India’s ODI Records at MA Chidambaram Stadium 

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Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium is a great cricketing venue in India. It has hosted many iconic matches, including a classic 1987 World Cup fixture between India and Australia. The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium has always aided turn and bounce, and that’s why batters have struggled to get going, but not Indian batters since they know how to play spin efficiently.

India’s ODI Records at MA Chidambaram Stadium

India’s first-ever ODI fixture at MA Chidambaram Stadium was in the 1987 World Cup. It ended heart-breakingly as the Kapil Dev-led, who came into the tournament as the defending champion, lost by one run. Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, etc., have produced enthralling performances with the bat in Chennai over the years. 

The fans in Chennai have witnessed India overcoming the likes of New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, and Australia in the 50-over format. However, the ‘Men in Blue’ have lost their ODIs against Pakistan at the venue.  

Here are the list of matches India played at MA Chidambaram Stadium:

YearOpponentResult
1987AustraliaAustralia won by 1 run
1994West IndiesIndia won by 4 wkts
1997PakistanPakistan won by 35 runs
2002EnglandIndia won by 4 wkts
2003New ZealandNo Result
2007West IndiesWest Indies won by 3 wkts
2010New ZealandIndia won by 8 wkts
2011West IndiesIndia won by 80 runs
2011West IndiesIndia won by 34 runs
2012PakistanPakistan won by 6 wkts
2015South AfricaIndia won by 35 runs
2017AustraliaIndia won by 26 runs
2019West IndiesWest Indies won by 8 wkts
2023AustraliaAustralia won by 21 runs
2023AustraliaIndia won by 6 wkts

Let’s look at India’s other records at this venue:

Most Runs by an Indian in ODIs at MA Chidambaram Stadium

Virat Kohli tops India’s batting charts in the ODIs played at Chidambaram Stadium. The run machine scored over 400 runs at an average of close to 47. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh are second and third in the charts.

PlayerInningsRunsAverage50s/100s
Virat Kohli9422471/4
MS Dhoni4229761/1
Yuvraj Singh5196650/1
Sachin Tendulkar6190382/0
Rahul Dravid3168561/1

Most Wickets by an Indian in ODIs at MA Chidambaram Stadium:

Ajit Agarkar and Kuldeep Yadav are the joint-highest wicket-takers for India at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Both players have picked up seven wickets. Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja took six wickets each.  

PlayerInningsWicketsEconomy4w+
Ajit Agarkar274.11
Kuldeep Yadav475.10
Hardik Pandya366.60
Bhuvneshwar Kumar365.20
Ravichandran Ashwin463.50
Ravindra Jadeja464.50

Highest Individual Score by an Indian in ODIs at MA Chidambaram Stadium

Like the most runs chart, Kohli has the highest individual score record in ODIs at Chidambaram Stadium. He has struck 138 against South Africa in Chennai. Dhoni, Yuvraj, Dravid, and Manoj Tiwary are the other Indian batters to score an ODI century in Chennai.

  1. Virat Kohli – 138* vs South Africa (2015)
  2. MS Dhoni – 113* vs Pakistan (2012)
  3. Yuvraj Singh – 113 vs West Indies (2011)
  4. Rahul Dravid – 107 vs Pakistan (1997)
  5. Manoj Tiwary – 104* vs West Indies (2011)

Best Bowling Figures by an Indian in ODIs at MA Chidambaram Stadium

Agarkar is the only Indian to take a four-wicket haul in an ODI in Chennai. The Mumbai-born cricketer took four wickets against England in 2002. A flurry of Indian bowlers and a few part-timers have taken three wickets at Chidambaram Stadium.

  1. Ajit Agarkar – 4/34 vs England (2002)
  2. Ravichandran Ashwin – 3/24 vs New Zealand (2012)
  3. Zaheer Khan – 3/26 vs West Indies (2011)
  4. Ravindra Jadeja – 3/28 vs Australia (2023)
  5. Yuzvendra Chahal – 3/30 vs Australia  (2017)

Concluding Thoughts

With ODI cricket played less these days, Chidambaram Stadium hasn’t hosted many ODIs in the last few years. However, the ones played in the venue involving India have always entertained the fans. 

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FAQs about India’s ODI Records at MA Chidambaram Stadium

What is India’s ODI record at MA Chidambaram Stadium?

India has won eight of the 15 ODIs played at MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

Who has scored the most ODI runs for India at MA Chidambaram Stadium?

Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in ODIs at MA Chidambaram Stadium – 422 runs in nine innings.

Which Indian players have scored centuries in ODIs at MA Chidambaram Stadium?

Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli have scored a hundred at MA Chidambaram Stadium.