Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium
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|Location||Pothinamallayya Palem, Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Owner||Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh|
|Operator||Andhra cricket team|
|Tenants||Indian cricket team|
Andhra cricket team
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|First Test||17–21 November 2016:|
India v England
|Last Test||2–6 October 2019:|
India v South Africa
|First ODI||5 April 2005:|
India v Pakistan
|Last ODI||18 December 2019:|
India v West Indies
|First T20I||8 September 2012:|
India v New Zealand
|Last T20I||24 February 2019:|
India v Australia
|First WODI||24 February 2010:|
India v England
|Last WODI||23 January 2014:|
India v Sri Lanka
|First WT20I||18 March 2012:|
India v Australia
|Last WT20I||28 January 2014:|
India v Sri Lanka
|As of 19 December 2019|
The stadium has two-tiers and was designed to avoid any restricted view seats, eliminating pillars or columns which come in the field of view of spectators in some of the Indian stadiums. The pitch is known as a batsman friendly one.
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Pitch and Outfield
The relatively short ground allows for power hitting. The pitch assists spinners and the ball does not bounce much and hence, batting second is not always beneficial, though dew factor sometimes plays a significant role. In recent matches, team batting second in a T20 match have even struggled to post even 80 runs on the board. The highest ODI Score here is 387 by India against West Indies, 2019.
The stadium hosted its first ODI match against Pakistan, in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his maiden one day international century (148) in 2005. After being given Test status, it hosted its first test match in November 2016, between India and England. India won the match by 246 runs. The Stadium hosted its first T20I in February 2016 between India and Sri Lanka, in Which Ravichandran Ashwin took 4 wickets for 8 runs in his 4 over spell bundling out Sri Lanka for 83.
Stats & Records
- List of international cricket centuries at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadiums
- Matches hosted
- MS Dhoni scored his maiden ODI hundred (148) at this ground when Pakistan toured India in 2005.
- Rohit Sharma scored 159 off 138((17*4,5*6)) balls against West Indies on 18 December 2019, which is the highest individual ODI score (surpassing Virat Kohli) for any batsmen on this ground.
- Rohit Sharma scored his first Test Hundred in his first innings as Test Opener on 3 October 2019, later in the same Test match, Rohit scored another 100 in the second innings. In the same test he smashed 13 sixes, that is the highest total for an individual in a test.
- Mayank Agarwal recorded his maiden Test Hundred and converted it into a double hundred (215) at this ground, which is the highest individual Test score for any batsmen on this ground.
- Highest ODI score posted by a team was 387/5 by India, vs West Indies, 2019.
- Rohit Sharma and K. L. Rahul scored 100's each and recorded 227 runs for the first wicket for India, vs West Indies, 2019.
- First time in an ODI that both captains Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard have been dismissed for a first ball duck, on 18 December 2019.
- Kuldeep Yadav picked up his second ODI hat trick at this ground, vs West Indies, 2019.
List of Centuries
- * denotes that the batsman was not out.
- Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
- Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
- NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
- Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Edgbaston.
- The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
- The column title Result refers to the player's team result
|1||119||Cheteshwar Pujara||India||204||1||England||17 November 2016||Won|
|2||167||Virat Kohli||India||267||1||England||17 November 2016||Won|
|3||176||Rohit Sharma||India||244||1||South Africa||2 October 2019||Won|
|4||215||Mayank Agarwal||India||371||1||South Africa||2 October 2019||Won|
|5||160||Dean Elgar||South Africa||287||1||India||2 October 2019||Lost|
|6||111||Quinton de Kock||South Africa||111||1||India||2 October 2019||Lost|
|7||127||Rohit Sharma||India||149||2||South Africa||2 October 2019||Won|
|No.||Score||Player||Team||Balls||Inns.||Opposing team||Date||Winning team|
|1||148||MS Dhoni||India||123||1||Pakistan||5 April 2005||Won|
|2||107*||Chamara Silva||Sri Lanka||107||1||India||17 February 2007||Lost|
|3||111*||Michael Clarke||Australia||139||1||India||10 October 2010||Lost|
|4||118||Virat Kohli||India||121||2||Australia||10 October 2010||Won|
|5||117||Virat Kohli||India||123||2||West Indies||2 December 2011||Won|
|6||100*||Shikhar Dhawan||India||85||2||Sri Lanka||17 December 2017||Won|
|7||157*||Virat Kohli||India||129||1||West Indies||24 October 2018||Tied|
|8||123*||Shai Hope||West Indies||134||2||India||24 October 2018||Tied|
|9||159||Rohit Sharma||India||138||1||West Indies||18 December 2019||Won|
|10||102||K. L. Rahul||India||104||1||West Indies||18 December 2019||Won|
List of Five Wicket Hauls
|The bowler was man of the match|
|10 or more wickets taken in the match|
|§||One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match|
|Date||Day the Test started or ODI was held|
|Inn||Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken|
|Overs||Number of overs bowled.|
|Runs||Number of runs conceded|
|Wkts||Number of wickets taken|
|Econ||Runs conceded per over|
|Batsmen||Batsmen whose wickets were taken|
|Drawn||The match was drawn.|
|1||Ravichandran Ashwin||17 November 2016||India||England||2||29.5||67||5||2.24||Won |
|2||Ravichandran Ashwin||2 October 2019||India||South Africa||2||46.2||145||7||3.12||Won|
|3||Mohammed Shami||2 October 2019||India||South Africa||4||10.5||35||5||3.23||Won|
One Day Internationals
|1||Amit Mishra||29 October 2016||India||New Zealand||2||6||18||5||3.00||Won|
- Due to water scarcity in Maharashtra during the IPL 2016 season, Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants played 3 games each at this stadium. Visakhapatnam served as a home venue for both the teams.
- Rising Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni [when CSK was facing eviction in 2016 & 2017] scored 22 runs off final over against Axar Patel of Kings XI Punjab on 21 May 2016 to secure one of the highest chases in T20s at this stadium.
- In 2016, Visakhapatnam hosted all 3 international formats in the same year in which India won the T20I, ODI and Test against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and England respectively.
- On 24 October 2018, Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 10,000 ODI runs with 205 innings surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. He achieved this feat during the second ODI against West Indies.
- In 2019, due to the General Elections in India, Visakhapatnam was named as Standby venue for IPL 2019. Even though this stadium has not hosted any group stage matches, it was selected to host the playoffs stage of 2019 Indian Premier League for the first time.
- "Hyderabad to host IPL final on May 12". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
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