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Buffalo Park
PTI
January 30, 2003
First Published: 19:11 IST(23/1/2003)
Last Updated: 00:23 IST(30/1/2003)

A small ground with plentiful grass embankments, East London's Buffalo Park, is home to the Mercedes-Benz Border Bears which includes members like Mark Boucher and Makhaya Ntini.

The ground first tasted international cricket in December 1992 when India defeated South Africa in the seventh and final one-day international of their series.

The ground has since been used on a regular basis, and has hosted 14 limited-overs internationals.

There have been some special moments in those games. In December 1994, Pakistani paceman Waqar Younis claimed a hat-trick against New Zealand.

In January 1999, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper put on a fourth-wicket stand of 226 for the West Indies against South Africa. Incredibly, Shaun Pollock captured 6 for 35 for the Proteas in the same match!

Two group stage World Cup games take place at Buffalo Park, including one featuring hosts South Africa against Canada.

The ground will also host a Super Sixes contest.



World Cup 2003 Matches

Date
No.
Teams
Type
Feb. 16 14 England vs Holland
Day
Feb. 27 31 South Africa vs Canada
Day
Mar. 15 SSS8 3rd Pool A vs 1st Pool B
Day

ODIs at Buffalo Park, East London

Team Played Won Lost
Australia 2 1 1
England 2 - 2
India 3 1 2
New Zealand 2 - 2
Pakistan 3 2 1
South Africa 11 7 4
Sri Lanka 2 1 1
West Indies 1 1 -


Highest team scores

Score (Overs) For Against Date
302-7 (50.0) SA SL 17/12/2000
292-9 (50.0) WI SA 24/01/1999
282-4 (50.0) SA Ind 19/10/2001


Lowest team scores

Score (Overs) For Against Date
115 (43.4) Eng SA 19/01/1996
129 (41.4) SA Eng 19/01/1996


Highest individual scores - hundreds

Batsman Runs For Against Date
S Chanderpaul 150 WI SA 24/01/1999
ND McKenzie 120* SA SL 17/12/2000
CL Hooper 108 WI SA 24/01/1999
Javed Miandad 107 Pak SA 15/02/1993
KR Rutherford 102* NZ SL 18/12/1994


Best partnerships for each wicket

Wkt Batsmen Runs For Against Date
1st RS Dravid & SC Ganguly 117 Ind SA 4/02/1997
2nd DJ Cullinan & G Kirsten 90 SA Ind 4/02/1997
3rd AC Parore & KR Rutherford 136 NZ SL 18/12/1994
4th S Chanderpaul & CL Hooper 226 WI SA 24/01/1999
5th MV Boucher & ND McKenzie 100 SA SL 17/12/2000
6th RS Kalpage & HP Tillakaratne 91* SL NZ 18/12/1994
7th RP Arnold & WPUJ Vaas 60* SL SA 17/12/2000
8th MV Boucher & L Klusener 64 SA WI 24/01/1999
9th PS de Villiers & BM McMillan 30 SA Eng 19/01/1996
10th MG Bevan & AC Dale 45* Aus SA 29/03/1997

Best bowling

Bowler Wkts R For Against Date
SM Pollock 6 35 SA WI 24/01/1999
Wasim Akram 5 16 Pak SA 15/02/1993
PS de Villiers 4 27 SA Pak 15/02/1993
Waqar Younis 4 33 Pak NZ 19/12/1994

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