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Kingsmead

Kingsmead is a 25,000-seater stadium located within walking distance of Durban?s famed Indian Ocean shoreline.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:22 IST
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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.

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!

Kingsmead has hosted 18 one-day internationals and has usually favoured teams batting second.

Kingsmead will host one of the two World Cup semi-finals. Two pool matches will also be played at the ground, as well as one Super Sixes game.