Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium

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Dr. Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy ACA - VDCA International Cricket Stadium(Visakhapatnam)
ACA-VDCA Ground
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ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
Ground information
LocationPothinamallayya Palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Establishment2003
Capacity27,500[1]
OwnerSports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
OperatorAndhra cricket team
TenantsIndian cricket team
Andhra cricket team
End names
Vizzy End
DV Subba Rao End
International information
Only Test17–21 November 2016:
 India v  England
First ODI5 April 2005:
 India v  Pakistan
Last ODI24 October 2018:
 India v  West Indies
First T20I8 September 2012:
 India v  New Zealand
Last T20I14 February 2016:
 India v  Sri Lanka
As of 24 October 2018
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Visakhapatnam Dr. Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Telugu: డా. వై.ఎస్. రాజశేఖర రెడ్డి ఏ.సి.ఏ - వి. డి. సి.ఏ అంతర్జాతీయ క్రికెట్ మైదానం), also known as the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Visakhapatnam, India with a lush green outfield. It is primarily used for Cricket.

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.

Ground profile[edit]

The ACA-VDCA stadium is known for its lush green outfield and is one of the most well maintained stadiums.The grass for the outfield was specially imported from the Caribbean. In addition to this, the stadium has a very good water drainage facility. The stadium currently seats a 38,000 capacity crowd and is primarily used for cricket matches. The stadium has floodlight facilities to host a D/N cricket matches.

Pitch

The pitch assists spinners and the ball doesn't bounce much and hence, batting second is terrible. In recent matches, team batting second have even struggled to post odd 80 runs on the board.

History[edit]

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.

The stadium also hosted IPL matches and was the home ground of Deccan Chargers in 2012 and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015 along with Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians together in 2016.

Stats & Records[edit]

Matches hosted
Facts

Notable Events[edit]

  • 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 23 runs off final over against Axar Patel of Kings XI Punjab on 17 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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capacity".

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°47′51″N 83°21′07″E / 17.7974°N 83.3519°E / 17.7974; 83.3519