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List of international cricket centuries at Buffalo Park

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Buffalo Park is a sports ground in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, it has a capacity of 20,000. . The ground has been host to a single Test cricket match in 2002 when South Africa played Bangladesh.[1] The ground has been hosted 21 One Day Internationals, where the first ODI staged in 1998 between South Africa and India.[2] The ground hosted first staged to Twenty20 Internationals when South Africa played against New Zealand in 2012.[3]

South African Graeme Smith became the first man to score a Test century at Diamond Oval when he made 200 against Bangladesh in 2002. It still stands as the highest score seen at the ground. Overall, only two Test centuries have been scored at the ground.[4]

Eight ODI centuries have been scored at Diamond Oval, the first by Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad who scored 107 from 144 deliveries, against South Africa in 1993. The highest score achieved at the ground is 150 made by West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul against South Africa in 1999.[5]

The only Twenty20 International century at the venue was achieved by New Zealand opener Martin Guptill against South Africa in 2012, when he made an unbeaten 101 in 69 deliveries.[6]

Key[edit]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Diamond Oval.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at Diamond Oval.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 200 Graeme Smith  South Africa 287 1  Bangladesh 18 October 2002 Won
2 150 Gary Kirsten  South Africa 223 1  Bangladesh 18 October 2002 Won

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at Diamond Oval.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 107 Javed Miandad  Pakistan 144 1  South Africa 15 February 1993 Won
2 102* Ken Rutherford  New Zealand 98 1  Sri Lanka 18 December 1994 Won
3 150 Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 129 1  South Africa 24 January 1999 Won
4 108 Carl Hooper  West Indies 119 1  South Africa 24 January 1999 Won
5 120* Neil McKenzie  South Africa 135 1  Sri Lanka 17 December 2000 Won
6 103* Marvan Atapattu  Sri Lanka 127 1  Zimbabwe 15 March 2003 Won
7 115* Graeme Smith  South Africa 131 1  England 9 February 2009 Won
8 100* Kevin Pietersen  England 69 2  South Africa 9 February 2009 Lost

Twenty20 International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Twenty20 International centuries scored at Diamond Oval.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 101* Martin Guptill  New Zealand 69 2  South Africa 23 December 2012 Won

References[edit]

  1. "Buffalo Park — Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. "Records / Buffalo Park, East London / One-Day Internationals / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. "Records / Buffalo Park, East London / Twenty20 Internationals / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  5. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  6. "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 28 December 2016.


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