The Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium was established in Lauderhill, Florida in 2007.
The cricket ground, formerly Central Broward Regional Park, is a multi-purpose venue as it also hosts Association Football, Australian Rules Football, American Football and Rugby matches.
The Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium, with a seating capacity of 20,000, is owned and operated by Broward County.
Furthermore, it is the only venue for international cricket matches in the United States.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka played the first T20 international match at the Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium in 2010. The Black Caps won the game by 28 runs.
The Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium is best remembered as the venue where KL Rahul became the third Indian cricketer to notch a hundred in T20 International cricket.
The United States cricket team is the only cricket team that plays at this stadium, which has hosted 12 T20I matches.
Let’s look at the T20 records at the Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium.
Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium T20I records
Highest team total: West Indies’ 245/6 against India in 2016 is the highest T20I score at Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium. Evin Lewis’ 49-ball 100 propelled the Men in Maroon to a match-winning total in the first innings. In reply, India scored 244/4 in 20 overs.
Lowest team total: New Zealand own the record for the lowest score in T20I matches at the ground. The Kiwis were bowled out for 81 in their 2010 fixture against Sri Lanka and lost the tie by seven wickets.
Most runs: India’s Rohit Sharma has scored 196 T20I runs at the Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium - the most by any batter. The Indian captain has played five games at the Central Broward Park Cricket Stadium, and maintained a strike rate of 153.12.
Highest individual score: An unbeaten 110 by KL Rahul against West Indies in 2016 is the highest individual score on this ground. Rahul smashed 12 boundaries and five sixes in his 51-ball knock. However, it wasn’t enough to guide the Men in Blue to victory against the Men in Maroon, as the latter walked away with a narrow one-run win.
Highest partnership: Johnson Charles and Evin Lewis’s 126-run stand for the opening wicket against India in 2016 is the highest partnership at Central Broward Park. The record stand saw Charles contribute 79 runs prior to his dismissal, while Lewis added 46.
Most wickets: Sunil Narine has the most T20I wickets at the venue, with nine scalps in five innings at an economy rate of 7.26. This tally includes Narine registering the best bowling figures in a competitive fixture at the Central Broward Park cricket stadium - 4/12 against New Zealand in 2012.
Author: William Paul
Featured photo: AFP / JEWEL SAMAD