Kingsmead – Durban

April 18th, 2009

Location Durban
Established ~1939
Seating capacity 25,000
Home team(s) KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
End names Umgeni End, Old Fort End

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is a Cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its current stated capacity is 25,000, although grass terracing makes up part of the viewing area. The End names are the Umgeni End (north) and the Old Fort Road End (south). It is the home ground of the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins.

It has been renowned as a seamers wicket, and there is also a famous myth regarding how the tide affects batting conditions, as the ground is quite close to the beach. Many batting collapses in matches in the past have been blamed on changes in the tide, but nobody has been able to prove this theory.

It is the stadium used every other year for the finish of the Comrades Marathon, an ultramarathon run annually between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Because the run alternates directions each year, it only finishes in Durban in odd-numbered years. The ground is named Sahara which is the trademark of a sponsor from the IT industry.

Yuvraj Singh scored 36 runs from Stuart Broads over becoming the first cricketer to do so in Twenty20 Cricket. India were unbeaten on this ground during the ICC Twenty20 World Championship.

  1. killer

    chennai ok but y preethi is overacting 2much while punjab was getting the wicket that was bullshit,,,,,,,,,,any how chennai wins

  2. m.vigneshwaran

    mumbai on fir

    i am in ipl

  3. pardeep

    yuvi is my best player i love it

  4. pardeep

    yuvraj singh is my favourite player

  5. Mohan

    Now im enjoying IPL matches daily, i am from hyderabad but i like tendulkar my vote is Mumbai indians, Tendulkar and sanath opening rocking.
    No doubt sachin is the No 1 in the world at any format 20 t 20 , One day international,Test matches.. he is genius and honest person.he plays always with full of spirit,
    We are very lucky sachin is born in our country.

    – Mohan

  6. C.Yohan Fernando

    First I thank to Mr. Modi for give us a good cricket feast to all cicket fans.
    I am wait for a long time when DLF IPL start. Now im enjoying.
    I love Mumbai Indians because the best dinamites are opening in the world calles Master Blasters Sachin & Sanath. I hope this year Mumbai Indian is
    this here Champions.

    Once again I Thank Mr. Modi & DLF Team(Staff).

    From Yohan & Delicia.

  7. Sanjib Kumar Behera

    Very well

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