India is a place where batsman enjoys scoring runs easily. Almost all the grounds in India are high scoring grounds, but we look at the top 5 high scoring grounds in India.
1. M Chinaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
This stadium is situated in South India. This stadium was established in 1969. It is a stadium where a lot of runs are scored across all three formats. In the Indian Premier League 2013, Chris Gayle hit the highest score in T-20 with 175 runs. The ball flies and it just races past the fielder. On this ground the highest total of 383-6 was scored by India in 2013 against Australia. Here Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs not out against the Australians. Also in the World Cup 2011, India and England produced a high scoring match with both sides scoring 338 each. The highest run chase was scored in the World Cup 2011 by Ireland against England. In Champions league T-20 tournament Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down scores of 200 plus twice.
2. Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
This stadium is situated in Rajasthan. This stadium was established in 1969. The capacity of this ground is 30,000. It is one of most beautiful stadiums in the country. At this ground only Test match has been hosted between India and Pakistan in 1987. It holds the record of highest ODI total when India chased down 360 to win the match against Australia in 2013. Here the highest one day international indiduvual score was achieved by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2006 against Sri Lanka.
3. PCA Stadium, Mohali
The stadium is located at Aligarh just outside the city of Chandigarh. The capacity of ground is 28,000. The first Test match was hosted in 1994. In the last Test match between India and Australia in 2013. India played a great game of cricket and won the match. Australia scored 408 runs in the first innings, then India replied with 499 runs with Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay scoring 187 and 153 respectively. In the One day international between India and Australia in 2013 India scored 303 runs in 50 over’s, but Australia chased down with 3 balls to spare. It is one of difficult grounds to defend scores because of pitch. The pitch curator makes sure that a fair pitch is provided to make the match exciting. In the Indian premier League the scores of 180-190 is scored and sometimes chased easily.
4. Rajkot Stadiums
Rajkot has two stadiums. One the Madhavrao Scinda Stadium and the other Sahurastra Cricket Stadium. The Madhavrao Scinda Stadium is used for staging first class cricket. The capacity of this ground is 15,000. It was one of high scoring grounds in India with small boundaries. Here the highest score was made by India which was 414 and it was almost chased down by Sri Lanka who lost by 3 runs. The Sauhrastra Cricket Assosciation stadium also known as Khanderi Cricket Stadium about 10 kilometeres outside Rajkot. The capacity of the ground is 28,000. The stadium was established in 2008. The media box is similar in design to Lords cricket ground. The first One day international was hosted between India and England where both teams scored 300 plus runs. In the T-20 match match between India and Australia in 2013 India chased down the score 202 with ease.
5. VCA Stadium, Nagpur
It is a new stadium outside the city of Nagpur. The establishment of stadium came in 2008. The capacity of stadium is 45,000. It has hosted matches across all three formats. In this stadium it has hosted 4 Test matches, 7 One day internationals and 1 T-20. The pitches are always high scoring. The Test match between India and England in 2012 at this stadium was high scoring draw. England scored 330 runs in the first innings and India scored 326 for 9 declared. In the 2nd innings England scored 352 for 6 and match ended in a draw. In 2013 the one day international match between India and Australia was high scoring affair. Australia batted first and scored 350. India chased down the runs with 6 wickets in hand. In 2009 the T-20 match between India and Sri Lanka was a high scoring affair. Both teams scored huge runs but Sri Lanka won the match by 29 runs.