With a 335-run knock against Pakistan, Australian David Warner holds the record for the best individual score in Tests at the Adelaide Oval.
One of Australia’s most famous Test match grounds is the Adelaide Oval. The stadium, which is in Adelaide, Australia, can hold 53,583 people.
The Northern hill and the heritage scoreboard, despite the stadium’s recent redevelopment in 2014, inspire nostalgia in the fans. Here, especially for the Ashes and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, very exciting Test matches were played.
Adelaide Strikers play in the Big Bash League, and South Australia plays domestic cricket there in addition to the Australian cricket team (BBL).
The Adelaide Oval is generally regarded as a batter-friendly surface that makes bowlers work hard to succeed.
On the first 3 days of a Test match, the field is flat, which allows the spinners to play on the last two days. With the introduction of drop-in pitches in 2013, the Adelaide Oval began to vary slightly from its typical style.
There have been 82 games played since England won Australia by eight wickets in the first Test at the stadium in December 1884. Of these, the team batting first has succeeded 40 times, while the team bowling first has succeeded 23 times. 43 of the 80 games that Australia, the host country, has played at Adelaide Oval have been winners.
At the Adelaide Oval, the average score in the first inning is 381, while the average scores in the second, third, and fourth innings are 348, 273 and 212, respectively.
Test history at Adelaide Oval
The highest Test score at Adelaide Oval was Australia’s 674 against India in January 1948.
For the visitors, Sid Barnes and Lindsay Hassett each scored a century, and Sir Donald Bradman hit a double century.
With scores of 624 and 620/5, respectively, Pakistan and England have scored the second and third-highest totals at the stadium.
India now has the lowest Test cricket total at Adelaide Oval.
In December 2020, Virat Kohli and company lost to Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after being bowled out for 36 in 21.2 overs. The hosts have recorded the second and third lowest totals, respectively, with 82 and 100.
Highest individual score: In November 2019, David Warner destroyed the Pakistani bowlers, scoring 335 runs off 418 balls while hitting 39 fours and one six.
At the Adelaide Oval, it is the highest overall score ever.
Previous to Warner’s hit, Sir Donald Bradman had held the mark for 87 years thanks to an undefeated 299 against South Africa in January 1932.
In addition to Michael Clarke, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, and more hitters have reached the double-hundred mark at the Adelaide Oval.
Best bowling statistics: In Australia’s January 1985 match against England, Albert Trott, who played for both Ashes sides, claimed eight wickets while giving up 43 runs.
In Tests at this location, Ashley Mallett, KapilDev, Geoff Lawson, and Jack White have all collected eight-fers.
Trott, who surrendered the fewest runs, owns the record.
For Tests at the Adelaide Oval, Nathan Lyon’s 7/152 against India in December 2014 holds the record among active players.
Most runs: Ricky Ponting, a former Australian captain, has scored the most runs at Adelaide Oval during Test matches. He was referred to as “Punter” and amassed 1,743 runs at an average of 60.10 in 17 games there. His accomplishments span the 1860s and 1970s.
Former Australian captains Allan Border and Michael Clarke each scored 1,415 and 1,414 runs in tests played here, respectively.
Other players with four-figure Test runs at Adelaide Oval include David Warner, Steve Waugh, and Justin Langer.
The Adelaide Oval’s joint-leading wicket-taker in Test matches is Nathan Lyon, who has taken 56 wickets in just 11 games there.
With a fantastic economy rate of 2.51, Lyon has selected five five-fers.
Former Australian spinner Shane Warne took 56 wickets at Adelaide Oval, although only in 13 games.
Craig McDermott, Dennis Lillee, and Glenn McGrath all had more wickets than him (46, 45, and respectively) (42 wickets).
Biggest partnership: The highest partnership at the Adelaide Oval occurred in January 2012 when Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke put together a 386-run partnership for the fourth wicket against India.
In December 2003, India’s Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman struck 303 runs for the fifth wicket against Australia, laying the groundwork for a legendary win.