The eminent cricket stadium of the pink city of India, Jaipur. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is named after the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur State, Man Singh II. The stadium is owned by the Rajasthan State Sports Council and operated by the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium was built in the year 1969. It hosted its first Test match in the year 1987 between India and Pakistan. The president of Pakistan crossed the border to witness both the countries in action. The match was part of "Cricket for Peace" initiative.
The first ODI match of the stadium was contested between India and Pakistan on 2 October 1983, the year in which India won its first World Cup. Carry forwarding their glory of victory, Indian cricketers won their debut ODI match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The stadium underwent renovation and redevelopment in the year 2006, and an amount of INR 400 crores was spent for the same. The renovation added 28 appointed rooms, a gym, a restaurant, 2 conference halls and a swimming pool.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium hosted the matches during the 1987 and the 1996 World Cup matches.
The last ODI which was played on this ground was between India and Australia in 2013. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is the highest individual scorer on this ground in ODIs, with a score of 183 (not out).
In this stadium, Virat Kohli made the fastest 100 for India in ODIs as India chased a total of 359 runs against the Australians which was the second highest victorious chase in the ODIs.
Three matches from the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy were hosted by the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Also, the 2006 Women’s Asia Cup was contested here.
The quarterfinal match of the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy between defending champion Gujarat and Bengal was contested at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Bengal overthrew the Gujarati cricketers.