Adelaide test records: Adelaide cricket stadium has played host to 67 tests since it was first used in 1877. The ground’s largest crowd for a Test match came during the 1938 Ashes series when 46,000 people saw English batsman Len Hutton score 364 runs against Australia.
This remains the highest individual score in Test cricket at the Adelaide Oval. The ground’s record Test victory margin is an innings and 360 runs, set by Australia against England in 1902. The highest team total at Adelaide Oval is 658/8 declared by Australia against India in 2003. The lowest team total is 36 by England against Australia in 1902.
The pitch is expected to favour the bowlers in the first few days and it will be a good test match for batsmen as well. The second day of this match will be played on Sunday, December 6. However, no formal announcement has been made by Cricket Australia about playing on Sunday yet. The team management had informed players that they are entitled to play their professional commitments over their obligation to national duty during the week-long break between the Perth and Adelaide Tests but said CA expects them to make themselves available whenever possible.
Smith was scheduled to return from his break at around midday (1300 GMT) while Warner’s return time was unclear after he arrived back in Sydney late Friday night following an appearance at an All Stars Twenty20 game where he took 2-15 off three overs.:
Adelaide Oval test records
The Adelaide Oval is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world. It’s been home to some of the sport’s biggest names, including Sir Donald Bradman, Imran Khan and Sachin Tendulkar. It’s also been the scene of some fantastic test matches. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the test records set at the Adelaide Oval. From batting performances to bowling records, read on to learn more about what makes this cricket ground so special.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has scored the most runs on this ground. He has scored 1743 test runs at 60.10, with the help of 6 centuries and 6 half-centuries. Amongst the active players, David Warner is the highest run-scorer here, where he has scored 1153 runs at 76.86 with the help of 4 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
Apart from Warner, Steve Smith (592 runs at 53.81) and Marnus Labuschagne (369 runs at 73.80) are the current two active players in the highest run-scorers list.
Nathan Lyon and Shane Warne are the highest wicket-takers at this ground with 56 wickets each. Amongst the current lot of players, Mitchell Starc (39 wickets) and Josh Hazlewood (32 wickets) are at the 2nd and 3rd position, respectively. In pink ball tests, the pacers have dominated more than the spinners.
Highest Test innings totals at Adelaide Oval
The highest innings test total in Adelaide was made way back in 1948 by Australia against India. Australia’s playing eleven was full of superstars batters, and they proved their very class in that match. They scored a massive total of 674 runs in the first innings, which is the highest to date.
Sir Donald Bradman scored a double century for the hosts, whereas Arthur Hassett and Sidney Barnes scored their respective centuries. Keith Miller also scored a half-century.