Barabati Stadium

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Barabati Stadium
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Barabati Stadium at Cuttack
Ground information
Location Cuttack, Odisha
Coordinates 20°28′52″N 85°52′7″E / 20.48111°N 85.86861°E / 20.48111; 85.86861Coordinates: 20°28′52″N 85°52′7″E / 20.48111°N 85.86861°E / 20.48111; 85.86861
Establishment 1958
Capacity 45,000[1]
Owner Odisha Cricket Association
Operator Odisha Cricket Association
Tenants Odisha Cricket Team (1958-present)
Odisha Football Team (1958-present)
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers (2010-2012)
Kings XI Punjab (2014)
Kolkata Knight Riders (2014)
End names
Corporate Box End
Pavilion End
International information
First Test 4 - 7 Jan 1987: India v Sri Lanka
Last Test 8 - 12 Nov 1995: India v New Zealand
First ODI 27 Jan 1982: India v England
Last ODI 2 Nov 2014: India v Sri Lanka
As of 4 December 2011
Source: Cricinfo

The Barabati Stadium is an Indian sports stadium located in Cuttack, Odisha. It is a regular venue for international cricket and is the home ground of Odisha cricket team. The stadium is owned and operated by the Odisha Cricket Association. It is also used for Association Football. It hosts Santosh Trophy national football tournament and the state's Odisha First Division League football matches.[2] The Barabati Stadium is one of the oldest grounds in India, having hosted several touring sides – including the MCC, the West Indies team and the Australians - before it hosted its first international match.

The cricket and football venue is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for ODI matches. It is also the current home of the Kings XI Punjab IPL team. The Barabati Stadium is also an alternate venue for home matches Kolkata Knight Riders IPL teams. It was an adopted home venue for former Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers. Barabati Stadium is both the venue for Indian Premier League and Odisha Premier League.

History and Development[edit]

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack hosted only the third One Day International in this country, in January 1982, when India beat England by five wickets to lift the series 2-1. In the first Test match here five seasons later, the Sri Lankans were greeted with an underprepared wicket affording vastly unpredictable bounce. Dilip Vengsarkar, then at the most dizzying heights of his career, made his highest Test score of 166, his fourth century in eight Tests, when no other batsman on either side crossed 60. The Lankans were rolled over twice as India seized an innings and 67-run victory. Kapil Dev bagged his 300th Test victim, bowling Rumesh Ratnayake with a ball that failed to sit up.

The only other Test match here, against New Zealand in 1995-96, was badly affected by rain, affording less than 180 overs of playing time. Narendra Hirwani, on a comeback trail, took 6 for 59 in New Zealand's only innings, the best bowling figures here.

Though it isn’t one of the regular Test venues anymore, it continues to enjoy the status of international venue and hosts One-Day Internationals regularly. India have won one of the two Test matches played here, and have a 9-4 win-loss record in ODIs.

Indoor Hall[edit]

In 2012, Orissa Cricket Association named indoor cricket hall at Barabati Stadium after Sachin Tendulkar.


Horse Gate Entrance to the Barabati Stadium

Match Information:

Game Type No. of Games
Test Matches 2[3]
ODI 19[4]
Twenty20 5

Test Match Statistics:

Category Information
Highest Team Score India (400 All Out against Sri Lanka)
Lowest Team Score Sri Lanka (142 All Out against India)
Best Batting Performance Dilip Vengsarkar (166 Runs against Sri Lanka)
Best Bowling Performance Narendra Hirwani (6/59 against New Zealand)

ODI Match Statistics:

Category Information
Highest Team Score India (363/5 in 50 Overs against Sri Lanka
Lowest Team Score West Indies (113 All Out in 34.2 Overs against Australia
Best Batting Performance Mohammad Azharuddin (153* Runs against Zimbabwe)
Best Bowling Performance Daren Powell (4/27 against India)

List of International Cricket Matches[edit]


The following is the list of all test matches played.[5]

Date Home Team Opponent Result Margin Full Scorecard
4-7 Jan 1987  India  Sri Lanka India Won Inns & 67 runs Scorecard
8-12 Nov 1995  India  New Zealand Drawn N/A Scorecard


