M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

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M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Ground information
Location Bengaluru
Establishment 1969
Capacity 35,000[1]
Owner Government of Karnataka
Operator Karnataka State Cricket Association
Tenants Karnataka cricket team
Royal Challengers Bangalore
End names
Pavilion End
International information
First Test 22 – 27 Nov 1974: India v West Indies
Last Test 31 Aug – 4 Sep 2012: India v New Zealand
First ODI 26 Sep 1982: India v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 2 Nov 2013: India v Australia
As of 26 September 2012
Source: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Cricinfo

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, is one of the cricket stadiums of India. Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen's Road, Cubbon and uptown MG Road, this four decade old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore. Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, the ground was later rechristened in tribute to Mr. M. Chinnaswamy, who had served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977–1980. This stadium with a seating capacity of around 36,000 not only regularly hosts Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODI) and other First-class cricket matches, but also other musical and cultural events. The stadium is also the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team and the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is owned by the Government of Karnataka and has been leased out to the KSCA for a period of 99 years.

History and development

With generous patronage from the Government of Karnataka, the foundation stone of this stadium was laid in 1969 and construction work commenced in 1970. The stadium was first used for First-class cricket matches during the 1972–73 season. It earned Test status during the 1974–75 season when the West Indies toured India.

The first Test played at this stadium was on 22–29 November 1974. Incidentally, this was the debut Test match for the West Indian batting giants Viv Richards and Gordon Greenidge. The West Indians led by Clive Lloyd crushed M. A. K. Pataudi's Indian team by a massive margin of 256 runs. India registered their first Test win on this ground against the touring English team led by Tony Greig in 1976–77. The first ODI match at this venue was played on 6 September 1982. India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in that match.

Floodlights were first installed at this stadium for the 1996 Wills World Cup. The first match played here under lights was the quarter-final clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on 9 March 1996 in which India defeated Pakistan by 39 runs in a thrilling encounter. In 2007, 3rd Test Match between India Vs Pakistan, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh lead a 300 run partnership fightback from 61/4 breaking several records. India's 365/5 at stumps was the highest 1st day score in whole of India. The 300 run partnership was the highest partnership at the stadium and the highest left-hander batsmen partnership. Sourav Ganguly's 239 is the highest left-hander score.

After the BCCI chose Bangalore as the centre for the National Cricket Academy in 2000, many budding cricketers have passed out of the Academy housed on this ground. This stadium also served as venue for the 1996 Miss World pageant. The KSCA now plans to increase the seating capacity to 70,000. After the launch of the IPL, it has also become the home ground of the Bangalore franchise team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The stadium was also given a facelift for the first season of the IPL. It was painted in red and yellow, the team colours of the Royal Challengers and also the colours of the Karnataka flag.

The Chinnaswamy Stadium wicket

The cricket pitch at this stadium is seen to be typical – it rarely follows the 'turning track' axiom, which is followed by all other international-level cricket pitches in India. Of late, the Chinnaswamy stadium cricket pitch is said to be bouncy and pacy, which is something unprecedented in the history of Indian cricket. The 2012 season's Ranji Trophy matches, the India-New Zealand Test and the India-Pakistan T20 International matches saw fast bowlers grab significant number of wickets.

In the T20 International played here on 25 December 2012, Pakistan's left arm fast bowler, debutant Mohammad Irfan, arguably the tallest cricketer, troubled the Indian top order batsmen, with his pace and disconcerting bounce. In the same match, Indian fast bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar too troubled the Pakistani top order in his debut match, finishing with bowling figures of 3 for 9 in his allotted four overs. Though, India lost the match by five wickets.

Panoramic view of Chinnaswamy Stadium under lights.

Cricket World Cups

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches for all the World cups whenever India has hosted the World cups namely

14 October 1987
252/7 (50 overs)
New Zealand
236/8 (50 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 75 (71)
Dipak Patel 3/36 (10 overs)
Ken Rutherford 75 (95)
Maninder Singh 2/40 (10 overs)
India won by 16 runs
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: David Archer and Dickie Bird
Player of the match: Kapil Dev

Quarter final match

9 March 1996
287/8 (50 overs)
248/9 (49 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 93 (115)
Aamer Sohail 55 (46)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/45 (10 overs)
India won by 39 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu
  • Pakistan was fined 1 over for a slow over rate

ICC World Cup 2011, 22nd Match, Group B

6 March 2011
207/10 (47.5 overs)
210/5 (46 overs)
William Porterfield 75 (104)
Yuvraj Singh 5/31 (10 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 50 (75)
Trent Johnston 2/16 (5 overs)
India won by 5 wkts
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Rod Tucker
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh

