Kent Park
28,000
Corlett Drive End, Golf Course End
Gauteng, Transvaal
10:00, Sun Mar 26, 2017 (UTC +0200)
The Wanderers Stadium
 

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South Africa v England - Dec 24-29, 1956 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Jan 12-14, 2017 Scorecard
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South Africa v India - Dec 13, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Feb 4, 2017 Scorecard
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South Africa v New Zealand - Oct 21, 2005 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Jan 22, 2017 Scorecard
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Profile

Known as the 'Bullring' because of its intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams the Wanderers has a rich history. It was the third Test ground in Johannesburg following the Old Wanderers Stadium and Ellis Park. For more than 74 years, it has provided the focal point of Johannesburg's sporting aspirations, whether they be cricket or golf - which between them dominate the district of Illovo, where the club is based - or tennis, squash and bowls, which can also be found tucked away in the back streets. In October 2003 the clubhouse itself was entirely gutted by a fire, which began in the kitchens and spread through the ventilation ducts, leaving little that could rescue three-quarters of a century of tradition. Among the trophies, photographs and cricketana lost forever was the bat with which Graeme Pollock scored 274 against Australia in 1966-67. The first Test at the ground was in 1956 when England won by 131 runs and it has gone on to witness numerous memorable moments. These include South Africa's penultimate Test before being banned from international cricket in 1970, when they crushed Australia by 307 runs. Following readmission, the ground became a lasting memory for many England fans when Mike Atherton batted for over 10 hours to save the Test in 1995. In 2003 it hosted the World Cup final, as Australia waltzed to victory over India, and in March 2006, it was the scene of the most extraordinary one-day match in history, when South Africa successfully chased Australia's world-record total of 434 for 4.
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Fixtures

2017
Sun Mar 26 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Cross Pool - Gauteng v Border
2018
Fri Mar 30 - Tue Apr 3
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
4th Test - South Africa v Australia
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The wicket for the third Test at the Wanderers, South Africa v England, Johannesburg, January 14, 2016
The wicket for the third Test at the Wanderers
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England train at the Bullring ahead of the third Test, Johannesburg, January 13, 2016
England train at the Bullring ahead of the third Test
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Wanderers groundsman Bethuel Buthelezi at the ground, Johannesburg, January 11, 2016
Groundsman Bethuel Buthelezi
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Joe Root in the nets at the Wanderers, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, January 12, 2016
Joe Root in the nets at the Wanderers
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Border 8/1 (6/50 ov)
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