Cricket

Stats: Most wins by a home team at one venue in the history of Test cricket

Most wins by a home team at one venue in the history of Test cricket

Australia notched up a 208-run victory at Brisbane, a fortress for the home team. With the victory against New Zealand Steve Smith lead, Australia has registered their 27th successive Test victory at Gabba.

New Zealand, while chasing 504 crumbled in 295. Brendon McCullum scored a blitzkrieg 80 off 80 balls. Trent Boult and Mark Kraig also added 46 in the last wicket partnership, but Mitchell Marsh’s two-wicket haul and Nathan Lyon three had done the damage to New Zealand.

The victory stretched Australia’s unbeaten record at Gabba, Brisbane. It was the 27th successive victory for Australia at one venue-Gabba. Australia have been unbeaten in Gabba since 1989 while West Indies were unbeaten at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados pitch for 55 years. West Indies has played 27 Tests in the time period 1948 and 1993.

Among the Asian Test playing nations, Pakistan have kept the winning streak at Karachi National Stadium for 45 years. Pakistan has played 34 Tests at National Stadium in the time period between 1955 and 2000.

Australia’s record of 27 Test victories at Brisbane since 1989 is the third most in the history of Test cricket at the same venue. In the same time period, the second highest record is held by India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. India has played nine matches without a single loss.

 

Since 1989, Australia have lost only 18 Tests at home and have won 143 home Tests.

The record West Indies kept at Bridgetown in the time period 1948 and 1993 is the second highest in the history. At the Kensington Oval, which was known as the haven for the fast bowler, West Indies kept their invincible record for 55 years because of the formidable pace batteries. England have broken West Indies’ invincible record at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown as the visitor defeated West indies by 208 runs. In 1993 Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, who are the last pair of fiery West Indies bowlers, failed to stop England from the victory.

National Stadium, Karachi was the citadel of  Pakistan for 45 years for the same reason. Their swing bowlers in the 1990’s ensured their invincible record at Karachi. But thing has changed in 2000 when Pakistan cricket started losing its charm. This time also England have broken Pakistan record of 35 successive Test victory.  

Invincible record at same venue

Country

Venue

Time

Matches won

Pakistan

National Stadium, Karachi

1955-2000

35

West Indies

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

1948-1993

27

Australia

Gabba, Brisbane

1989-present

27

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

Top