Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
19:54, Wed Oct 18, 2017 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v New Zealand - Aug 19-23, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v India - Dec 17, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Feb 1, 2017 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Kenya v New Zealand - Sep 12, 2007 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Mar 4, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

Little more than a stone's throw from the ocean, Kingsmead is located in humid Durban, home to sandy beaches and surfing. The ground has played host to tests since January 1923 when England and South Africa played to out a draw. In 1939 England and South Africa played a timeless Test, which also ended in a draw when England had to catch the boat home.

Highlights in the history of Kingsmead include South Africa's innings and 129-run demolition of Australia, in February 1970, when Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards, thrashed the Australian bowling to all parts of the ground as they scored 274 and 140 respectively.

The ground certainly has had its highs and lows. South Africa amassed 658 for 9 against West Indies in 2003, but India were skittled for just 66 in 1996. In 2003 Kingsmead staged the World Cup semi-final between India and Kenya.

Kingsmead's easterly location - but within the same timezone as the rest of South Africa - means it is prone to bad light and the humid climate can result in powerful thunderstorms. The ground still incorporates traditional grass banks, as well as towering modern stands. Being in the centre of Durban makes it easily accessible by public transport, or on foot, but parking is limited.

Andrew McGlashan (May 2005)

Fixtures

2017
Thu Oct 19 - Sat Oct 21
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v North West
Sun Oct 22 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
KwaZulu-Natal v North West
Sat Nov 4 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Nelson Mandela Bay Stars
Sat Nov 11 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Bloem City Blazers
Sat Nov 18 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Jo’burg Giants
Tue Nov 21 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Benoni Zalmi
Sat Nov 25 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
KwaZulu-Natal Women v KwaZulu-Natal Inland Women
Thu Nov 30 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Cape Town Knight Riders
Tue Dec 5 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Pretoria Mavericks
Mon Dec 11 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
T20 Global League
Durban Qalanders v Stellenbosch Monarchs
Thu Dec 21 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
2018
Thu Jan 4 - Sat Jan 6
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v Northerns
Sun Jan 7 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
KwaZulu-Natal v Northerns
Fri Jan 12 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Knights
Sat Jan 13 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
KwaZulu-Natal Women v Mpumalanga Women
Fri Jan 19 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Warriors
Thu Jan 25 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Lions
Thu Feb 1 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
1st ODI - South Africa v India
Thu Mar 1 - Mon Mar 5
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
1st Test - South Africa v Australia
Thu Mar 22 - Sat Mar 24
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v Namibia
Sun Mar 25 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
KwaZulu-Natal v Namibia
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Latest Photos

Ground staff bring on the covers at Kingsmead, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day, August 20, 2016
Ground staff bring on the covers at Kingsmead
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The surface at Kingsmead had a smattering of grass, Durban, August 18, 2016
The surface at Kingsmead had a smattering of grass
© Firdose Moonda/ESPNcricinfo
The Kingsmead pitch has quite a green tinge to it, South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Durban, December 7, 2013
The Durban pitch has quite a green tinge to it
© ESPNcricinfo Ltd/Sidharth Monga
A general view of the Kingsmead, South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban, January 12, 2011
Kingsmead's large Indian support base could be seeing a Test match
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