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Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
PTI
November 12, 2002
First Published: 23:23 IST(12/11/2002)
Last Updated: 23:23 IST(12/11/2002)

Built on the banks of River Sabarmati, Sardar Patel Stadium was constructed in a record time of nine months and is witness to many a milestones in cricket history.

The ground was built on the 50 acre land donated by the Gujarat Government.

Widely known as Motera, the ground hosted its first Test in November 1983 when India took on the West Indies.

Yet another typical Indian, batsman friendly pitch, the highest innings score (306/5) was achieved by India in 2000/01 against Zimbabwe. But interestingly, the highest successful run chase has been a lowly 194.

In 1993, Kapil Dev scored a world Test record of 432 wickets on the first morning of the Test against Sri Lanka.

In 1999, the Sardar Patel Stadium saw Sachin Tendulkar score his first Test double century.

India have played six one-dayers out of the total of eight hosted at this venue. The home team has won four of those encounters and lost two, with both defeats coming against the West Indies.


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