The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is one of the best cricket grounds in the world.
This famous cricket ground hosts ODIs, Tests, T20s, and is the home ground for the New South Wales in Sheffield Shield.
So, today we will talk about the Top 10 interesting facts about Sydney cricket ground (SCG) every cricket fan should know.
Top 10 Mind Boggling Sydney Cricket Ground Facts
1) It was first opened in 1854
Used as a garden and cricket ground for the soldiers, the Sydney cricket ground, known as the Garrison Ground back then, was first opened in 1854.
2) First test match
The first test match played at the SCG was played between England and Australia in 1882, where Australia beat England by five wickets.
3) Modern name
Used as a rubbish dump in the 1850s, the Garrison ground got its modern name only in 1924
4) Sir Don Bradman’s record
SCG is the cricket ground where Sir Don Bradman while playing for New South Wales, made his highest ever first-class score of 452 against Queensland in 1929.
5) New Year Test
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) traditionally hosts a Test match in the first week of January, popularly called the ‘New Year Test’.
6) Only Test triple hundred
Michael Clarke, during the 4th test of the 2011-12 Border-Gavaskar, scored an unbeaten 329 run knock at the SCG.
This is the only test triple hundred ever scored on this ground.
7) End of an era
In 2007, on this very ground, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath bid farewell to their respective international careers which ended an era in test match cricket
8) Master Blaster in control
In the 4th test match between India and Australia in 2003-04, ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten knock of 241 runs as India scored a mammoth total of 705 runs.
Tendulkar, with a display of impeccable concentration, did not play a single drive through the off side in more than 10 hours of batting, and it was indeed a magnificent knock.
9) World Series Cricket
On November 28, 1978, the first World Series Cricket match was played at the SCG with the introduction of night cricket.
10) Total matches
This historic cricket ground has hosted 109 test matches and 161 ODIs