The Headingley Cricket Ground is an iconic cricket venue located in Leeds, England.

Established in 1890, the Headingley Cricket Ground is named after a suburb of the city of Leeds, and is linked to a rugby league ground. The venue has a current seating capacity of around 18,000 

It is the home ground of the England cricket team and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the domestic level.

The Headingley Cricket Ground staged its first One-Day International (ODI) between England and West Indies in 1973. The hosts won the nail-biting encounter by one wicket. Since then, it has hosted over 40 ODIs so far.

Let’s have a look at Headingley Cricket Ground ODI records and stats:

Headingley Cricket Ground ODI records and stats

Highest total

The England cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at the Headingley Cricket Ground in ODI cricket. During the fifth ODI of Pakistan’s tour of England in 2019, the Eoin Morgan-led hosts posted a record total of 351/9 in their 50 overs. Joe Root (84) and captain Morgan (76) slammed brilliant fifties to power England to a huge total. England later bowled out Pakistan for 297 in 46.5 overs to register a 54-run victory in Leeds.

Lowest team total

England recorded the lowest team total at the Headingley Cricket Ground in ODI format. Put in to bat, England were skittled out for 93 in 28.4 overs by arch-rivals Australia during their Prudential World Cup clash in 1975. Captain Mike Denness top-scored for England with 27. Left-arm pacer Gary Gilmour was the wrecker-in-chief for Australia as he picked six wickets for just 14 runs. Australia later chased down the required target with four wickets in hand. 

Most runs

Former England cricket team captain Eoin Morgan holds the record for the most runs at this venue in ODI cricket. Between 2010 and 2019, Morgan amassed 477 runs in nine matches at an impressive average of 59.62 and a strike rate of 93.89. He registered one hundred and four fifties at the Headingley Cricket Ground in 50-over format. Morgan’s compatriot Joe Root is second on the list with 421 runs in seven matches.

Most wickets

England cricketer Adil Rashid has claimed the most wickets at this ground in ODI format. The veteran leg-spinner has bagged 13 ODI wickets in seven matches at an average of 27.92 and an economy of 5.68. He has best bowling figures of 3/47 at this venue in 50-over cricket. Former England pacer Chris Old features second on the list with 12 wickets in five ODIs.

Highest individual score

Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya registered the highest individual score at the Headingley Cricket Ground in ODI cricket. Chasing 322 against England in 2006, Sanath Jayasuriya smashed 152 off just 99 balls to guide Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win in the fifth ODI. Jayasuriya’s match-winning knock was laced with 20 fours and four sixes. Earlier, Marcus Trescothick’s 121 powered England to 321/7 in their 50 overs.

Best bowling figures

Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis recorded the best bowling figures at this venue in 50-over format. Waqar Younis’ sensational spell of 10-0-36-7 helped Pakistan bowl out England for 156 in their NatWest Series encounter in 2001. The former right-arm pacer dismissed Marcus Trescothick, Nick Knight, captain Alec Stewart, Michael Vaughan, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood and Dominic Cork to bundle the hosts for a low total. Pakistan won when England conceded the match in an unprecedented event.

Highest partnership

Former Sri Lankan cricketers Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya hold the record for the highest partnership at the Headingley Cricket Ground in ODI cricket. Tharanga and Jaysuriya forged a match-winning 286-run stand for the opening wicket against hosts England while chasing 322 in 2006. While Tharanga slammed 109, Jayasuriya scored 99-ball 152. Sri Lanka won the match by eight wickets.

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