Kingsmead, Durban

  • CountrySouth Africa
  • CityDurban
  • Capacity25000
  • Flooditno
  • Established-
  • EndsUmgeni End and Old Fort End

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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Matches
44
Home Team Wins
14
Away Team Wins
16
Wins batting 1st
17
Wins batting 2nd
13
No Results
14
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Jacques Kallis
1266
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Dale Steyn
50
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
658/9
by South Africa on December 26, 2003 - South Africa beat West Indies by an innings and 65 runs
Lowest Innings Score
66/10
by India on December 26, 1996 - South Africa beat India by 328 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
275
by Gary Kirsten v England on December 26, 1999 - South Africa drew with England
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
8/69
by Hugh Tayfield v England on January 25, 1957 - South Africa drew with England
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