(Last Updated on : 22/05/2013)
While discussing cricket in East India Barabati Stadium in Cuttack is a popular name, apart from Eden Gardens
. This ground is maintained and taken care of by Orissa Cricket Association. This ground is one of the oldest cricket grounds in India which has hosted several international matches. It is well equipped with floodlights and other facilities for hosting international matches.
The stadium only hosted the third ODI in this nation in 1982 in January, when India won a cup against England winning the series 2-1. Five years later the Sri Lankan team was greeted with an unprecedented hard and bouncy track. Dilip Vengsarkar
, who was at the peak of his career, scored 166, his highest test scores in test match. In this very ground Kapil Dev
bagged his 300th test wicket.
Barabati Stadium presently is not one of those regular Test venues but enjoys international status of hosting the ODI matches. It hosts T20 and ODI matches regularly. Team India has won one of the two tests that have been played here, and also has a 9-4 win loss record in ODI matches.
In 2010 season this ground was adopted by the Deccan Chargers
as their home ground. The two matches that this ground hosted here, Chargers came out victorious in all the two matches and Andrew Symonds was adjudged man of the match.
took his 300th wicket in this very ground. This stadium hosted all the world cup matches of 1987, 1996 and 2011. Ajay Jadeja
and Mohammad Azharuddin
put on an unbroken partnership of 275 runs against Zimbabwe.
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