Bangaluru Saga- By Suhas Bengeri

The M Chinnaswamy stadium also known as the KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Association) Stadium is located in Bengaluru. It was rechristened as M Chinnaswamy Stadium in memory of Mr. M Chinnaswamy who served the KSCA for over 4 decades and was also President of the BCCI from 1977-1980. The stadium has a capacity of 38000. The stadium first earned Test status when West Indies toured India during the 1974-75 season.

The stadium has also hosted World cup matches regularly whenever it has been played in India. One of the most memorable matches in recent memory is when Ireland managed to chase down 328 run target against England in the 2011 World cup.


Cricket World Cup

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches for all the World cups whenever India has hosted the World cups namely

Test match recordsBattingBowlingTeam recordsPartnership record

DateTeamsResultMan of the Match
14-Oct-87India (252/7)New Zealand (236/8)India won by 16 runsKapil Dev
9-Mar-96India (287/8)Pakistan (248/9)India won by 39 runsNavjot Singh Sidhu
27-Feb-11[3]India (338)England (338/8)Match TiedAndrew Strauss
2-Mar-11England (327/8)Ireland (329/7)Ireland won by 3 wktsKevin O’Brien
6-Mar-11India (210/5)Ireland (207)India won by 5 wktsYuvraj Singh
13-Mar-11Australia(324/6)Kenya(264/6)Australia won by 60 runsCO Obuya (Kenya)
16-Mar-11Canada 211 (45.4 ov)Australia 212/3 (34.5 ov)Australia won by 7 wicketsSR Watson (Australia)
Most career runs
869 (16 Innings)Sachin Tendulkar1994–2012
600 (12 Innings)Sunil Gavaskar1974–1987
513 (11 Innings)Virender Sehwag2001–2012
503 (13 Innings)Sourav Ganguly1998–2008
450 (8 Innings)Gundappa Viswanath1974–1981
Most career runs (Non-India)
431 (4 Innings)Younis Khan2005–2007
305 (5 Innings)Ricky Ponting1998–2010
287 (6 Innings)Simon Katich2004–2010
245 (4 Innings)Alvin Kallicharran1974–1978
231 (4 Innings)Michael Hussey2008–2010
Highest individual score[6]
267 vs India Younis Khan2005
239 vs PakistanSourav Ganguly2007
201 vs Pakistan Virender Sehwag2005
184 vs IndiaInzamam-ul-Haq2005
Most career wickets
41 (16 Innings)Anil Kumble1994–2008
30 (14 Innings)Harbhajan Singh1998–2010
27 (15 Innings)Kapil Dev1978–1994
17 (6 Innings)B. S. Chandrasekhar1974–1978
14 (13 Innings) Zaheer Khan2004–2012
Most career wickets (Non-India)
11 (4 Innings)Danish Kaneria2005–2007
10 (4 Innings)Michael Kasprowicz1998–2004
9 (5 Innings)Iqbal Qasim1979–1987
9 (4 Innings)Mohammad Sami2005–2007
9 (2 Innings)Tauseef Ahmed1987–1987
9 (4 Innings)Shane Warne1998–2004
Best innings figures
7/27 vs PakistanManinder Singh1987
7/64 vs India Tim Southee2012
6/53 vs IndiaBob Willis1977
6/59 vs New ZealandNarendra Hirwani1988
6/71 vs EnglandBishan Singh Bedi1977
Best match figures
11/224 vs EnglandHarbhajan Singh2004
10/126 vs AustraliaManinder Singh1987
9/120 vs PakistanAnil kumble1995
9/121 vs South AfricaIqbal Qasim1987
9/131 vs New ZealandB. S. Chandrasekhar1977
Highest innings score[
626 India vs Pakistan2007
570Pakistan vs India2005
541/6 dIndia vs Sri Lanka1974
537 Pakistan vs India2007
495India  vs Australia2010
Lowest completed innings[12]
116Pakistan vs India1987
145India vs Pakistan1987
145New Zealand vs India1995
158India vs South Africa2000
164New Zealand vs India1988
Highest partnership[
3243rdYounis Khan (267) & Inzamam-ul-Haq (187)Pakistan vs India2005
3083rdSachin Tendulkar (214) & Murali Vijay (139)India vs Australia2010
3005thSourav Ganguly (239) & Yuvraj Singh (169)India vs Pakistan2007
2074thGordon Greenidge (107) & Clive Lloyd (163)West Indies vs India1974


One day international match records

Highest total: 383–6 – India v Australia 2 November 2013. The second was 347–2 – Australia v India, the third and fourth highest scores were tied at 338 in the India-England match.

Highest Run Chase : 329–7 – Ireland scored 329 (in 49.1 overs) against England‘s 327 runs from 50 overs, 2 March 2011.

Highest individual score: 209 scored by Rohit Sharma

The most runs were scored by Sachin Tendulkar (534 runs) followed by Virender Sehwag (328 runs) and Michael Clarke (239 runs)

The most wickets were taken by Zaheer Khan (14 wickets) followed by Javagal Srinath (10 wickets) and Venkatesh Prasad & Kapil Dev (8 wickets each)



The first test that was played at this ground against the West Indies was also the debut match for the greats Viv Richards and Gordon Greenidge.

India registered their first victory against the touring England team being led by Tony Grieg in 1976-77.

As usual, sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of runs on this pitch scoring 869 runs in 16 innings.

However, the highest score in this stadium has been made by Younis Khan (267) in 2005.

Local boy Anil Kumble who by now knows the Bangalore pitch as good as anyone is the highest wicket taker with 41 wickets, but doesn’t hold the best match figures record which is held by The Turbanator – Harbhajan Singh with 11/224 vs. England in 2004

The highest team total record also rests with India when they scored 627 vs. Pakistan in 2007. 21 tests have been played at this venue prior to this match against Australia. India has just won 6 out of these test matches, lost 6 and drawn the other 9. Australia and Pakistan have each managed to win 2 tests when touring, while South Africa and West Indies have won 1 each.

New Zealand has had the worst performance so far at this venue – they have lost all 3 test matches that they have played on this ground.

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