Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
19:18, Tue May 05, 2015 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v India - Dec 26-30, 2013 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 West Indies - Jan 16, 2015 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 West Indies - Jan 14, 2015 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

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

2015
Fri Aug 14 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
1st T20I - South Africa v New Zealand
Wed Aug 26 (50 ovs)          
12:30 local | 10:30 GMT
06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT
3rd ODI - South Africa v New Zealand
Fri Oct 16 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Lions
Fri Oct 23 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
Wed Nov 4 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Lions
Sun Nov 8 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Warriors
Wed Nov 18 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Titans
Fri Dec 4 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
Sat Dec 26 - Wed Dec 30
1st Test - South Africa v England
2016
Thu Jan 21 - Sun Jan 24
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
Wed Feb 10 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Warriors
Sat Feb 13 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Titans
Thu Mar 10 - Sun Mar 13
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Titans
Thu Apr 7 - Sun Apr 10
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Knights
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Latest Photos

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
A general view of the Kingsmead
© Gallo Images
The pitch at Kingsmead for the Boxing Day Test between South Africa and India, Durban, December 22, 2010
The pitch at Kingsmead for the Boxing Day Test between South Africa and India
© ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Australian football fans camp at Kingsmead during the World Cup, Durban, June 13, 2010
Australian football fans camp at Kingsmead
© AFP
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
1st T20I: South Africa v New Zealand at Durban
Aug 14, 2015 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: South Africa v New Zealand at Durban
Aug 26, 2015 (12:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Dolphins v Lions at Durban
Oct 16, 2015 (15:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Dolphins v Cape Cobras at Durban
Oct 23, 2015 (15:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Dolphins v Lions at Durban
Nov 4, 2015 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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