The Malahide Cricket Club Ground or The Village was established in the city of Dublin in 1861.
The venue, established by 5th Baron Talbot of Malahide on the grounds of Malahide Castle, is owned by Malahide Cricket Club and operated by Cricket Ireland.
The Malahide Cricket Club Ground has a seating capacity of 11,500 and is the biggest cricket venue for international cricket matches in Ireland.
The first international match at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground was played between Ireland and England. The ODI fixture saw England register a six-wicket victory with Ireland-born English cricketer Eoin Morgan slamming an unbeaten 124.
There have been 15 T20I matches played at the stadium, with Ireland winning just two of the 13 matches they have played at the venue. They have registered seven losses.
Let’s have a look at the T20 records at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, Ireland.
Malahide Cricket Club Ground T20I records
Highest team total: Scotland’s 252/3 against Netherlands is the highest T20I score at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground. George Munsey’s unbeaten 127 propelled the Scots to a big score against the Dutch, who managed just 194/7 in response.
Lowest team total: Ireland have posted the lowest total in a 20-over match at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. Electing to field first, the Irish were set a target of 214 to chase by India but three-wicket hauls by spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (3/21) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/16) helped the Men in Blue restrict the Irishmen to 70 all out in 12.3 overs.
Most runs: Scotland’s George Munsey has scored 219 T20I runs at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground - the most by any batter. The runs tally includes a match-winning knock of 127 against Netherlands that is also the highest individual score in T20I matches at the ground.
Rohit Sharma is the highest run-getter among Indians at the venue, with 97 runs in two games.
Highest partnership: George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer’s 200-run stand for the opening wicket against the Netherlands in 2019 is the highest partnership at this venue. The record stand saw Munsey contribute 104 runs while Coetzer added 89 prior to his dismissal.
Most wickets: Ireland pacer Kevin O’Brien has taken the most T20I wickets at this ground. He has 10 wickets at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground at an economy rate of 8.93.
Best bowling figures: Kuldeep Yadav has the best bowling figures at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground. The Indian spinner claimed four wickets for 21 runs against Ireland in a 2018 T20 match, which IND won by 76 runs.
Kuldeep is among the five bowlers to take four wickets in a T20I innings at the venue, which includes homegrown Peter Chase who grabbed a 4/35 in the same fixture.
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