The Trent Bridge is one of the oldest cricket grounds located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.

Established in 1841, the Trent Bridge cricket ground was first opened by William Clarke, husband of the proprietress of the Trent Bridge Inn.

Built just across the River Trent from the city of Nottingham, the Trent Bridge is the home ground of the England national cricket team and the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

In 2009, the Nottingham cricket stadium was selected as one of the venues to host the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2009.

The Trent Bridge staged its first T20 international match between India and Bangladesh during the ICC T20 World Cup 2009. Led by MS Dhoni, India won the match by 25 runs. Since then, it has hosted more than 10 T20Is so far.

Let’s have a look at Trent Bridge T20I records and stats:

Trent Bridge T20I records and stats

Highest team total

The Pakistan cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at Trent Bridge  in T20I cricket. During the first T20I of Pakistan’s tour of England in 2021, the Babar Azam-led visitors posted a mammoth total of 232/6 in their 20 overs. Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan (63) and skipper Babar Azam (85) slammed fifties to help Pakistan register a huge T20I total in Nottingham. In reply, England were bowled out for 201 in 19.2 overs. While Pakistan won the first T20I by 31 runs, England later clinched the three-match T20I series 2-1.

Lowest team total

The New Zealand cricket team recorded the lowest team total at Trent Bridge in the T20I format. Chasing 159, New Zealand were bundled out for 110 against Sri Lanka during a group clash at the ICC T20 World Cup 2009. Martin Guptill was the top-scorer for the Kiwis with 43 off 34 balls. For Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis was the wrecker-in-chief as he bagged three wickets for just nine runs. Earlier, Tillakaratne Dilshan (48), Mahela Jayawardene (41) and Kumar Sangakkara (35) guided Sri Lanka to 158/5 in their allotted 20 overs.

Most runs

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan holds the record for the most runs at this venue in T20I cricket. The right-handed batter scored 175 runs in three T20I matches at an average of 58.33 and a strike rate of 150.86. He smashed two T20I half-centuries on this ground. England’s Liam Livingstone is second on the list with 145 runs in two matches. 

Most wickets

Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis picked up the most wickets at Trent Bridge in T20I cricket. Known as a mystery spinner, the former Sri Lankan cricketer took eight wickets in three matches at an average of 6.75 and an economy of 4.90. He registered best bowling figures of 3/9 on this ground in the T20I format. Former left-arm Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha features second on the list with six wickets in two matches.

Highest individual score

Swashbuckling Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav has the record for the highest individual score at this venue in the T20I format. During the third T20I of India’s tour of England in 2022, Suryakumar Yadav slammed 117 off just 55 balls in the visitors’ chase of 216. His knock was laced with 14 fours and six maximums. Despite Suryakumar’s scintillating innings, India fell short by 17 runs in their 216-run chase. However, India still won the three-match T20I series 2-1

Best bowling figures

West Indies’ Lendl Simmons holds the record for the best bowling figures at Trent Bridge In T20I cricket. Simmons registered impressive figures of 3/4 to restrict Sri Lanka to 192/5 during a group match at the ICC T20 World Cup 2009. The right-arm medium pacer bagged the wickets of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. In reply, West Indies could only manage 177/5 as Sri Lanka recorded a 15-run victory. 

Highest partnership

England’s Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara hold the record for the highest partnership at Trent Bridge in the T20I format. Chasing 173 against West Indies, Hales and Bopara forged a match-winning 159-run stand for the second wicket to help England secure a seven-wicket win in Nottingham in 2012. Hales was dismissed for 99, while Bopara made 59. England chased down the required target in 19.4 overs to win the only T20I of the series with seven wickets to spare.

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