Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
The Barabati Stadium is a cricket venue in the east Indian city of Cuttack, Orissa. It is home ground of Orissa cricket team and is operated by Orissa Cricket Association. The Barabati Stadium is one of the older grounds in India, having hosted several touring sides – including the MCC, the West Indies team and the Australians - before it hosted its first international match. The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack hosted only the third One Day International in this country, in January 1982, when India put it across England by five wickets to lift the series 2-1. In the first Test match here five seasons later, the Sri Lankans were greeted with an underprepared wicket. Dilip Vengsarkar made his highest Test score of 166, his fourth century in eight Tests, when no other batsman on either side crossed 60. Kapil Dev bagged his 300th Test victim, bowling Rumesh Ratnayake of Sri Lanka.