M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

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M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
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M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Ground information
Location Bengaluru


Owner Government of Karnataka
Operator Karnataka State Cricket Association
Tenants Karnataka cricket team
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Indian Cricket Team
End names
Pavilion End
International information
First Test 22–27 November 1974:
 India v  West Indies
Last Test 4–8 March 2017:
 India v  Australia
First ODI 26 September 1982:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI 2 November 2013:
 India v  Australia
First T20I 25 December 2012:
 India v  Pakistan
Last T20I 1 February 2017:
 India v  England
As of 7 March 2017
Source: Cricinfo

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Kannada: ಎಂ.ಚಿನ್ನಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣ 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 Bengaluru. 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 38,000[2] 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. The Chinnaswamy stadium is also the first stadium in India, and probably the world, to use solar panels to generate a bulk of the electricity needed to run the stadium. This has been procured as by the "Go Green" initiative of the KSCA.[3][4]

History and development[edit]

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 Bengaluru 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 planned to increase the seating capacity to 70,000, as well as considered constructing a newer cricket stadium with seating capacity of 70,000-80,000. However, none of those plans have materialised as of now. Chinnaswamy Stadium is also the home ground of the Bengaluru franchise team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The stadium was 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 Kannada flag (cultural flag).

The Chinnaswamy Stadium wicket[edit]

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[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches for all editions of the World cups, when India was a host/co-host.

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, Bengaluru, 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, Bengaluru, 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, Bengaluru, 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, Bengaluru, India
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
Player of the match: Collins Obuya (KEN)

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, Bengaluru, India
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba and Billy Bowden
Player of the match: Shane Watson


Test match records[edit]



Team records[edit]

Partnership records[edit]

Highest partnerships[14]
Runs Wicket Players Match Year
324 3rd Younis Khan (267) & Inzamam-ul-Haq (187)  Pakistan vs India 2005
308 3rd Sachin Tendulkar (214) & Murali Vijay (139)  India vs Australia 2010
300 5th Sourav Ganguly (239) & Yuvraj Singh (169)  India vs Pakistan 2007
207 4th Gordon Greenidge (107) & Clive Lloyd (163)  West Indies vs India 1974

All records correct as of 10 November 2015.

One day international match records[edit]

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)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.cricwindow.com/Venues/m-chinnaswamy-bangalore.html
  2. ^ "BCCI". http://www.bcci.tv/venues/4/m-chinnaswamy-stadium. Retrieved 2016-04-16.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Chinnaswamy Stadium's history". TheSportsDB. 
  4. ^ "Chinnaswamy Stadium". Sports24. 
  5. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records/ M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Runs scored". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Runs scored (Non-India)". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Runs scored in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Wickets taken". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Wickets taken (Non-India)". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Wickets taken in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Wickets taken in a match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Team records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Team score". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Team records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Team score (lowest)". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Partnership records / M. Chinnaswamy Stadium / Partnership runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

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