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jayant   |  2021-12-16

Adelaide Oval: 10 Mind-Whooping Facts You Need To Know

The Adelaide Oval is an iconic cricket stadium located in Adelaide, South Australia.

This iconic stadium with 137 years of history is considered one of the most picturesque cricket grounds worldwide.

It is the home ground for the South Australian cricket team and the Adelaide Strikers, which plays in the Big Bash League (BBL)

So today, we will talk about some unique facts about this cricket stadium.

Adelaide Oval: 10 Mind-Whooping Facts

Image source: Lonely Planet

1) Adelaide Oval, across the backdrop of majestic gardens, swaying trees, is considered one of the most scenic grounds in the world

It has 53,583 seating capacity, and its sporting wicket always provides something for both spinners and fast bowlers.

2)The Adelaide Oval pitch plays very flat and is considered the best batting pitch in Australia.

3) This ground hosted its first international test match in 1884 between Australia and England, where England defeated Australia by eight wickets.

4) This venue hosted its first ODI match between Australia and England in 1975, where Australia managed to win by five wickets.

5) This pitch generally starts turning from Day three of a test match and is considered one of the most spin-friendly pitches in Australia

6) In 2013, Adelaide Oval became the first cricket ground in Australia to host drop-in pitches for international matches

7) In 2015, Adelaide Oval hosted the first-ever day/night Test match between Australia and New Zealand, where Australia managed to win by three wickets.

9) Ricky Ponting holds the record for most career international runs (1,743 runs in 31 innings) at this venue

On the other hand, Brian Lara holds the record for most career international runs by a non-Australian at this venue (610 runs in 8 innings)

9) Shane Warne holds the record for most career international wickets (56 wickets in 26 innings) at this venue.

On the other hand, Kapil Dev holds the record for most career international wickets by a non-Australian at this venue (19 wickets in 6 innings)

10) Since 2008, this ground has gone through massive redevelopment, with two new stands getting built that have somehow blocked the view surrounding the stadium.

But, the Northern hill and the iconic heritage scoreboard will still provide you with a feeling of nostalgia.

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