ADELAIDE OVAL - cricket ground for icc cricket world cup 2015

Adelaide cricket stadium 

adelaide is  stadium in adelaide in south australia located in parksland. this is mostly for cricket and football sports and also host rugby, soccer and concerts. it has capacity of 53853 people and 3500 standing on hill. 

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adelaide is the state capital od south is situated on the coast. this elegant city is known for its remarkable gardens, sport stadium,lovely festivals etc.this city also known for Australia's wine capital.


  • the ground establish on 1871 by the john pickering and henry spark.
  • the first class cricket match played between south australia and tasmania on 11 and 12 nov. in 1877. south australia was winner of this match and won by 13 runs.
  • In 1999, Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was called for throwing by umpire Ross Emerson in a One Day International against England. The Sri Lankan team almost abandoned the match, but after instructions from the president of the Sri Lankan cricket board (relayed to captain Arjuna Ranatunga by mobile phone) the game resumed.
  • the ground record  62,543 people was attended for the 1965 SANFL grand finale. 

Oval layout

The oval dimensions were originally 190m x 125m both unusually long and unusually narrow for an Australian cricket/football ground. The arrangement was highly favourable for batsmen who played square of the wicket, and heavily penalised bowlers who delivered the ball short or wide so that the batsman could play cuthook or pull shots. Before the far ends in front of and behind the wicket were roped off, making the playing area shorter, it was not uncommon for batsmen to hit an all-run four or even occasionally a five.

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