ICC World Cup 2011, 31st Match, Group A

13 March 2011
324/6 (50 overs)
264/6 (50 overs)
Michael Clarke 93 (80)
Nehemiah Odhiambo 3/57 (10 overs)
Collins Obuya 98 (129)
Shaun Tait 2/49 (8 overs)
Australia won by 60 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Richard Kettleborough
Player of the match: Collins Obuya

ICC World Cup 2011, 35th Match, Group A

16 March 2011
211/10 (45.4 overs)
212/3 (34.5 overs)
Hiral Patel 54 (45)
Brett Lee 4/46 (8.4 overs)
Shane Watson 94 (90)
John Davison 1/29 (4 overs)
Australia won by 7 wkts
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba and Billy Bowden
Player of the match: Shane Watson

Cricket World Cup

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches for all the World cups whenever India has hosted the World cups namely

Date Teams Result Man of the Match
14-Oct-87 India (252/7) New Zealand (236/8) India won by 16 runs Kapil Dev
9-Mar-96 India (287/8) Pakistan (248/9) India won by 39 runs Navjot Singh Sidhu
27-Feb-11[2] India (338) England (338/8) Match Tied Andrew Strauss
2-Mar-11 England (327/8) Ireland (329/7) Ireland won by 3 wkts Kevin O'Brien
6-Mar-11 India (210/5) Ireland (207) India won by 5 wkts Yuvraj Singh
13-Mar-11 Australia(324/6) Kenya(264/6) Australia won by 60 runs CO Obuya (Kenya)
16-Mar-11 Canada 211 (45.4 ov) Australia 212/3 (34.5 ov) Australia won by 7 wickets SR Watson (Australia)


List of Test Matches

no Test No 1st Team 2nd Team winner margin toss bat date
1 745 India West Indies West Indies 267 runs won 2nd 22-11-1974
2 794 India England India 140 runs won 1st 28-1-1977
3 837 India West Indies draw - lost 2nd 15-12-1978
4 856 India Australia draw - lost 2nd 19-9-1979
5 861 India Pakistan draw - lost 2nd 21-11-1979
6 912 India England draw - lost 2nd 9-12-1981
7 961 India Pakistan draw - won 1st 14-9-1983
8 1073 India Pakistan Pakistan 16 runs lost 2nd 13-3-1987
9 1107 India New Zealand India 172 runs won 1st 12-11-1988
10 1245 India Sri Lanka India inns & 95 runs won 1st 26-1-1994
11 1308 India New Zealand India 8 wickets lost 2nd 18-10-1995
12 1413 India Australia Australia 8 wickets won 1st 25-3-1998
13 1486 India South Africa South Africa inns & 71 runs won 1st 2-3-2000
14 1578 India England draw - lost 2nd 19-12-2001
15 1713 India Australia Australia 217 runs lost 2nd 6-10-2004
16 1743 India Pakistan Pakistan 168 runs lost 2nd 24-3-2005
17 1852 India Pakistan draw - won 1st 8-12-2007
18 1887 India Australia draw - lost 2nd 9-10-2008
19 1973 India Australia India 7 wickets lost 2nd 9-10-2010
20 2055 India New Zealand India 5 wickets lost 2nd 31-8-2012

Test match records

Highest innings total: India 626/all outIndia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test in Bangalore, 8–12 December 2007. The second highest score was made by Pakistan who were all out for 570 in 2005. The third highest score was made by India again who scored 541–6 against Sri Lanka in 1994.

Highest individual score: 267Younis Khan, Pakistan v India, 24–28 March 2005

Best innings bowling: 7–27Maninder Singh, India v Pakistan, 13–17 March 1987

Most runs were scored by Sachin Tendulkar (869 runs) in this stadium. He is followed by Sunil Gavaskar (600 runs) and Virender Sehwag (513 runs).

Most wickets were taken by Anil Kumble, (41 wickets) in this stadium. He is followed by Harbhajan Singh (30 wickets) and Kapil Dev (27 wickets)

One day international match records

Highest total: 383–6India v Australia 2 November 2013. The second was 347–2Australia v India, the third and fourth highest scores were tied at 338 in the India-England match.

Highest Run Chase : 329–7Ireland scored 329 (in 49.1 overs) against England's 327 runs from 50 overs, 2 March 2011.

Highest individual score: 209 scored by Rohit Sharma

The most runs were scored by Sachin Tendulkar (534 runs) followed by Virender Sehwag (328 runs) and Michael Clarke (239 runs)

The most wickets were taken by Zaheer Khan (14 wickets) followed by Javagal Srinath (10 wickets) and Venkatesh Prasad & Kapil Dev (8 wickets each)


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Coordinates: 12°58′43.7″N 77°35′58.4″E / 12.978806°N 77.599556°E / 12.978806; 77.599556