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Marrara Cricket Ground
15,000 (5,000 seated)
Yes
McMillans Road End, Airport End
Northern Territory
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Records and statistics

Australia v Bangladesh - Jul 18-20, 2003 Scorecard
Australia v Sri Lanka - Jul 1-3, 2004 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v Bangladesh - Aug 6, 2003 Scorecard
Australia v Bangladesh - Sep 6, 2008 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

Marrara Stadium is the premier outdoor stadium in Northern Territory, and watching cricket there is an engaging experience. Few grounds in Australia can match its intimacy and proximity to the action. The ground is flat and green, its superb condition attributable to Darwin's unique climate. Marrara is also one of the country's first outdoor venues to use a 'drop-in' pitch.

To reach standards required for international cricket, the stadium underwent a $3million renovation, giving the contrast of an impressive modern stand on one side of the ground and a rural-style hill area on the other.

In 2003 Darwin hosted its first Test as part of Australia's experimental "Top End Tour", hosting matches in the normal close season, although attendances were disappointing.
Martin Williamson

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Steve Waugh and Khaled Mahmud shake hands after Australia beat Bangladesh in the first Test at Darwin
Steve Waugh and Khaled Mahmud after the Test
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Steve Waugh acknowledges the applause after reaching his hundred against Bangladesh
Steve Waugh acknowledges hundred
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Marrara Cricket Ground, Darwin
Marrara Cricket Ground, Darwin
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