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Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

india Updated: Oct 28, 2003 13:08 IST

Name: Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium

Floodlights: Yes

End names: Pavilion End, Hill Fort End

Originally known as Fateh Maidan, the stadium was renamed Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium in memory of the former Prime Minister. An excellent batting pitch, the venue has seen Hyderabad scoring a mammoth 944 for six in a Ranji Trophy match against Andhra Pradesh in 1993.

The first official Test was played here in 1955-56 during New Zealand's tour of India. The next Test, also against New Zealand, was played here after a gap of 14 years.

During the 1999-2000 New Zealand tour, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid made a world record 331-run partnership for the second wicket here. Sachin’s unbeaten 186 remains the highest individual score by any batsman here in the same One-Day International.

Also, India’s mammoth 376 for just two wickets remains the highest total by any team during the same match.

The lowest innings total made by any team was Zimbabwe’s 99 against West Indies in November 1993.

First Published: Oct 22, 2003 16:37 IST