St. George’s Park, located in Gqeberha, South Africa, is a cricket ground that has seen its fair share of T20I action. From the highest team totals to the most individual wickets, this ground has witnessed some remarkable performances. Let’s take a look at some of the records held at this iconic venue:
Highest Team Total:
179/6: South Africa holds the record for the highest team total at St. George’s Park in T20I cricket. They achieved this feat against New Zealand in 2012, with contributions from Henry Davids (68) and Justin Ontong (48).
Lowest Team Total:
146: Both New Zealand and Australia have recorded the lowest team total at this ground, scoring 146/9 and 146/6 respectively, while chasing targets against South Africa.
72: South Africa’s Quinton de Kock leads the list for most runs at this venue, with 72 runs in two T20I matches. His highest score is 70, which he achieved against Australia in 2020.
4: Dale Steyn, the legendary South African fast bowler, holds the record for most wickets at St. George’s Park in T20Is. He achieved this feat against West Indies in 2007, claiming four wickets for just nine runs.
Highest Individual Score:
70: Quinton de Kock’s 70 against Australia in 2020 stands as the highest individual score at St. George’s Park in T20Is. His explosive knock helped South Africa win the match by 12 runs.
Best Bowling Figures:
3-0-9-4: Dale Steyn’s bowling figures of 3-0-9-4 against West Indies in 2007 are the best ever recorded at this venue in T20Is. His impressive performance helped restrict West Indies to a low score, although they eventually chased down the target.
89: Justin Ontong and Henry Davids hold the record for the highest partnership at St. George’s Park in T20Is. They achieved this feat while playing against New Zealand in 2012, contributing significantly to South Africa’s victory.
These records showcase the exciting and competitive nature of T20I cricket at St. George’s Park. With its history of high-scoring matches and individual brilliance, this ground promises to continue captivating fans for years to come.
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