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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

The Oval

(London,England)
The Oval, London
The Oval, London
The Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth. In the past it was also sometimes called the Kennington Oval. In past years it was officially named as the 'Fosters Oval', 'AMP Oval', 'Brit Insurance Oval', and, presently, as the 'Kia Oval' due to commercial sponsorship deals.The Oval is the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club, and also traditionally hosts the final Test match of each English summer season in late August or early September. The Oval was the first ground in the United Kingdom and second in the world (after the Melbourne Cricket Ground) to host Test cricket. The first One Day International match at this venue was played on September 7, 1973 between England and West Indies. It had the privilege of hosting matches of the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups. It also hosted five of the fifteen matches in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, including the final. No floodlit day/night international match has been played here to date.

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City London
Stadium Ends Pavilion End and Vauxhall End
Capacity 23500
Established 0
First Match June 28, 2007 - West Indies beat England by 15 runs
Last Match September 25, 2011 - West Indies beat England by 25 runs
Matches 13
Home Team Wins 3
Away Team Wins 3
Neutral Team Wins 7
Matches Tied 0
No Result 0
Most Successful Team West Indies - 4 wins
Highest Innings Score 211/5 by South Africa on June 07, 2009 - South Africa beat Scotland by 130 runs
Lowest Innings Score 81/10 by Scotland on June 07, 2009 - South Africa beat Scotland by 130 runs
Wins Batting First 7
Wins Batting Second 6
Average Innings Score 140
Most Prolific Batsman Chris Gayle (237 runs)
Highest Individual Score 96* by Tillakaratne Dilshan v West Indies on June 19, 2009 - Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 57 runs
Most Successful Bowler Umar Gul (9 wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis 5/6 by Umar Gul v New Zealand on June 13, 2009 - Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

Last Five Matches
England v West Indies on September 25, 2011 - West Indies beat England by 25 runs
England v West Indies on September 23, 2011 - England beat West Indies by 10 wickets
Sri Lanka v West Indies on June 19, 2009 - Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 57 runs
Pakistan v Ireland on June 15, 2009 - Pakistan beat Ireland by 39 runs
England v West Indies on June 15, 2009 - West Indies beat England by 5 wickets (D/L method)

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