M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

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M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Inside view of the M. Chinnaswamy stadium
Ground information
LocationBangalore, Karnataka, India
Home club
EstablishmentMay 1969 (54 years ago) (1969-05)
OwnerGovernment of Karnataka
OperatorKarnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA)
End names
Pavilion End
BEML End[2]
International information
First Test22–27 November 1974:
 India v  West Indies
Last Test12–14 March 2022:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First ODI26 September 1982:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI12 November 2023:
 India v  Netherlands
First T20I25 December 2012:
 India v  Pakistan
Last T20I17 January 2024:
 India v  Afghanistan
Only women's Test31 October – 2 November 1976:
 India v  West Indies
First WODI12 December 1997:
 Australia v  South Africa
Last WODI8 July 2015:
 India v  New Zealand
First WT20I30 November 2014:
 India v  South Africa
Last WT20I28 March 2016:
 South Africa v  Sri Lanka
As of 17 January 2024
Source: ESPNcricinfo

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is a cricket stadium in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is owned by Government of Karnataka and operated by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).[3]

Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen's Road, Cubbon and uptown MG Road, this five-decade-old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore. It regularly hosts Test, ODI, T20I and first-class cricket matches, as well as musical, cultural events. The stadium is the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team, Karnataka women's cricket team and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.[4] It is owned by the Government of Karnataka and has been leased out to the KSCA for a period of 100 years.

Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, it was later rechristened in tribute to Mangalam Chinnaswamy, a lawyer from Mandya and the founding member of the Mysore State Cricket Association.[5] He served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977 to 1980, latter's National Cricket Academy also situated in the premises of this stadium.

It is the first cricket stadium in the world to use solar panels to generate a bulk of the electricity needed to run the stadium.[6] The panels were procured through the "Go Green" initiative of the KSCA.[7][8] In 2016 a water purification plant was added,[9] and by January 2017 a system of aeration and drainage was in place to avoid matches being curtailed due to a wet outfield.[10]


With generous patronage from the Government of Karnataka, the foundation stone of this stadium was laid in 1969 and construction work commenced in 1970. The stadium was first used for First-class cricket matches during the 1972–73 season. It earned test status during the 1974–75 season when the West Indies toured India.[11][12]

The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, as it was known was later renamed as a tribute to M. Chinnaswamy, who was the BCCI President from 1977 to 1980 and the Secretary and President of KSCA.[11][12] Born in Mandya in 1900, he was the founding member of the Mysore State Cricket Association and a lawyer by profession.[5] He helped by other eminent people, was instrumental in prevailing upon the Karnataka Government of Karnataka to allot the ground for cricket in the prime MG Road area in 1969.[13]

The first Test played at this stadium was on 22–27 November 1974.[12] This was the debut Test match for the West Indian batsmen Viv Richards and Gordon Greenidge. The West Indians led by Clive Lloyd crushed M. A. K. Pataudi's Indian team by 256 runs. India registered their first Test win on this ground against the touring English team led by Tony Greig in 1976–77. The first ODI match at this venue was played on 6 September 1982. India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in that match.

Floodlights were first installed at this stadium for the 1996 Wills World Cup. The first match played here under lights was the quarter-final clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on 9 March 1996 in which India defeated Pakistan by 39 runs. In 2007, in the 3rd Test Match between India and Pakistan, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh led a 300 run partnership fightback from 61/4, breaking several records. India's 365/5 at stumps was the highest first day score in India. The 300 run partnership was the highest partnership at the stadium and the highest left-hander batsmen partnership. Sourav Ganguly's 239 is the highest left-hander score.

Since the BCCI chose Bangalore as the centre for the National Cricket Academy in 2000, many budding cricketers have passed out of the academy housed on this ground. Chinnaswamy Stadium is also the home ground of the Bangalore franchise team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was painted in red and yellow, the team colours of the Royal Challengers and also the colours of the Karnataka flag (cultural flag). This stadium also served as the venue for the 1996 Miss World pageant, when it was first held in India.[14]


Karnataka state cricket association claims that their stadium is world's only solar powered cricket stadium. They inspired to install a solar system at the satdium from Germany's Freiburg football stadium, which is fully powered by solar energy. KSCA initiated the ₹4.5 Cr and 400 KW project in February 2015.[15]

The venue has 33,800 seats.[1] It's ground is small thus it has small boundaries, due to this batting teams often score high totals here. It is evident by the fact that in 2023 Indian Premier League edition, teams scored 210 plus runs on four and 170+ on three occasions in 8 innings played here. As per Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowler Harshal Patel "It is hard to bowl at the Chinnaswamy. It is a small ground and the ball generally flies".[16][17][18][19][20]

Cricket World Cups[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches for all editions of the World cups, when India was a host/co-host.

14 October 1987
252/7 (50 overs)
 New Zealand
236/8 (50 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 75 (71)
Dipak Patel 3/36 (10 overs)
Ken Rutherford 75 (95)
Maninder Singh 2/40 (10 overs)
India won by 16 runs
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: David Archer and Dickie Bird
Player of the match: Kapil Dev

Quarter final match

9 March 1996
287/8 (50 overs)
248/9 (49 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 93 (115)
Mushtaq Ahmed 2/56 (10 overs)
Aamer Sohail 55 (46)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/45 (10 overs)
India won by 39 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu
  • Pakistan was fined 1 over for a slow over rate

ICC World Cup 2011

11th Match, Group B

27 February 2011
338/10 (49.5 overs)
338/8 (50 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 120 (115)
Tim Bresnan 5/48 (10 overs)
Andrew Strauss 158(145)
Zaheer Khan 3/64 (10 overs)
Match Tied
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Marais Erasmus and Billy Bowden
Player of the match: Andrew Strauss

