Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
06:19, Wed Mar 04, 2015 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

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South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v India - Dec 26-30, 2013 Scorecard
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South Africa v India - Dec 17, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v West Indies - Jan 16, 2015 Scorecard
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Kenya v New Zealand - Sep 12, 2007 Scorecard
South Africa v West Indies - Jan 14, 2015 Scorecard
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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

2015
Thu Mar 19 - Sun Mar 22
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Lions
Sat Dec 26 - Wed Dec 30
1st Test - South Africa v England
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The Kingsmead pitch has quite a green tinge to it, South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Durban, December 7, 2013
The Durban pitch has quite a green tinge to it
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A general view of the Kingsmead, South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban, January 12, 2011
A general view of the Kingsmead
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The pitch at Kingsmead for the Boxing Day Test between South Africa and India, Durban, December 22, 2010
The pitch at Kingsmead for the Boxing Day Test between South Africa and India
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Australian football fans camp at Kingsmead during the World Cup, Durban, June 13, 2010
Australian football fans camp at Kingsmead
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Dolphins v Lions at Durban
Mar 19-22, 2015 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
1st Test: South Africa v England at Durban
Dec 26-30, 2015 (21:19 EST -1d | 20:19 CST -1d | 18:19 PST -1d)
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