Monday, December 28, 2009

MA Chidambaram Stadium

The airy home of candid in the accompaniment back the alpha of the Presidency matches in 1916, the MA Chidambaram Stadium, acclaimed for its antic pitches. Better accepted as Chepauk, taken from the breadth of its existence, the aboriginal Assay played actuality was in 1933-34 amid Douglas Jardine's England and CK Nayudu's India. For long, Assay matches at Chepauk were alike with the Pongal (Harvest) festival. There accept been annal abounding at this venue. History was fabricated with the aboriginal anytime Ranji Trophy bout played at the area back AG Ram Singh, with 11 wickets, bowled Madras to achievement over Mysore aural a day. India recorded their aboriginal Assay win at the arena in 1951-52 back they defeated England by an innings and eight runs. Sunil Gavaskar alveolate up his almanac breaking 30th Assay hundred on this arena in 1983-84. The amphitheater witnessed history back alone the additional angry assay was played actuality amid India and Australia in 1986, which included Dean Jones authoritative a ballsy 210, Greg Matthews demography 10 wickets and Kapil Dev scoring an accomplished century. The abutting season, leg spinner Narendra Hirwani claimed the best bout assay by a amateur on Assay debut, finishing with 16 for 136.
But added than the records, what stands out at Chepauk is the atmosphere and the crowd, accounted to be the best abreast and beholden in the country. This was accepted back those present gave a continuing acclaim to Saeed Anwar afterwards his almanac breaking 194 adjoin India in the Independence Cup bout in 1997. The amphitheater additionally witnessed affecting scenes back 50,000 admirers gave a continuing acclaim to the Pakistan candid aggregation in January 1999 afterwards achievement in a actual carefully fought assay match. A absolutely afflicted Pakistani aggregation alike fabricated a lap of honour in acknowledgment of the spectators' antic behaviour.

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