Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
- This page is about the cricket ground. For the fortress, see Feroz Shah Kotla.
Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium
|Location||Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi|
|Owner||Delhi District Cricket Association|
|Operator||Delhi District Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Indian cricket team
Delhi cricket team
|First Test||10–14 November 1948:
India v West Indies
|Last Test||3–7 December 2015:
India v South Africa
|First ODI||15 September 1982:
India v Sri Lanka
|Last ODI||20 October 2016:
India v New Zealand
|First T20I||23 March 2016:
Afghanistan v England
|Last T20I||30 March 2016:
New Zealand v England
|As of 21 October 2016|
The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is a cricket ground located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It was established in 1883 and is the second oldest international cricket stadium still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. As of 2016, the India national cricket team has been undefeated for over 28 years in Test matches and for over 10 years in ODI matches at this ground. The ground is known for Anil Kumble's 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar's 35th test ton to overcome Sunil Gavaskar to become the batsman with the most international Test centuries and formerly Gavaskar's 29th test ton to equal Don Bradman's tally of 29 centuries.
The first Test match at this venue was played on 10 November 1948 when India took on the West Indies. It is owned and operated by the DDCA (Delhi District Cricket Association). In 1952, playing against Pakistan, Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed were involved in a record tenth wicket stand of 109 runs – a record that still stands. In 1965, S Venkataraghavan, in his debut series, demolished the New Zealand line up with figures of 8 for 72 and 4 for 80. In 1969–70, Bishen Singh Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna combined to spin India to a famous seven wicket win over Australia, the duo picking 18 wickets between themselves. In 1981, Geoff Boycott surpassed Gary Sobers' world record test aggregate. In 1983–84, Sunil Gavaskar scored his 29th century to equal Don Bradman's long standing record for the highest number of hundreds in Test cricket. In 1999–2000, in a match against Pakistan, Anil Kumble took 10 for 74 in fourth inning of a Test Match and became the second person to take 10 wickets in an innings after Jim Laker. In 2005–06, at the same ground, Sachin Tendulkar broke Gavaskar's record of most centuries with his 35th Test century.
On 27 December 2009, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because pitch conditions were classed as unfit to host a match. Based on match referee's report of the match, the ground was banned by ICC for 12 months and returned as one of the venues for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Since 2008 the stadium has been the home venue of the Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League.
Indian cricket team have won 10 test matches here till date.
- Most successful team overall:- India - 10 wins
- Most successful visiting team:- England – 3 wins
- Highest Innings Score : 644/8 by West Indies on 6 February 1959
- Lowest Innings Score : 75 all out by India on 25 November 1987
- Wins Batting First : 5
- Wins Bowling First : 13
- Average Innings Score : 288
- Most Runs : Dilip Vengsarkar (671 runs)
- Highest Individual Score : 230* by Bert Sutcliffe v India on 16 December 1955
- Most Successful Bowler : Anil Kumble (58 wickets)
The highest test score on this ground is by West Indies, who scored 644–8 in 1959 and 631 all out in 1948. The next highest score was made by India scoring 613–7 in 2008. The most runs scored here is by Dilip Vengsarkar (673 runs), followed by Sunil Gavaskar (668 runs) and Sachin Tendulkar (643 runs). The most wickets taken here is by Anil Kumble (58 wickets), followed by Kapil Dev (32 wickets)and Bhagwath Chandresekhar (23 wickets).
The highest ODI score too here is made by West Indies, who scored 330–8 in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The next highest score is made by Pakistan who scored 303–8 in 2005 and Australia who scored 294–3 in 1998. The most ODI runs scored here is by Sachin Tendulkar (300 runs), followed by Mohammed Azharuddin (267 runs) and Ricky Ponting (245 runs). Kemar Roach, Harbhajan Singh and Ajit Agarkar have taken 7 wickets on this ground in ODIs.
Cricket World Cup
The ground was selected to host matches in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Three matches from Group A were scheduled to be played here as well as one semi-final. The first ever Twenty20 International held at the ground was a Group A match between England and Afghanistan.
- Indian record at the Kotla
- Feroz Shah Kotla crickinfo.com
- No International matches in Feroze Shah Kotla until end 2010
- "West Indies tour of India, 5th Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 6-11, 1959". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "West Indies tour of India, 1st Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 25-29, 1987". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "ICC Cricket World Cup, 13th Match, Group B: Netherlands v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 28, 2011". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
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