Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad
Nahar Singh Stadium, FaridabadUpdated: Oct 22, 2003 16:37 IST
Name: Nahar Singh Stadium
Also or formerly known as: Mayur Stadium
Built in 1981, the stadium with a seating capacity of 25,000 saw the first match, a Ranji trophy game between Haryana and Services,
being played in November 1982. It remains one of the modern and well-equipped stadiums in India. There are six center pitches and three practice pitches.
The first One-Day International match was played between India and West Indies. Ravi Shastri led the Indians against Vivian Richards’ boys.
The stadium is also the venue of all rounder Kapil Dev’s last ODI during 1994.
Zimbabwe piled up a massive 277 against India in a ODI against India at the stadium in March 2002 and went on to win by one
wicket. Zimbabwe’s 277 remains the highest ODI score at the stadium.
Mohinder Amarnath’s 100 remains the highest score in an ODI at the stadium when India took on the West Indies in 1987-88.
First Published: Oct 22, 2003 16:37 IST