Established in 1814, the Lord’s Cricket Ground is a stadium located in St. John’s Wood in London.
Commonly known as Lord’s, the venue is named after its founder Thomas Lord, who was an English professional cricketer. Thomas Lord played first-class cricket from 1787 to 1802 before making a comeback in one more match in 1815.
Owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Lord’s Cricket Ground is also referred to as the Home of Cricket.
Lord’s is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the European Cricket Council (ECC). It was also home to the International Cricket Council (ICC) until August 2005.
With a seating capacity of over 31,000, the iconic venue also features the world's oldest sporting museum.
It is one of the oldest cricket venues across the world, having staged its first Test between England and arch-rivals Australia in 1884. Since then, Lord’s has hosted 142 Test matches, 70 ODIs and 10 T20Is so far.
The Indian cricket team has played eight ODIs at Lord’s, winning four while suffering three defeats. One match was tied.
India have also featured in 19 Tests and one T20I encounter at this venue previously.
Here, we look at some ODI records and stats at the Lord’s:
Lord’s ODI records and stats
Highest team total: The England cricket team holds the record for the highest team total in ODI cricket at the Lord’s. During the 1975 Prudential World Cup, England rode on Dennis Amiss’ 137 off 147 balls, Keith Fletcher’s 68 and Chris Old’s unbeaten 51 to post 334/4 in their allotted 60 overs. In reply, India could only manage 132/3 in their 60 overs. England won the match by 202 runs.
In the 50-over format, England’s 328/6 against Ireland back in 2017 is the highest team total at Lord’s posted.
Lowest team total: South Africa cricket team registered the lowest ODI team total at Lord’s during the NatWest Series final in 2003. After England elected to field, the hosts bundled out South Africa for 107 in 32.1 overs. James Anderson was the wrecker-in-chief for England as he picked up three wickets for 50 runs in his quota of 10 overs. In response, England chased down the target in 20.2 overs and secured a dominant seven-wicket win.
Highest individual score: Former West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards recorded the highest individual score in ODI cricket at the Lord’s. The swashbuckling batter scored an unbeaten 138 off 157 balls against hosts England in 1979. Richards’ innings was laced with eleven fours and three sixes.
Best bowling figures: Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi posted the best bowling figures at this venue in 50-over cricket. The left-arm fast bowler registered figures of 6/35 against Bangladesh during a 2019 Cricket World Cup encounter at the Lord’s. Shaheen Shah Afridi’s incredible spell helped Pakistan secure a 94-run victory.
Most runs: Former England opening batter Marcus Trescothick has amassed the most ODI runs at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. The southpaw scored 595 runs in 13 matches at an average of 49.58 and a strike rate of 79.33. He smashed three hundreds and two fifties at this venue in ODIs. Vivian Richards is second on the list with 524 runs in nine matches at an average of 87.33.
Most wickets: Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has picked the most wickets at this iconic venue in ODIs. The right-arm pacer claimed 27 wickets in 18 ODIs at an economy of 4.47. His best bowling figures at the venue was 5/44 against Australia in 1997. James Anderson is second on the list with 19 wickets in 16 matches.
Highest partnership: England’s Andrew Strauss and Andrew Flintoff hold the record for the highest partnership at the Lord’s in ODI cricket. The former England duo forged a 226-run partnership for the fourth wicket against West Indies in an ODI in 2004. While all-rounder Flintoff smashed 123 off 104 balls, Strauss scored 100 off 116 balls to help England post 285/7 in their 50 overs. However, Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 132 powered West Indies to a dominant seven-wicket victory at Lord’s.
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