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Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a modern cricket stadium in the city of Jaipur, It was built in the reign of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II who was also known as SMS; hence the name of the SMS Stadium in short. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium has hosted a solitary Test match, between India and Pakistan, starting on February 21, 1987, when Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq crossed the border to watch the second day's play as part of his "Cricket for Peace" initiative. The stadium's ODI debut had kicked off with a contest between the same two sides on October 2, 1983. Fresh from their World Cup triumph, the Indians comfortably won by four wickets. The highest individual score by any batsman on this ground in ODIs is 183* by MSDhoni. This is also the ground where Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar opened an ODI innings for India for the first time. Home ground for the Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2011.

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City Jaipur
Stadium Ends City End and Pavilion End
Capacity 30000
Established 1983
First Match October 02, 1983 - India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets
Last Match December 01, 2010 - India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets
Matches 18
Home Team Wins 7
Away Team Wins 4
Neutral Team Wins 7
Matches Tied 0
No Result 0
Most Successful Team India - 7 wins
Highest Innings Score 306/6 by Pakistan on November 18, 2007 - Pakistan beat India by 31 runs
Lowest Innings Score 125/10 by England on October 15, 2006 - India beat England by 4 wickets
Wins Batting First 7
Wins Batting Second 11
Average Innings Score 228
Most Prolific Batsman Sachin Tendulkar (322 runs)
Highest Individual Score 183* by MS Dhoni v Sri Lanka on October 31, 2005 - India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets
Most Successful Bowler Sreesanth (9 wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis 4/46 by Venkatapathy Raju v West Indies on November 11, 1994 - India beat West Indies by 5 runs

Last Five Matches
India v New Zealand on December 01, 2010 - India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets
India v South Africa on February 21, 2010 - India beat South Africa by 1 run
India v Pakistan on November 18, 2007 - Pakistan beat India by 31 runs
West Indies v South Africa on November 02, 2006 - West Indies beat South Africa by 6 wickets
Australia v England on October 21, 2006 - Australia beat England by 6 wickets

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