India haven’t lost an ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla in 11 years

India haven’t lost an ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla in 11 years

first_imgIndia return the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to face New Zealand in the second of the five-match ODI series tomorrow. The venue has been witness to many achievements in cricket, including Anil Kumble’s historic 10-wicket haul against Pakistan in 1999. (Confident India another big win over New Zealand in Delhi)India last played at the venue against South Africa in a Test match while India’s last ODI here was against West Indies on October 11, 2014.Feroz Shah Kotla has hosted 33 Tests, 23 ODIs and four T20Is. India have won 12 of 18 ODIs played, with one yielding no result as the match India and Sri Lanka was abandoned due to “dangerous pitch.”The ground made its debut way back in 1948 when India played hosts to West Indies in a Test match and since has been a regular fixture. Feats such as Sunil Gavaskar scoring his 29th Test hundred to equal Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar breaking Gavaskar’s record for most hundreds with his 35th Test ton.Tendulkar is also the leading run-getter in both Tests and ODIs while Kumble and Kemar Roach are the leading wicket-takers in Tests and ODIs respectively.Here are the interesting facts about the stadium:Name: Feroz Shah KotlaEstablished: 1883Highest totals – ODIs: 330/8 by West Indies vs Netherlands on February 28, 2011; Tests: 644/8d by West Indies vs India on Fenruary 6, 1959Most runs – ODIs: Sachin Tendulkar (300 runs); Tests: Sachin Tendulkar (759 runs)Highest individual scores – ODIs: Ricky Ponting (145 vs Zimbabwe); Tests: Bert Sutcliffe (230* vs India)Most hundreds – ODIs: One each by Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Ricky Ponting, Nick Knight, Roy Dias; Tests: Dilip Vengsarkar (4)advertisementMost wickets – ODIs: Kemar Roach (7 wickets); Tests: Anil Kumble (58 wickets)Best bowling – ODIs: Kemar Roach (6/27 vs Netherlands); Tests: Anil Kumble (10/74 vs Pakistan)Result summary at Delhi: Matches Won by side batting 1st Won by side batting 2nd NR Day-night matches (8) 3 5 0 Day matches (15) 7 7 1India have won last six ODIs at Feroz Shah Kotla that produced a result (excluding the one against Sri Lanka in 2009 abandoned midway due to a dangerous pitch). The last time India lost an ODI here was against Pakistan in 2005 when India suffered a humiliating 159-run defeat.India’s last five matches at Delhi: Date VS Batted 1st Batted 2nd Result Oct 11, 2014 West Indies Ind 263-7 (50) WI 215 (46.3) Ind won by 48 runs Jan 6, 2013 Pakistan Ind 167 (43.4) Pak 157 (48.5) Ind won by 10 runs Oct 17, 2011 England Eng 237  (48.2) Ind 238-2 (36.4) Ind won by  8 wickets Mar 9, 2011 Netherlands Netherlands 189 (46.4) Ind 191-5 (36.3) Ind won by 5 wickets Dec 27, 2009 Sri Lanka SL  83-5 (23.3) Ind No resultIndia and New Zealand have faced each other twice in ODIs here, with India winning both the games: Date Batted 1st Batted 2nd Result Nov 3, 1994 Ind 289/3 (50) NZ 182 (45.4) Ind won by 107 runs Nov 17, 1999 NZ 179/9 (50) Ind 181/3 (44) Ind won by 7 wicketsAmong all grounds where India have played five or more day-night ODIs, Feroz Shah Kotla has the best record – a 100% record. India are yet to lose a day-night ODI at this ground. Happy hunting grounds for India (in day-night ODIs): Ground Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win % Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 5 5 0 0 0 100.00 Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 6 5 1 0 0 83.33 Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior 5 4 1 0 0 80.00 Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 5 4 1 0 0 80.00 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 14 10 2 1 1 71.43 National Stadium, Karachi 6 4 2 0 0 66.66 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 8 5 2 1 0 62.50 Chepauk, Chennai 8 5 2 0 1 62.50 Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur 20 12 7 0 1 60.00Average first innings score in D/N matches at Delhi: Overall 229 Last 5 matches 211Pace vs Spin at Delhi (last 5 D/N matches):  Wickets Average RPO Best Pace 47 24.78 4.48 4/26 Spin 27 30.96 4.40 5/24(Stats from Rajneesh Gupta)last_img


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