Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – County Ground, Taunton
Ends: Old Pavilion End, River End
Home Teams: Somerset, England
2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 8, 1330 BST/1800 IST: New Zealand bt Afghanistan
June 12, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia bt Pakistan
June 17, 1030 BST/1500 IST: West Indies v Bangladesh – West Indies 4/9, Bangladesh 7/4
Taunton will double its total number of ODIs in June 2019 with three World Cup games adding to those played here during the 1983 and 1999 tournaments.
None of the teams involved this time around have played here before, but in the few games it has hosted there were plenty of runs. England racked up 333/9 here in 1983, albeit against a weak Sri Lanka side and in 60 overs.
More famously, Taunton was the scene of Sourav Ganguly (183) and Rahul Dravid’s (145) record-breaking partnership of 318 in what was at the time the second-highest ODI total ever – 373/6 – against Sri Lanka in May 1999.
Taunton: ODI statistics
Won batting first: 2 (50%)
Won batting second: 2 (50%)
Won toss: W3 L1
Won toss, batted: W1
Won toss, fielded: W2 L1
Highest total: India 373/6 (50/50 overs) v Sri Lanka, May 26 1999
Lowest total: Afghanistan 172 (41.1/50 overs) v New Zealand, June 8 2019
300+ totals: 3
Runs per over: 5.50
Runs per wicket: 32.32
Taunton: ODI results
June 12 2019: Australia (307, 49/50 overs) beat Pakistan (266, 45.4/50 overs) by 41 runs
June 8 2019: New Zealand (173/3, 32.1/50 overs) bt Afghanistan (172, 41.1 overs) by seven wickets
May 26 1999: India (373/6, 50/50 overs) bt Sri Lanka (216, 42.3/50 overs) by 157 runs
May 15 1999: Zimbabwe (231/5, 41/50 overs) bt Kenya (229/7, 50/50 overs) by five wickets
June 11 1983: England (333/9, 60/60 overs) bt Sri Lanka (286, 58/60 overs) by 47 runs
Taunton: Individual ODI stats
Five-wicket hauls: 3
Highest score: 183 (158), Sourav Ganguly (India) v Sri Lanka, May 26 1999
Best bowling: 9.3-0-31-5, Robin Singh (India) v Sri Lanka, May 26 1999; 10-1-31-5, Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand) v Afghanistan, June 8 2019
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