Kingsmead (Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead)

Durban, South Africa
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Kingsmead is a well renowned cricket stadium in Durban, South Africa. Kingsmead is a 25 000-seater stadium located within walking distance of Durban's famed Indian Ocean shoreline. It hosted its first one-day international in December 1992, but its first Test was hosted in January 1923. It was formerly known as the Sahara Stadium and has two ends named, Umgeni and Old Fort Road Ends. The Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban is one of the largest cricket stadiums in South Africa. When a Test series is on in South Africa, the Sahara Stadium generally hosts the Boxing Day Test. Kingsmead was also home to the famous "Timeless Test" played in 1939 between England and South Africa. The match lasted from the third to the thirteenth of March, but was eventually declared a draw amid concerns that the English team would miss its ship home! The ground was a semi-final venue during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Interestingly, it is widely believed that the changing tides of the nearby ocean helps swing bowlers move the ball nicely through the air.


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In:
Matches Played:
40
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
13
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
15
Wins by Team Batting Second:
12
Most Prolific Batsman:
Jacques Kallis (1266 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
275 by Gary Kirsten
Most Prolific Bowler:
Shaun Pollock (44 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
8/69 by Hugh Tayfield
Matches Played:
39
Matches Tied:
1
No Result:
1
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
18
Wins by Team Batting Second:
15
Most Prolific Batsman:
Jacques Kallis (773 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
128 by Brian Lara
Most Prolific Bowler:
Shaun Pollock (24 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
6/23 by Ashish Nehra
Matches Played:
11
Matches Tied:
1
No Result:
1
Most Successful Team:
India
Wins by Team Batting First:
5
Wins by Team Batting Second:
4
Most Prolific Batsman:
Yuvraj Singh (129 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
89 by Justin Kemp
Most Prolific Bowler:
Irfan Pathan (7 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
4/7 by Mark Gillespie

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