Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom
This is six years old ground. During the 2003 World Cup, the North West Stadium hosted three contests.india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 17:21 IST
Sedgers Park or formerly known The North West Stadium is the home to the North West Dragons provincial team, is one of South Africa’s newer international grounds. It was first used in October 2000 for a match between South Africa and New Zealand. Nicky Boje ensured the occasion would be remembered when he blasted an unbeaten 105 off only 93 deliveries, but the match was ultimately rained out.
In October 2002 Sedgers became a Test ground when it hosted the second Test between South Africa and Bangladesh.
The excellent rivalry between South Africa and Australia was highlighted at the ground in April 2002. Batting first, the hosts rattled up 259 for 7 in their 50 overs, thanks mainly to 71 from Jacques Kallis and 83 from Jonty Rhodes.
Australia, in reply, sneaked a tension-filled tie, ending the match on 259 for 9 after being reduced to 223 for 9 in the forty-sixth over.
During the 2003 World Cup Sedgers hosted three contests, including the match between South Africa and Kenya during which Jonty Rhodes broke his hand, bringing an untimely end to his international career.