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ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium
View of the stadium
Ground information
LocationMadhurawada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Establishment2003
Capacity27,500[1]
OwnerSports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
OperatorBCCI
TenantsIndian cricket team
Andhra cricket team
Delhi Capitals
End names
Vizzy End
DV Subba Rao End
International information
First Test17–21 November 2016:
 India v  England
Last Test2–5 February 2024:
 India v  England
First ODI5 April 2005:
 India v  Pakistan
Last ODI19 March 2023:
 India v  Australia
First T20I14 February 2016:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I23 November 2023:
 India v  Australia
First WODI24 February 2010:
 India v  England
Last WODI23 January 2014:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First WT20I18 March 2012:
 India v  Australia
Last WT20I28 January 2014:
 India v  Sri Lanka
As of 5 February 2024
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium (also known as Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Andhra Cricket Association–Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Cricket Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.[2][3] It is primarily used for international cricket matches. The stadium has two-tiers and was designed to avoid any restricted views, eliminating pillars or columns which come in the field of view of spectators. The pitch is known to be batsman-friendly.

Ground profile

The pitch assists spinners and the ball does not bounce much and hence, batting second is not always beneficial, though dew factor sometimes plays a significant role. In recent matches, pitch has been a batting heaven. The highest ODI Score here is 387 by India against West Indies, 2019.

History

The stadium hosted its first ODI match against Pakistan, in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his maiden one day international century (148) in 2005. After being given Test status, it hosted its first test match in November 2016, between India and England. India won the match by 246 runs. The Stadium hosted its first T20I in February 2016 between India and Sri Lanka, in Which Ravichandran Ashwin took 4 wickets for 8 runs in his 4 over spell bundling out Sri Lanka for 83.

The stadium also hosted some IPL matches and was the home ground of Deccan Chargers in 2012 and along with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015 and also with Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants together in 2016 and also with Delhi Capitals in 2024.

Although this Stadium did not host any group stage matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League, it was selected to host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 of the tournament.[4]

Stats & records

  • List of international cricket centuries at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadiums
Matches hosted
Facts
  • MS Dhoni scored his maiden ODI hundred (148) at this ground when Pakistan toured India in 2005.
  • Rohit Sharma scored 159 off 138((17*4,5*6)) balls against West Indies on 18 December 2019, which is the highest individual ODI score for any batsmen on this ground.
  • Rohit Sharma scored his first Test Hundred in his first innings as Test Opener on 3 October 2019, later in the same Test match, Rohit scored another 100 in the second innings. In the same test he smashed 13 sixes, that is the highest total for an individual in a test.
  • Mayank Agarwal recorded his maiden Test Hundred and converted it into a double hundred (215) at this ground, which is the highest individual Test score for any batsmen on this ground.
  • Adam Zampa recorded figures of 6 for 19 for Rising Pune SuperGiant in 2019, the best figures for a spinner in IPL history
  • Highest ODI score posted by a team was 387/5 by India, vs West Indies, 2019.
  • Rohit Sharma and K. L. Rahul scored 100's each and recorded 227 runs for the first wicket for India, vs West Indies, 2019.
  • First time in an ODI that both captains Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard have been dismissed for a first ball duck, on 18 December 2019.
  • Kuldeep Yadav picked up his second ODI hat trick at this ground, vs West Indies, 2019.
  • Josh Inglis scored his maiden T20I century at this ground. He scored 110 of 50 balls and this is the highest individual T20I score for any batsmen on this ground when Australia toured India in 2023
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden double century in Tests at this ground. He scored 209 of 290 balls when England toured India in 2024.

