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St George?s Park
PTI
January 30, 2003
First Published: 19:11 IST(23/1/2003)
Last Updated: 00:26 IST(30/1/2003)

Actually The Crusaders Ground but commonly known as St George’s Park, the ground first hosted a Test match in March 1889 — the first ground to host a Test in South Africa.

Thirty-five million rands were budgeted for improvements to grounds for World Cup 2003 by the organisers, of which 11 million was allocated to St George’s Park.

The ground boasts excellent stands as well as grassed embankments.

St George’s Park has hosted 16 one-day internationals.

One of the most remarkable results achieved at St George’s Park occurred in October 2001 when lightly regarded Kenya handed India a 70-run thrashing, prompting anti-corruption investigators to look into the match.

St George’s Park will stage one of the two semi-finals of the World Cup. In addition, a Super Sixes match and three league games will take place at the ground.



World Cup 2003 Matches

Date
No.
Teams
Type
Feb. 13 8 West Indies vs New Zealand
Day
Feb. 19 17 England vs Namibia
Day
Mar. 02 37 Australia vs England
Day
Mar. 11 SSS5 1st Pool A vs 3rd Pool B
Day
Mar. 18 S-F 1 1st SSS vs 4th SSS
Day

ODIs at St_George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Team Played Won Lost
Australia 4 3 1
England 1 - 1
India 3 - 3
Kenya 1 1 -
New Zealand 1 - 1
Pakistan 1 1 -
South Africa 13 9 4
Sri Lanka 3 1 2
West Indies 2 - 2
Zimbabwe 1 - 1

Highest team scores

Score (Overs) For Against Date
330-7 (49.1) Aus SA 6/04/2002
326-3 (50.0) SA Aus 6/04/2002
281-6 (50.0) Aus SA 22/02/1994
278-6 (50.0) SA WI 30/01/1999

Lowest team scores
Score (Overs) For Against Date
147 (49.4) Ind SA 9/12/1992
149 (49.0) WI SA 11/02/1993
151 (46.0) Zim SA 6/02/2000

Highest individual scores - hundreds

Batsman Runs For Against Date
HH Gibbs 125 SA WI 30/01/1999
ME Waugh 115* Aus SA 31/03/1997


Best partnerships for each wicket

Wkt Batsmen Runs For Against Date
1st KO Obuya & RD Shah 121 Ken Ind 17/10/2001
2nd DC Boon & DM Jones 123 Aus SA 22/02/1994
3rd WJ Cronje & HH Gibbs 162 SA WI 30/01/1999
4th DS Lehmann & RT Ponting 183 Aus SA 6/04/2002
5th RS Mahanama & A Ranatunga 107* SL SA 13/04/1998
6th JH Kallis & L Klusener 58 SA Zim 6/02/2000
7th L Klusener & JN Rhodes 80* SA SL 15/12/2000
8th PR Reiffel & SK Warne 119 Aus SA 4/04/1994
9th Harbhajan Singh & BKV Prasad 37 Ind Ken 17/10/2001
10th CEL Ambrose & RD King 15 WI SA 30/01/1999

Best bowling

Bowler Wkts R For Against Date
Waqar Younis 4 32 Pak NZ 13/12/1994
BM McMillan 4 32 SA Ind 9/12/1992
PS de Villiers 4 32 SA Eng 21/01/1996
D Gough 4 33 Eng SA 21/01/1996
SK Warne 4 36 Aus SA 22/02/1994
SM Pollock 4 36 SA SL 15/12/2000
HDPK Dharmasena 4 37 SL SA 21/12/1994
KLT Arthurton 4 56 WI SA 30/01/1999

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