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
11:32, Tue Sep 01, 2015 (UTC +0530)
MA Chidambaram Stadium
 

Records and statistics

India v England - Feb 10-13, 1934 Scorecard
India v Australia - Feb 22-26, 2013 Scorecard
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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
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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

Fixtures

2015
Thu Oct 22 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
4th ODI - India v South Africa
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There was no shortage of attendance at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, India v Australia, A-team tri-series, final, Chennai, August 14, 2015
There was no shortage of attendance at the MA Chidambaram Stadium
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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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MA Chidambaram Stadium general view
MA Chidambaram Stadium general view
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4th ODI: India v South Africa at Chennai
Oct 22, 2015 (13:30 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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