Feroz Shah Kotla - Delhi is one of the esteemed international cricket grounds in India as well as famous stadium in the world. Earlier it was a fortress, which was built by Sultan Ferozshah Tughlaq. It was set up as a cricket group in the year of 1883. The total capacity of this stadium 48000.
History of Feroz Shah Kotla
The name of the stadium is derived from its founder, Firuz Shah Tughlaq. Built in 1354 at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, it was earlier used as a fortress. In 1883, this area was established as a cricket stadium. Naval Khanna and Mr Danish Siddiqui built this stadium. The first international test cricket match was played in this stadium in 1948 on November 10. The test match was between West Indies and India.
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World records at Feroz Shah Kotla
As a host of international matches, Feroz Shah Kotla has experienced a number of records and good innings. Some of them are mentioned below:
- India Vs Pakistan 1952 match: Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed partnershiped for 109 runs on tenth wicket stand.
- In 1965, S Venkataraghavan debuted in international cricket and knocked down New Zealand with 8 for 72 and again 4 for 80.
- In 1970, Bishen Singh Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna picked up 18 wickets collectively.
- In 1976, John Lever of England scored a half century on his debut match.
- In 1981, Geoff Boycott broke the world record of test aggregate of Gary Sobers.
- In 1983, Sunil Gavaskar hit his 29th century on the stadium and equaled Don Bradman's aggregate.
- In 1999, Anil Kumble took 10 wickets against Pakistan.
- In 2005, Sachin Tendulkar broke world record of Sunil Gavaskar.
2011 Cricket World Cup Matches in Feroz Shah Kotla - Delhi
- 7 March- Time- 14.30, Match between Kenya Vs Canada
- 24 February, Time- 14.30, Match between South Africa Vs West Indies
- 28 February, Time- 14.30, Match between West Indies Vs Netherlands
- 9 March, 14.30, Match between India Vs Netherlands
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Last Updated on 01 April 2011