South Africa set for M.A. Chidambaram Stadium debut

March 25th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin  

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Chennai, March 25 (IANS) India, who have won five of the last 10 Tests at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here, will get an opportunity to improve their venue record when they play South Africa in the first Test against South Africa starting Wednesday. Overall, India have won just 11 of the 28 matches played at this historical venue since the first Test in 1934. But the encouraging aspect is that the hosts have lost just one of their last 10 matches and won five. Out of the last four matches, India have won two - against Australia and the West Indies - while the latest two against Australia (in 2004) and Sri Lanka (in 2005) were drawn.

India have played the West Indies (7 Tests), England (7), Australia (6), Pakistan (4), Sri Lanka (2) and New Zealand (2) many times over at this venue, but it will be the first time the home team will clash with South Africa here.

* Test matches at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

First Test: India vs. England February 10-13, 1934
Latest Test: India vs. Sri Lanka December 2-6, 2005

* Last 10 Tests:

Month Year Toss Opponents Result
February 1987 Pak. Pakistan Drawn
January 1988 India W.Indies India won by 255 runs
February 1993 India England India won by an innings and 22 runs
October 1995 India N.Zealand Drawn
March 1998 India Australia India won by 179 runs
January 1999 Pak. Pakistan Pakistan won by 12 runs
March 2001 Aust. Australia India won by 2 wickets
October 2002 WI W.Indies India won by 8 wickets
October 2004 Aust. Australia Drawn
December 2005 India Sri Lanka Drawn

* Country-wise Results Summary

Country Played Won Lost Drawn Tied Winning Percentage
India 28 11 6 10 1 39.29
West Indies 7 1 4 2 - 14.29
England 7 3 3 1 - 42.86
Australia 6 1 2 2 1 16.67
Pakistan 4 1 1 2 - 25.00
Sri Lanka 2 - - 2 - 0.00
New Zealand 2 - 1 1 - 0.00
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Total: 28 17 17 10 1 60.71
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* TEAM RECORDS

Biggest wins:

Margin of victory For Opponents Series
By an Innings and 193 runs West Indies India 1948-49
By an Innings and 22 runs India England 1992-93
By an Innings and 8 runs India England 1951-52
By 10 wickets India Pakistan 1979-80
By 9 wickets England India 1984-85
By 8 wickets India West Indies 2002-03

Highest innings totals:

Runs For Opponents Series
652-7 decl. England India 1984-85
582 West Indies India 1948-49
574-7 decl. Australia India 1986-87
566-6 decl. India Sri Lanka 1982-83
560-6 decl. India England 1992-93

Lowest innings totals:

83 India England 1976-77
140 New Zealand India 1976-77
143 New Zealand India 1976-77
144 India West Indies 1948-49
145 India England 1933-34

Tied Test: Australia: 574/7d and 170/5d vs.
India: 397 and 1986-87

* BATTING RECORDS:

Highest individual innings:

Runs Batsman For Opponents Series
236* Sunil Gavaskar India West Indies 1983-84
222 Gundappa Viswanath India England 1981-82
210 Dean Jones Australia India 1986-87
207 Mike Gatting England India 1984-85
203 Matthew Hayden Australia India 2000-01
201 Graeme Fowler England India 1984-85

Century in each innings:

105 + 105 Duleep Mendis Sri Lanka India 1982-83

Leading run-getters

Batsman M I NO R HS A 100 50 0
Sunil Gavaskar Ind. 12 21 4 1018 236* 59.88 3 3 0
Gundappa Viswanath Ind. 10 17 1 785 222 49.06 2 3 1
Sachin Tendulkar Ind. 7 11 3 736 165 92.00 4 1 1
Kapil Dev Ind. 11 17 4 708 119 54.46 2 4 1
(Read as: M=Matches, I=innings, NO=not out, R=runs, HS=highest score, A=average)

Top two partnerships:

Runs Wkt Batsmen For Opponents Series
316 3rd Yashpal Sharma and India England 1981-82
Gundappa Viswanath
241 2nd Graeme Fowler and England India 1984-85
Mike Gatting

* BOWLING RECORDS:

Best bowling in an innings:
Wickets Bowler For Opponents Series
8-55 Vinoo Mankad India England 1951-52
8-61 Narendra Hirwani India West Indies 1987-88
8-75 Harbhajan Singh India West Indies 1987-88
8-84 Harbhajan Singh India Australia 2000-01

Most wickets in a Test:
16-136 Narendra Hirwani India West Indies 1987-88
15-217 Harbhajan Singh India Australia 2000-01
13-181 Anil Kumble India Australia 2004-05
12-108 Vinoo Mankad India England 1951-52
12-121 Andrew Roberts W.Indies India 1974-75

* Statistics by Rajesh Kumar

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