Brabourne Stadium has witnessed 18 test matches since the debut match in 1968. Witnessing 11 draws, the stadium has seen India emerge victorious on 5 occasions. Australia and West Indies have won a test each here. In the four games played against West Indies at this ground, 3 were drawn while India lost by 6 wickets in 1966. Here is a complete list of the test matches played on this ground.
Match 1, 1948, Ind vs WI , Draw
Captains: Lala Amarnath (Ind), Goddard (WI)
Scorecard: WI 629/6d, Ind 273 & 333/3 (f/o)
Century: A Rae (104), Everton Weekes (194), RS Modi (112), Vijay Hazare (134*)
- 134 1st A Rae & Stollmeyer
170 5th Weekes & Christiani
156 3rd Modi & Hazare
144* 4th Hazare & Amarnath
- 4 centuries were scored in the match.
Match 2, 1949, Ind vs WI, Draw
Captains: Lala Amarnath (Ind), Goddard (WI)
Scorecard: WI 286 & 267, Ind 193 & 355/8
Century: Vijay Hazare (122)
- 110 3rd Stollmeyer & Weekes
139 4th Modi & Hazare
- 5/85 P Jones (6/116)
- India fell short by 6 runs with 2 wickets at hand.
P Jones of West Indies became the first bowler to grab 5-wkt haul on this ground.
Vijay Hazare hit 2nd consecutive century on the ground.
Match 3, 1951, Ind vs Eng, Draw
Captains: Vijay Hazare (Ind), N Howard (Eng)
Scorecard: Ind 485/9d & 208, Eng 456 & 55/2
Century: P Roy (140), Hazare (155), Graveney (175)
- 187 3rd Roy & Hazare
148 5th Graveney & Watkins
- Vijay Hazare hit 3rd consecutive century on the ground.
Match 4, 1952, Ind def Pak by 10 wickets
Captains: Lala Amarnath (Ind), A Kardar (Pak)
Scorecard: Pak 186 & 242, Ind 387/4d & 45/0
Century: Vijay Hazare (146*), Umrigar (102)
- 183 4th Hazare & Umrigar
165 2nd Hanif Mohammad & Waqar Hasan
- 5/72 Vinoo Mankad (8/124)
- First result at the ground.
Vinoo Mankad became the first Indian bowler to grab 5-wkt. His performance in the test is the best in first 4 tests at this ground.
Vijay Hazare hit 4th consecutive century on the ground.
Match 5, 1955, Ind def NZ by ings & 27 runs
Captains: Umrigar (Ind), H Cave (NZ)
Scorecard: Ind 421/8d, NZ 258 & 136 (f/o)
Century: Vinoo Mankad (223)
- 167 4th Mankad & Kripal Singh
- 5/45 Gupte (8/128)
- Gupte matches Vinoo’s wicket spell in match, but could not break his record in the test on Brabourne.
Mankad scored first double century of this ground. He also grabbed 4 wickets in the test.
Match 6, 1956, Ind vs Aus, Draw
Captains: Umrigar (India), Lindwall (Aus)
Scorecard: Ind 251 & 250/5, Aus 523/7d
Century: Ramchand (109), J Burke (161), R Harvey (140)
- 204 2nd Burke & Harvey
137 3rd Burke & MacKay
- Australia registered second biggest total of the ground.
Match 7, 1958, Ind vs WI, Draw
Captains: Umrigar (India), Alexander (WI)
Scorecard: WI 227 & 323/4d, Ind 152 & 289/5
Century: Gary Sobers (142*)
- 119 4th Sobers & O Smith
134* 5th Sobers & Butcher
Match 8, 1960, Ind vs Aus, Draw
Captains: Ramchand (India), Benaud (Aus)
Scorecard: Ind 289 & 226/5d, Aus 387/8d & 34/1
Century: Contractor (108), R Harvey (102) & N O’Neill (163)
- 131 3rd Contractor & Baig
207 Harvey & Neill
109 5th Baig & RB Kenny
- 6/105 Nadkarni
- Nadkarni prouduced the best spell in an innings at the ground.
Match 9, 1960, Ind vs Pak, Draw
Captains: Contractor (India), Fazal Mahmood (Ind)
Scorecard: Pak 350 & 166/4, Ind 449/9d
Century: Hanif Mohammad (160), Saeed Ahmed (121)
- 256 2nd Hanif & Saeed
149 9th P Joshi & RB Desai
- 5/129 Mahmood Hussain (Pak)
- Biggest partnership made on this ground.
