In this post we will talk about MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch report according to all Cricket formats Test, ODI, T20 and you will also get IPL pitch report for MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Cricket ground.
You will also know Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Cricket stadium pitch and ground conditions, matches records of all Cricket formats also IPL matches records, innings average scores of Test, ODI, T20 matches, toss factor and winning records.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report
This stadium is the largest stadium in the India country after Kolkata’s Eden Garden Stadium. This stadium is also known as Chepauk Stadium. Then it was named after former BCCI President MA Chidambaram.
The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium is normally dry and hard, which breaks down as time passes. You will not see green grass at all on this pitch. Being dry and hard pitch, it is easy to bat in the first two innings on this pitch. With the passing of time on this pitch, the pitch begins to erode with the foot marks of the bowler and due to the heat, cracks are also seen on the pitch which helps the spin bowlers. If the batsmen have the ability to play spin, then the match goes to the fourth innings. Here in the third innings, runs are scored less than the first two innings and in the fourth innings, very few runs are made because here the ball starts to spin too much.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Behave in Test
Here are last 5 Test matches average scores of all 4 Test Innings:
- Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 416 runs
- Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 408.6 runs
- Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 244.6 runs
- Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score – 158.6 runs
As we have seen all 4 Test innings average scores of last 5 Test matches at MA Chidambaram Stadium, we can say that in first 2 innings there are lots of runs are made and if the Batsmen is technically sound with the spin bowling so in third innings also can be made good score but once spinners start to get good turn on this Chepauk wicket then it becomes difficult to make runs in third and fourth Innings. It can be clearly inferred that in first three days of the Test match, batting is lot easier and slowly this pitch starts to be difficult for batting on fourth and fifth day.
Toss Factor in Test: The team that wins the toss always decides to bowl first on MA Chidambaram Stadium wicket in Tests, because the pitch here is dry and hard which is known as batting surface. Here the batsmen of the top order bat well and also score lots of runs in first days of the Test match. It is very easy to bat here in the first and second innings, due to which the team here can score 350+ runs in the first innings and 450+ runs in the second innings. If the team takes the lead in the second innings, then the spinners in the third and fourth innings are helped by the footmarks and pitch cracks..
Test Matches Winning Record at MA Chidambaram Stadium: In the last five Test matches played here, the team that bowled first has won 3 matches and 2 matches didn’t had any result.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Behave in ODI
Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings:
- ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 272.2 runs
- ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 230.6 runs
In ODI One Day International matches, the pitch normally looks dry and hard due to which is batting friendly but as game passes to the second innings of ODI it gradually becomes slow wicket. In the last five matches played here, more scores are scored in the first innings and lower scores are scored in the second innings.
Toss Factor in ODI: Here in the last five matches, the team batting first has won 3 matches because in the first innings the ball comes well on the bat and it is easy to score. The pitch slowly starts give turn to spin bowlers in second innings and also the wicket starts being slow, it is difficult to chase the score. Here the team that wins the toss decides to bat first.
ODI Matches Winning Record at MA Chidambaram Stadium: Here in the last five ODI matches, the team batting first has won 3 matches and 2 matches won by the team bowling first.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Behave in T20
Here are last 5 T20 matches average scores of both Innings:
- T20 Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 174 runs
- T20 Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 174 runs
As you can see the average score of these last T20 International matches both innings are same, as the pitch stays dry and hard, here are lots of runs are made in T20 matches.
Toss Factor in T20: The toss is not so important on this pitch for T20 matches, but team winning the toss normally decides to bat first and huge score in the first innings puts pressure on opponent team.
T20 Matches Winning Record at MA Chidambaram Stadium: According to the last 2 T20 International matches records, the first bowling team has won the one match and the second bowling team has won the one match.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Behave in IPL
Here are last 5 IPL matches average scores of both Innings:
- IPL Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 150.2 runs
- IPL Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 143.2 runs
According to the last 5 IPL matches played here, 170+ runs have been scored in 2 matches and the remaining three matches have been scored 150 runs, because there are 3 to 4 pitches here when there is a match on the fresh pitch, then you will see 170+ runs but if the match is being held on the old pitch, then the score of 150 or under 150 runs will be seen.
Toss Factor in IPL: Here the team that wins the toss will want to bat first because in the second innings the wicket here becomes slow. Because of which sometimes it becomes difficult to chase the score.
IPL Matches Winning Record at MA Chidambaram Stadium: In the last 5 IPL matches played here, the team batting first has won 3 matches and team bowling first has won 2 matches.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Ground and Pitch Conditions
At Chepauk stadium heat makes the pitch very dry and hard and you will not see any grass on the pitch. This ground has small boundaries thus in T20 matches you will see many Sixes in this ground, specially in IPL t20 matches you will see big scores in both innings.
This ground is in south of India in Chennai that’s why here is very hot temperature which makes the pitch dry and hard.In first innings fast bowlers get some good bounce and pace but in second innings the pitch starts helping to spin bowlers.
