Newlands, Cape Town
End Names: Wynberg End, Kelvin Grove End
Standing at the foot of Table Mountain and Devlin’s Peak with impressive stands and open grassed areas, Newlands is universally regarded as one of the most beautifully situated cricket grounds in the world.
The ground hosted its first Test match in 1889 when England defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs. Its first one-day international came in 1992 when Hansie Cronje captured 5-32 to help South Africa to a six-wicket win over India.
Possesses a 25,000 capacity and was the venue for the opening ceremony and the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2003 in which West Indies beat the hosts.
England lost the third Test against South Africa here by 196 runs on the 2004-05 tour but have fonder memories of their ICC Cricket World Cup triumph over Pakistan in 2003 under the Newlands lights - with James Anderson winning the Man of the Match award for a devastating spell of swing bowling.