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The Wanderers, Johannesburg

The New Wanderers was the venue of the 2003 Cricket World Cup final.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2006 13:25 IST

The ground is better known as ‘The New Wanderers’ and is different from The Old Wanderers. The Old Wanderers first hosted Test cricket in 1896, when South Africa faced England and George Lohmann claimed 9 for 28 in South Africa's first innings to help the English to a convincing innings victory.

The New Wanderers, on the other end, hosted its first Test match in December 1956, and first ODI in December 1992 between India and South Africa. The stadium also has the privilege to host 2003 Cricket World Cup final.

With a capacity of 27,000 seats and 171 corporate suits, The Wanderers is also known as “the Bullring” for its electric, sometimes intimidating atmosphere. High stands surround most of the field, although there is a small-grassed area that is very popular with spectators.

First Published: Nov 14, 2006 19:43 IST