Nahar Singh Stadium

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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  Nahar Singh Stadium

The ground has a capacity of to hold around 25,000 people.

Situated 18 miles south-east of Delhi, the modern Nahar Singh Stadium will stage its eighth one-day international.

Five times out of seven the team batting second has triumphed.

Nahar Singh cricket stadium in Faridabad was built in 1981. The first match, a Ranji trophy game between Haryana and Services was played in 1982 from November 22nd-24th. On 14.9.86 the then Chief Minister of Haryana sanctioned for the renovation of the stadium immediately.

From 22nd to 24th January 1987, a match between Pakistan under-25 versus Indian Board President's XI was played in this stadium. The first one-day international match was played between India and West Indies. The Indian team was led by Ravi Shastri and the West Indian side by Vivian Richards.

From Nov 5th to 7th 1988, a match between New Zealand versus North Zone. This game was a benefit match for Haryana player Sarkar Talwar and spinner Rajinder Goel. Later, three one day international matches were played.

The first match was between Pakistan under-19 vs under-19 Board President's XI in the 1990-91 season. The next match was in the 1992- 93 season between India and Zimababwe. And in 1994 the third one-day international was played between India and West Indies. The two captains were Kapil Dev for India and Courtney Walsh for West Indies. Significantly, this venue was the last one day international match for allrounder Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev played his final limited overs match here when West Indies, who gave Shiv Chanderpaul a debut, thrashed the hosts by a whopping 96 runs.

In 1996, this ground hosted a game between Australia and South Africa in the Titan Cup series. The captains for the two sides were Hansie Cronje for South African and Mark Taylor for Australia.

The venue has also hosted the match between Ranji Winners Delhi and England. This apart, around 50 matches which includes Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, and Wills Trophy have been played here. In 2nd October 1992, a match between Rest of India versus Haryana was played and Haryana team led by Kapil Dev defeated Rest of India. The coach of the Haryana side was Sarkar Talwar.

India have lost all but one of their five matches here, including a 2002 reverse to Zimbabwe which featured a memorable cameo from Doug Marillier.

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