The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium is one of the renowned cricket venues located in Mohali, Punjab.
Also known as the Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium or Mohali Stadium, the venue is named after former BCCI president and former PCA president Inderjit Singh Bindra.
The Mohali stadium was designed by Ar. Arun Loomba and Associates, and constructed by Chandigarh-based R.S. Construction Company.
Established in 1993, the PCA Stadium features world-class practice facilities, spectator-friendly outlook and excellent provisions for the media.
It is the home ground of the Indian cricket team, the Punjab cricket team and the Punjab-based franchise in the Indian T20 League.
In the 1990s and 2000s, the pitch at the Mohali Stadium had the reputation of being the liveliest in the country. However, it has turned to be batting friendly in recent years.
The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium staged its first One-Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa in 1993. Led by captain Mohammad Azharuddin, the hosts won by 43 runs. Since then, it has hosted more than 25 ODI so far.
The stadium hosted the ICC World Cup 1996 semi-final between Australia and West Indies. Australia pipped West Indies by five runs in a thriller. It also staged three matches of the ICC World Cup 2011.
Let’s have a look at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium ODI records and stats:
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium ODI records and stats
Highest team total
The Indian cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in ODI cricket. During the second ODI of Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2017, the hosts posted a mammoth total of 392/4 in their 50 overs. Put in to bat, captain Rohit Sharma slammed 208 off just 153 balls along with contributions from Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Shreyas Iyer (88) helped India register a record total at the venue. In reply, Sri Lanka could only manage 251/8 in their allotted overs as India secured a 141-run victory in Mohali. India won the three-match ODI series 3-0.
Lowest team total
The Pakistan cricket team recorded the lowest team total at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in ODI format. Chasing 214, the Younis Khan-led Pakistan were bundled out for 89 by South Africa during an ICC Champions Trophy clash in 2006. Fast bowler Makhaya Ntini was the wrecker-in-chief for South Africa as he picked up five wickets for 21 runs in his six overs. For Pakistan, Yasir Arafat top-scored with 27. Earlier, twin fifties from Mark Boucher (69) and Justin Kemp (64) powered South Africa to 213/8 in their 50 overs.
India’s Rohit Sharma has scored the most runs at this iconic cricket ground in one-day cricket. Between 2013 and 2019, the swashbuckling right-handed batter amassed 410 runs in five matches at a staggering average of 102.50 and an impressive strike rate of 107.61. Rohit Sharma has hit one hundred and two half-centuries at this venue in 50-over format. Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar features second on the list with 366 runs in seven ODIs.
Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh took the most wickets at this venue in the 50-over format. The legendary off-spinner bagged 11 wickets in six matches at an average of 24 and an economy of 4.78 between 2002 and 2011. He registered best bowling figures of 3/40 on this ground in ODI cricket. Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath is second on the list with eight wickets in four ODIs.
Highest individual score
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma holds the record for the highest individual score at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in ODI cricket. Rohit smashed his third double hundred in the 50-over format against Sri Lanka in 2017. Opening the batting, the flamboyant batter scored an unbeaten 208 off 153 balls to power India to 392/4. His magnificent knock was laced with 13 fours and 12 sixes. India later won the match by 141 runs.
Best bowling figures
Former South Africa speedster Makhaya Ntini registered the best bowling figures at this venue in ODI format. During an ICC Champions Trophy 2006 encounter, Makhaya Ntini recorded match-winning figures of 6-0-21-5 against Pakistan in Mohali. Defending 213, Ntini removed Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, captain Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, and Kamran Akmal to bowl out Pakistan for 89. South Africa rode on Ntini’s sensational spell to secure a comprehensive 124-run win.
Former South African cricketers Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers hold the record for the highest partnership at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in ODI cricket. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers stitched a massive 221-run partnership for the third wicket against Netherlands during an ICC World Cup 2011 clash. While Amla scored 113, de Villiers hammered 98-ball 134 to help the Proteas post 351/5 in their 50 overs. In reply, the Netherlands were skittled out for 120 as South Africa won the match by 231 runs.
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