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Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
 
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The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, located at Mohali, just outside the city of Chandigarh, Punjab. It is popularly referred to the Mohali Stadium.The 19th and youngest Test cricket venue in India, this is one of the larger grounds in the country and sports a lush outfield. The pitch has a reputation for being lively and supporting pace bowlers.

It was inaugurated with a one-day international match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup on November 22 1993. The first Test match here was held the following season, between India and West Indies on December 10, 1994. One of the most famous one-day matches on this ground was a thrilling Cricket World Cup semi-final encounter between Australia and West Indies in 1996.

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