The JSCA International Stadium Complex, previously known as the Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium, is a world-class sporting venue located in the city of Ranchi, Jharkhand in India.
The stadium staged its first international match in 2013, an One-Day International (ODI) between India and England. Since then, the venue has hosted five ODIs, two Tests and as many T20Is. It has also hosted seven Indian T20 League matches so far.
The JSCA International Stadium Complex has a seating capacity of around 40,000 and also comprises 76 corporate boxes. The venue has an indoor cricket centre consisting of three pitches.
JSCA International Stadium Complex is the home ground of the Jharkhand cricket team and has hosted several domestic T20 matches since its establishment in 2010. Here, we look at the ODI records at this venue.
Interestingly, the Indian cricket team has a mixed record at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in the ODI format, winning two and suffering two defeats. One match was abandoned.
JSCA International Stadium Complex ODI records
Highest total: The Australian cricket team holds the record for posting the highest ODI team total at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Put into bat, Australia rode on Usman Khawaja’s scintillating ton (104 runs off 113 balls) along with contributions from captain Aaron Finch (93) and Glenn Maxwell (47) to post 313/5 in their allotted 50 overs. In reply, India were bowled out for 281 in 48.2 overs. Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson picked three wickets each to help Australia secure a 32-run victory. For India, captain Virat Kohli smashed 123 runs off just 95 balls.
Lowest total: England’s 155 against hosts India is the lowest ODI total at this venue. Electing to field first, India rode on an all-round bowling performance to bundle out England for 155 in 42.2 overs. India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed three wickets while Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped two wickets each. In response, Virat Kohli’s 77 off 79 balls and Gautam Gambhir’s 33 off 35 balls powered India to a seven-wicket win.
Highest individual score: Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews and Virat Kohli of India own the record for the highest individual ODI score at this ground. During the fifth ODI of Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2014, Angelo Mathews slammed an unbeaten 116-ball 139 to help the visitors post a competitive total of 286/8 in 50 overs. However, India rode on Virat Kohli’s match-winning hundred (139 not out off 126 balls) to chase down the total in 48.4 overs and win the match by three wickets. Interestingly, the hosts whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in the five-match ODI series.
Best bowling figures: Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis has the best bowling figures at JSCA International Stadium Complex in the ODI format. The right-arm off-spinner picked four wickets for 73 runs in his 9.4 overs against India in an ODI match in 2014. However, Ajantha Mendis’ four-wicket haul went in vain as India won the match by three wickets.
Most runs: Former India captain Virat Kohli has scored the most runs at this venue in the 50-over format. The right-handed batter has amassed 384 runs in five matches at a staggering average of 192 and an impressive strike rate of 109.40. He has hit two hundreds and one fifty at this ground in Ranchi.
Most wickets: India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has picked the most wickets at JSCA International Stadium Complex in ODI cricket. The off-spinner has scalped six wickets in three matches at this venue at an average of 25 and an economy of 5.17. India fast bowler Mohammed Shami is second on the list with five wickets in three games.
Highest partnership: Australia’s swashbuckling batters Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have the highest partnership at this ground in the ODI format. The duo recorded a scintillating 193-run stand for the opening wicket against India in 2019. Australia rode on their stunning partnership to register a 32-victory in the match.
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