The Wanderers Stadium (Kent Park)

Johannesburg, South Africa
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To be precise, The Wanderers is in fact The New Wanderers. The Old Wanderers first hosted Test cricket in 1896, when South Africa faced England and George Lohmann claimed 9 for 28 in South Africa's first innings to help the English to a convincing innings victory. The New Wanderers, on the other hand, first hosted Test cricket in December 1956, and its first one-day international, between South Africa and India, in December 1992. The stadium also hosted 2003 Cricket World final. It is known as "the Bullring" for its electric, sometimes intimidating atmosphere. High stands surround most of the field, although there is a small grassed area that is very popular with spectators. It is the third stadium in Johannesburg where Test cricket has been played. It has a seating capacity of 30,000 with comfortable stands. The ground is also very well suited for the players with brilliant lighting, quick outfields and a great pitch that favours both the batsmen and the bowlers. Many memorable matches have been played the New Wanderers Stadium. The 2003 World Cup, South Africa's record chase of Australia's total of 434 and the unforgettable 2007 WT20 final are the captivating games played at this venue. Unfortunately a devastating fire destroyed much of the pavilion on October 1, 2004 and along with it some priceless items of history. The Stadium was renovated later on.


Ground Statistics

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Matches Played:
34
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
10
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
15
Wins by Team Batting Second:
9
Most Prolific Batsman:
Jacques Kallis (1114 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
214 by Greg Blewett
Most Prolific Bowler:
Makhaya Ntini (53 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
9/113 by Hugh Tayfield
Matches Played:
40
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
17
Wins by Team Batting Second:
23
Most Prolific Batsman:
Herschelle Gibbs (719 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
175 by Herschelle Gibbs
Most Prolific Bowler:
Shaun Pollock (29 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
5/20 by Shaun Pollock
Matches Played:
21
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
South Africa
Wins by Team Batting First:
10
Wins by Team Batting Second:
11
Most Prolific Batsman:
Graeme Smith (341 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
117 by Chris Gayle
Most Prolific Bowler:
Abdur Razzak (7 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
4/16 by Abdur Razzak

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