Sahara Stadium; Kingsmead
25000
Umgeni End, Old Fort End
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
22:53, Sun Dec 04, 2022 (UTC +0200)
Kingsmead
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Jan 18-22, 1923 Scorecard
South Africa v Bangladesh - Mar 31-Apr 4, 2022 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 England - Feb 7, 2020 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 England - Feb 14, 2020 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

2022
Sun Dec 4 (20 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Top 6 - Dolphins Women v South Western Districts Women
Fri Dec 16 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division One
Dolphins v Warriors
Sun Dec 18 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division One
Dolphins v Knights
Fri Dec 23 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division One
Dolphins v Lions
2023
Wed Jan 11 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Durban Super Giants v Joburg Super Kings
Sun Jan 15 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
SA20
Durban Super Giants v Paarl Royals
Fri Jan 20 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Durban Super Giants v Pretoria Capitals
Thu Feb 2 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Durban Super Giants v MI Cape Town
Fri Feb 3 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Durban Super Giants v Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Sun Feb 12 - Wed Feb 15
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
CSA 4-Day Series Division 1
Dolphins v Western Province
Sun Feb 26 - Wed Mar 1
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
CSA 4-Day Series Division 1
Dolphins v Titans
Sun Mar 5 - Wed Mar 8
09:00 local | 07:00 GMT
02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST
CSA 4-Day Series Division 1
Dolphins v North West
Sat Mar 18 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Women's Provincial League
Top 6 - Dolphins Women v Titans Women
Sun Mar 19 (20 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Top 6 - Dolphins Women v Titans Women
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Latest Photos

A bunch of hands attempt to sort the sightscreen malfunction at Kingsmead, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Durban, 1st Day, March 31, 2022
A bunch of hands attempt to sort the sightscreen malfunction at Kingsmead
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The start of first day's play was delayed due to a technical malfunction of the sightscreen, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Durban, 1st Day, March 31, 2022
The start of first day's play was delayed due to a technical malfunction of the sightscreen
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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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