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Nehru Stadium, Indore

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Nehru Stadium
Ground information
LocationIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
OwnerIndore Municipal Corporation
OperatorIndore Municipal Corporation
Last used2001
End names
International information
First ODI1 December, 1983:
 India v  West Indies
Last ODI31 March, 2001:
 India v  Australia
First WODI21 February 1985:
 India v  New Zealand
Last WODI17 December 1997:
 India v  New Zealand
As of 9 December 2019
Source: Nehru Stadium, ESPNcricinfo

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium located in Indore, India, is a multi-purpose stadium used for cricket, football, Kho Kho, and basketball with a capacity for 25,000 people.

However, all the international as well as national cricket matches take place at the "Holkar Stadium which is situated at Race Course Road, Indore and a plethora of different sports activities take place at the Nehru Stadium which also partly serves as the Headquarters of the Air-Force wing of the Western Command of the National Cadet Corps (India).

Nehru Stadium sports a statue of Col. C.K. Nayudu, Indore's favourite son of that era, outside its main entrance as a concession to tradition.

The Vijay Balla ("Victory Bat") made out of concrete with names of the players of the Indian team who won the test series in England (1971) and West Indies (1972)[1] [2] [3]

As of 19 August 2017, it has hosted 9 One Day Internationals (ODIs).


The Stadium attained infamy when an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka on 25 December 1997 was abandoned after the third over of the first innings [4] due to the captains and umpires agreeing that the pitch was too dangerous, to which the match referee concurred. A 25-over exhibition match was held on an adjoining pitch to placate the sell-out crowd of 25,000.

The stadium was subsequently suspended by the ICC from holding matches for two years.[5]

The Stadium hosted its last ODI match on 31 March 2001, where Sachin Tendulkar created history by becoming the first player to reach 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.[6][7]

Holkar Stadium in the same city hosted the last ODI match between India and Australia in September 2017. As of 2020, it is unknown if Nehru Stadium will host another international match.

In July 2023, it was announced that a modern sports complex would replace the stadium. The new complex, costing around INR 300 crore, will offer a comprehensive range of outdoor and indoor sports facilities. The decision to replace the stadium comes due to its deteriorating condition.[8][9]

One Day International cricket

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  West Indies West Indies By 8 wickets 1983
 India  Australia Australia By 6 wickets 1984
 India  Pakistan Pakistan By 3 wickets 1987
 Australia  New Zealand Australia By 6 wickets 1987
 India  New Zealand India By 53 Runs 1988
 India  Zimbabwe Tied 1993
 Australia  South Africa South Africa By 7 wickets 1996
 India  Sri Lanka No result 1997
 India  Australia India By 118 runs 2001


The highest score by a team is Indian national cricket team against Australia national cricket team- 299/8 on 31 Mar 2001. The lowest team score is by Sri Lanka national cricket team against Indian national cricket team- 17/1. The leading run scorers in the stadium were Ravi Shastri - 193 runs, Sachin Tendulkar- 163 runs and Gary Kirsten- 105 runs. The leading wicket takers here is Srikanth- 5 wickets.

List of Centuries


  • * 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

One Day Internationals

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 102 Ravi Shastri  India 141 1  Australia 6 October 1984 Lost[10]
2 105* Gary Kirsten  South Africa 134 2  Australia 19 October 1996 Won[11]
3 139 Sachin Tendulkar  India 125 1  Australia 31 March 2001 Won[12]

List of Five Wicket Hauls


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.

One Day Internationals

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Krishnamachari Srikkanth 15 December 1988  India  New Zealand 2 6 32 5 5.33 Won [13]

See also


  1. ^ "Indore's unique tribute to Indian cricket team's achievements - A massive bat". 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Throwback: Indore's memorial Vijay Balla erected to honour Indian cricket team's success". 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ "बेहद खास है 45 फुट का यह बल्ला, इसी से निकला था टीम इंडिया की जीत का पहला 'शॉट'". April 2017.
  4. ^ India v Sri Lanka
  5. ^ Madugalle more or less satisfied with Indore's Nehru stadium
  6. ^ A special ton because it helped India win
  7. ^ Tendulkar's brilliance sinks the Australians
  8. ^ MP News: Indore’s Nehru Stadium to be Replaced by a State-of-the-Art Sports Facility
  9. ^ इंदौर का 60 वर्ष पुराना नेहरू स्टेडियम टूटेगा, 300 करोड़ की लागत से बनेगा खेल संकुल
  10. ^ "5th ODI, Australia tour of India at Indore, Oct 6 1984". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  11. ^ "2nd Match, Titan Cup at Indore, Oct 19 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "3rd ODI, Australia tour of India at Indore, Mar 31 2001". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  13. ^ "3rd ODI, New Zealand tour of India at Indore, Dec 15 1988". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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