The Rose Bowl is a cricket venue in Southampton, England. It is home to Hampshire County Cricket Club, the England cricket team and has hosted several international matches.
Established in 2001, the venue hosted its first men’s international game in the Natwest Series 2003, when Zimbabwe took on South Africa. The Proteas won the game by seven wickets.
The picturesque stadium also played host to the inaugural final of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand, resulting in the Kiwis being crowned the inaugural World Test Champions.
The Rose Bowl has a seating capacity of 6,500 but it gets increased to 20,000 with temporary seating.
To date, Rose Bowl has hosted more than 30 ODIs. Here's a closer look at the ODI records and stats at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Rose Bowl, Southampton ODI records and Stats
Former England captain Eoin Morgan holds the record for scoring the most ODI runs at the Rose Bowl. The Ireland-born batter has amassed 752 runs in 15 innings at an average of 75.20.
Morgan smacked three ODI hundreds at the Rose Bowl, with his highest score being a match-winning 107* against Pakistan in 2010.
English leg spinner Adil Rashid holds the record for picking the most ODI wickets at the Rose Bowl. The Yorkshire leggie has scalped 14 wickets in 10 innings with an economy of 5.55.
In 2015, Adil returned with 4/59 against Australia, making it his best ODI figures at the venue.
Highest individual score
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill holds the record for making the highest individual score at Rose Bowl. Guptill smashed 189* off 155 balls against hosts, England in the second ODI of New Zealand’s tour of England in 2013.
Striking at over 120, Guptill’s match-winning knock included 19 fours and a couple of sixes. Kiwis won the game comfortably by 86 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series and his knock is one of the highest individual scores in ODIs.
Best bowling figures
West Indies pacer Mervyn Dillon picked five wickets for 29 runs from 10 overs against Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004. It is the best bowling figures by any bowler in One-Day internationals at this venue and helped West Indies win the game by 138 runs as they successfully defended their total of 269.
Highest team total
Riding on Jos Buttler’s whirlwind 110* and Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 71-run knock, England posted 373 for three against Pakistan in 2019 at Rose Bowl. It is the highest team total in ODIs at this venue and helped the hosts win the contest by 12 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series.
Lowest team total
In the 2004 Champions Trophy, USA were bundled out for 65 runs by Australia. A 4-fer each by Michael Kasprowicz and Jason Gillespie reduced the USA to a below-par total.
This is the lowest team total in ODIs at Rose Bowl and Australia went on to win the game by nine wickets with almost 42 overs to spare.
Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie added 214 runs for the second wicket against England in the third ODI of Ireland’s tour of England in 2020.
This remains only the second instance when a batting pair scored 200 or more ODI runs together at the venue. Ireland staged a record chase against the hosts to reach a target of 329 and won the contest by seven wickets with a ball remaining. England still won the series 2-1.
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