15th Match, Group B

2 March 2011
327/8 (50 overs)
329/7 (49.1 overs)
Jonathan Trott 92 (92)
John Mooney 4/63 (9 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 113 (63)
Graeme Swann 3/47 (10 overs)
Ireland won by 3 wickets
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Aleem Dar
Player of the match: Kevin O'Brien

22nd Match, Group B

6 March 2011
207/10 (47.5 overs)
210/5 (46 overs)
William Porterfield 75 (104)
Yuvraj Singh 5/31 (10 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 50 (75)
Trent Johnston 2/16 (5 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Rod Tucker
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh

31st Match, Group A

13 March 2011
324/6 (50 overs)
264/6 (50 overs)
Michael Clarke 93 (80)
Nehemiah Odhiambo 3/57 (10 overs)
Collins Obuya 98 (129)
Shaun Tait 2/49 (8 overs)
Australia won by 60 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
Player of the match: Collins Obuya (KEN)

35th Match, Group A

16 March 2011
211/10 (45.4 overs)
212/3 (34.5 overs)
Hiral Patel 54 (45)
Brett Lee 4/46 (8.4 overs)
Shane Watson 94 (90)
John Davison 1/29 (4 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Amiesh Saheba and Billy Bowden
Player of the match: Shane Watson

ICC World Cup 2023

18th Match

20 October 2023
367/9 (50 overs)
305 (45.3 overs)
David Warner 163 (124)
Shaheen Afridi 5/54 (10 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 70 (71)
Adam Zampa 4/53 (10 overs)
Australia won by 62 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: David Warner (Aus)

25th Match

26 October 2023
156 (33.2 overs)
 Sri Lanka
160/2 (25.4 overs)
Ben Stokes 43 (74)
Lahiru Kumara 3/35 (7 overs)
Pathum Nissanka 77* (83)
David Willey 2/30 (5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: Lahiru Kumara (SL)

35th Match

4 November 2023
New Zealand 
401/6 (50 overs)
200/1 (25.3 overs)
Rachin Ravindra 108 (94)
Mohammad Wasim Jr. 3/60 (10 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 126* (81)
Tim Southee 1/27 (5 overs)
Pakistan won by 21 runs (DLS method)
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Fakhar Zaman (Pak)

41st Match

9 November 2023
Sri Lanka 
171 (46.4 overs)
 New Zealand
172/5 (23.2 overs)
Kusal Perera 51 (28)
Trent Boult 3/37 (10 overs)
Devon Conway 45 (42)
Angelo Mathews 2/29 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock (SA) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Trent Boult (NZ)

48th Match

12 November 2023
410/4 (50 overs)
250 (47.5 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 128* (94)
Bas de Leede 2/82 (10 overs)
Teja Nidamanuru 54 (39)
Mohammed Siraj 2/29 (6 overs)
India won by 160 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer (Ind)

Domestic Cricket[edit]

The arena is regular venue of domestic cricket. It is home ground of Karnataka cricket team. Since 2008, it is the home ground of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. The first ever game of the IPL was held at the venue. In 1998-99 Ranji trophy final at the venue, Karnataka won against Madhya Pradesh (MP). In June 2022, 2021-22 edition final of the tournament MP won its maiden title by defeating Mumbai cricket team. 2022-23 Ranji semifinal held at the venue Saurashtra cricket team defeated Karnataka.[21][22]

In the final of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare trophy Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu there. In October 2018, in the tournament's edition Mumbai won the final by defeating Delhi at the venue.[23][24]


Miss World 1996 beauty pageant was held in this stadium, it was the first ever that this event was organised in India. Irene Skliva of Greece became the winner.

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium has adopted several sustainability initiatives to minimise its environmental impact.

Solar energy utilization[edit]

The stadium is recognised for its utilisation of solar energy. A solar power plant was established, generating over six lakh units of electricity in the first year and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 600 tonnes.[25] The solar panels, initially installed on the east end, are being extended to the west end to increase electricity generation.

Water management[edit]

A comprehensive water management system is in place, which includes rainwater harvesting and a sewage treatment plant. The treatment plant recycles sewage water for turf watering, gardening, and landscaping. This initiative was developed in collaboration with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB).[26]

Subair drainage system[edit]

The 'subair drainage system' installed at the stadium facilitates rapid water drainage, allowing the ground to dry within 10 to 15 minutes after heavy rains, thus minimising match interruptions due to wet conditions.[27]

Other Eco-friendly measures[edit]

Additional measures to reduce environmental impact include a water purification plant and an efficient aeration and drainage system.[28]

Recognition and replication[edit]

The sustainability initiatives at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium have been noted, with some cricket associations in India considering replicating these initiatives. These eco-friendly projects were self-funded by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).[29]

Records and statistics[edit]

On 14 June 2018, after being granted 'Test Status' by the ICC in 2017, Afghanistan played their first ever test match at this venue against India.[30]

Test match records[edit]



Team records[edit]

Partnership records[edit]

All records correct as of 10 November 2015.

One day international match records[edit]

Highest total: 410-4IND v NED. The second was 401–6NZL v PAK 4 November 2023.

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

Highest individual score: 209 scored by Rohit Sharma

The most runs were scored by Sachin Tendulkar (534 runs) followed by Rohit Sharma (437 runs) and Virender Sehwag (328 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)

IPL records[40][edit]

Highest total - 263 - RCB v Pune Warriors, 2013

Highest individual score - CH Gayle, 175 (66 balls) for RCB v Pune Warriors, 2013

Best Bowling figures - S Badree, 4/9 for RCB v MI, 2017


See also[edit]


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