The Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is one of the oldest cricket stadiums located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.
Established in 1841, the Trent Bridge is built just across the River Trent from the city of Nottingham and was first opened by William Clarke, husband of the proprietress of the Trent Bridge Inn.
It is the home ground of the England national cricket team and the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
The Trent Bridge staged its first One-Day International (ODI) between hosts England and Pakistan in August 1974. The Intikhab Alam-led Pakistan won the match by seven wickets. Since then, it has hosted more than 50 ODIs so far.
It has also staged a few ODI World Cup matches in 1975, 1979, 1983, 1999 and 2019.
Let’s have a look at Trent Bridge ODI records and stats:
Trent Bridge ODI records and stats
Highest team total
The England cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in ODI cricket. During the third ODI of Australia’s tour of England in 2018, the hosts posted a mammoth total of 481/6 in their 50 overs in Nottingham. Jonny Bairstow (139), Alex Hales (147), Jason Roy (82) and captain Eoin Morgan (67) helped England register the second highest total in ODI history. In reply, Australia were bowled out for 239 as England secured a massive 242-run victory. Eoin Morgan’s men won the five-match ODI series 5-0.
Lowest team total
The South Africa cricket team recorded the lowest team total at Trent Bridge in the ODI format. Electing to bat first, South Africa were bundled out for 83 in 23 overs by England during the second ODI of the five-match series in 2008. Andre Nel was top-scorer for South Africa with 13. For England, fast bowler Stuart Broad was the wrecker-in-chief as he picked up five wickets for 23 runs in his quota of 10 overs. England later chased down the target in just 14.1 overs and won the match by 10 wickets.
Former England cricketer Eoin Morgan has the most runs at this venue in the 50-over format. Between 2009 and 2019, the former England captain amassed 471 runs in 14 matches at an average of 42.81 and an impressive strike rate of 123.62. He slammed one hundred and three fifties in ODI cricket on this ground. Compatriot Alex Hales features second on the list with 441 runs in just six ODIs.
England fast bowler James Anderson bagged the most wickets at this ground in ODI cricket. The legendary pacer scalped 16 ODI wickets in eight matches at an average of 21.18 and an economy of 5.11. He registered best bowling figures of 4/55 on this ground in the ODI format. Anderson’s long-time bowling partner Stuart Broad is second on the list with 14 wickets in seven matches.
Highest individual score
England’s Alex Hales holds the record for the highest individual score at the Trent Bridge in the 50-over format. Opening the batting, Alex Hales smashed 171 off just 122 balls against Pakistan during the third ODI of a five-match series in 2016. Hales’ knock powered England to 444/3 in their allotted 50 overs. His magnificent knock was laced with 22 fours and four sixes. England later bowled out Pakistan for 275 to register a comprehensive 169-run victory.
Best bowling figures
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav registered the best bowling figures at this venue in one-day cricket. During the first ODI of India’s tour of England in 2018, the left-arm chinaman recorded brilliant figures of 6/25 to help restrict the hosts to 268. Kuldeep removed England’s Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and David Willey. India later rode on Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 to chase down the target in 40.1 overs and secured an eight-wicket win.
England’s Alex Hales and Joe Root hold the record for the highest partnership at Trent Bridge in ODI cricket. In the third match of a five-game series, Alex Hales and Joe Root forged a massive 248-run partnership for the second wicket against Pakistan in Nottingham in 2016. While Hales hammered a 122-ball 171, Root scored 85 off 86 balls. England won the match by 169 runs.
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