The Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam is one of the well known Cricket Stadiums in India. The stadium is situated in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Indira Priyadarshini Stadium was formerly known as the Municipal Corporation Vizag Stadium.
This Indian cricket stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators. The stadium is not yet a Test venue, but it has hosted a number of one day matches. The first ODI was held between India and England in December 1988. Indian won by 4 wickets with 22 balls remaining.
This Vishakhapatnam cricket stadium has hosted 5 ODI Matches. The last ODI was played between India and Australia in April 2001. These days ODI matches are not held here instead they are played at the new ACA-VDCA Stadium.
The stadium saw the best all-round individual performance by Kris Srikkanth. India won 2 of the five games played here. The stadium was also the venue of the match between Australia and Kenya during the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
Milestones at Indira Priyadarshini Stadium –
The highest ODI total was made by Australia against India in April 2001. Australia won by 93 runs with a score of 338 runs.
The lowest ODI total was by New Zealand with 196 runs against India in December 1988. India won by 4 wickets with 22 balls remaining.
The most runs were scored by NS Sidhu of India with 138 runs.
The highest number of wickets (5)were taken by K Srikkanth of India .
Vishakhapatnam is well connected to all parts of India. There are regular flights from various cities to Vishakhapatnam Airport from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and others. The National Highway 5 passes through the city. By rail it is connected through the Vishakhapatnam railway station. There are a variety of accommodation choices near the stadium.
Last Updated on 24 August 2012