Vidharbha Cricket Ground
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Vidharbha Cricket Ground

One of the only grounds in India to assist pace and movement off the pitch to fast bowlers.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2006 14:54 IST

The Vidharbha Cricket Association-managed ground is the tenth Test venue in the country.

It was on this ground that Sunil Gavaskar got his only one-day century when India won by a huge margin against New Zealand in their final league encounter of the 1987 Reliance World Cup.

This ground has its fair share of tragedies. In 1995, during an India-New Zealand rubber, the brickwall at the East stand of the ground collapsed, burying nine people alive.

Sachin Tendulkar has three centuries from this ground.

Nagpur is one of the only grounds in India to assistpace and movement off the pitch. Many first-class games in the '04-'05 season ended within three days as the medium-pacers reaped rich rewards.

The wicket at the square is 30-inch deep double-brick layer that facilitates in the extra pace and bounce.

First Published: Feb 20, 2006 16:02 IST