SuperSport Park, Centurion


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  • ¬†Location: Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Stadium Capacity: 22,000
  • Owner: Cricket South Africa (CSA), SuperSport
  • Name of the Ends: Pavilion End, Hennops River End
  • First Test: South Africa vs England, 16 November 1995
  • First ODI: South Africa vs India, 11 December 1992
  • First T20I: South Africa vs Australia, 29 March 2009
  • Curator: Hilbert Smith

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Brief History of the SuperSport Centurion

Formerly known as the Centurion Park , it was renamed after the TV company SuperSport became co-owners of the stadium.

Compared to the other major Test centres in South Africa, the Centurion is a much newer ground and as such doesn’t have a long history to it.

Like the other big stadiums in South Africa, the SuperSport Park too is popular with cricketers for the marvelous facilities that it provides. Another highlight of the ground is the grass embankments which are quite in demand with the spectators for their fun filled atmosphere.

SuperSport Park, Centurion

Rain threatens a match at the Super Sport Park, Centurion. Notice that he dark clouds have already forced the flood lights to be operational.

Major Records and Events at the SuperSport Park, Centurion

  • The SuperSport Park was given the honour of hosting the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. Australia won the trophy in a rather one sided contest against New Zealand on 5 October 2009.
  • Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test century at this ground. The milestone was achieved on 19 December 2010 during the 1st test of the series.
Impressed by the venue, Sri Lanka Cricket modelled its new ground at Pallekele, the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on the lines of the SuperSport Park

From the 2013-14 season, the SuperSport Park will be the venue for the Boxing Day tests.

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