M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

Bengaluru, India

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Karnataka State Cricket Association, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore – 560001. (RCB HOME GROUND)
Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, Chinnaswamy Stadium.
RCB HOME GROUND
Source :- BCCI

FACTS

Opened 1969
Capacity 40,000
Known as Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium
Ends Pavilion End, BEML End
Location Bengaluru, India
Time Zone UTC +05:30
Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore
Floodlights Yes
Curator Narayan Raju

 

Venue Description

Originally named the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, the ground was eventually renamed after M Chinnaswamy, who was the president of the Indian board from 1977 until 1980, and was involved in the administration of Karnataka cricket for close to four decades. The foundation for the construction of the stadium was laid in May 1969 and building began in 1970.

The stadium was given Test status in 1974-75 and hosted West Indies in the opening match, although the stadium was only half-built. That match was also the debut of two West Indian greats, Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards. The stadium also played host to Sunil Gavaskar’s swansong innings – a masterclass on a minefield – when India went down to Pakistan in the series decider in 1987.

The stadium was renovated before the two sides met each other again in another titanic encounter; the World Cup quarter-final in 1996, when floodlights were installed for the first time. Since then, Bangalore has proved to be a lucky venue for visiting teams with South Africa, Australia and Pakistan winning crucial games. South Africa’s historic series win in 2000, Michael Clarke’s sensational hundred on debut, Inzamam’s century in his 100th Test and Anil Kumble’s 400th Test wicket have been the highlights over the last decade.

STATS – IPL

Total matches 67
Matches won batting first 27
Matches won bowling first 36
Average 1st Inns scores 167
Average 2nd Inns scores 145
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 204/2 (18.5 Ov) by RCB vs KXIP
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK