IND vs AUS ICC World Cup 2023: MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Oct 7, 2023 1:36 pm IST

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

India are all set to begin their World Cup campaign against the mighty Australia as the two sides will meet on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The game will begin at 2:00 PM IST.

Men in Blue and the Aussies recently met in a three-game ODI series that was won by India 2-1. Team India won the first two matches, while Australia won the final one. Both teams have had the required practice ahead of the mega event and now, they will be eager to go out and play flawless cricket to win the championship.

In this post, we will take a look at the MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the World Cup clash between India and Australia.

MA Chidambaram Stadium’s Pitch Report

Traditionally, the surface here is on the slowish side and the spinners will always be in the game here. The batters will have to be technically correct to score runs here. The surface might break during the first innings, hence, the team winning the toss might opt to bat first.

Last Three Results at the Venue:

  • Australia (269//10 in 49 overs) defeated India (248/10 in 49.1 overs) by 21 runs – 22 March 2023
  • India (287/8 in 50 overs) lost to West Indies (291/2 in 47.5 overs) by 8 wickets – 15 December 2019
  • India (281/7 in 50 overs) defeated Australia (137/9 in 21 overs) by 26 runs (DLS Method) – 17 September 2017

India ODI record in MA Chidambaram Stadium

India have played 14 one-day matches at this venue. They have won seven matches and lost six. Meanwhile, one game ended without any result.

India’s Highest Total at the venue: 299/8 in 50 overs vs South Africa in 2015
India’s Lowest Total at the venue: 227/10 in 50 overs vs Pakistan in 2012

Australia ODI record in MA Chidambaram Stadium

Australia have played six matches at this venue. They have won five of them and lost only 1.

Australia’s Highest Total at the venue:289/4 in 47.5 overs vs New Zealand in 1996
Australia’s Lowest Total at the venue: 235/10 in 50 overs vs Zimbabwe in 1987

India vs Australia ODI Head-to-Head

Matches: 149
India Won: 56
Australia Won: 83
No Result: 10
Tied: 0
Highest Total For India: 399/5 in 50 overs in 2023
Lowest Total For India: 63/10 in 25.5 overs in 1981
Highest Total For Australia: 389/4 in 50 overs in 2020
Lowest Total For Australia: 101/10 in 37.5 overs in 1991

MA Chidambaram Stadium Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 38000
Number of matches hosted: 34 Tests, 23 ODIs, and 2 T20Is

MA Chidambaram Stadium ODI Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 23
Home Team (India) Won: 7
Visiting Team Won: 6
Neutral Side Won: 9
No Result: 1
Match Tied: 0

Average 1st Innings Score: 233
Matches Won Batting 1st: 14
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 8
Highest Team Total: 337/7 by ACC Asia XI vs ACA Africa XI in 2007
Lowest Team Total: 69/10 by Kenya vs New Zealand in 2011
Highest Run Chase: 291/2 by West Indies vs India in 2019

Highest Individual Score: 194 by Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) vs India in 1997
Best Bowling Figures: 5/51 by Ravi Rampaul (West Indies) vs India in 2011
Most Runs: MS Dhoni (India) – 401 runs in 6 matches
Most Wickets: Mohammad Rafique (Bangladesh) – 8 wickets in 3 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: Kieron Pollard (India) – 12 Sixes

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