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  • Sawai Mansingh Stadium

    Sawai Mansingh Stadium
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Jaipur is popularly known as the “Pink City” which is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur was mainly founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II; who was the ruler of Amber. The city of Jaipur is truly a well planned city and is positioned in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city is the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur tells you of the Rajputs and about the Royal families. Jaipur is a chief business center and has entire quality of being a metropolitan city.

If cricket is your passion, then the city entertains travelers with its famous cricket stadium. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a cricket stadium of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It was constructed during the supremacy of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II who was popularly called SMS from which the name SMS Stadium has been derived. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is ideally positioned at the Rambagh Circle. The stadium occupies and accommodates about 30,000 people and is known to be one of the best stadiums in India after it was renovated in 2006.

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is one of the best stadiums in the city of Jaipur.

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium was a host to one of the finest solitary Test match that was played between India and Pakistan initializing from the February 21, 1987. Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq made it a point to cross the border in order to watch the "Cricket for Peace" proposal. The game was a draw after the third day's play was stopped due to heavy rain.

The ground hosted two World Cup matches in 1987 and 1996 respectively, the West Indians losing to England in the former and beating Australia in the latter. The last ODI played was between India and Pakistan during 17 December 2007.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni made the highest score on this ground in ODI scoring about 183. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is beautifully positioned along the picturesque state of Rajasthan, India.

The stadium has hosted only one Test match till date, and along with that it has hosted several ODIs. In this ground Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, made a grand opening in ODIs.

Cricket World Cup

This stadium was a host to the One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup.

  1. 1987 Cricket World Cup
  2. 1996 Cricket World Cup
  3. 1987 Cricket World Cup
  4. October 26, 1987 : England v/s West Indies

Result: England won by 34 runs
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and PW Vidanagamage
Man of the Match: Graham Gooch
In 2006, the stadium was renovated at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

New facilities at the stadium of Jaipur

  1. Media rooms
  2. Galleries
  3. 2 new blocks
  4. A world-class cricket academy built Rs 7 crore, with 28 appointed rooms, A gym
  5. A restaurant
  6. 2 conference halls
  7. A swimming pool.