Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
00:01, Sat Oct 01, 2016 (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 New Zealand - Aug 26, 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 Australia - Mar 4, 2016 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

2016
Wed Oct 5 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT
3rd ODI - South Africa v Australia
Thu Oct 27 - Sun Oct 30
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Knights
Sun Nov 13 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Warriors
Wed Nov 16 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Lions
Wed Nov 30 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Titans
Sun Dec 4 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Lions v Warriors
Sun Dec 4 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
Sun Dec 11 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Knights
Thu Dec 15 - Sat Dec 17
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup
Pool A - KwaZulu-Natal v Border
Sun Dec 18 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool A - KwaZulu-Natal v Border
2017
Thu Jan 5 - Sun Jan 8
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Warriors
Thu Jan 19 - Sat Jan 21
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup
Pool A - KwaZulu-Natal v Western Province
Sun Jan 22 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool A - KwaZulu-Natal v Western Province
Wed Feb 1 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
2nd ODI - South Africa v Sri Lanka
Thu Feb 9 - Sun Feb 12
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
Fri Feb 24 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Lions
Fri Mar 10 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Warriors
Sun Mar 19 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Titans
Thu Mar 23 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Knights
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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
A general view of the Kingsmead
© Gallo Images
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
3rd ODI: South Africa v Australia at Durban
Oct 5, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT)
Dolphins v Knights at Durban
Oct 27-30, 2016 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
Dolphins v Warriors at Durban
Nov 13, 2016 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
Dolphins v Lions at Durban
Nov 16, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
Dolphins v Titans at Durban
Nov 30, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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