Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
13:04, Wed Sep 19, 2018 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Mar 1-5, 2018 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 India - Feb 1, 2018 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

2018
Thu Oct 11 - Sat Oct 13
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Border v KwaZulu-Natal
Sun Oct 14 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
KwaZulu-Natal v Border
Mon Oct 22 - Thu Oct 25
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
4-Day Franchise Series
Dolphins v Warriors
Thu Dec 27 - Sun Dec 30
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Dolphins v Titans
2019
Fri Jan 4 - Mon Jan 7
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Dolphins v Lions
Tue Jan 22 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
2nd ODI - South Africa v Pakistan
Wed Feb 13 - Sun Feb 17
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
1st Test - South Africa v Sri Lanka
Tue Feb 26 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Warriors
Sat Mar 2 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Knights
Sun Mar 10 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 00:00 PST
3rd ODI - South Africa v Sri Lanka
Fri Mar 15 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Dolphins v Titans
Sat Apr 6 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
CSA T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Knights
Wed Apr 10 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
CSA T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Lions
Thu Apr 18 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
CSA T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Warriors
Sun Apr 28 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
CSA T20 Challenge
Dolphins v Cape Cobras
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Latest Photos

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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The surface at Kingsmead had a smattering of grass, Durban, August 18, 2016
The surface at Kingsmead had a smattering of grass
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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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