Established in 2007, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is a cricket stadium located in North Sound, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda.
Named after West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards, the stadium has a seating capacity of around 10,000.
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium staged its first international ODI match between West Indies and Australia in 2007. Since then, it has hosted 20 ODIs including six 2007 Cricket World Cup matches.
The state-of-the-art venue includes two main stands - the Northern Stand and the five-story South Stand. It also has a practice pitch for various cricket teams, training infrastructure and a media centre.
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will host the Under-19 World Cup 2022 final between India and England. Ahead of the high-profile encounter, let’s have a look at some ODI records and stats made at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Sir Vivian Richards ODI records
Highest team total: Australia posted 322/6 against West Indies during a Super Eight encounter at the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The Aussies rode on opener Matthew Hayden’s 158 off 143 balls to put on a match-winning total on the board. In reply, West Indies were bowled out for 219 as Australia secured a 103-run win.
Lowest team total: Bangladesh have registered the lowest team total at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in an ODI match. During the 2007 ICC World Cup, Bangladesh were bowled out for 104/6 against Australia in a Super Eight encounter. Australia chased down the total with 10 wickets in hand.
Highest individual score: Former Australia opening batter Matthew Hayden boasts the highest individual score at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in 50-over cricket. The Australian legend scored a 143-ball 158 against West Indies during a 2007 Cricket World Cup encounter. Hayden struck four sixes and 14 fours in his scintillating innings.
Best bowling figures: Former West Indies captain Jason Holder holds the record for best bowling figures at this venue in an ODI. Holder claimed five wickets for 27 runs in his 9.4 overs against India in 2017. The fast bowler helped West Indies clinch a 11-run victory after they were restricted to just 189/9 earlier.
Most runs: Shai Hope has scored the most ODI runs at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The right-handed batter has amassed 354 runs in seven matches at an average of 50.57. Hope has made one hundred and two fifties at this venue.
Most wickets: Former West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo has claimed the most wickets at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The right-arm medium-pacer bagged 11 wickets in seven matches at an economy of 5.29.
Highest partnership: Evin Lewis and Shai Hope hold the record for the highest partnership at this venue. Chasing 274, the West Indies pair forged a 192-run opening partnership against Sri Lanka in an ODI in 2021. The hosts won the encounter by five wickets.
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