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Buffalo Park

A small ground with plentiful grass embankments, East London's Buffalo Park, is home to players like Mark Boucher and Makhaya Ntini.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:23 IST

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

Feb. 1614England vs Holland
Feb. 2731South Africa vs Canada
Mar. 15SSS83rd Pool A vs 1st Pool B

ODIs at Buffalo Park, East London

New Zealand2-2
South Africa1174
Sri Lanka211
West Indies11-

Highest team scores

Score (Overs)ForAgainstDate
302-7 (50.0)SASL17/12/2000
292-9 (50.0)WISA24/01/1999
282-4 (50.0)SAInd19/10/2001

Lowest team scores

Score (Overs)ForAgainstDate
115 (43.4)EngSA19/01/1996
129 (41.4)SAEng19/01/1996

Highest individual scores - hundreds

S Chanderpaul150WISA24/01/1999
ND McKenzie120*SASL17/12/2000
CL Hooper108WISA24/01/1999
Javed Miandad107PakSA15/02/1993
KR Rutherford102*NZSL18/12/1994

Best partnerships for each wicket

1stRS Dravid & SC Ganguly117IndSA4/02/1997
2ndDJ Cullinan & G Kirsten90SAInd4/02/1997
3rdAC Parore & KR Rutherford136NZSL18/12/1994
4thS Chanderpaul & CL Hooper226WISA24/01/1999
5thMV Boucher & ND McKenzie100SASL17/12/2000
6thRS Kalpage & HP Tillakaratne91*SLNZ18/12/1994
7thRP Arnold & WPUJ Vaas60*SLSA17/12/2000
8thMV Boucher & L Klusener64SAWI24/01/1999
9thPS de Villiers & BM McMillan30SAEng19/01/1996
10thMG Bevan & AC Dale45*AusSA29/03/1997

Best bowling

SM Pollock635SAWI24/01/1999
Wasim Akram516PakSA15/02/1993
PS de Villiers427SAPak15/02/1993
Waqar Younis433PakNZ19/12/1994

First Published: Jan 23, 2003 19:11 IST