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Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground
VCA Ground
VCA Ground, Civil Lines, Nagpur
Ground information
LocationNagpur
Establishment1929 (First match recorded)
Capacity40,000
OwnerVidarbha Cricket Association
OperatorVidarbha Cricket Association
End names
Jaika End
Church End
International information
First Test3 October 1965:
 India v  New Zealand
Last Test1 March 2006:
 India v  England
First ODI23 January 1985:
 India v  England
Last ODI14 October 2007:
 India v  Australia
Only WODI18 December 1997:
 Australia v  England
As of 9 December 2019
Source: Cricinfo

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground is a cricket ground located in the city of Nagpur.[1]

The ground is known as the VCA Ground and belongs to the Central Zone. The first match was played here in October 1969. As of 19 August 2017, it has hosted nine Tests and 14 ODIs.

It has been replaced by a new stadium called Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium as an international cricket stadium. It continues to be used by the Vidarbha and Uttar Pradesh cricket teams.

Sunil Gavaskar scored his only one day century here against New Zealand in the 1987 Reliance World Cup.

In 1995, during the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand, a wall in the East Stand collapsed, killing 9 people and injuring 70 others.[2]

History

The tenth Test venue in the country, the Vidarbha Cricket Association-managed ground, probably the only international venue where you can walk straight into the ground from the road, has always made headlines for various reasons.

Chetan Sharma takes the first Cricket World Cup hat-trick in history, with the wickets of Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield in Nagpur. All three were bowled.[3]

Sunil Gavaskar got his only one-day, and World Cup, century here when India won by a huge margin against New Zealand in their final league encounter of the 1987 Reliance World Cup. This is the second best ground for Sachin Tendulkar when it comes to centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has three here after four in Chepauk.

The pitch was just like any other docile pitch, until the BCCI-appointed pitch committee recommended the re-laying of the wicket in 1999. It took a while for the wicket to assume the true shape that it was designed to.

The unique thing about this wicket is the 30-inch deep double-brick layer (normally there is a 15-inch brick layer) which facilitates extra pace and bounce. This was a factor when Australia conquered the 'final frontier' as they beat India handsomely in the third Test to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The local critics were up-in-arms at how the curator ignored the home team's cause and prepared a fast wicket that helped the opposition fast bowlers. But the curator insisted that he had simply followed the instructions of the pitch panel. Today Nagpur is one of the only grounds to assist genuine fast bowlers in pace and movement and several first-class games in the 2004/05 season ended within three days as the medium-pacers reaped rich rewards.

Records

Test

Batting

Bowling

One Day International

Batting

Bowling

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

Test Centuries

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 131 Mohinder Amarnath  India 301 2  Sri Lanka 27 December 1986 Won[4]
2 153 Dilip Vengsarkar  India 2  Sri Lanka 27 December 1986 Won[4]
3 107 Navjot Singh Sidhu  India 231 1  West Indies 1 December 1994 Draw[5]
4 179 Sachin Tendulkar  India 322 1  West Indies 1 December 1994 Draw[5]
5 125* Jimmy Adams  West Indies 312 2  India 1 December 1994 Draw[5]
6 110 Shiv Sunder Das  India 175 1  Zimbabwe 25 November 2000 Draw[6]
7 162 Rahul Dravid  India 301 1  Zimbabwe 25 November 2000 Draw[6]
8 201* Sachin Tendulkar  India 281 1  Zimbabwe 25 November 2000 Draw[6]
9 106* Grant Flower  Zimbabwe 196 2  India 25 November 2000 Draw[6]
10 102 Alistair Campbell  Zimbabwe 186 3  India 25 November 2000 Draw[6]
11 232* Andy Flower  Zimbabwe 444 3  India 25 November 2000 Draw[6]
12 105 Shiv Sunder Das  India 203 2  Zimbabwe 21 February 2002 Won[7]
13 176 Sachin Tendulkar  India 316 2  Zimbabwe 21 February 2002 Won[7]
14 100* Sanjay Bangar  India 155 2  Zimbabwe 21 February 2002 Won[7]
15 114 Damien Martyn  Australia 165 1  India 26 October 2004 Won[8]
16 134* Paul Collingwood  England 252 1  India 1 March 2006 Draw[9]
17 104* Alastair Cook  England 243 3  India 1 March 2006 Draw[9]
18 100 Wasim Jaffer  India 198 4  England 1 March 2006 Won[9]

