Edgbaston

Birmingham, England
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Situated in the country suburb of Birmingham, the County Cricket Ground was established in 1882. It was the youngest of England’s six regular Test grounds, until Chester-le-street was inaugurated in 2003. Edgbaston made its debut in 1902, when England and Australia played a Test and an ODI between the same teams was played in 1972. With a crowd capacity of 21,000, it was voted ideal for ODIs as well. It hosted just four Tests in its first 27 years, but upon re-entering the circuit in 1957, it was considered to be the most state-of-the-art ground in the country, with the Thwaite Memorial Scoreboard, constructed in 1950, among the most notable features.

A new phase of renovation got underway at the end of the 1990s, which, partially funded by lottery money, resulted in the Edgbaston Cricket Centre and the £2million Eric Hollies stand. The ground was the scene of Brian Lara’s world-record 501 not out, against Durham in 1994, and in 1999, played host to perhaps the single greatest one-day match in history - the tied World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa.


Ground Statistics

In:
Matches Played:
47
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
15
Most Successful Team:
England
Wins by Team Batting First:
14
Wins by Team Batting Second:
18
Most Prolific Batsman:
David Gower (767 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
294 by Alastair Cook
Most Prolific Bowler:
Fred Trueman (39 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
7/17 by Wilfred Rhodes
Matches Played:
48
Matches Tied:
1
No Result:
1
Most Successful Team:
England
Wins by Team Batting First:
22
Wins by Team Batting Second:
21
Most Prolific Batsman:
Andrew Strauss (343 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
171 by Glenn Turner
Most Prolific Bowler:
Darren Gough (21 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
5/11 by Shahid Afridi
Matches Played:
3
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
Pakistan
Wins by Team Batting First:
3
Wins by Team Batting Second:
0
Most Prolific Batsman:
Umar Akmal (89 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
64 by Umar Akmal
Most Prolific Bowler:
Mohammad Amir (6 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
3/26 by Saeed Ajmal

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