Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – Ageas Bowl, Southampton

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Ageas Bowl: Overview

Established: 2001
Capacity: 20000 (with temporary seating)
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Pavilion End, Northern End
Home Teams: Hampshire, England

2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 5, 1030 BST/1500 IST: India v South Africa
June 10, 1030 BST/1500 IST: South Africa v West Indies
June 14, 1030 BST/1500 IST: England v West Indies
June 22, 1030 BST/1500 IST: India v Afghanistan
June 24, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Bangladesh v Afghanistan

Continued development of this 21st century ground has seen it grow into a proper stadium and an increasingly frequent destination on the international circuit.

The ground only opened in 2001, hosting its first ODI in 2003. That partly explains a high RPO stat at the ground at well over five an over, and it’s certainly a good batting ground. Eighteen individual centuries in just 23 matches is another eye-catching statistic.

Two truly power-packed batting line-ups – India and West Indies – both have a couple of opportunities to fill their boots here, while South Africa and England will also certainly look to go big. Afghanistan also have two games here, playing India and Bangladesh in the space of three days towards the end of June.

The two highest ODI totals ever made at this ground came in the England-Pakistan match just three weeks before the start of the World Cup, while the eight 300+ totals made here have all come within the last eight games.

Ageas Bowl: ODI statistics

Matches: 23
Won batting first: 12 (55%)
Won batting second: 10 (45%)
No result/abandoned: 1

Won toss: W9 L13 NR1
Won toss, batted: W5 L6
Won toss, fielded: W4 L7 NR1

Highest total: England 373/3 (50/50 overs) v Pakistan, May 11 2019
Lowest total: USA 65 (24/50 overs) v Australia, Sept 13 2004

300+ totals: 8

Runs per over: 5.50
Runs per wicket: 36.46

Ageas Bowl: Last 10 ODIs

May 11 2019: England (373/3, 50/50 overs) bt Pakistan (361/7, 50/50 overs) by 12 runs
Sept 29 2017: England (294/1, 38/50 overs) bt West Indies (288/6, 50/50 overs) by nine wickets
May 27 2017: England (330/6, 50/50 overs) bt South Africa (328/5, 50/50 overs) by two runs
Aug 24 2016: England (194/3, 34.3 overs, target: 151) bt Pakistan (260/6, 50/50 overs) by 44 runs (DL method)
Sept 3 2015: Australia (305/6, 50/50 overs) bt England (246, 45.3/50 overs) by 59 runs
June 14 2015: New Zealand (306/7, 49/50 overs) bt England (302, 45.2/50 overs) by three wickets
Sept 16 2013: Australia (298, 49.1/50 overs) bt England (249, 48/50 overs) by 49 runs
June 2 2013: New Zealand (359/3, 50/50 overs) bt England (273, 44.1/50 overs) by 86 runs
Aug 28 2012: South Africa (287/5, 50/50 overs) bt England (207, 40.4/50 overs) by 80 runs
June 16 2012: England (288/6, 50/50 overs) bt West Indies (172, 33.4/48 overs, target: 287) by 114 runs (DL method)

Ageas Bowl: ODI record by country

England: P17 W10 L7
South Africa: P3 W2 L1
Bangladesh: P1 L1
India: P3 W1 L2
West Indies: P5 W2 L2 NR1
Afghanistan: 
P0

Ageas Bowl: Individual ODI stats

Centuries: 18
Five-wicket hauls: 2
Highest score: 189* (155), Martin Guptill (New Zealand) v England, June 2 2013
Best bowling: 10-4-29-5, Mervyn Dillon (West Indies) v Bangladesh, September 15 2004

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