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Old Trafford Cricket Stadium Manchester Pitch Report, History, ODI, T20I & Test Records



Old Trafford Cricket Stadium Manchester Pitch Report, History, ODI, T20I & Test Records

Old Trafford Cricket Stadium Manchester Pitch Report, History, ODI, T20I & Test Records: The Emirate is set to host its first Test match since August 2020, after the hosts defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets during the first of the three-match Test series.

It has been seen at Old Trafford that the teams batting first tend to have a better chance of winning. There are a total of 82 Test matches played, 32 matches win by the teams batting first while 15 matches bowling first.

This is the pitch where Team India have not played an ODI in Manchester since the 2019 ICC World Cup semifinal against New Zealand.

Fans should expect the bowler to receive some help from the pitch. Old Trafford is a cricket stadium located in Talbot Road in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

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Built-in the year 1857, the Old Trafford cricket ground has played host to many tests as well as one-day matches. The ground is home to the Lancashire country cricket team. Currently, the ground has a capacity of 22,000 people which can be extended further if required.

Opened: 1857

Capacity: 19000

Ends: Stretford End, Brian Statham End

Location: Manchester, England

Time Zone: UTC +01:00

Home to: Lancashire

Floodlights: Yes

Old Trafford Manchester pitch report:

The past few Test matches at Old Trafford have been high-scoring ones, and a fresh pitch after a two-year gap is likely to act no different.

The team batting first will likely target a score at least in the vicinity of the 350-run mark. On the flip side, the pacers are likely to extract significant purchases majorly on the first Day’s play, on what overall will be a track that will assist the batters.

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The spinners too are likely to come into the game as the match progresses, with the pitch at this venue developing the tendency to break and thus slow down a tad.

Chasing teams have won just one of the last eight matches in Manchester.

Old Trafford Manchester Test Stats:

Total matches: 82

Matches won batting first: 32

Matches won bowling first: 15

Average 1st Inns scores: 335

The average 2nd Inns scores: 268

Average 3rd Inns scores: 227

Average 4th Inns scores: 168

Highest total recorded: 656/8 (255.5 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest total recorded: 58/10 (21.4 Ov) by IND vs ENG

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Old Trafford Manchester ODI Stats:

Total matches: 59

Matches won batting first: 28

Matches won bowling first: 30

Average 1st Inns scores: 225

Average 2nd Inns scores: 197

Highest total recorded: 397/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AFG

Lowest total recorded: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by CAN vs ENG

The highest score chased: 305/7 (49.4 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest score defended: 141/8 (46 Ov) by NZW vs ENGW

Old Trafford Manchester T20I Stats:

Total matches: 11

Matches won batting first: 2

Matches won bowling first: 6

Average 1st Inns scores: 151

Average 2nd Inns scores: 130

Highest total recorded: 199/5 (19.1 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest total recorded: 135/10 (16.2 Ov) by NZ vs ENG

Highest score chased: 199/5 (19.1 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest score defended: 190/4 (20 Ov) by PAK vs ENG


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