Nehru Stadium, Pune

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pune
Nehru Stadium
Ground information
LocationSwargate, Shukrawar Peth, Pune - 411002
Coordinates18°30′08″N 73°51′20″E / 18.50222°N 73.85556°E / 18.50222; 73.85556Coordinates: 18°30′08″N 73°51′20″E / 18.50222°N 73.85556°E / 18.50222; 73.85556
End names
Tilak Road End
Laxmi Road End
International information
First ODI5 December 1984:
 India v  England
Last ODI3 November 2005:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Team information
Maharashtra (1969 – present)
West Zone (1975 – 2001)
As of 2 October 2008

Nehru Stadium, formerly known as Club of Maharashtra Ground, is a multi-purpose stadium in Pune, India. It is mainly used for cricket matches. The stadium was built in 1969 and holds a capacity of 25,000.

The ground is home to Maharashtra Cricket Team who represent the state of Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy.

International Cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted 11 One Day International[1] matches till date including two in the Cricket World Cup (1987 & 1996). The first ever ODI played on this ground was between India and England in 1984. The ground is yet to host a test match.

One of cricket's biggest upsets occurred on this very ground when Kenya beat West Indies in a low scoring encounter in the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

Date Team 1 Team 2 Results Scorecard
5 December 1984  India  England England won by 4 wickets Scorecard
22 March 1987  India  Pakistan Pakistan won by 6 wickets Scorecard
30 October 1987  England  Sri Lanka England won by 8 wickets Scorecard
5 December 1990  India  Sri Lanka India won by 6 wickets Scorecard
25 March 1993  India  Zimbabwe India won by 8 wickets Scorecard
24 November 1995  India  New Zealand India won by 5 wickets Scorecard
29 February 1996  Kenya  West Indies Kenya won by 73 runs Scorecard
30 March 1999  India  Sri Lanka India won by 51 runs Scorecard
28 May 2001  India  Australia Australia won by 8 wickets Scorecard
3 November 2003  Australia  New Zealand Australia won by 2 wickets Scorecard
5 November 2005  India  Sri Lanka India won by 4 wickets Scorecard

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup.

  1. 1987 Cricket World Cup
  2. 1996 Cricket World Cup
1987 Cricket World Cup
  • Sri Lanka v/s England:
30 October 1987
 Sri Lanka
218/7 (50 overs)
219/2 (41.2 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Nehru Stadium, Pune, India
1996 Cricket World Cup
  • Kenya v/s West Indies:
29 February
166 (49.3 overs)
 West Indies
93 (35.2 overs)
Steve Tikolo 29 (50)
Courtney Walsh 3/46 (9 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 19 (48)
Maurice Odumbe 3/15 (10 overs)
Kenya won by 73 runs
Nehru Stadium, Pune, India
Umpires: Khizer Hayat & V.K. Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (Kenya)

The leading run scorers here have been Mike Gatting- 161 runs, Mark Waugh- 133 runs and Chris Cairns- 130 runs. The leading wicket takers here have been Ajit Agarkar- 8 wickets, Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Brad Williams- 5 wickets.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Nehru Stadium, Pune - One-Day Internationals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2007.


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