Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground

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Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground
विदर्भ क्रिकेट असोसीएशन मैदान
VCA India v England 2006.jpg
VCA Ground, Nagpur
Ground information
Location Nagpur
Establishment 1929 (First match recorded)
Capacity 40,000
Owner Vidarbha Cricket Association
Operator Vidarbha Cricket Association
End names
Jaika End
Church End
International information
First Test October 3 1965: India v New Zealand
Last Test March 1 2006: India v England
First ODI January 23 1985: India v England
Last ODI October 14 2007: India v Australia
As of 20 June 2014
Source: Cricinfo

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground was a Test cricket ground in the city of Nagpur.[1]

The ground is known as the VCA Ground and belongs to the Central Zone. The first match was played here in October 1969.

It as been replaced by a new stadium called Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium as an international cricket stadium. It continues to be used by the Vidarbha and Uttar Pradesh cricket teams.

Sunil Gavaskar scored his only one day century here against New Zealand in the 1987 Reliance World Cup.

In 1995, during the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand, a wall in the East Stand collapsed, killing 9 people and injuring 70 others. New Zealand won the match.

History[edit]

The tenth Test venue in the country, the Vidarbha Cricket Association-managed ground, probably the only international venue where you can walk straight into the ground from the road, has always made headlines for various reasons.

Sunil Gavaskar got his only one-day, and World Cup, century here when India won by a huge margin against New Zealand in their final league encounter of the 1987 Reliance World Cup. This is the second best ground for Sachin Tendulkar when it comes to centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has three here after four in Chepauk.

It was a dark hour when in 1995, during the fifth game of the India-New Zealand ODI series, the brickwall at the East stand collapsed and nine people died.

As for the pitch, previously, it was just like any other docile pitch, till the BCCI-appointed pitch committee recommended the re-laying of the wicket in 1999. It took a while for the wicket to assume the true shape that it was designed to.

Also the unique thing about this wicket is the 30-inch deep double-brick layer normally there is a 15-inch brick layer - that facilitates in the extra pace and bounce. Surely, that was the a case when Australia conquered the `final frontier' as they beat India handsomely in the third Test to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The local critics were up-in-arms at how the curator ignored the home team's cause and prepared a fast wicket that helped the opposition fast bowlers. But the curator insisted that he had simply followed the instructions of the pitch panel. Today Nagpur is one of the only grounds to assist genuine fast bowlers in pace and movement and several first-class games in the 2004/05 season ended within three days as the medium-pacers reaped rich rewards.

Records[edit]

Test[edit]

Batting[edit]

Bowling[edit]

One Day International[edit]

Batting[edit]

Bowling[edit]

  • Best bowling in an innings: 6/29, by Patrick Patterson against India in 1987/88.
  • Most runs scored by Sourav Ganguly (398 runs), Rahul Dravid (392 runs) and Sachin Tendulkar (390 runs).

Matches[edit]

ODI[edit]

23 January 1985
Scorecard
England 
240/7 (50 overs)
v
 India
241/7 (47.4 overs)
India won by 3 wickets
24 March 1987
Scorecard
Pakistan 
286/6 (44 overs)
v
 India
245/9 (44 overs)
Pakistan won by 41 runs
31 October 1987
Scorecard
New Zealand 
221/9 (50 overs)
v
 India
224/1 (32.1 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
8 December 1987
Scorecard
West Indies 
203/8 (50 overs)
v
 India
193 (44.4 overs)
West Indies won by 10 runs
30 October 1989
Scorecard
England 
194/7 (30 overs)
v
 Pakistan
195/4 (28.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 6 wickets
1 December 1990
Scorecard
India 
245/5 (45 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
226/7 (45 overs)
India won by 19 runs
26 November 1995
Scorecard
New Zealand 
348/8 (50 overs)
v
 India
249 (39.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 99 runs
1 March 1996
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
154 (45.3 overs)
v
 Australia
158/2 (36 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
22 March 1999
Scorecard
India 
287/4 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
207 (38 overs)
India won by 80 runs
19 March 2000
Scorecard
South Africa 
320/7 (50 overs)
v
 India
310 (48.5 overs)
South Africa won by 10 runs
9 November 2002
Scorecard
India 
279/9 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
280/3 (46.2 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
25 October 2005
Scorecard
India 
350/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
198 (35.4 overs)
India won by 152 runs
22 January 2007
Scorecard
India 
338/3 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
324/8 (50 overs)
India won by 14 runs
14 October 2007
Scorecard
Australia 
317/3 (50 overs)
v
 India
299/7 (50 overs)
Australia won by 18 runs

Tests[edit]

3-8 October 1969
Scorecard
New Zealand 
319 (130 overs) & 214 (105.1 overs)
v
 India
251 (99.2 overs) & 109 (55.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 167 runs
5-10 October 1983
Scorecard
India 
245 (85.3 overs) & 262/8 dec (107 overs)
v
 Pakistan
322 (134.4 overs) & 42/1 (8 overs)
Match drawn
27-31 December 1986
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
204 (59.1 overs) & 141 (48.4 overs)
v
 India
451/6 dec (129.5 overs)
India won by an innings and 106 runs
1-5 December 1994
Scorecard
India 
546/9 dec (155 overs) & 208/7 dec (63.4 overs)
v
 West Indies
428 (153 overs) & 132/5 (62 overs)
Match drawn
26-30 Novembar 1997
Scorecard
India 
485 (155 overs)
v
Match drawn
25-29 November 2000
Scorecard
India 
609/6 dec (155.5 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
382 (120.1 overs) & 503/6 (161 overs)
Match drawn
21-25 February 2002
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
287 (103.5 overs) & 182 (88.4 overs)
v
 India
570/7 dec (184.5 overs)
India won by an innings and 101 runs
26-29 October 2004
Scorecard
Australia 
398 (100.2 overs) & 329/5 dec (98.1 overs)
v
 India
185 (91.5 overs) & 200 (53.3 overs)
Australia won by 342 runs
1-5 March 2006
Scorecard
England 
393 (127.5 overs) & 297/3 dec (87 overs)
v
 India
323 (136.5 overs) & 260/6 (78.2 overs)
Match drawn

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VCA Ground". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°09′26.2″N 79°04′35.5″E / 21.157278°N 79.076528°E / 21.157278; 79.076528