The Narendra Modi Stadium, previously known as the Sardar Patel Stadium or Motera Stadium, was established in 1983 and has hosted 23 One Day International games so far.

The first international ODI match at the Narendra Modi Stadium was played between India and Australia in 1984. The Kim Hughes-led Aussies beat Sunil Gavaskar’s Men in Blue by seven wickets.

The Narendra Modi stadium, which has undergone renovation twice, is now the world’s largest cricket stadium as it now has a seating capacity of 132,000.

Formerly known as the Sardar Patel Stadium, the venue has hosted matches from three editions of the Cricket World Cup (1987, 1996 and 2011) and the 2006 Champions Trophy.

The Indian cricket team has played 15 ODIs at this venue, winning seven and losing eight matches.

The upcoming first ODI between India and West Indies will be the first One Day International match at the Narendra Modi Stadium since the second India vs Sri Lanka ODI in 2014. The Men in Blue ran out winners by six wickets on that occasion.

Here, we look at some ODI records and stats made at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Narendra Modi Stadium ODI records

Highest team total: The highest team total in ODIs at Narendra Modi Stadium is 365/2 by South Africa against India in 2010. The visitors rode on Jacques Kallis and  AB de Villiers’ unbeaten centuries to put on a mammoth score on the board. India, in reply, were bowled out for 275 as the Proteas pulled off a 90-run win.

Lowest team total: Zimbabwe’s score of 85 all out against West Indies is the lowest team total at Narendra Modi Stadium in an ODI match. During the 2006 Champions Trophy qualifying encounter, Chris Gayle took three wickets for just three runs as the Men in Maroon bundled out Zimbabwe within 30.1 overs.

Most runs: Rahul Dravid has scored the most ODI runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The right-handed batter amassed 342 runs in five innings at an average of 114. 

Highest individual score: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly holds the honour for the highest individual score in ODIs at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The southpaw hit 144 runs in an ODI match in 2000 against Zimbabwe. The knock featured eight fours and six sixes.

Highest partnership: Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly stitched the highest partnership at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The legendary pair forged a 175-run stand for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2000 as Ganguly went on to register the highest individual score at the venue. 

Most wickets: Former India cricket team all-rounder Kapil Dev has claimed the most wickets at Narendra Modi Stadium. The 1983 World Cup winner claimed 10 wickets in six innings at the venue at an average of 15.60 and economy of 3.04.

Best bowling figures: Mitchell Johnson’s 4/19 in a 2011 World Cup match against Zimbabwe is the best bowling figures at this venue in an ODI. The Australian pacer conceded just 2.03 runs as he, alongside Brett Lee and Shaun Tait, ripped through the Zimbabwe line-up to secure a 91-run victory. 

Author: William Paul

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