Nehru Stadium, Indore

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Nehru Stadium
Ground information
Location Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Establishment 1964
Capacity 25,000
Owner Indore Municipal Corporation
Operator Indore Municipal Corporation
Tenants n/a
Last used 2001
End names
International information
First ODI 1 December, 1983:
 India v  West Indies
Last ODI 31 March, 2001:
 India v  Australia
As of 21 June 2014
Source: Nehru Stadium, Cricinfo

Nehru Stadium located in Indore, India, is a cricket, football, Kho Kho and basketball stadium with a capacity for 26,000 people.

However, all the international as well as national cricket matches take place at the "Holkar Stadium which is situated at Race Course Road, Indore and a plethora of different sports activities take place at the Nehru Stadium which also partly serves as the Headquarters of the Air-Force wing of the Western Command of the National Cadet Corps (India).

Nehru Stadium sports a statue of Col. C.K. Nayudu, Indore's favourite son of that era, outside its main entrance as a concession to tradition.

The Vijay Balla ("Victory Bat") made out of concrete with names of the players of the Indian team who won the test series in England (1971) and West Indies (1972)[citation needed]


The Stadium attained infamy when a ODI match between India and Sri Lanka on 25 December 1997 was abandoned after the third over of the first innings.[1]

The game was abandoned because the captains and umpires felt that the pitch was dangerous for the players to play on. The match referee concurred and a 30-over exhibition match was held to placate the restless crowd.

The stadium was suspended by ICC from holding matches for 2 years.[2] The Stadium returned to host one last ODI match on 31 March 2001 where Sachin Tendulkar created history by becoming the first player to reach 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.[3][4]

Holkar Stadium in the same city hosted the last ODI match between India and South Africa in October 2015. It is unknown if Nehru Stadium will ever host another international match.

One Day International cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  West Indies  India By 8 wickets 1983
 India  Australia  India By 6 wickets 1984
 India  Pakistan  India By 3 wickets 1987
 Australia  New Zealand  Australia By 6 wickets 1987
 India  New Zealand  India By 53 Runs 1988
 India  Zimbabwe Tied 1993
 Australia  South Africa  South Africa By 7 wickets 1996
 India  Sri Lanka No Result 1997
 India  Australia  India By 118 runs 2001


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Coordinates: 22°42′33″N 75°52′53″E / 22.70917°N 75.88139°E / 22.70917; 75.88139