Punjab is home to the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The stadium is named after Inderjit Singh Bindra, who is a former President of BCCI. The ground is also known as Mohali Stadium. The Punjab team plays at this stadium, which Geetanshu Kalra of Ambala City constructed. The construction of the stadium took three years and about 25 crores. The stadium can host more than 25,000 spectators.
It is one of India’s most distinctive cricket fields and this is supported by cricket latest news, with very low floodlights and more than 16 towers. The builders did this in order to avoid airplanes arriving or departing from the local airport from colliding with the floodlight towers. Despite being relatively new in comparison to other major Indian cities, the stadium has already hosted a number of international matches in different formats.
The first international match played here was between India and South Africa in 1993, during the Hero Cup. After that, PCA hosted many games and earned a reputation as one of India’s best pace-assist wickets. However, it has recently slowed. One of the most memorable matches was held in the World Cup semi-final involving India and Pakistan in 2011 when there was tension in the air, even politically, and both Prime Ministers were present.
Pitch Report for IS Bindra Stadium
The IS Bindra Stadium was earlier known as Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. This is one of the largest cricket stadiums in India.
Green pitches are standard at the IS Bindra Stadium Mohali and benefit fast bowlers. The batters must be cautious at first, as the swing is common in the first innings of a test match due to the presence of grass on the wicket, but as time goes by, the pitch becomes slower. Batting becomes more manageable on a Test match’s second and third days. The ball begins to spin on the fourth and fifth days due to the bowler’s foot marks. The spin bowler tends to dominate on the fourth and fifth days.
According to the pitch curator, due to extreme heat in summer, there is a lack of green grass on the pitch, making it easier to chase the target in limited-overs cricket on this pitch. As a result, the team that manages to win the coin toss chooses to bowl first. The pitch at IS Bindra Stadium aids spin bowlers somewhat. Because of the green outfield, the ball’s shine lasts a long time here, and the ball moves quickly toward the boundary line because of the fast outfield.
Records made at IS Bindra Stadium
Test Match Records
13 Test matches were played here between 1994 and 2016, with India winning seven, losing one, and drawing five. On November 26, 2016, India played England in its final Test at this location, which India won by an innings and eight wickets.
- The highest Test Total to be achieved is 630/6d in New Zealand vs. India on 16 October 2003
- The highest Individual Test Score to be created is 187 by Shikhar Dhawan in India vs. Australia on 14 March 2013
- Greatest Test Innings(Bowling) Figures stands at 6/27 by Dion Nash in New Zealand vs. India on 10 October 1999
- The Highest Test Partnership score stands at 314 (for the 2nd wicket) by Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir in England vs. India on, 19 December 2008
- Sachin Tendulkar (767 runs) has earned the most Test runs with Rahul Dravid (735) coming in second and Virender Sehwag (645) in third place.
- Anil Kumble (36 wickets) took the most wickets on the pitch, he is followed by Harbhajan Singh (24) and Ravindra Jadeja (18).
ODI Match Records
From 1993 to 2019, this stadium played host to 25 One-Day Internationals, further cementing its legacy. India has played 16 matches here, winning 10 and losing six.
- The Highest ODI Total is 393 runs for 3 wickets in India vs. Sri Lanka on the 13th of December, 2017.
- The Highest personal ODI record stands at 208 runs by Rohit Sharma in India vs Sri Lanka on the 13th of December, 2017.
- The Greatest ODI Innings (Bowling) Figures is of 5/21 by Makhaya Ntini in South Africa vs. Pakistan during the ICC Champions Trophy on the 27th of October, 2006.
- The Highest ODI Partnership score stands at 221 runs at the loss of 3 wickets by Hashim Amla and AB De Villiers in Netherlands vs. South Africa during the ICC Cricket World Cup on the 3rd of March, 2011.
- Rohit Sharma (410 runs) has earned the most ODI runs ever and is followed by Sachin Tendulkar at 366 runs and MS Dhoni at 363.
- Harbhajan Singh (11 wickets) took the most wickets with Glenn McGrath in second place with 8 wickets and Saqlain Mushtaq in third with 8 wickets as well.
T20 International Records
India has won all three T20Is that have been played at this stadium, hence, being the champion in the field. The hosts will be looking to extend their winning record at the PCA Stadium against a quality Australian outfit ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
- The Highest Twenty20 score total to be achieved is of 211 runs at the loss of 4 in India vs. Sri Lanka on the 12th of December, 2009.
- The Highest Personal Twenty20 Score is of 82 runs and was achieved by Virat Kohli in Australia vs. India during the ICC World Twenty20 on 27 March 2016
- The Greatest Twenty20 Innings (Bowling) Figures is 5/27 by James Faulkner during Pakistan vs. Australia at ICC World Twenty20 on 25 March 2016
- The Highest Twenty20 Partnership score of 81 runs was achieved by Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara during India vs. Sri Lanka on the 12th of December, 2009.
- Virat Kohli at 154 runs, holds the record for the highest run scorer. Yuvraj Singh at 81 runs is second and Martin Guptill at 80 runs is the third highest.
- James Faulkner had the most wickets taken (6). Yuvraj Singh comes in second place with 4 wickets and Hardik Pandya has 3 wickets to his name.
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