One Day Internationals

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 103* Sunil Gavaskar  India 88 2  New Zealand 31 October 1987 Won[10]
2 101* Ravi Shastri  India 147 1  Sri Lanka 1 December 1990 Won[11]
3 104 Aravinda de Silva  Sri Lanka 124 2  India 1 December 1990 Lost[11]
4 114 Nathan Astle  New Zealand 128 1  India 26 November 1995 Won[12]
5 130* Saurav Ganguly  India 160 1  Sri Lanka 22 March 1999 Won[13]
6 116 Rahul Dravid  India 118 1  Sri Lanka 22 March 1999 Won[13]
7 103 Chris Gayle  West Indies 116 2  India 9 November 2002 Won[14]
8 149* Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 136 2  India 21 January 2007 Lost[15]
9 107* Andrew Symonds  Australia 88 1  India 14 October 2007 Won[16]

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 Srinivas Venkataraghavan 3 October 1969  India  New Zealand 3 30.1 74 6 2.45 Lost[17]
2 Hedley Howarth 3 October 1969  New Zealand  India 4 23 34 5 1.47 Won[17]
3 Ravi Shastri 5 October 1983  India  Pakistan 2 30.4 75 5 2.44 Drawn[18]
4 Mohammad Nazir 5 October 1983  Pakistan  India 3 50 72 5 1.44 Drawn[18]
5 Shivlal Yadav 27 December 1986  India  Sri Lanka 1 19.1 76 5 3.96 Won[4]
6 Maninder Singh 27 December 1986  India  Sri Lanka 3 17.4 51 7 2.88 Won[4]
7 Carl Hooper 1 December 1994  West Indies  India 1 40 116 5 2.9 Draw[5]
8 Venkatapathy Raju 1 December 1994  India  India 2 50 127 5 2.54 Draw[5]
9 Ravindra Pushpakumara 26 November 1997  Sri Lanka  India 1 32 122 5 3.81 Draw[19]
10 Ray Price 21 February 2002  Zimbabwe  India 2 68 182 5 2.67 Lost[7]
11 Anil Kumble 21 February 2002  India  Zimbabwe 3 37 63 5 1.7 Won[7]
12 Jason Gillespie 26 October 2004  Australia  India 2 22.5 56 5 2.45 Won[8]
13 Matthew Hoggard 1 March 2006  England  India 2 30.5 57 6 1.84 Draw[9]

One Day Internationals

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Patrick Patterson 8 December 1987  West Indies  India 2 9.4 29 6 3.00 Won[20]

See also

References

  1. ^ "VCA Ground". ESPNcricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  2. ^ "20 years after wall collapsed, VCA moved on". TOI (Times of India). Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ India vs New Zealand
  4. ^ a b c d "2nd Test, Sri Lanka tour of India at Nagpur, Dec 27–31 1986". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "2nd Test, West Indies tour of India at Nagpur, Dec 1–5 1994". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "2nd Test, Zimbabwe tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 25–29 2000". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e "1st Test, Zimbabwe tour of India at Nagpur, Feb 21–25 2002". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b "3rd Test, Australia tour of India at Nagpur, Oct 26–29 2004". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d "1st Test, England tour of India at Nagpur, Mar 1–5 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ "24th Match, Reliance World Cup at Nagpur, Oct 31 1987". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  11. ^ a b "1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India at Nagpur, Dec 1 1990". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "5th ODI, New Zealand tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 26 1995". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  13. ^ a b "2nd Match, Pepsi Cup at Nagpur, Mar 22 1999". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  14. ^ "2nd ODI, West Indies tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 9 2002". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  15. ^ "1st ODI, West Indies tour of India at Nagpur, Jan 21 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  16. ^ "6th ODI, Australia tour of India at Nagpur, Oct 14 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  17. ^ a b "2nd Test, New Zealand tour of India at Nagpur, Oct 3–8 1969". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  18. ^ a b "3rd Test, Pakistan tour of India at Nagpur, Oct 5–10 1983". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  19. ^ "2nd Test, Sri Lanka tour of India at Nagpur, Nov 26–30 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  20. ^ "1st ODI, West Indies tour of India at Nagpur, Dec 8 1987". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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