Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan Seating Capacity: 30000 Home Team: Rajasthan Floodlights: Yes First Test: India v Pakistan - Feb 21-26, 1987 First ODI: India v Pakistan - Oct 2, 1983
The Sawai Mansingh stadium is a cricket stadium located in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The stadium has hosted nine ODIs and a Test match. It made its international debut by playing host to India-Pakistan ODI in 1983-84. It also became the venue for some of the matches of World Cup 1987 and 1996. The stadium is situated at one corner of the Rambagh Circle. Sawai Mansingh stadium can house as many as 30000 spectators. It is designed like forts that surround the pink city of Jaipur. From a concrete bowl to a well maintained ground, the stadium has undergone major facelift, over the passing years. Go through the following lines to learn more about Sawai Mansingh cricket stadium.
The first ODI, played at Sawai Mansingh stadium, kicked off with a contest between India and Pakistan in 1983, in which, India won by four wickets. The 1987 Test between India and Pakistan proved to be an instrument of peace, when Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq came over to witness the second day's play as part of his "Cricket for Peace" initiative. The game, which saw Sunil Gavaskar being dismissed to the first ball of a Test match for the third time in his career, ended in a draw amid a controversy over the alleged deposition of sawdust on the wicket that Pakistan objected.