Pitch Report: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – Lord’s, London

Pitch Report
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Lord’s: Overview

Established: 1814
Capacity: 30,000
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Pavilion End, Nursery End
Home Teams: Middlesex, England

2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 23, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan bt South Africa
June 25, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia bt England
June 29, 1330 BST/1800 IST: Australia bt New Zealand
July 5, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan bt Bangladesh
July 14, 1030 BST/1500 IST: The Final: New Zealand v England – New Zealand 5/2, England 3/10

Lord’s: ODI statistics

Matches: 66
Won batting first: 30 (47%)
Won batting second: 32 (50%)
Ties: 2 (3%)
No result/abandoned: 2

Won toss: W29 L33 T2 NR1
Won toss, batted: W9 L12
Won toss, fielded: W20 L21 T2 NR1

Highest total: England 334/4 (60/60 overs) v India, June 7 1975
Lowest total: South Africa 107 (32.1/50 overs) v England, July 9 2003

300+ totals: 10

Runs per over: 4.74
Runs per wicket: 31.75


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Lord’s: New Zealand v England key points

  • England and New Zealand have met only twice in ODIs at Lord’s and New Zealand won both games – in 2008 and 2013.
  • Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes played in the 2013 defeat for England. Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Tim Southee were all in New Zealand’s XI. Guptill made an unbeaten 103 in New Zealand’s successful chase of England’s 227/9.
  • England and New Zealand both played one game in the group stage at Lord’s. Both were against Australia, and both ended in defeat.
  • Lord’s is by far the weakest home ground for this ‘New England’ side. They have won three and lost three here since the last World Cup; it is the only home ground where they do not have a winning record in that time.
  • The only member of England’s high-powered batting line-up with a better record at Lord’s than his current overall career stats is Joe Root. He has 358 runs at an average of 59.66 at HQ compared to an overall average of 51.76
  • Liam Plunkett is the most effective of England’s current bowling attack at Lord’s. He has 12 wickets at 19.25 in six games here. Mark Wood has seven wickets at 24.85 in four matches.
  • Tim Southee is unlikely to be in New Zealand’s final XI and hasn’t played here since 2013, but has six wickets at 14.33 in two games.
  • England have been dismissed for 153, 221 and 245 in their six games here since the last World Cup, but have also made two 300+ totals.

Lord’s: Last 10 ODIs

July 5 2019: Pakistan (315/9, 50/50 overs) beat Bangladesh (221, 44.1/50 overs) by 94 runs
June 29 2019: Australia (243/9, 50/50 overs) beat New Zealand (157, 43.4/50 overs) by 86 runs
June 25 2019: Australia (285/7, 50/50 overs) beat England (221, 44.4/50 overs) by 64 runs
June 23 2019: Pakistan (308/9, 50/50 overs) beat South Africa (259/9, 50/50 overs) by 49 runs
July 14 2018: England (322/7, 50/50 overs) beat India (236, 50/50 overs) by 86 runs
May 29 2017: South Africa (156/3, 28.5/50 overs) beat England (153, 31.1/50 overs) by seven wickets
May 7 2017: England (328/6, 50/50 overs) beat Ireland (243, 46.1/50 overs) by 85 runs
Aug 27 2016: England (255/6, 47.3/50 overs) beat Pakistan (251, 49.5/50 overs) by four wickets
Sept 5 2015: Australia (309/7, 49/49 overs) beat England (245, 42.3/49 overs) by 64 runs
May 31 2014: Sri Lanka (300/9 50/50 overs) beat England (293/8 (50/50 overs) by seven runs

Lord’s: ODI record by country

England: P54 W24 L27 T2 NR1
South Africa: P5 W1 L4
Bangladesh: P1 L1
New Zealand: P4 W3 L1
Pakistan: P13 W6 L7
Australia: P22 W14 L7 T1

Lord’s: Individual ODI stats

Centuries: 32
Five-wicket hauls: 13

Highest scores:
138* (157), Viv Richards (West Indies) v England, June 23 1979
137 (147), Dennis Amiss (England) v India, June 7 1975
137 (142), Marcus Trescothick (England) v Pakistan, June 12 2001
136 (162), Graham Gooch (England) v Australia, May 29 1989
132* (151), Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka) v England, Aug 20 1998
132* (144), Neil Johnson (Zimbabwe) v Australia, June 9 1999
132* (165), Chris Gayle (West Indies) v England, July 6 2004
127 (160), Michael Atherton (England) v West Indies, May 28 1995
123 (104), Andrew Flintoff (England) v West Indies, July 6 2004
121 (74), Jos Buttler (England) v Sri Lanka, May 31 2014

Best bowling:
9.1-0-35-6, Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan) v Bangladesh, July 5 2019
9.4-1-26-5, Mitchell Starc (Australia) v New Zealand, June 29 2019
9.2-1-30-5, Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) v West Indies, July 10 2004
10-0-34-5, Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) v England, Aug 20 1998
11-0-38-5, Joel Garner (West Indies) v England, June 23 1979
10-2-41-5, Brett Lee (Australia) v England, July 10 2005
10-0-44-5, Jason Behrendorff (Australia) v England, June 25 2019
10-0-44-5, Darren Gough (England) v Australia, May 25 1997
10-0-45-5, Fidel Edwards (West Indies) v England, July 1 2007
9.2-1-47-5, Michael Kasprowicz (Australia) v Pakistan, Sept 4 2004
12-2-48-5, Gary Gilmour (Australia) v West Indies, June 21 1975
9-1-49-5, Brett Lee (Australia) v England, Sept 12 2009
10-0-75-5, Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh) v Pakistan, July 5 2019

Lord’s: Classic match

July 13 2002: India (326/8, 49.3/50 overs) beat England (325/5, 50/50 overs) by two wickets

Perhaps the greatest ODI played in England outside the World Cup, the final of a NatWest Series involving England, India and Sri Lanka was an instant classic.

The game itself was a cracker, yet elevated further by two iconic moments: a pair of celebrations fuelled by anger as much as joy. Nasser Hussain’s of his first (and only) ODI hundred, a pointed message to the Media Centre amid criticisms of his place at number three in the order and Sourav Ganguly’s shirt-twirling Flintoff tribute when India’s victory was secured. Just a great, great game.

Nasser Hussain England India Lord's 2002 PA

England had amassed what was for them at the time a barely comprehensible 325/5 in their 50 overs on the back of hundreds from Marcus Trescothick (standard) and Hussain (less so) and a bit of late humpty from Andrew Flintoff.

India’s run-chase got off to a rollicking start thanks to Ganguly and Virender Sehwag, who put on 106 in 14.2 overs before Ganguly’s departure triggered a monumental collapse.

Less than 10 overs later, India were 146/5 with Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar all joining Ganguly back in the pavilion. Game over, surely.

But nobody told young guns Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif. They added 119 for the sixth wicket in 18 thrilling overs and, although Yuvraj fell with 59 still needed, Kaif and the tail got India over the line with three balls to spare to prompt the day’s second monumental celebration.

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