There is no dew factor in this ground, so no worries for bowlers bowling in the second innings, in fact spin bowlers will love to bowl here in the second innings in limited overs game.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Boundary Length:
According to Wikipedia distances from the center of the pitch to the boundary is about off side 68.58 Meters and onside 68.58 Meters, front side 65.83 Meters and back side 65.83 Meters around the ground.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Matches Records
Now we will know all Cricket formats matches records at MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai. We will share here last 5 matches records, scorecards of all formats, so that you can know how this pitch behaves in all 4 test innings, both ODI innings, both T20 innings, also you will be able to inferred scores in all innings which can help you play and make your team in dream 11 or any other Fantasy Cricket platforms.
Test Matches Records at MA Chidambaram Stadium
Total 32 Tests have been played at this ground from 1934 to 2016, out of which India has won 14 matches, lost 6 matches and drawn 11 matches and 1 match is Tied(18 Sep 1986 India vs Australia). Last Test match of India at this ground was played with England on 16 December 2016, India won that match by an innings and 75 runs.
Last 5 Test Matches Records:
Test Match 1: India vs England on 13 February 2021
Result: India won by 317 runs
- India First Innings 329 runs All out (95.5 overs)
- England First Innings 134 runs All out (59.5 overs)
- India Second Innings 286 runs All out (85.5 overs)
- England Second Innings 164 runs All out (54.2 overs)
Test Match 2: India vs England on 5 February 2021
Result: England won by 227 runs
- England First Innings 578 runs All out (190.1 overs)
- India First Innings 337 runs All out (95.5 overs)
- England Second Innings 178 runs All out (46.3 overs)
- India Second Innings 192 runs All out (58.1 overs)
Test Match 3: India vs England on 16 December 2016
Result: India Won by an innings and 75 runs
- England First Innings 477 runs All out (157.2 overs)
- India First Innings 759/7 (190.4 overs)
- England Second Innings 207 runs All out (88 overs)
Test Match 4: India vs Australia on 22 February 2013
Result: India Won by 8 wickets
- Australia First Innings 380 runs All out (133 overs)
- India First Innings 572 runs All out (154.3 overs)
- Australia Second Innings 241 runs All out (93 overs)
- India Second Innings 50/2 (11.3 overs)
Test Match 5: India vs England on 11 December 2008
Result: India won by 6 wickets
- England First Innings 316 runs All out (128.4 overs)
- India First Innings 241 runs All out (69.4 overs)
- England Second Innings 311/9 (105.5 overs)
- India Second Innings 387/4 (98.3 overs)
ODI Matches Records at MA Chidambaram Stadium
Total 23 ODIs One day international matches have been played on this ground from 1987 to 2019. India has played total of 14 matches here, out of which 7 have won and faced 5 defeats. 2 Matches is abandoned due to Rain.
Last 5 ODI Matches records:
ODI Match 1: India vs West Indies on 15 December 2019
Result: West Indies won by 8 wickets
- 1st inning – IND 287/8 (50 over)
- 2nd inning – WI 291/2 (47.2 over)
ODI Match 2: India vs Australia on 17 September 2017
Result: India won by 26 runs (D/L Method)
Innings: (Due to rain here Applied D/L Method)
- 1st innings – IND 281/7 (50 over)
- 2nd innings – AUS 137/9 (21/21 over, Target was 164)
ODI Match 3: India vs South Africa on 22 October 2015
Result: India won by 35 runs
- 1st innings – IND 299/8 (50 over)
- 2nd innings – SA 264/9 (50 over)
ODI Match 4: India vs Pakistan on 30 December 2012
Result: Pakistan won by 6 wickets
- 1st innings – IND 227/6 (50 over)
- 2nd innings – PAK 228/4 (48.1 over)
ODI Match 5: India vs West Indies on 11 December 2011
Result: India won by 34 runs
- 1st innings – IND 267/6 (50 over)
- 2nd innings – WI 233 all out (44.1 over)
T20 Matches Records at MA Chidambaram Stadium
Total of 2 international T20 matches have been played on this ground from 2012 to 2018. India has played total of 2 matches here out of which 1 have won and faced 1 defeat.
Last 5 T20 Matches Records:
T20 Match 1: India vs West Indies on 11 November 2018
Result: India won by 6 wickets
- 1st innings – WI 181/3 (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – IND 182/4 (20 overs)
T20 Match 2: India vs New Zealand on 11 September 2012
Result: New Zealand won by 1 runs
- 1st innings – NZ 167/5 (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – IND 166/4 (20 overs)
IPL Matches Records at MA Chidamaram Stadium, Chennai
2021 IPL has prosponed due to recent pandemic. It will resume approximately in september.
Last 5 IPL Matches Records:
IPL Match 1: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on 25 April 2021
Result: Tied (Delhi Capitals won the one-over eliminator)
- 1st innings – DC 159/4 (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – SRH 159/7 (20 overs)
IPL Match 2: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings on 23 April 2021
Result: Punjab Kings won by 9 wickets
- 1st innings – MI 131/6 (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – PBKS 132/1 (17.4 overs)
IPL Match 3: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21 April 2021
Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets
- 1st innings – PBKS 120 runs All out (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – SRH 121/1 (18.4 overs)
IPL Match 4: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals on 20 April 2021
Result: Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets.
- 1st innings – MI 137/9 (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – DC 138/4 (19.1 overs)
IPL Match 5: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders on 18 April 2021
Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 38 runs.
- 1st innings – RCB 204/4 (20 overs)
- 2nd innings – KKR 166/8 (20 overs)
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