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Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
विदर्भ क्रिकेट असोसीएशन मैदान
VCA Stadium at Jamtha, Nagpur
Ground information
Location Jamtha, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Establishment 2008
Capacity 45,000[1]
Owner Vidarbha Cricket Association
Architect Shashi Prabhu[2]
Operator Vidarbha Cricket Association
Tenants Vidarbha cricket team
End names
Secretary End
Pavilion End
International information
First Test 6-10 Nov 2008: India v Australia
Last Test 13-17 Dec 2012: India v England
First ODI 28 Oct 2009: India v Australia
Last ODI 30 October 2013: India v Australia
Only T20I 9 Dec 2009: India v Sri Lanka
As of 16 March, 2011
Source: Cricinfo

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium also known as New VCA stadium is a Test cricket ground built in 2008 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

The ground was inaugurated in 2008 and it replaced the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the main stadium in the city. The new Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium is a top class venue which has been praised by the International Cricket Council[3]

VCA Stadium is the home ground for the Vidharba and Central Zone teams for the domestic Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy tournaments, respectively.


Layout of the VCA Stadium

Sachin Tendulkar said,"the facilities exceeded all expectations." Ricky Ponting commented about the comforts in the changing rooms.[4] Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne was extremely pleased with the “largeness of the ground” after his team’s two-run win over Deccan Chargers. “Michael Lumb's slog to deep mid-wicket found a fielder. Now, if this was M. A. Chidambaram Stadium or M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, then that ball would have landed in a taxi going to the team hotel. We need big grounds like these,” Warne had said.[5] It has 80 Yard Straight & 85 Yard Square Leg Boundaries,which makes it one of the largest ground (playing area wise) in the world.[6]

Lalit Modi gushed that the VCA was "by far the best stadium in India".The swanky stadium has been praised not only by the players but also by commentators and journalists because of the facilities in the VCA Stadium.[6] Alan Wilkins said "It is a fabulous stadium,a Colosseum here in Nagpur.It has the most impressive Press box for the travelling media.It really is a wonderful venue."

The first international match hosted at this venue was the 4th Test between India and Australia (Nov 2008), which India won by 172 runs. The Aussie spinner Jason Krejza finished with 12 wickets, while Harbhajan Singh claimed seven.

The current president of the VCA is Mr.Praksh Dixit .[7] Four matches were played here during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[8] The highest Test scores were by India- 566/8, 558/6 and 441/10. The most runs were scored by Virendar Sehwag(357 runs), Sachin Tendulkar(289 runs) and Hashim Amla(253 runs).

The leading wicket takers were Harbhajan Singh(13 wickets), Jason Krejza(12 wickets) and Ishant Sharma(11 wickets). The highest ODI scores were by India 354/6, India 351/4, Australia 350/6, New Zealand 302/7 and India 301/7. The most runs were scored by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (243 runs), Sachin Tendulkar(158 runs) and Gautam Gambhir(147runs). The leading wicket takers were Mitchell Johnson(7 wickets), Dale Steyn(5 wickets) and Harbhajan Singh(5 wickets).

Test Records

ODI Records

T20I Records



6–10 November 2008
Template:Country data India
441 (124.5 overs) & 295 (82.4 overs)
23x15px Australia
355 (134.4 overs) & 209 (50.2 overs)
India won by 172 runs
6–9 February 2010
South Africa 23x15px
558/6d (176 overs)
Template:Country data India
233 (64.4 overs) & 319 (107.1 overs)
South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs
20–23 November 2010
New Zealand 23x15px
193 (66.3 overs) & 175 (55.2 overs)
Template:Country data India
566/8d (165 overs)
India won by an innings and 198 runs
13–17 December 2012
England 23x15px
330 (145.5 overs) & 352/6 (152 overs)
Template:Country data India
326/9d (143 overs)


28 October 2009 (D/N)
Template:Country data India
354/7 (50 overs)
23x15px Australia
255 (48.3 overs)
India won by 99 runs
19 December 2009 (D/N)
Template:Country data India
301/7 (50 overs)
23x15px Sri Lanka
302/7 (49.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets
22 February 2011 (D/N)
Netherlands 23x15px
292/6 (50 overs)
23x15px England
296/4 (48.4 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
25 February 2011
New Zealand 23x15px
206 (45.1 overs)
23x15px Australia
207/3 (34 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
28 February 2011
Zimbabwe 23x15px
298/9 (50 overs)
23x15px Canada
123 (41.3 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 175 runs
12 March 2011 (D/N)
Template:Country data IND
296 (48.4 overs)
23x15px South Africa
300/7 (49.4 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets
30 October 2013 (D/N)
Template:Country data IND
351/4 (49.3 overs)
23x15px Australia
350/6 (50 overs)
India won by 6 wickets


9 December 2009 (D/N)
Sri Lanka 23x15px
215/5 (20 overs)
Template:Country data India
186/9 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 29 runs


5 April 2010 (D/N)
Rajasthan Royals
159 (19.5 overs)
Deccan Chargers
157 (19.5 overs)
Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs
10 April 2010 (D/N)
Deccan Chargers
139/4 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
138/8 (19.1 overs)
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets
12 April 2010 (D/N)
Deccan Chargers
151/6 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
138 (19.4 overs)
Deccan Chargers won by 13 runs

India at the VCA Stadium

  • Test Matches - India has won 2 of the 4 test matches played at this venue.1 match ends with a draw.
  • ODI - India has won 2 of the 4 ODIs played at this venue.
  • T20I - India lost the only T20I played here against Sri Lanka.


Photo Gallery of the VCA Stadium
The on ground scorecard and big screen control room. 
VCA at night. 
The corporate box in north wing. 

See also


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