List of centuries

Key

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Edgbaston.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to the player's team result

Tests

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 119 Cheteshwar Pujara  India 204 1  England 17 November 2016 Won[8]
2 167 Virat Kohli  India 267 1  England 17 November 2016 Won[8]
3 176 Rohit Sharma  India 244 1  South Africa 2 October 2019 Won[9]
4 215 Mayank Agarwal  India 371 1  South Africa 2 October 2019 Won[9]
5 160 Dean Elgar  South Africa 287 1  India 2 October 2019 Lost[9]
6 111 Quinton de Kock  South Africa 111 1  India 2 October 2019 Lost[9]
7 127 Rohit Sharma  India 149 2  South Africa 2 October 2019 Won[9]
8 209 Yashasvi Jaiswal  India 290 1  England 2 February 2024 Won[10]
9 104 Shubman Gill  India 147 2  England 2 February 2024 Won[10]

ODIs

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 148 MS Dhoni  India 123 1  Pakistan 5 April 2005 Won[11]
2 107* Chamara Silva  Sri Lanka 107 1  India 17 February 2007 Lost[12]
3 111* Michael Clarke  Australia 139 1  India 10 October 2010 Lost[13]
4 118 Virat Kohli  India 121 2  Australia 10 October 2010 Won[13]
5 117 Virat Kohli  India 123 2  West Indies 2 December 2011 Won[14]
6 100* Shikhar Dhawan  India 85 2  Sri Lanka 17 December 2017 Won[15]
7 157* Virat Kohli  India 129 1  West Indies 24 October 2018 Tied[16]
8 123* Shai Hope  West Indies 134 2  India 24 October 2018 Tied[16]
9 159 Rohit Sharma  India 138 1  West Indies 18 December 2019 Won[17]
10 102 K. L. Rahul  India 104 1  West Indies 18 December 2019 Won[17]

List of five wicket hauls

Key

Symbol Meaning
The bowler was man of the match
10 or more wickets taken in the match
§ One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled.
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Drawn The match was drawn.

Tests

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Ravichandran Ashwin 17 November 2016  India  England 2 29.5 67 5 2.24 Won [8]
2 Ravichandran Ashwin 2 October 2019  India  South Africa 2 46.2 145 7 3.12 Won[9]
3 Mohammed Shami 2 October 2019  India  South Africa 4 10.5 35 5 3.23 Won[9]
4 Jasprit Bumrah 3 February 2024  India  England 2 15.5 45 6 3.23 Won

One Day Internationals

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Amit Mishra 29 October 2016  India  New Zealand 2 6 18 5 3.00 Won[18]

Notable events

  • Due to water scarcity in Maharashtra during the IPL 2016 season, Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants played 3 games each at this stadium. Visakhapatnam served as a home venue for both the teams.
  • Rising Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni [when CSK was facing eviction in 2016 & 2017] scored 22 runs off final over against Axar Patel of Kings XI Punjab on 21 May 2016 to secure one of the highest chases in T20s at this stadium.[19]
  • In 2016, Visakhapatnam hosted all 3 international formats in the same year in which India won the T20I, ODI and Test against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and England respectively.
  • On 24 October 2018, Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 10,000 ODI runs with 205 innings surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. He achieved this feat during the second ODI against West Indies.
  • In 2019, due to the General Elections in India, Visakhapatnam was named as Standby venue for IPL 2019. Even though this stadium has not hosted any group stage matches, it was selected to host the playoffs stage of 2019 Indian Premier League for the first time.
  • In 2024, due to the DDCA expressing inability to host Delhi Capitals home matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium during the initial stage of IPL 2024 season, Visakhapatnam was chosen to host DC's first 2 home matches.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Capacity". 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "ACA-VDCA Stadium". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Cricket Grounds and Academies - List Of ACA Stadiums". Andhra Cricket Association. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Hyderabad to host IPL final on May 12". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Records in IND: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam in Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam / Records / One-Day Internationals / Match results". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam / Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Match results". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "2nd Test, England tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Nov 17-21 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "1st Test, ICC World Test Championship at Visakhapatnam, Oct 2-6 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  10. ^ a b "2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, February 02 - 05, 2024, England tour of India". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2024.
  11. ^ "2nd ODI, Pakistan tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Apr 5 2005". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "4th ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Feb 17 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  13. ^ a b "2nd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of India [Sep-Oct 2010] at Visakhapatnam, Oct 20 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  14. ^ "2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Dec 2 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  15. ^ "3rd ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  16. ^ a b "2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Oct 24 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  17. ^ a b "2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Visakhapatnam, Dec 18 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  18. ^ "5th ODI, New Zealand tour of India at Vishakhapatnam, Oct 29 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  19. ^ "rising-pune-supergiants-vs-kings-xi-punjab-53rd-match-indian-premier-league-2016".

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