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Newlands Stadium

Newlands is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, located in Cape Town. It was opened in 1888. Despite its official name is "PPC Newlands", the stadium is referred as "Newlands stadium".


With a seating capacity of 25,000 people, the stadium has two ends, namely, Wynberg End and Kelvin Grove End.


Newlands is one of the few cricket grounds in South Africa that tends to favor spinners.


Newlands Cricket Stadium


History


Newlands stadium was opened in 1888, with its surrounding mass of pines, overtopped by the great Table Mountain. The stadium hosted its first Test match in March 1889, where South Africa was beaten by England.

Major matches


On 7 December 1992, the first ODI match was played in this stadium between South Africa and India., while the first T20I was held in September 2007 between Australia and Zimbabwe.



The highest total scored on this stadium in the ODIs was 367/5, in a match between Sri Lanka and RSA.


In Tests and T20 internationals, 651/10 and 188/9 are the highest totals scored on the ground respectively.

Recent Matches



Recently, a test match was played on this stadium from 5th to 8th January 2018, between South Africa and India. The Proteas won the match by 72 runs, with Vernon Philander getting his career best figure of 6-42.

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