Match 10, 1961, Ind vs Eng, Draw
Captains: Contractor (India), Dexter (Eng)
Scorecard: Eng 500 & 184/5d, Ind 390 & 180/5
Century: Barrington (151)
- 159 1st Richardson & Pullar
161 4th Barrington & Dexter
142 5th Borde & Durani
131 2nd Jaisimha & Vijay Manjrekar
Match 11, 1964, Ind vs Eng, Draw
Captains: Nawab of Pataudi jnr (India), Mike Smith (Eng)
Scorecard: Ind 300 & 249/8d, Eng 233 & 206/3
- 153 7th Borde & Durani
125 1st Bolus & Binks
Match 12, 1964, Ind def Aus by 2 wkts
Captains: Nawab of Pataudi jnr (India), Simpson (Aus_
Scorecard: Aus 320 & 274, Ind 341 & 256/8
- 151 6th Veivers & Jarman
112 3rd Jaisumha & Vijay Manjrekar
135 4th Cowper & Booth
- 8/123 (4 wickets in both innings) by Chandrasekhar
- Chandrasekhar’s performance broke Vinoo Mankad’s record of 8/124 at the ground for best bowling in a test.
Match 13, 1965, Ind vs NZ, Draw
Captains: Nawab of Pataudi jnr (Ind), John Reid (NZ)
Scorecard: NZ 297 & 80/8, Ind 88 & 463/5d (f/o)
Century: Dowling (129), Dilip Sardesai (200), Borde (109)
- 134 3rd Dowling & Morgan
154 4th Sardesai & Borde
197* 6th Sardesai & Hanumant Singh
- 6/56 R Desai (7/74)
5/26 BR Taylor (8/102)
- India were bowled out below 100.
BR Taylor produced the best bowling performance at Brabourne with 8/102.
R Desai became only the second bowler to take 6 wickets in an innings at this ground.
Chasing 255 runs, NZ were just 2 wicket short of being bowled below 100 and losing the test, despite taking 209 runs first innings lead.
Match 14, 1966, WI def Ind by 6 wkts
Captains: Nawab of Pataudi jnr (India), Sobers (WI)
Scorecard: Ind 296 & 316, WI 421 & 192/4
Century: Borde (121), C Hunte (101)
- 102 6th Borde & Durani
110 4th Hunte & Clive Lloyd
102* 5th Clive Lloyd & Sobers
- 7/157 by Chandrasekhar (11/235)
- 11 wicket haul by Chandrasekhar was the first time 10-wkt performance at this ground.
7 wickets in an inning by Chandrasekhar was the best bowling analysis of an inning at this ground.
Debutant Lloyd scored half-centuries in both innings.
Match 15, 1960, Ind def NZ by 60 runs
Captains: Nawab of Pataudi jnr (India), Dowling (NZ)
Scorecard: Ind 156 & 260 , NZ 229 & 127
- 6/42 by Bedi (8/93)
Match 16, 1969, Aus def Ind by 8 wickets
Captains: Nawab of Pataudi jnr (India), Lawry (Aus)
Scorecard: Ind 271 & 137, Aus 345 & 67/2
Century: Stackpole (103)
- 146 4th AV Mankad & Nawab of Pataudi jnr
118 4th Redpath & Walters
- 5/69 McKenzie
Match 17, 1973, Ind vs Eng, Draw
Captains: Wadekar (India), Tony Lewis (Eng)
Scorecard: Ind 448 & 244/5d, Eng 480 & 67/2
Century: Engineer (121), Viswanath (113), Keith Fletcher (113), Tony Greig (148)
- 192 2nd Engineer & Wadekar
150 Durani & Viswanath
254 5th Fletcher & Mike Denness
135 1st Engineer & Gavaskar
- 5/135 Chandrasekhar (6/161)
Match 18, 2009, Ind def SL by ing & 24 runs
Captains: Dhoni (India), Sangakkara (SL)
Scorecard: SL 393 & 309, Ind 726/9d
Century: Dilshan (109), Sehwag (293), Dhoni (100*), Sangakkara (137)
- 221 1st Murali Vijay & Sehwag
237 2nd Sehwag & Dravid
- 5/72 Zaheer Khan (6/142)
- Sehwag scored the highest individual score at the ground.
India scored the highest team score at the ground.