The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in India. It has its fair share of historic moments in Indian cricketing history, headlined by the team’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka.

Situated in India’s traditional cricket capital, Wankhede Stadium was built in 1974 due to a dispute between Cricket Club of India and Mumbai Cricket Association. While the first match, a Test, was held here in January 1975 against West Indies, India’s first win at the venue was against New Zealand, almost two years later.

There have been 27 ODIs conducted at the Wankhede Stadium since the first one in January 1987. The team batting first has won on 13, while the team batting second has won on 14 occasions. India’s record at the Wankhede Stadium isn’t very bright, with 10 wins and nine losses in 19 ODIs.

The seaside location of the Wankhede Stadium, situated on the Marine Drive in Mumbai, aids swing bowlers due to the breeze. Meanwhile, spinners also get help due to the red soil and bounce. However, the Wankhede Stadium rewards good batsmanship, especially due to its short boundaries after the renovation ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Let us deep-dive into the ODI records and stats at the Wankhede Stadium.  

Wankhede Stadium ODI records

Highest team total

South Africa have registered the highest team total in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium. The Proteas put on a mammoth score of 438/4 against India in October 2015. AB de Villiers’ 61-ball 119 along with tons for Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis set up the visitors’ 214-run success.

Meanwhile, India have never scored 300 or more in an ODI at the venue. Their highest total of 299/4 was achieved against Sri Lanka in January 1987, a match which they won by 10 runs.  

Lowest team total

Sri Lanka was bundled out for 55 against India in match 33 of World Cup 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium. It remains the lowest team total at the venue in ODIs. After asking India to bat first, the Lankans failed to contain India's batters with the likes of Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer all smashing fifties to guide India to a total of 357/8. In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for just 55 as they struggled to face India's pacers. Speedster Mohammed Shami was the wrecker-in-chief with a Player of the Match spell that saw him finish with figures of 5/18 as India registered a 302-run victory.

Most runs

Sachin Tendulkar, a Mumbai-based player, holds the record for the most runs in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium. The Master Blaster amassed 455 runs in 11 matches, averaging 41.36, at his home ground.

Most wickets

Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad has picked up 15 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in ODIs - the most by any bowler. He maintained a stunning economy rate of 3.98, while averaging a wicket every 14.86 runs at the venue.

Prasad is followed by Anil Kumble, who is India’s leading wicket-taker across all formats. Kumble picked 12 wickets in eight matches with best bowling figures of 4/25 at this venue. 

Highest partnership

David Warner and Aaron Finch hold the record for the highest partnership at the Wankhede Stadium in ODIs. The Australian duo stitched an unbeaten stand of 258 runs in 37.4 overs in January 2020 as the visitors comfortably chased India’s total of 255. It is also the highest partnership in India vs Australia ODIs.

Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina recorded India’s highest stand in 50-over games at the venue in October 2011. They put on 131 runs for the fourth wicket, guiding India to a six-wicket victory against England.

Highest individual score

South Africa's Quinton de Kock slammed the highest individual score in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium. He scored 174 off just 140 balls, including 15 fours and seven maximums as the Proteas posted 382/5 before bundling out Bangladesh for 233 to register a 149-run win in match 23 World Cup 2023. 

Virat Kohli (121), Sachin Tendulkar (114) and Mohammad Azharuddin (108*) are the only centurions at this venue from the Indian cricket team in the 50-over format.

Best bowling figures

Murali Kartik, the former Indian spinner, picked up six wickets, while conceding only 27 runs, against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in October 2007. His outstanding spell played a major role in India’s two-wicket win on the day. The spell is also the best bowling figures in ODIs at the venue.

There have been five five-wicket hauls and 10 four-fors at the Wankhede Stadium so far in this format.  

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