Holkar Cricket Stadium

Last Modified Aug 26, 2018 15:20 IST

Holkar Cricket Stadium is an international cricket stadium, located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. The stadium was earlier known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground and later, in 2010, it was renamed by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.

It is the home ground for Madhya Pradesh Cricket Team and regularly hosts domestic matches. It has a seating capacity of 30,000.


History

The establishment of the cricket stadium was initiated by royal family of Indore when they provided land for the venue. Opened in 1990, it hosted its first ever international match on 15 April 2006 when India took on England for an ODI.

India won the match by seven wickets with the help of S. Sreesanth's six wicket haul and centuries from Robin Uthappa and Rahul Dravid. Since then India did not lost a single ODI here.

From 8th to 11th October 2016, the stadium hosted its first and only Test match between India and New Zealand. India beat the New Zealand by a massive 321 runs.

Major Matches

India have won all the five ODIs they have played here. On 8 December 2011, India hosted West Indies at this venue and vanquished the visitors by 153 runs. Virender Sehwag captained the Indian side, and hit the only double century of his career.

The venue was also selected by Kings XI Punjab as a home venue in 2017 edition of IPL and hosted opening ceremony for the franchise.

Recent Matches

On 24 September 2017, India played against Australia at this venue. Australia chose to bat first and put 293 runs on the scoreboard. India chased down the target in 47.5 overs.


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