Nehru Stadium, Pune
Nehru Stadium, Puneindia Updated: Oct 28, 2003 12:41 IST
Name: Nehru Stadium
Also or formerly known as: Club of Maharashtra
The Nehru Stadium played host to the first match during the 1984-85 season when India took on England in a One-Day International. Guided by an unbeaten 115 by Mike Gatting, England scored a four-wicket win over India.
Gatting’s 115 remains the second highest ODI score at the pitch, which is known to be full of runs.
Mark Waugh remains the highest ODI scorer here with a brilliant unbeaten 133 when India took on the Aussies in March 2001. The Australians trounced India by eight wickets.
The stadium has also seen the lowest total of 93 put up by West Indies against Kenya. Kenya put up a very modest score of 166 in this Wills World Cup ODI in February 1996 and then went on to take out the West Indies for a measly 93.
In 1986-87, a India-Pakistan thriller saw India being knocked out for 120 only. Pakistan scored a six-wicket win in the low scoring match. However, India remains the top scorer at this stadium. In a March 1999 ODI match against Sri Lanka, India made 286 for 6 and took out the Sri Lankans for 235, winning the match by 51 runs.