MA Chidambaram Stadium

Mahendra Singh Dhoni batting for India
Facts
Capacity
50000
Location
Chennai, India
Address
Chidambaram Stadium, Victoria Hostel Rd, Chepauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Home to
Chennai Super Kings, India national team, Tamil Nadu
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 759/7 by India vs England – Dec 2016

Lowest score: 83 by India vs England – Jan 1976

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 337/7 by Asia XI vs Africa XI – Jun 2009

Lowest score: 69 by Kenya vs New Zealand – Feb 2011

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 182/4 by India vs West Indies – Nov 2018

Lowest score: 166 by India vs New Zealand – Sep 2012

Stats – IPL matches

Highest score: 246/5 by Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Apr 2010

Lowest score: 70 by Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings – Mar 2019

The highest IPL total in Chennai was scored by the home team against RR in April 2010. Opener Murali Vijay smashed 127 in 56 balls as Chennai made 246 after batting first. The total, which helped them to a 23-run victory at the time, is also the third-highest in IPL history.

 

Chidambaram Stadium Profile:

Chidambaram Stadium is the third oldest in India following its establishment in 1916. Only Kolkata’s Eden Gardens and the Feroz Shaha Kolta Stadium in Delhi are older.

The ground, which is based in Chennai, is named after former BCCI president M.A. Chidambaram but is also known as the Chepauk Stadium.

The first test match to be held at the ground took place in 1934 but it wasn’t until 1952 until India celebrated their first victory there. That came against England. A tied match between India and Australia in 1986 was the second ever in the history of the sport.

Other memorable moments to take place at the stadium include the first-ever game in the Ranji Trophy in 1934 and the site where Sunil Gavaskar hit his 30th Test century to surpass Don Bradman’s record.

It was at the stadium where Rahul Dravid passed the 10,000 Test runs mark and where Sachin Tendulkar scored more runs than any other ground in India.

As well as hosting the India national team, the stadium is home of IPL team Chennai Super Kings and the Tamil Nadu cricket team. The ground has previously been chosen to host matches at three different world cups in 1987, 1996 and 2011.

Spectators at the Chepauk stadium are renowned for their knowledge of the game and sporting behaviour. This was evident when Pakistan were afforded a standing ovation when winning a Test match against India in 1999.

What to look for when betting on matches at Chidambaram Stadium

The pitches at Chidambaram Stadium tend to favour spin bowling, which is something that should be considered when betting on cricket matches played there.

Nine out of the top 10 wicket-takers at the ground are spinners. This should be looked at when having a bet on international games at the ground and particularly when betting in the IPL.

Betting on IPL matches at Chidambaram Stadium

The average first innings score for T20 matches at the ground during 2019 was 174, which will be useful to know when looking to bet on IPL games.

Historically, batting first at the ground has also proven to increase the chances of victory. In the last 10 years the team batting first has won 55 per cent of the time.

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