The Brian Lara Stadium is a multi-purpose sporting facility located in Tarouba, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.
Also known as the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, the venue was established and inaugurated in 2017.
Used mostly for cricket matches, the Brian Lara Stadium has a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators.
The Tarouba cricket stadium was initially planned to host warm-up matches during the ICC World Cup 2007 and later serve as a cricket academy after the marquee tournament. However, the stadium would not be completed in time for the ODI World Cup.
The Brian Lara Stadium hosted its first One-Day International (ODI) between West Indies Women and Sri Lanka Women on October 11, 2017. Since then, it has staged three women’s ODIs so far.
The West Indies cricket team is scheduled to host India in the first-ever men’s ODI at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba on August 1, 2023.
Let’s have a look at Brian Lara Stadium WODI records and stats:
Brian Lara Stadium WODI records and stats
Highest team total
West Indies women's cricket team recorded the highest team total at Brian Lara Stadium in ODI cricket so far. During the third ODI of Sri Lanka Women’s tour of West Indies in 2017, the hosts posted 182/8 in a match reduced to 45 overs per side. Captain Stafanie Taylor was the standout batter for West Indies Women as she scored 55. Shakera Selman and Stafanie Taylor later bagged three-wickets each to help West Indies bowl out Sri Lanka for 142 in 40.4 overs. They won the match by 40 runs and completed a 3-0 clean sweep of the three-match ODI series.
Lowest team total
Sri Lanka women's cricket team registered the lowest team total at this venue in 50-over cricket. West Indies Women bundled out Sri Lanka for 136 in 49.4 overs during the first ODI of the three-match series in 2017. Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor scalped three wickets each to bowl out the visitors for a paltry total. Later, West Indies Women chased down the required target in 39 overs to register a six-wicket win in Tarouba and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Former West Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor has scored the most runs at Brian Lara Stadium in ODI format so far. The right-handed batter accumulated 117 runs in three matches at an average of 58.50. She slammed two fifties at this ground in ODI cricket and has a highest score of an unbeaten 60 at the venue.
West Indies Women all-rounder Stafanie Taylor also holds the record for the most wickets at this ground in the 50-over format. The right-arm off-spinner has picked up eight wickets in three ODIs at an average of 10.50 and an impressive economy of just 3.27. West Indies leg-spinner Afy Fletcher is second on the list with seven wickets in three matches.
Highest individual score
Stafanie Taylor registered the highest individual score at the Brian Lara Stadium in ODI cricket. Chasing a target of 163, Stafanie Taylor scored an unbeaten 60 off 83 balls against Sri Lanka Women to guide West Indies Women to a seven-wicket win in the second ODI of the three-match series in 2017. Taylor’s match-winning innings included three fours and one six.
Best bowling figures
West Indies Women cricketer Hayley Matthews recorded the best bowling figures on this ground in the ODI format. The right-arm off-spinner registered figures of 10-2-18-3 against Sri Lanka Women in the first ODI of the three-match series in 2017. Matthews dismissed Sri Lankan opener Yasoda Mendis, Chamari Athapaththu and Prasadani Weerakkody to help bundle out the visitors for 136. West Indies Women won the match by six wickets.
West Indies Women cricketers Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor hold the record for the highest partnership at the Brian Lara Stadium in ODI cricket. In the final ODI of a three-match series against Sri Lanka in 2017, Matthews and Taylor forged an 83-run stand for the second wicket to power West Indies to 182/8 in 45 overs. The hosts later bowled out Sri Lanka for 142 to secure a 40-run victory in Tarouba.
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