Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney Cricket Ground Australia
Facts
Capacity
48000
Location
Sydney, Australia
Address
Moore Park, Moore Park Road, Paddington, NSW, 2021
Home to
New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Australia national team
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 705 by India vs Australia – Jan 2004

Lowest score: 42 by Australia vs England – 1888

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 408/5 by South Africa vs West Indies – Feb 2015

Lowest score: 63 by India vs Australia – Jan 1981

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 221/5 by Australia vs England – Jan 2007

Lowest score: 117/9 by New Zealand vs Australia – February 2018

Stats – BBL matches

Highest score: 209/4 by Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Dec 2019

Lowest score: 73 by Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Jan 2018

Brisbane bagged the highest BBL score at this ground when captain Chris Lynn hit 94 off 35 balls in December 2019. The Heat batted first and went on to win by 48 runs.

Sydney Cricket Ground Profile:

Sydney Cricket Ground, also known as the SCG, in Australia is one of the world’s most famous cricket stadiums.

The site was first used by the British Army and became known as the Garrison Ground when it was opened in 1854. The first recorded cricket match saw Garrison Club defeat Royal Victoria Club that same year.

The first Sydney Test was held on the site in 1882 as hosts Australia defeated England. The site had two grandstands at this point before further development work transformed the site in the 1920s and 30s thanks to funds raised attendances from those wanting to see Don Bradman in action.

The highest attendance at the ground came in the 1928-29 season when 58,446 people packed the stands on December 15, 1928 to watch the Ashes contest.

The stadium now hosts Test, one-day and T20 cricket, as well as other sports such as football, rugby and Australian Rules Football.

The iconic ground has continued to host international cricket ever since but now only holds 48,000 spectators due to seating changes.

The SGC held its first night cricket contest in November 1978 and was also the ground where Shane Warne played his first and final Test matches.

The Sydney Cricket Ground traditionally hosts the popular New Year Test as well as the final Ashes Test of the series.

What to look for when betting on matches at Sydney Cricket Ground

The pitch at the SCG has traditionally been known as a spin-friendly surface, which is something that should be considered when betting on cricket matches played there.

It does also offer plenty for batsmen early in the innings.

Nine out of the top 10 wicket-takers at the ground are spinners. This should be looked at when having a bet on international games at the ground and particularly when betting in the IPL.

The top two wicket-takers at the ground are both spin bowlers. Shane Warne tops the table with 64 wickets. He is ahead of second-placed Stuart MacGill with 53.

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