Arnos Vale Stadium

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Arnos Vale Stadium
Arnos Vale Ground
Ground information
Location Kingstown, St Vincent
Capacity 18,000
Owner Windward Islands Cricket Board
End names
Airport End
Bequia End
International information
First Test 20–24 June 1997:
 West Indies v  Sri Lanka
Last Test 5–9 September 2014:
 West Indies v  Bangladesh
First ODI 4 February 1981:
 West Indies v  England
Last ODI 20 March 2012:
 West Indies v  Australia
First T20I 27 July 2013:
 West Indies v  Pakistan
Last T20I 28 July 2013:
 West Indies v  Pakistan
Team information
Windward Islands (1972–present)
As of 1 April 2015
Source: ESPNcricinfo

The Arnos Vale Ground is a cricket stadium situated in Kingstown, St Vincent. It is a multi-use ground and is also better known as the Playing Fields.

International venue[edit]

The stadium hosted its first ever international game on February 4, 1981. The match was an ODI between West Indies and England and was a close encounter which the hosts won by two runs. It is the home ground of the Windward Islands. Its maiden Test match came in 1997, when the West Indies played Sri Lanka to a draw, with Sri Lanka finishing on 233–8 chasing a target of 269 runs. The second Test held at the ground, in 2009, saw Bangladesh record their maiden Test victory over the West Indies by 95 runs. At the time the West Indies were without many of their leading players due to a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board, so seven Test debutantes featured in the West Indian team.[1] [2]

Other sports[edit]

The stadium holds the capacity to accommodate 18,000 people and is mostly used for football and cricket matches.

International Centuries[edit]

There are four Tests and two ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.[3][4]

Test centuries[edit]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 115 Brian Lara  West Indies 207  Sri Lanka 20 June 1997 Drawn
2 128 Tamim Iqbal  Bangladesh 243  West Indies 9 July 2009 Won
3 212 Kraigg Brathwaite  West Indies 447  Bangladesh 5 September 2014 Won
4 116 Mushfiqur Rahim  Bangladesh 243  West Indies 5 September 2014 Lost

ODI centuries[edit]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 104 Brian Lara  West Indies 103  New Zealand 6 April 1996 Won
2 103* Phil Simmons  West Indies 124  New Zealand 6 April 1996 Won

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Coordinates: 13°8′30.7″N 61°12′42.5″W / 13.141861°N 61.211806°W / 13.141861; -61.211806