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List of international cricket centuries at the University Otago Oval

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University Oval is a sports ground in Logan Park, Dunedin, New Zealand, it has a capacity of 6,000. The ground have hosted Test cricket since its first match in 2008 when New Zealand played Bangladesh.[1] 7 Test matches have been played at the ground[2] along with 7 One Day Internationals (ODIs), the first of which was in 2010 when Bangladesh played New Zealand.[3]

New Zealand batsman Matthew Bell became the first man to score a Test century at University Oval when he made 107 against Bangladesh in inaugural match in 2008. Darren Bravo's 218 against New Zealand in 2013 stands as the highest score seen at the ground. There are only two double centuries scored at the venue. In total, there are 15 Test centuries have been scored at the ground.[4]

Four ODI centuries have been scored at University Oval, and the first by New Zealand middle order batsman Grant Elliott who scored 104 not out from 96 deliveries against Sri Lanka in 2015. The highest score achieved at the ground is 170 not out made by Kiwi wicket keeper Luke Ronchi against Sri Lanka in the same match.[5]

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 University 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 University Oval.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 107 Matthew Ball  New Zealand 184 2  Bangladesh 4 January 2008 Won
2 117 Jacob Oram  New Zealand 166 2  Bangladesh 4 January 2008 Won
3 106 Jerome Taylor  West Indies 107 2  New Zealand 11 December 2008 Drawn
4 129 Umar Akmal  Pakistan 160 2  New Zealand 24 November 2009 Lost
5 115 Graeme Smith  South Africa 234 3  New Zealand 7 March 2012 Drawn
6 115 Jacques Kallis  South Africa 263 3  New Zealand 7 March 2012 Drawn
7 105* Jacques Rudolph  South Africa 182 3  New Zealand 7 March 2012 Drawn
8 171 Hamish Rutherford  New Zealand 217 2  England 6 March 2013 Drawn
9 116 Alastair Cook  England 252 3  New Zealand 6 March 2013 Drawn
10 117 Nick Compton  England 310 3  New Zealand 6 March 2013 Drawn
11 217* Ross Taylor  New Zealand 319 1  West Indies 3 December 2013 Drawn
12 113 Brendon McCullum  New Zealand 134 1  West Indies 3 December 2013 Drawn
13 218 Darren Bravo  West Indies 416 3  New Zealand 3 December 2013 Drawn
14 156 Martin Guptill  New Zealand 234 1  Sri Lanka 10 December 2015 Won
15 109* Tom Latham  New Zealand 180 3  Sri Lanka 10 December 2015 Won
16 140 Dean Elgar  South Africa 299 1  New Zealand 8 March 2017 Drawn
17 130 Kane Williamson  New Zealand 241 2  South Africa 8 March 2017 Drawn

One Day International centuries[edit]

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

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 104* Grant Elliott  New Zealand 96 1  Sri Lanka 23 January 2015 Won
2 170* Luke Ronchi  New Zealand 99 1  Sri Lanka 23 January 2015 Won
3 116 Tillakaratne Dilshan  Sri Lanka 106 2  New Zealand 23 January 2015 Lost
4 100 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 120 2  Afghanistan 22 February 2015 Won
5 138 Jonny Bairstow  England 106 1  New Zealand 7 March 2018 Lost
6 102 Joe Root  England 101 1  New Zealand 7 March 2018 Lost
7 181* Ross Taylor  New Zealand 147 2  England 7 March 2018 Won

References[edit]

  1. "University Oval — Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. "University Oval, Dunedin / Records / Test matches / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. "University Oval, Dunedin / Records / One-Day Internationals / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  5. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.


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