Seating Capacity: 35,000
End Names: Mahal River End, Pavilion End
Home Team: Orissa
First Test: India v Sri Lanka - Jan 4-7, 1987
First ODI: India v England - January 27, 1982
Barabati Stadium is one of the renowned cricket stadium in India. Located in the Cuttack city of Orissa, the stadium is spread over an area of 25 acres. This gives it ample space to accommodate as many as 35000 spectators at a time. it is similar to the Brabourne Stadium (Mumbai) in terms of its structure. Apart from cricket, Barabati Stadium is venue for a number of cultural activities native to Orissa. The stadium has hosted one-day international (ODI) matches. Go through the following lines to know more about Barabati Stadium.
Although Barabati stadium has been the venue for a number of ODIs, it managed to host only a few Test matches, one of the prominent being New Zealand's tour of India in 1995-96. during the match, Narendra Hirwani took 6 wickets for 59, the best bowling figures recorded at the stadium. The venue has proved to be a lucky charm for India, as it has managed to win majority of the matches played here.
Milestones At The Barabati Stadium:
Some of the renowned players of cricket have set their records at Barabati Stadium. One among those is Kapil Dev, who picked up his 300th Test wicket by bowling Rumesh Ratnayake with a ball that failed to sit up, in the same match. Dilip Vengsarkar made his highest Test score of 166 runs at the Stadium. The highest ODI total at the ground is 301 by India against Zimbabwe in the 1997-98 season.