Buffalo Park

East London, South Africa
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A small ground with plentiful grass embankments, East London's Buffalo Park, boasts a beautiful view with the ocean in the background. The floodlights in Buffalo Park are excellent and the ground mainly hosts limited over matches. It is the smallest cricket ground in South Africa but has one of the best facilities. Home to the Border Bears, it first tasted international cricket in December 1992 when India defeated South Africa in the seventh and final one-day international of their series. Since that time it has been regularly used for ODIs. There have been some special moments in limited overs games that Buffalo Park has hosted. In December 1994, Pakistani paceman Waqar Younis claimed a hat-trick against New Zealand. The ground hosted its first Test in October 2002 when South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 107 runs as Graeme Smith hit 200 and Gary Kirsten 150. During the 2003 Cricket World Cup Buffalo Park hosted a Super Sixes contest, as well as the match between South Africa and Canada. The Buffalo Park is also known as Mercedes-Benz Park, courtesy of sponsorship from the German motor manufacturer. While it is traditionally nicknamed "The Buffs", it is humorously called "The Carpark" by the new sponsor.


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Matches Played:
1
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
1
Wins by Team Batting Second:
0
Most Prolific Batsman:
Graeme Smith (200 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
200 by Graeme Smith
Most Prolific Bowler:
David Terbrugge (7 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
5/19 by Makhaya Ntini
Matches Played:
20
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
9
Wins by Team Batting Second:
11
Most Prolific Batsman:
Jacques Kallis (409 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
150 by Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Most Prolific Bowler:
Shaun Pollock (19 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
6/35 by Shaun Pollock
Matches Played:
1
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
New Zealand
Wins by Team Batting First:
0
Wins by Team Batting Second:
1
Most Prolific Batsman:
Martin Guptill (101 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
101 by Martin Guptill
Most Prolific Bowler:
Doug Bracewell (3 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
3/33 by Doug Bracewell

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