South African Domestic Season / Grounds

 
Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
20:13, Tue May 31, 2016 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v England - Dec 26-30, 2015 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 New Zealand - Aug 26, 2015 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

2016
Fri Aug 19 - Tue Aug 23
1st Test - South Africa v New Zealand
Wed Oct 5 (50 ovs)          
3rd ODI - South Africa v Australia
Thu Oct 20 - Sun Oct 23
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Titans
Fri Nov 4 (20 ovs)
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
Fri Nov 11 (20 ovs)
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Knights
Wed Nov 23 (20 ovs)
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Warriors
Sat Nov 26 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Cape Cobras v Titans
Sat Nov 26 (20 ovs)
17:00 local | 15:00 GMT
10:00 EST | 09:00 CST | 07:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Lions
Thu Dec 15 - Sun Dec 18
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Knights
2017
Thu Jan 5 - Sun Jan 8
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Dolphins v Warriors
Wed Feb 1 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
2nd ODI - South Africa v Sri Lanka
Fri Feb 24 (50 ovs)
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Lions
Wed Mar 1 (50 ovs)
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Knights
Fri Mar 10 (50 ovs)
14:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Warriors
Sun Mar 19 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Titans
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Latest Photos

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
© ESPNcricinfo Ltd/Sidharth Monga
A general view of the Kingsmead, South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban, January 12, 2011
A general view of the Kingsmead
© Gallo Images
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
© ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Australian football fans camp at Kingsmead during the World Cup, Durban, June 13, 2010
Australian football fans camp at Kingsmead
© AFP
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
1st Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Durban
Aug 19-23, 2016
3rd ODI: South Africa v Australia at Durban
Oct 5, 2016
Dolphins v Titans at Durban
Oct 20-23, 2016 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
Dolphins v Cape Cobras at Durban
Nov 4, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Dolphins v Knights at Durban
Nov 11, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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