Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
04:48, Mon Jul 22, 2019 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Feb 13-16, 2019 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v India - Dec 17, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Mar 10, 2019 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Kenya v New Zealand - Sep 12, 2007 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Mar 4, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

Little more than a stone's throw from the ocean, Kingsmead is located in humid Durban, home to sandy beaches and surfing. The ground has played host to tests since January 1923 when England and South Africa played to out a draw. In 1939 England and South Africa played a timeless Test, which also ended in a draw when England had to catch the boat home.

Highlights in the history of Kingsmead include South Africa's innings and 129-run demolition of Australia, in February 1970, when Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards, thrashed the Australian bowling to all parts of the ground as they scored 274 and 140 respectively.

The ground certainly has had its highs and lows. South Africa amassed 658 for 9 against West Indies in 2003, but India were skittled for just 66 in 1996. In 2003 Kingsmead staged the World Cup semi-final between India and Kenya.

Kingsmead's easterly location - but within the same timezone as the rest of South Africa - means it is prone to bad light and the humid climate can result in powerful thunderstorms. The ground still incorporates traditional grass banks, as well as towering modern stands. Being in the centre of Durban makes it easily accessible by public transport, or on foot, but parking is limited.

Andrew McGlashan (May 2005)

Fixtures

2019
Thu Oct 3 - Sat Oct 5
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v South Western Districts
Sun Oct 6 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - KwaZulu-Natal v South Western Districts
Thu Nov 21 - Sat Nov 23
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v North West
Sun Nov 24 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - KwaZulu-Natal v North West
Thu Dec 12 - Sat Dec 14
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v Free State
Sun Dec 15 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Cross Pool - KwaZulu-Natal v Free State
Thu Dec 19 - Sun Dec 22
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Dolphins v Warriors
2020
Mon Jan 20 - Thu Jan 23
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Dolphins v Knights
Sat Feb 1 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Knights
Fri Feb 7 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
2nd ODI - South Africa v England
Fri Feb 14 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
2nd T20I - South Africa v England
Thu Feb 27 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Titans
Thu Mar 5 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Lions
Thu Mar 12 - Sat Mar 14
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Sun Mar 15 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Cross Pool - KwaZulu-Natal v KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Thu Mar 19 - Sat Mar 21
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
KwaZulu-Natal v Northerns
Sun Mar 22 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - KwaZulu-Natal v Northerns
Sun Apr 5 - Wed Apr 8
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
4-Day Franchise Series
Dolphins v Titans
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Latest Photos

Spectators at Kingsmead take cover from the rain, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019
Spectators at Kingsmead take cover from the rain
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The covers come on at Kingsmead, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019
The covers come on at Kingsmead
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Kingsmead in Durban, unchanged for 25 years, Durban, February 28, 2018
Kingsmead in Durban, unchanged for 25 years
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Ground staff bring on the covers at Kingsmead, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day, August 20, 2016
Ground staff bring on the covers at Kingsmead
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