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Boland Park is a cricketing venue located in Paarl, a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Established in 1996, the stadium hosted its first major ICC event when it staged three matches of the 2003 World Cup.

The 10,000-capacity ground has hosted just one T20I, South Africa vs England in November 2020, so far alongside a handful of ODIs. However, the venue is regularly used to stage various T20 tournaments held in South Africa.

Here are the T20 records at Boland Park.

Boland Park T20 records

Highest total

The highest total in a T20 match at Boland Park is 211/4 made by Cape Cobras against Impi in the league stage match of the MiWAY T20 Challenge 2011/12.

An all-round batting performance helped the Cape Cobras post 211/4, which they defended comfortably to register a 40-run win.

Lowest total

Nigeria’s 64/8 against Boland in the Africa T20 Cup 2018-19 is the lowest team total in T20s at the venue.

A disciplined bowling performance by Boland restricted the opposition to a mediocre total, which was chased down comfortably with six overs remaining.

Highest individual score

South Africa batter Janneman Malan smashed a scintillating 103* off 57 balls against the Warriors in the CSA T20 Challenge 2018-19, which is the highest individual score in T20s at Boland Park.

Chasing a target of 152, the Cape Cobras opener took the matter in his own hands and played a memorable knock to power his team to a convincing seven-wicket victory.

Best bowling 

Ockert Erasmus picked up 5/20 in his quota of four overs against KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the CSA Provincial T20 Challenge 2011/12, which is the record for the best bowling figures in the shortest format of the game at the venue. 

Defending 150, the Boland spinner’s five-wicket haul guided his side to a 19-run win.

Highest partnership 

Ryan Rickelton and Rassie van der Dussen stitched together a 155-run opening stand for Jozi Stars against Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League 2018-19, which is the highest partnership in T20s at Boland Park. 

The partnership, which took their team total to 209/2, eventually proved instrumental as Jozi Stars emerged victorious by 60 runs.

 

Photo credit: Alamy

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