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
07:02, Sun Jun 20, 2021 (UTC +0530)
MA Chidambaram Stadium
 

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India v England - Feb 10-13, 1934 Scorecard
India v England - Feb 13-16, 2021 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 West Indies - Dec 15, 2019 Scorecard
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India v New Zealand - Sep 11, 2012 Scorecard
India v West Indies - Nov 11, 2018 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 fans were back at Chepauk for the second Test, India vs England, 2nd Test, Chennai, 1st day, February 13, 2021
The fans were back at Chepauk for the second Test
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The fans were back at an international game in India for the first time since the pandemic began, India vs England, 2nd Test, Chennai, 1st day, February 13, 2021
The fans were back at an international game in India for the first time since the pandemic began
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The pitch for the second India vs England Test in Chennai, Chennai, February 11, 2021
The pitch for the second India vs England Test in Chennai
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Chepauk wears a deserted look three days out of the first India-England Test
Chepauk wears a deserted look three days out of the first India-England Test
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