Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Pitch Report
Emirates Riverside Chester-le-Street generic general view 2018 PA

Riverside: Overview

Established: 1995
Capacity: 17000 (for internationals)
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Finchale End, Lumley End
Home Teams: Durham, England

2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 28, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Sri Lanka v South Africa
July 1, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Sri Lanka v West Indies
July 3, 1030 BST/1500 IST: England v New Zealand

The Riverside has only sporadically hosted ODIs since making its international debut at the 1999 World Cup, but it’s another ground where the hosts boast a strong record having won six of the last seven completed games in Durham.

England v New Zealand could be one of the standout games of the group stage, while Sri Lanka’s double-header against South Africa and West Indies should provide some decent entertainment as well.

Riverside: ODI statistics

Matches: 17
Won batting first: 5 (36%)
Won batting second: 9 (64%)
No result/abandoned: 3

Won toss: W6 L8 NR2
Won toss, batted: W0 L3 NR1
Won toss, fielded: W6 L5 NR1

Highest total: England 314/4 (44.4/50 overs) v Australia, June 21 2018
Lowest total: England 99 (26.1/50 overs) v Sri Lanka, May 25 2014

300+ totals: 3

Runs per over: 5.17
Runs per wicket: 34.59

Riverside: Last 10 ODIs

June 21 2018: England (314/4, 44.4/50 overs) bt Australia (310/8, 50/50 overs) by six wickets
June 20 2015: England (192/7, 25/26 overs, target: 192) bt New Zealand (283/9, 50/50 overs) by three wickets (DL method)
May 25 2014: Sri Lanka (256/8, 50/50 overs) bt England (99, 26.1/50 overs) by 157 runs
July 7 2012: England (201/2, 47.5/50 overs) bt Australia (200/9, 50/50 overs) by eight wickets
Sept 3 2011: England (27/2, 7.2/50 overs) v India (274/7, 50/50 overs) – no result
Sept 10 2010: England (274/6, 41/41 overs) bt Pakistan (250/9, 41/41 overs) by 24 runs
Sept 20 2009: England (177/6, 40/50 overs) bt Australia (176, 45.5/50 overs) by four wickets
June 15 2008: England (307/5, 50/50 overs) bt New Zealand (193, 42.5/50 overs) by 114 runs
June 24 2006: Sri Lanka (265/2, 42.2/50 overs) bt England (261/7, 50/50 overs) by eight wickets
June 23 2005: Australia (266/5, 50/50 overs) bt England (209/9, 50/50 overs) by 57 runs

Riverside: ODI record by country

England: P13 W7 L4 NR2
Sri Lanka: P2 W2
West Indies: P2 L2
New Zealand: P3 W1 L2
South Africa: P0

Riverside: Individual ODI stats

Centuries: 8
Five-wicket hauls: 2
Highest score: 126* (127), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) v England, June 24 2006
Best bowling: 10-1-28-5, Graeme Swann (England) v Australia, Sept 20 2009

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