THE OVAL CRICKET GROUND, KENNINGTON

THE OVAL CRICKET GROUND (KENNINGTON)

The Oval in Kennington, England is a venue full of sports history, including hosting English soil’s first test match, a game that WG Grace took a historic century in England’s 1880 victory against Australia. The Oval is known as the birthplace of the Ashes legend. The great Sir Donald Bradman played his last test innings.

English has a tradition to host the last test match of a series or the whole season in Oval. Kennington Oval cricket ground holds the record of most test match hosting. This stadium was established in 1845 and in 1880, England and Australia played first test match here. The stadium can accomodate 25500 visitors at once. Construction work is going on to increase capacity. Surrey County Cricket Club owns the stadium.

THE OVAL CRICKET GROUND (KENNINGTON) Pitch Report

History says that this field gifts batsmen a lot. Batsmen can easily put a huge score in scoreboard. Along with England’s 903 and Australia’s 701, there are a lot of high team totals in Oval ground. We can say, the Oval never disappoint batsmen.

But this ground is not always batting friendly. Bowlers also dominated the ground and made batting team to score low. As England has an unpredictable weather condition, it cannot be said who may dominate in match, batting team or bowling team. Normally in test or ODI matches, teams want to bat first.

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

In the first innings, the pitch is ideal for batsmen, and thus the team who wins the toss in the Kennington Oval Cricket ground typically chooses to bat for a high score. The fast bowlers do not get much support. But the previous day’s decay improves the situation in third and fourth innings. Spin bowlers start achieving sharp turns and batsmen begin to struggle.

If there are no county games on the ground for several months, the surface may sprout a bit of grass to support pacers. The pitch is reputed to be fastest track. But county games are always played in Kennington, so pitch surface is always lacks of grass.

Here are last 5 tests matches average scores of both Innings at OVAL ground:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 312 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 333 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 268 runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score –206 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

THE OVAL CRICKET GROUND (KENNINGTON) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

Because it is a batting pitch, teams who win the toss in an ODI at Oval normally prefer to bowl first. In the 32 total matches played here, 11 teams won batting first, 20 teams won batting second, and 1 match was called off due to weather. The pitch gets slowed in the second innings as time passes, makes it easy for bowlers putting end to chase.

Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at OVAL ground:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 308 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 265 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

THE OVAL CRICKET GROUND (KENNINGTON) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

If you have much hard hitter batsmen in your team, then you need not to think about the toss. The ground is batting friendly, so a massive score can be achieved as well as chase massive score. T20I matches are played at night or during the day-night. Dew on the pitch makes it harder for bowlers to control the ball in the second innings, which provides a big advantage for power hitters.

Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at OVAL ground:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 158 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 145 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

BLAST T20 Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The surface is brown with greenish effect and flat, good for batsmen and spin bowlers. The pitch is flatter, a helpful condition for batting. In this ground 23 blast matches played in which 9 matches won by batting first team and 13 matches won by batting second team. If any team won the toss in this ground than they decided to batting second.

Here are last 5 BLAST matches average scores of both Innings at OVAL ground:

BLAST Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 163 runs

BLAST Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 158 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

 

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    32
  • Matches won batting first
    11
  • Matches won bowling first
    20
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    255.40
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    220.70
  • Highest total recorded
    398
  • Lowest total recorded
    70
  • Highest score chased
    321
  • Lowest score defended
    189
  • Total matches
    32
  • Matches won batting first
    11
  • Matches won bowling first
    20
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    255.40
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    220.70
  • Highest total recorded
    398
  • Lowest total recorded
    70

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    23
  • Matches won batting first
    9
  • Matches won bowling first
    13
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    154.00
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    136.50
  • Highest total recorded
    228
  • Lowest total recorded
    54
  • Highest score chased
    191
  • Lowest score defended
    113
  • Matches won batting first
    9
  • Matches won bowling first
    13
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    154.00
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    136.50
  • Highest total recorded
    228
  • Lowest total recorded
    54
  • Highest score chased
    191
  • Lowest score defended
    113

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    10
  • Matches won batting first
    5
  • Matches won bowling first
    4
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    312.20
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    333.10
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    268.40
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    206.90
  • Total matches
    10
  • Matches won batting first
    5
  • Matches won bowling first
    4
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    312.20
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    333.10
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    268.40