Kingsmead

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

india Updated: Dec 13, 2003 15:41 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 30 Test matches, 18 one-day internationals and has usually favoured teams batting second.

Kingsmead also hosted one of the two World Cup semi-finals in 2003. Two pool matcheswere also be played at the ground, as well as one Super Sixes game.

First Published: Dec 12, 2003 18:58 IST