World Cup 2023: MA Chidambaram Stadium records ahead of IND vs AUS match
Prior to this match, a total of 7 ODI World Cup matches had been played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
The tournament opener for both India and Australia in the World Cup 2023 will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The sample size for the records for this stadium (23 matches) is somewhat small when considering the ground’s 36-year ODI history. Nonetheless, let’s take a deep dive into the MA Chidambaram Stadium stats and records ahead of the IND vs AUS match on October 8 in Chennai.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Records
A total of 23 matches have been played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium over 36 years (1987–2023). In these matches, the average first-inning score is 233.
Despite 233 runs being seen as a low score, sides batting first have won 14 matches due to the bowler-friendly (spin primarily) surface in Chennai.
The highest score posted here is 337/7 by the ACC Asia XI back in 2007 against the Africa XI. Conversely, the lowest total posted here is 69 by Kenya in 2011.
The best individual batting score made is 194 runs by former Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar in 1997. Similarly, the best bowling figures recorded here are 10-0-51-5 by Ravi Rampaul in 2011.
The highest successful run chase here came in 2019 when the West Indies chased a target of 288 runs with 8 wickets in hand and 13 balls to spare. Conversely, the lowest score defended here was 171 by England in 2011 against South Africa.
India’s record at MA Chidambaram Stadium
India has been part of 15 matches that have been played here. The Men in Blue have a 7-6 win/loss record in Chennai and have lost the last two matches they have played here.
Earlier this year, India faced defeat at the hands of Australia (21 runs).
Australia’s record at MA Chidambaram Stadium
Australia has played 6 matches in Chennai. Despite being considered foreign conditions, the Kangaroos have a 5-1 win/loss record at the stadium.
Three of these six matches have come against India. Surprisingly, the Aussies have a 2-1 win/loss record against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.