The second game of the 3-match T20 series between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Pune on Thursday. Hence, in this article, we will be discussing the T20 Records and the Pitch Report of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune for the 2nd IND vs SL T20. The 3rd and final game of the series will be played in Rajkot on Saturday.
Pune will be hosting a T20 international after a gap of 3 years. The MCA Stadium hosted its last T20I back in January 2020. Interestingly, that game as well was an IND vs SL encounter. India managed to defeat Sri Lanka back then by a margin of 78 runs.
MCA Stadium Pune T20 Records
The MCA Stadium has hosted only 3 T20 internationals so far. The chasing sides managed to win 2 out of those games while 1 was one by the sides defending. The average first and second innings scores in these 3 T20Is were 153 and 128 respectively. Besides these games, the venue has hosted a significant number of IPL games. You can find the records of the same below.
MCA Stadium Pune IPL Stats
Total IPL Matches hosted: 51
Matches won by sides Batting First: 28
Won Batting Second: 23
Avg. 1st innings score: 162
Highest Score: Chennai Super Kings 211/4
Lowest Score: Punjab Kings 73/10
Scores Below 150: 12
Scores between 150 and 169: 18
Between 170 and 189: 14
Scores Above 190: 7
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune Pitch Report for 2nd IND vs SL T20I
The Pitch at MCA Stadium provides good assistance to the batters. A fresh MCA pitch has an even bounce on offer which makes it easy for the batters to judge the ball and play their shots. However, the pacers may as well bring the good bounce into use and pick some wickets upfront. The venue being an open stadium, there is a fair amount of breeze going on here mostly and hence it might play an important role for the pacers. The dew factor doesn’t really come into play at this venue.
It has been seen in the IPL games played at the MCA Stadium that the spinners do find some turn in the second half of the match. Hence, batting first would be an ideal choice upon winning the toss here. A total of around 160 could be a competitive total at the MCA Stadium.
IND vs SL, 2nd T20I
Date: Jan 05, Thu
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Time: 7:00 PM IST | 01:30 PM GMT