Green Park Stadium

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Green Park
ग्रीन पार्क स्टेडियम
گرین پارک اسٹیڈیم
Green Park Stadium Kanpur.jpg
Green Park Stadium in 2002, River Ganges could be seen at the backyard
Ground information
Location Kanpur, India
Coordinates 26°28′55″N 80°20′52″E / 26.48194°N 80.34778°E / 26.48194; 80.34778Coordinates: 26°28′55″N 80°20′52″E / 26.48194°N 80.34778°E / 26.48194; 80.34778
Establishment 1945
Capacity 45,000[1]
Owner Government of Uttar Pradesh
Operator Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association
Tenants Indian Cricket TeamSachin mishra
Gujarat Lions
Uttar Pradesh cricket team
End names
Mill Pavilion End
Hostel End
International information
First Test 12–14 January 1952:
 India v  England
Last Test 22–26 September 2016:
 India v  New Zealand
First ODI 24 December 1986:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI 11 October 2015:
 India v  South Africa
Team information
UPCA (2009 – present)
As of 22 September 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Green Park Stadium is a 45,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team.[2] The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh that has regularly hosted international cricket matches in both Test and One Day format. The stadium hosted the 500th test played by the Indian team. 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'.[3] 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.


Mahendra Shukla At Green Park Stadium, Kanpur - going out to bat

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[citation needed]. 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.[4] Off-spinner Jasubhai Patel's 14 wickets were instrumental in ensuring India's win.

In 1958/9 Subhash Gupte took nine West Indian wickets in an inning for 102 runs, and had Lance Gibbs – the only batsman he missed – dropped by wicket keeper Naren Tamhane.

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 Pitch at Green park Stadium


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[edit]


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

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
22–26 September 2016  India  New Zealand Won By 197 runs Scorecard

One Day International (ODI)[edit]

The following is the list of all ODI played.[6]

Date Tournament Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Full Scorecard Note
Wednesday, 24 December 1986 Bilateral Series  India  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 117 runs Scorecard
Wednesday, 21 October 1987 Reliance World Cup  Sri Lanka  West Indies West Indies Cricket Board 25 runs Scorecard
Wednesday, 25 October 1989 Nehru Cup  India  England India 6 wickets Scorecard
Sunday, 7 November 1993 Hero Cup  India  Sri Lanka India 7 wickets Scorecard Javagal Srinath 24-5
Sunday, 30 October 1994 Wills World Series  India  West Indies West Indies Cricket Board 46 runs Scorecard
Wednesday, 6 March 1996 Wills World Cup  India  Zimbabwe India 40 runs Scorecard
Tuesday, 7 April 1998 Pepsi Triangular  India  Australia India 6 wickets Scorecard
Monday, 11 December 2000 Bilateral Series  India  Zimbabwe India 9 wickets Scorecard
Monday, 28 January 2002 Bilateral Series  India  England India 8 wickets Scorecard
Friday, 15 April 2005 Bilateral Series  India  Pakistan Pakistan 5 wickets Scorecard
Sunday, 11 November 2007 Bilateral Series  India  Pakistan India 46 runs Scorecard
Thursday, 20 November 2008 Bilateral Series  India  England India 16 runs Scorecard
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies India 5 wickets Scorecard
Sunday,11 October 2015 Gandhi-Mandela Series  India  South Africa South Africa 5 runs SA 303/5; Rohit Sharma 150(133)

See also[edit]