The Buffalo Park is located in East London of South Africa. It is one of the two home grounds of Warriors cricket team, formerly known as Chevrolet Warriors. It was also known as Mercedes-Benz park due to sponsorship reasons.
Buffalo Park Seating Capacity
With a capacity of around 20,000 seats, this stadium has hosted multiple Indian Premier League matches in the second season. It has been used for One-day Internationals and has excellent night cricket lights. It is still in the process of long-term development.
The Buffalo Park is the home of Border Cricket and has also hosted 2 Mandela Trophy in 1994 and three World Cup matches in 2003.
The stadium is open for International matches since 1992 and first hosted an ODI match in the India tour of South Africa when India won the match by successfully chasing 204 with the main contribution from PK Amre with the bat scoring 84*.
However, the only test that was played here came 10 years later, played between the home team and Bangladesh. The hosts won by an innings and 107 runs.
The ground hosted two international events (1994 Mandela Trophy and 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup).
South Africa played their only World Cup match against Canada on 27th February 2003 here when they won by 118 runs.
The only T20I that was played here was on 23rd December 2012 when South Africa hosted New Zealand, with the visitors winning the match after chasing the revised target on the last ball of the match.
The Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa on October 22nd 2017 was the last international match that was played here when South Africa won the match by 200 runs with Faf du Plessis being awarded the Man of the Match award for his 91 runs.