PAK vs SA 2023 World Cup: MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Oct 26, 2023 12:50 pm IST

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is all set to host Pakistan and South Africa in the 26th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Friday. The game will begin at 2:00 PM IST.

With three consecutive losses, including a defeat to Afghanistan by 8 wickets in their previous game, Pakistan are in deep trouble and are in danger of missing out on the semifinals berth. Pakistan have won two and lost three after their five matches and they must win all of their remaining matches to qualify for the semifinals.

On the other hand, South Africa are in a rampant mode as they have notched up four wins in their respective five matches. They have a wonderful net run rate as well. However, their next few games are against quality sides and they will look to get closer to the semifinals with a win here.

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 Pakistan and South Africa.

MA Chidambaram Stadium’s Pitch Report

The wicket has really played well in the last few games and there are no demons in it. However, the spinners will get some turn off the surface, especially during the daytime. The wicket is expected to behave better during the night and there is also the dew factor.

Last Three Results at the Venue:

  • Pakistan (282/7 in 50 overs) lost to Afghanistan (286/2 in 49 overs) by 8 wickets – 23 October 2023
  • New Zealand (288/6 in 50 overs) defeated Afghanistan (139/10 in 34.4 overs) by 149 runs – 18 October 2023
  • Bangladesh (245/9 in 50 overs) lost to New Zealand (248/2 in 42.5 overs) by 8 wickets – 13 October 2023

Pakistan ODI record in MA Chidambaram Stadium

Pakistan have played three ODI matches at this venue. They won two of them and lost one.

Pakistan’s Highest Total at the venue: 327/5 in 50 overs vs India in 1997
Pakistan’s Lowest Total at the venue: 228/4 in 48.1 overs vs India in 2012

South Africa ODI record in MA Chidambaram Stadium

The Proteas have played two ODI matches at this venue and lost both of them.

South Africa’s Highest Total at the venue: 264/9 in 50 overs vs India in 2015
South Africa’s Lowest Total at the venue: 165/10 in 47.4 overs vs England in 2011

Pakistan vs South Africa ODI Head-to-Head

Matches: 82
Pakistan Won: 30
South Africa Won: 51
No Result: 1
Tied: 0
Highest Total For Pakistan: 351/4 in 50 overs in 2007
Lowest Total For Pakistan: 89/10 in 25 overs in 2006
Highest Total For South Africa: 392/6 in 50 overs in 2007
Lowest Total For South Africa: 101/10 in 26.5 overs in 2000

MA Chidambaram Stadium Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 38000
Number of matches hosted: 34 Tests, 27 ODIs, and 2 T20Is

MA Chidambaram Stadium ODI Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 27
Home Team (India) Won: 8
Visiting Team Won: 6
Neutral Side Won: 12
No Result: 1
Match Tied: 0

Average 1st Innings Score: 236
Matches Won Batting 1st: 15
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 11
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: Virat Kohli (India) – 422 runs in 9 matches
Most Wickets: Mohammad Rafique (Bangladesh) – 8 wickets in 3 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: Kieron Pollard (India) – 12 Sixes

Stats of Pakistan Players at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Abdullah Shafique – 58 runs in 1 match
  • Babar Azam – 74 runs in 1 match
  • Iftikhar Ahmed – 40 runs in 1 match
  • Shadab Khan – 40 runs in 1 match
  • Shaheen Afridi – 1 wicket in 1 match
  • Hasan Ali – 1 wicket in 1 match

Stats of South Africa Players at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Quinton de Kock – 43 runs in 1 match
  • Kagiso Rabada – 3 wickets in 1 match

Active Batters with most runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Virat Kohli (India) – 422 runs in 9 matches
  • Rohit Sharma (India) – 140 runs in 8 matches
  • Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies) – 139 runs in 1 match

Active bowlers with most wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Kuldeep Yadav (India) – 7 Wickets in 4 matches
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India) – 6 wickets in 3 matches
  • Hardik Pandya (India) – 6 wickets in 3 matches

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