ICC Men’s ODI cricket world cup In its third match, Team India will face arch-rival Pakistan on October 14. This match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Before this much awaited match, let us tell you that Narendra Modi Stadium India has not lost a single ODI match since 2011. In December 2011, India had to face defeat by 16 runs in an ODI match against South Africa. Talking about ODI World Cup, India has not lost a single match against Pakistan.
India has won its two World Cup matches
Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world. Its capacity is 1,30,000. All the tickets for the match between India and Pakistan have already been sold. Most of the hotels in Ahmedabad are booked on 14th October. His rates were also quite high. India has so far won both its matches in the league stage of the World Cup. In the first game, India defeated strong Australia by six wickets. After that, Team India defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets in Delhi on Wednesday.
Beat West Indies in three out of four
After December 2011, India has played four matches at Narendra Modi Stadium and has won all four. India won the ODI played between India and Sri Lanka on 6 November 2014 by 6 wickets. After that, in February 2022, India played three matches against West Indies and won all three. India won the first match by 6 wickets, the second by 44 runs and the third by 96 runs. West Indies team has not qualified for World Cup 2023.
India had lost to Pakistan
Talking about Pakistan, Pakistan has not lost a single match in this stadium. Actually, Pakistan has played only one match in this stadium. In that match, Pakistan defeated Team India by three wickets. This match was played on 12 April 2005. This match was played for 48-48 overs. Batting first, India scored 315 runs in 48 overs. Pakistan won the match by scoring 319 runs in 48 overs with three wickets remaining.
Records of Narendra Modi Stadium in ODI
A total of 27 matches have been played at Narendra Modi Stadium in 39 years (1984-2023). The average score of the first innings in these matches is 243. Despite a low average of 242 runs, teams batting first have won 14 matches due to the bowler-friendly surface in Ahmedabad. The highest score posted here is 365/2 by South Africa against India in 2010. In contrast, the lowest score here is 85 which was made by Zimbabwe against West Indies in 2006.
Highest score goes to Devon Conway
The best individual batting score made here is 152* by Devon Conway in the last match played here. Conway had achieved this feat against England in the first match of the World Cup 2023. On the basis of this innings of Conway, New Zealand won by 9 wickets in a high scoring match. Similarly, the best bowling figures recorded here are 9-3-12-4 by Prasidh Krishna in 2022.
India achieved the biggest target
The most successful run chase here happened in 2002, when India achieved the target of 325 runs by losing 5 wickets with 14 balls remaining. In contrast, the lowest score defended here was 196 runs by West Indies against India in 1998. The highest strike rate in this stadium is in the name of Chris Gayle of West Indies. He has batted in four matches at a strike rate of 96.93 and scored 316 runs. His highest score is 140 runs. Gayle has hit 36 fours and seven sixes on this ground.