Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – County Ground, Bristol

Pitch Report
County Ground Bristol general generic view 2017 PA

Bristol: Overview

Established: 1889
Capacity: 15000 (with temporary seating)
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Pavilion End, Ashley Down Road End
Home Teams: Gloucestershire, England

2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 1, 1330 BST/1800 IST: Afghanistan v Australia (d/n)
June 7, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan v Sri Lanka
June 11, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

The County Ground first hosted ODI cricket during the 1983 World Cup and has become a semi-regular presence on the white-ball circuit over the last 15 years or so.

The ground has hosted some memorable one-day games, perhaps most notably a pre-Ashes game in 2005 where a freewheeling Kevin Pietersen propelled England to a three-wicket victory over the Aussies, or Bangladesh’s five-run win five years later when Ian Bell bravely yet forlornly hobbled out at number 11 with a broken foot to try and sneak England to victory.

The ground has generally been more bowler-friendly than most, with five five-wicket hauls from 17 games (one of which was abandoned without a ball bowled) a notably high mark.

More recently there have been plenty of runs, inevitably, with England smashing the Windies all round the west country two years ago. West Indies will be pleased not to see Bristol on their 2019 itinerary having played four games here previously and lost the lot.

Bristol: ODI statistics

Matches: 17
Won batting first: 7 (47%)
Won batting second: 8 (53%)
No result/abandoned: 2

Won toss: W7 L8 NR1
Won toss, batted: W3 L4
Won toss, fielded: W4 L4 NR1

Highest total: England 369/9 (50/50 overs) v West Indies, Sept 24 2017
Lowest total: Zimbabwe 92 (24.5/50 overs) v Australia, July 6 2003

300+ totals: 5

Runs per over: 5.07
Runs per wicket: 30.47

Bristol: Last 10 ODIs

Sept 24 2017: England (369/9, 50/50 overs) bt West Indies (245, 39.1/50 overs) by 124 runs
May 5 2017: England (127/3, 20/50 overs) bt Ireland (126, 33/50 overs) by seven wickets
June 26 2016: England (16/1, 4/50 overs) v Sri Lanka (248/9, 50/50 overs) – no result
Aug 25 2014: England v India – match abandoned
July 10 2010: Bangladesh (236/7, 50/50 overs) bt England (231, 49.3/50 overs) by five runs
May 24 2009: England (161/4, 36/50 overs) bt West Indies (160, 38.3/50 overs) by six wickets
June 21 2008: New Zealand (182, 50/50 overs) bt England (160, 46.2 overs) by 22 runs
Aug 24 2007: India (329/7, 50/50 overs) bt England (320/8, 50/50 overs) by nine runs
June 19 2005: England (253/7, 47.3/50 overs) bt Australia (252/9, 50/50 overs) by three wickets
July 4 2004: New Zealand (241/4, 47.2/50 overs) bt England (237/7, 50/50 overs) by six wickets

Bristol: ODI record by country

Bangladesh: P1 L1
Afghanistan: P0
Australia: P2 W1 L1
Sri Lanka: P3 L2 NR1
Pakistan: P1 W1

Bristol: Individual ODI stats

Centuries: 6
Five-wicket hauls: 5
Highest score: 140* (101), Sachin Tendulkar (India) v Kenya, May 23 1999
Best bowling: 10.1-4-25-5, Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) v Sri Lanka, June 13 1983

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