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M A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai




M A Chidambaram Stadium is a famous cricket stadium of Chennai. This stadium was built in memory of M A Chidambaram, the former the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and President of BCCI. The total area of this stadium is 40000 sq m. Earlier known as Chepauk Stadium and Madras Cricket Club Ground, this stadium is built in the year of 1916.



This stadium can accommodate 50000 people at once. The first test match played on this stadium was in 1934 between India and England while the first one-day international was played in 1987 between India and Australia. The stadium has hosted a number of international and domestic matches so far and it will also host a number of group matches in the coming 2011 Cricket World Cup. The details of the matches are given below:
  • 20 February - Time - 9.30, between New Zealand Vs Kenya

  • 6 March - Time - 14.30, between England Vs South Africa

  • 17 March - Time - 14.30, between England Vs West Indies

  • 20 March - Time - 14.30, between India Vs West Indies

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Records at M A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai



M A Chidambaram Stadium has always been associated with a number of great innings and world records. For example, the 1986-87 test cricket match between India and Australia is the second tied test match. Sunil Gavaskar hit 236 not out against West Indies on this ground, which is so far the highest individual score at M A Chidambaram Stadium.

The highest test score of this stadium 319 was hot by Virender Sehwag.The 1997 in the Independence Cup, Saeed Anwar scored a 194 against India. This history of this stadium was much gloried by its wonderful audience. In 1999, when Pakistan team performed brilliantly well, the audience gave a standing ovation to the team. So far, England had scored highest at this stadium, a declared 652 runs against India. Rahul Dravid hit his 10000th Test at this stadium.

World Cup history of M A Chidambaram Stadium



This stadium has hosted a couple of matches in 1987 and 1996 Cricket World Cup. In 1987, two matches took place on this stadium: India Vs Australia and Australia Vs Zimbabwe. In 1999, one match between Australia and New Zealand was organized at this venue.

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Last Updated on 01 April 2011

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