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
05:06, Wed Feb 21, 2024 (UTC +0530)
MA Chidambaram Stadium
 

Records and statistics

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
Pakistan v South Africa - Oct 27, 2023 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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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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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A general view of the action at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Men's ODI World Cup, Chennai, October 18, 2023
A general view of the action at the MA Chidambaram Stadium
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Indian fans had a lot to cheer about in the first innings, India vs Australia, World Cup, Chennai, October 8, 2023
Indian fans had a lot to cheer about in the first innings
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A general view of the Chepauk, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2023, Chennai, April 21, 2023
A general view of the Chepauk
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Thousands of fans turned up to watch CSK play at Chepauk again, Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, IPL 2023, Chennai, April 3, 2023
Thousands of fans turned up to watch CSK play at Chepauk again
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