The Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Greater Manchester is one of the most famous stadiums in England.

Established in 1857, it is England’s second-oldest Test venue after the Oval and hosted the first-ever Ashes series.

Home to Lancashire Cricket County, it has the capacity to host 19,000 spectators during domestic matches and 26,000 fans in international games.

This stadium has plenty of rich cricketing history. In 1956, the first-ever 10-wicket haul in an innings by Jim Laker was registered here.

Sachin Tendulkar made the first of his 100 international centuries on this ground and the legendary Shane Warne also bowled the Ball of the Century to dismiss Mike Gatting at this venue.

It has hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup five times and holds the record for the most World Cup matches and the most World Cup semi-finals hosted.

However, here we look at the T20 stats and records at Old Trafford Cricket Ground both at the domestic and international levels.

Old Trafford Cricket Ground T20 records and stats

Highest total: Lancashire’s 231/4 against Yorkshire in the 2015 T20 Blast is the highest 20-over cricket total on this ground. Half-centuries from Ashwell Prince and Karl Brown helped Lancashire post the total en route to a 29-run win. In T20Is, England’s 199/5 against Pakistan in 2020 is the highest total at this venue. Pakistan put on a valiant effort in the run chase but lost the match by four runs.

Lowest total: The lowest T20 total on this ground was made by Worcestershire in a 2016 T20 Blast clash. Lancashire bowled out Worcestershire for just 53 runs after posting 149/5 in the first innings. Lancashire won the match by 96 runs and Stephen Parry was the Player of the Match for his figures of 5/13 which dismantled Worcestershire. At the international level, New Zealand holds the unwanted record for the lowest total in Manchester after they made 123/9 in the only T20I against England in 2008. England comfortably chased down the target with nine wickets and 15 balls to spare as Ian Bell took home the Player of the Match award for his unbeaten 60.

Most runs: No player has scored more T20 runs at Manchester than all-rounder Steven Croft, who has made 1,952 runs at an average of 30.50 and a strike rate of 119.16. He’s also hit 12 fifties at the stadium and has a best score of 94 not out. In T20Is, former England skipper Eoin Morgan, who has 185 runs in nine matches, is the player with the most runs at this venue. He scored his runs at an average of 23.12 and a strike rate of 160.86. Morgan also hit one T20I fifty in Manchester.

Most wickets: Lancashire bowler Stephen Parry has taken the most wickets in T20s at this venue. He’s claimed 58 scalps in 55 matches at an average of 22.06 and an economy of 6.66. His best figures of 5/13 in T20s in Manchester reduced Worcestershire to the lowest-ever 20-over total at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, England spinner Adil Rashid has the most wickets in T20Is on this ground. He’s taken nine wickets in seven games at an average of 21.55 and an economy of 8.43.

Highest individual score: Former New Zealand batter Lou Vincent has the highest individual score on this ground. While representing Lancashire against Derbyshire in a Twenty20 Cup game in 2008, the latter had set the former a target of 154 to chase. Vincent, who opened the batting for Lancashire in the run chase, made light work of the target by scoring an unbeaten 63-ball 102 to help register a nine-wicket win as well as the highest individual score in Manchester. On the international stage, India’s KL Rahul’s unbeaten 101 off 54 balls in 2018 is the highest individual score here. Rahul’s knock helped India successfully chase a 160-run target with eight wickets and 10 balls to spare.

Best bowling figures: With figures of 5/13, both Stephen Parry and Josh Little boast the best bowling figures at Old Trafford. Stephen Parry did so against Worcestershire in the game that saw the lowest T20 total at this venue as mentioned above, while Little claimed his 5/13 for Manchester Originals against Oval Invincibles in the 2022 Hundred competition. Little’s Player of the Match performance helped the Originals win the match by six wickets as well as a ball to spare. In T20Is, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav’s 5/24 for India against England in the first match of a three-match series is the best bowling figure on the international stage. His spell earned him the Player of the Match award and gave India an eight-wicket win. 

Highest partnership: The highest partnership in T20s on this ground came in the 2005 Twenty20 Cup. Lancashire’s Mal Loye and Brad Hodge combined to put on 160 runs for the second wicket before the latter was dismissed. Mal Loye eventually made a century and Brad Hodge scored 68 as Lancashire posted 208/4 on the scoreboard en route to a 37-run win over Durham. In international cricket, India’s Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have the highest partnership in T20Is on this ground. In the same match that saw Rahul make the highest T20I score and Kuldeep register the best bowling figures on this ground, the Indian duo put on a 123-run stand for the second wicket en route to an eight-wicket victory.

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