Chepauk; Madras Cricket Club Ground
The President of BCCI, and also the President of the TNCA
38,000
Since the 1996 World Cup
Anna Pavilion End, V Pattabhiraman Gate End
Tamil Nadu
23:41, Mon Nov 24, 2014 (UTC +0530)
MA Chidambaram Stadium
 

Records and statistics

India v England - Feb 10-13, 1934 Scorecard
India v Australia - Feb 22-26, 2013 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v Australia - Oct 9, 1987 Scorecard
India v Pakistan - Dec 30, 2012 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v New Zealand - Sep 11, 2012 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The spiritual home of cricket in the state since the start of the Presidency matches in 1916, the MA Chidambaram Stadium, noted for its sporting pitches. Better known as Chepauk, taken from the area of its existence, the first Test played here was in 1933-34 between Douglas Jardine's England and CK Nayudu's India. For long, Test matches at Chepauk were synonymous with the Pongal (Harvest) festival. There have been records galore at this venue. History was made with the first ever Ranji Trophy match played at the venue when AG Ram Singh, with 11 wickets, bowled Madras to victory over Mysore within a day. India recorded their first Test win at the ground in 1951-52 when they defeated England by an innings and eight runs. Sunil Gavaskar notched up his record breaking 30th Test hundred on this ground in 1983-84. The India-Australia encounter in 1986-87 ended in a tie - only the second in the game's long history. The next season, leg spinner Narendra Hirwani claimed the best match analysis by a player on Test debut, finishing with 16 for 136.

But more than the records, what stands out at Chepauk is the atmosphere and the crowd, reputed to be the most knowledgeable and appreciative in the country. This was proved when those present gave a standing ovation to Saeed Anwar after his record breaking 194 against India in the Independence Cup match in 1997 and again when Pakistan won the Test match in 1999. A truly overwhelmed Pakistani team even made a lap of honour in appreciation of the spectators' sporting behaviour.
Natarajan Sriram

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The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India v New Zealand, World Cup warm-up match, Chennai
The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
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South Africa train against the backdrop of the Chidambaram Stadium's towering stands, Chennai, February 11, 2011
South Africa train against the backdrop of the Chidambaram Stadium's towering stands
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The new stands at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, December 15, 2010
The new stands at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
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Security personnel check the stadium with the help of a sniffer dog, Chennai, December 9, 2009
Security personnel check the stadium with the help of a sniffer dog
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