List of international cricket centuries at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

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The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, also known as Chepauk is a cricket ground in Chennai, India. Formerly known as the Madras Cricket Club Ground it now has a capacity of 50,000.[1] The ground has hosted 30 Test matches, the first of these was played in 1934 between India and England.[2] The ground has also staged 12 One Day Internationals (ODIs), the first was played between India and Australia in 1987.[3]

The first Test century scored at the ground was by the Englishman Cyril Walters. Walters's innings of 102 was scored against India in 1934. The Indian Virender Sehwag holds the record for the highest score at the ground, 319 from 304 balls, which was made in 2008 against South Africa. This was Sehwag's second triple century, the only other Test players that have scored 2 triple centuries are Donald Bradman and Brian Lara. The record for the highest score by an overseas player belongs to the Australian Dean Jones who made 210 in 1986. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to have scored 5 Test centuries at the ground. A century in each innings of a match has been achieved twice at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The Sri Lankan Duleep Mendis made 2 innings of 105 against India in 1982 and the Englishman Andrew Strauss scored 123 and 108 in 2008, also against India.[4]

7 ODI centuries have been made at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The first of these was scored by the Australian Geoff Marsh who made 110 in 1987. The Pakistani Saeed Anwar holds the record for the highest ODI scored at the ground with 194, from 146 deliveries against India in 1997. Anwars innings was, at the time, a world record having beating the previous best of 189 not out by Viv Richards. Anwar's record stood until August 2009 when it was equalled by the Zimbabwean Charles Coventry and then, in 2010, beaten by Sachin Tendulkar. The highest score by an Indian batsman at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is 139 not out which was made by MS Dhoni in 2007. At the time Dhoni was playing for an Asian XI against an African XI.[5][6]

Key[edit]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won,[7][8] lost[9][10] or if the match was drawn[11] or tied.[12]

