Green Park Stadium
|Owner||Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|Operator||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Indian Cricket Team
Uttar Pradesh cricket team
|As of 2016
Source: Green Park, Cricinfo
Green Park Stadium is a 60,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team. The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh that has hosted many international cricket matches of both Test and One Day format.It also organized 2 Vivo IPL matches in 2016 on 19th and 21st may respectively. It has the biggest physically worked scoreboard in the world. The stadium is situated near the river Ganges and is second largest cricket stadium in India. The stadium was named after British lady Madam Green who used to come here for horse riding.The stadium is nicknamed as 'Billiards Table'. The stadium is also nicknamed as 'Woolmer's Turf' in the memory of late cricket coach and player Bob Woolmer who was born in McRobert Hospital opposite to the stadium.
The Green Park Stadium is named after Madam Green who used to practice Horse-Riding here in 1940's. It is located in Civil Lines area in the north east part of Kanpur city near the banks of the river Ganges, which flows just behind the stadium. This is the only stadium in India where Students Gallery is available. Green Park has the largest manually operated scoreboard in the world. Besides it also has video screens which are used during international matches.
India's first Test win over Australia in December 1959 was at the Green Park ground. It was also the first match to be played on a turf wicket here. Off-spinner Jasubhai Patel's 14 wickets were instrumental in ensuring India's win.
Since 1957 India has lost only twice at Kanpur, to the West Indies on both occasions. When Subhash Gupte’s dream spell was overshadowed by Wes Hall’s 10 wickets in 1958 and later when India’s 1983 world cup euphoria was cut short by Malcolm Marshall’s fearsome bowling. The most runs scored were by Gundappa Vishwanath(776 runs), Sunil Gavaskar(629 runs) and Mohammed Azharuddin(543 runs). The most wickets taken were by Kapil Dev(25 wickets), Anil Kumble(21 wickets) and Harbhajan Singh(20 wickets). The most runs scored were Sachin Tendulkar(314 runs), Vinod kambli(217 runs) and Sourav Ganguly.(208 runs). The most wickets taken were by Javagal Srinath(9 wickets), Ajit Agarkar(8 wickets) and Sourav Ganguly(7 wickets).
The ends are known as the Mill Pavilion End and the Hostel End. These are named after the Elgin Mill and DAV College which are close to the stadium.
The pitch at Green Park has traditionally assisted the spinners and there have been some great performances by the likes of Jasubhai Patel and Subhash Gupte etc.
List of International Cricket Matches
The following is the list of all test matches played.
|Date||Home Team||Opponent||Result||Margin||Full Scorecard|
|12–14 January 1952||India||England||Lost||By 8 wickets||Scorecard|
|12–17 December 1958||India||West Indies||Lost||By 203 runs||Scorecard|
|19–24 December 1959||India||Australia||Won||By 119 runs||Scorecard|
|16–21 December 1960||India||Pakistan||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|1–6 December 1961||India||England||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|15–20 February 1964||India||England||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|15–20 November 1969||India||Australia||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|25–30 January 1973||India||England||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|18–23 November 1976||India||New Zealand||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|2–8 February 1979||India||West Indies||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|2–7 October 1979||India||Australia||Won||By 153 runs||Scorecard|
|25–30 December 1979||India||Pakistan||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|30 January – 4 February 1982||India||England||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|21–25 October 1983||India||West Indies||Lost||By Inns & 83 runs||Scorecard|
|31 January – 5 February 1985||India||England||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|17–22 December 1986||India||Sri Lanka||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|8–12 December 1996||India||South Africa||Won||By 280 runs||Scorecard|
|22–25 October 1999||India||New Zealand||Won||By 8 wickets||Scorecard|
|20–24 November 2004||India||South Africa||Drawn||-||Scorecard|
|11–13 April 2008||India||South Africa||Won||By 8 wickets||Scorecard|
|24–27 November 2009||India||Sri Lanka||Won||By Inns & 144 runs||Scorecard|
One Day International (ODI)
The following is the list of all ODI played.
|Date||Tournament||Team 1||Team 2||Winner||Margin||Full Scorecard||Note|
|Wednesday, 24 December 1986||Bilateral Series||India||Sri Lanka||117 runs||Scorecard|
|Wednesday, 21 October 1987||Reliance World Cup||Sri Lanka||West Indies||25 runs||Scorecard|
|Wednesday, 25 October 1989||Nehru Cup||India||England||6 wickets||Scorecard|
|Sunday, 7 November 1993||Hero Cup||India||Sri Lanka||7 wickets||Scorecard||Javagal Srinath 24-5|
|Sunday, 30 October 1994||Wills World Series||India||West Indies||46 runs||Scorecard|
|Wednesday, 6 March 1996||Wills World Cup||India||Zimbabwe||40 runs||Scorecard|
|Tuesday, 7 April 1998||Pepsi Triangular||India||Australia||6 wickets||Scorecard|
|Monday, 11 December 2000||Bilateral Series||India||Zimbabwe||9 wickets||Scorecard|
|Monday, 28 January 2002||Bilateral Series||India||England||8 wickets||Scorecard|
|Friday, 15 April 2005||Bilateral Series||India||Pakistan||5 wickets||Scorecard|
|Sunday, 11 November 2007||Bilateral Series||India||Pakistan||46 runs||Scorecard|
|Thursday, 20 November 2008||Bilateral Series||India||England||16 runs||Scorecard|
|Wednesday, 27 November 2013||Bilateral Series||India||West Indies||5 wickets||Scorecard|
|Sunday,11 October 2015||Gandhi-Mandela Series||India||South Africa||5 runs||SA 303/5; Rohit Sharma 150(133)|
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