain Roop Singh Stadium

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Captain Roop Singh Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Establishment 1978
Capacity 45,000
Owner Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association
Operator Gwalior Division Cricket Association
Tenants Madhya Pradesh cricket team
End names
Railway end
Pavilion end
International information
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

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.

Ground Profile[edit]

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. Its also been very lucky for most of the cricketers from India in India,[1] especially Sachin Tendulkar.

A pavilion at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium is named after Sachin Tendulkar who made the history by becoming the first cricketer to score a double century in ODI.[2]

Matches hosted[edit]

One Match of the 1996 Cricket World Cup was also played on this ground between India and West Indies.

In May 1998, Kenya beat India by 69 runs in ODI for first time. As Kenya sailed confidently into the final of Coca-Cola Triangular Series.

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.

ODI cricket[edit]

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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Coordinates: 26°12′39″N 78°11′01″E / 26.2107°N 78.1836°E / 26.2107; 78.1836