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.[4]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 102 Walters, CyrilCyril Walters  England NR 3  India 10 February 1934 Won
2 109 Rae, AllanAllan Rae  West Indies NR 1  India 27 January 1949 Won
3 160 Stollmeyer, JeffreyJeffrey Stollmeyer  West Indies NR 1  India 27 January 1949 Won
4 111 Roy, PankajPankaj Roy  India NR 2  England 6 February 1952 Won
5 130* Umrigar, PollyPolly Umrigar  India NR 2  England 6 February 1952 Won
6 109 Engineer, FarokhFarokh Engineer  India NR 1  West Indies 13 January 1967 Drawn
7 125 Borde, ChanduChandu Borde  India NR 1  West Indies 13 January 1967 Drawn
8 102 Walters, DougDoug Walters  Australia NR 1  India 24 December 1969 Won
9 124 Viswanath, GundappaGundappa Viswanath (1/2)  India NR 2  West Indies 12 January 1979 Won
10 162 Border, AllanAllan Border (1/2)  Australia 360 1  India 11 September 1979 Drawn
11 100 Hughes, KimKim Hughes  Australia 204 1  India 11 September 1979 Drawn
12 166 Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar (1/3)  India 373 2  Pakistan 15 January 1980 Won
13 222 Viswanath, GundappaGundappa Viswanath (2/2)  India 374 1  England 13 January 1982 Drawn
14 140 Sharma, YashpalYashpal Sharma  India 298 1  England 13 January 1982 Drawn
15 127 Gooch, GrahamGraham Gooch  England 181 2  India 13 January 1982 Drawn
16 105 Mendis, DuleepDuleep Mendis (1/2)  Sri Lanka 123 1  India 17 September 1982 Drawn
17 155 Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar (2/3)  India 293 2  Sri Lanka 17 September 1982 Drawn
18 114* Patil, SandeepSandeep Patil  India NR 2  Sri Lanka 17 September 1982 Drawn
19 105 Mendis, DuleepDuleep Mendis (2/2)  Sri Lanka NR 3  India 17 September 1982 Drawn
20 236* Gavaskar, SunilSunil Gavaskar (3/3)  India 425 2  West Indies 24 December 1983 Drawn
21 201 Fowler, GraemeGraeme Fowler  England 409 2  India 13 January 1985 Won
22 207 Gatting, MikeMike Gatting  England 309 2  India 13 January 1985 Won
23 105 Azharuddin, MohammadMohammad Azharuddin  India 218 3  England 13 January 1985 Lost
24 122 Boon, DavidDavid Boon  Australia 258 1  India 18 September 1986 Tied
25 210 Jones, DeanDean Jones  Australia 330 1  India 18 September 1986 Tied
26 106 Border, AllanAllan Border (2/2)  Australia 172 1  India 18 September 1986 Tied
27 119 Dev, KapilKapil Dev (1/2)  India 138 2  Australia 18 September 1986 Tied
28 101 Mohammad, ShoaibShoaib Mohammad  Pakistan NR 1  India 3 February 1987 Drawn
29 135* Khan, ImranImran Khan  Pakistan 230 1  India 3 February 1987 Drawn
30 123 Srikkanth, KrisKris Srikkanth  India 149 2  Pakistan 3 February 1987 Drawn
31 109 Dev, KapilKapil Dev (2/2)  India 124 1  West Indies 11 January 1988 Won
32 106 Sidhu, NavjotNavjot Sidhu  India 273 1  England 11 February 1993 Won
33 165 Tendulkar, SachinSachin Tendulkar (1/5)  India 296 1  England 11 February 1993 Won
34 117 Lewis, ChrisChris Lewis  England 140 3  India 11 February 1993 Lost
35 155* Tendulkar, SachinSachin Tendulkar (2/5)  India 191 3  Australia 6 March 1998 Won
36 141 Afridi, ShahidShahid Afridi  Pakistan 191 3  India 28 January 1999 Won
37 136 Tendulkar, SachinSachin Tendulkar (3/5)  India 273 4  Pakistan 28 January 1999 Lost
38 203 Hayden, MatthewMatthew Hayden  Australia 320 1  India 18 May 2001 Lost
39 126 Tendulkar, SachinSachin Tendulkar (4/5)  India 230 2  Australia 18 May 2001 Won
40 155 Sehwag, VirenderVirender Sehwag (1/2)  India 221 2  Australia 14 October 2004 Drawn
41 104 Martyn, DamienDamien Martyn  Australia 210 3  India 14 October 2004 Drawn
42 159 Amla, HashimHashim Amla  South Africa 262 1  India 26 March 2008 Drawn
43 319 Sehwag, VirenderVirender Sehwag (2/2)  India 304 2  South Africa 26 March 2008 Drawn
44 111 Dravid, RahulRahul Dravid  India 291 2  South Africa 26 March 2008 Drawn
45 155* McKenzie, NeilNeil McKenzie  South Africa 339 3  India 26 March 2008 Drawn
46 123 Strauss, AndrewAndrew Strauss (1/2)  England 233 1  India 11 December 2008 Lost
47 108 Strauss, AndrewAndrew Strauss (2/2)  England 244 3  India 11 December 2008 Lost
48 108 Collingwood, PaulPaul Collingwood  England 250 3  India 11 December 2008 Lost
49 103* Tendulkar, SachinSachin Tendulkar (5/5)  India 196 4  England 11 December 2008 Won
50 130 Clarke, MichaelMichael Clarke  Australia 246 1  India 22 February 2013 Lost
51 107 Kohli, ViratVirat Kohli  India 206 2  Australia 22 February 2013 Won
52 224 Dhoni, Mahendra SinghMahendra Singh Dhoni  India 265 2  Australia 22 February 2013 Won

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.[5]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 110 Marsh, GeoffGeoff Marsh  Australia 141 1  India 9 October 1987 Won
2 130 Harris, ChrisChris Harris  New Zealand 124 1  Australia 11 March 1996 Lost
3 110 Waugh, MarkMark Waugh  Australia 112 2  New Zealand 11 March 1996 Won
4 194 Anwar, SaeedSaeed Anwar  Pakistan 146 1  India 21 May 1997 Won
5 107 Dravid, RahulRahul Dravid  India 116 2  Pakistan 21 May 1997 Lost
6 107 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene  Asia XI 106 1  Africa XI 10 June 2007 Won
7 139* Dhoni, Mahendra SinghMahendra Singh Dhoni (1/2)  Asia XI 97 1  Africa XI 10 June 2007 Won
8 113 Singh, YuvrajYuvraj Singh  India 123 1  West Indies 20 March 2011 Won
9 104* Tiwary, ManojManoj Tiwary  India 126 1  West Indies 11 December 2011 Won
10 119 Pollard, KieronKieron Pollard  West Indies 110 2  India 11 December 2011 Lost
11 113* Dhoni, Mahendra SinghMahendra Singh Dhoni (2/2)  India 125 1  Pakistan 30 December 2012 Lost
12 101* Jamshed, NasirNasir Jamshed  Pakistan 132 2  India 30 December 2012 Won

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Statsguru: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai / Test matches / Match result list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
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  11. ^ "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Drawn". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
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