Barabati Stadium witness new Records in ODIs.[6] The following is the list of all ODI matches played.[7]

Date Tournament Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Full Scorecard
Wednesday, 27 January 1982 Bilateral Series  India  England India 5 wickets Scorecard
Thursday, 27 December 1984 Bilateral Series  India  England England 1 run Scorecard
Friday, 30 October 1987 Reliance World Cup  Australia  Zimbabwe Australia 70 runs Scorecard
Monday, 12 December 1988 Bilateral Series  India  New Zealand India 5 wickets Scorecard
Sunday, 22 October 1989 MRF World Series (Nehru Cup)  England  Pakistan England 4 wickets Scorecard
Friday, 28 December 1990 Asia Cup  India  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 36 runs Scorecard
Wednesday, 9 November 1994 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies India 8 wickets Scorecard
Sunday, 18 February 1996 Wills World Cup  India  Kenya India 7 wickets Scorecard
Sunday, 27 October 1996 Titan Cup  India  Australia Abandoned No Result Scorecard
Thursday, 9 April 1998 Pepsi Triangular  India  Zimbabwe India 32 runs Scorecard
Saturday, 2 December 2000 Bilateral Series  India  Zimbabwe India 3 wickets Scorecard
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 Bilateral Series  India  England England 16 runs Scorecard
Thursday, 6 November 2003 TVS Cup  India  New Zealand New Zealand 4 wickets Scorecard
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies India 20 runs Scorecard
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 Bilateral Series  India  England India 6 wickets Scorecard
Monday, 21 December 2009 Bilateral Series  India  Sri Lanka India 7 wickets Scorecard
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies India 1 wicket Scorecard
Saturday, 26 October 2013 Bilateral Series  India  Australia Abandoned No Result Scorecard
Sunday, 2 November 2014 Bilateral Series  India  Sri Lanka India 169 runs Scorecard

Twenty 20[edit]

Date Tournament Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Full Scorecard
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies Abandoned No Result Scorecard
Monday, 5 October 2015 Bilateral Series  India  South Africa  South Africa 6 wickets


  • Kapil Dev bagged his 300th test wicket when he bowled Rumesh Ratnayake in January 1987
  • The Stadium hosted matches in both the World Cups hosted in the subcontinent - 1987 Cricket World Cup (Australia beat Zimbabwe by 70 runs)and 1996 Cricket World Cup (India beat Kenya by 7 Wickets)
  • Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja put on an unbroken 275 run partnership against Zimbabwe which was the then highest ODI partnership
    • The above partnership is the current world record for the 4th Wicket in ODI Cricket.[8]
    • The above partnership is currently listed at No. 4 in all-time partnerships for India in ODI Cricket.[9]
    • The partnership is the current world record for any unbroken partnership.[10]
  • The most runs scored here in Test cricket was by India who were all out for 400 in 1987 and 298-8 in 1995. The third highest score was by Sri Lanka who were dismassed for 191 runs in 1987.
  • In Test cricket, the most runs scored here was by Dilip Vengsarkar(166 runs) followed by Kapiul Dev(60 runs) and Sri Lankan Roy Dias(58 runs).

The most wickets were taken by Narendra Hirwani and Maninder Singh(6 wickets each) followed by Sri Lankan Ravi Ratnayeke and Kapil Dev (5 wickets each).

  • In ODIs, the highest score was made by India who scored 301-3 in 1998. The second and third highest scores were made by India who scored 273-4 and England scored 270-4 in the same match in 2008.
  • The most runs scored here was by Sachin Tendulkar(469 runs), followed by Ajay Jadeja (273 runs) and Mohammed Azharuddin (242 runs). The most wickets taken here was by Anil Kumble and Ajit Agarkar (7 wickets each), followed by Zaheer Khan (6 wickets) and Harbhajan Singh (5 wickets).

Cricket World Cup[edit]

Barabati Stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the 1987 Cricket World Cup and 1996 Cricket World Cup. Barabati Stadium also hosted the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup.

Santosh Trophy 2012[edit]

This stadium was the main venue of the 2012 Santosh Trophy football tournament which was won by Services.

See also[edit]