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jayant   |  2022-01-01

The Gabba, Brisbane: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts (2022)

The Gabba or the Brisbane Cricket Ground is an iconic cricket ground, located in Brisbane, Australia.

This iconic stadium with 125+ years of history has witnessed many memorable matches.

Currently, it has replaced WACA ( Perth Cricket Ground ) as the fastest cricket pitch in Australia.

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

The Gabba, Brisbane: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts

Image source: cricket.com.au

1) The Brisbane Cricket Ground is located in the suburb of Woolloongabba in the city of Brisbane. That’s why it is also known as ‘The Gabba.’

2) The Gabba hosted its first international test match in 1931
between Australia and South Africa, where Australia managed to win by an innings and 163 runs.

3) Since 1931, this iconic ground has undergone quite a lot of changes, both in terms of seating capacity and the cricket pitch

Today, it is one of the finest test venues in Australia with 42,000 seating capacity and a wicket with something for both batters and bowlers.

4) Considered as the truest wicket in Australia, this iconic stadium offers nice bounce and carry for the quicks

On the other hand, the stroke players enjoy the true bounce off the pitch for playing the horizontal bat shots.

5) In 1960, at this venue, the first-ever tied Test match took place between Australia and West Indies

6) On January 9, 2006, The Gabba became the first Australian venue to host a T20I match.

7) In the final test of the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar trophy, India beat Australia by three wickets and became the first Asian team to win a Test match at the Gabba.

It was also Australia’s first loss at the Gabba in 32 years.

8) Other sports like American Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby Union, Athletics, Baseball, Cycling, are also played in this stadium.

Even then, Kevin Mitchell jr, the groundsman, has resisted himself from using a drop-in pitch.

9) Australian legend Ricky Ponting holds the record for most career international runs (1335) at this venue.

On the other hand, the English cricketer Alastair Cook holds the record for most career international runs (443) at this venue by a non-Australian.

10) Australian legend Shane Warne holds the record for most career international wickets (68) at this venue.

On the other hand, the Kiwi cricket legend Richard Hadlee holds the record for most career international wickets (21) at this venue by a non-Australian.

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