List of international cricket centuries at Sophia Gardens

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Sophia Gardens - After Redevelopment.

Sophia Gardens is a cricket ground in Cardiff, Wales, it was established in 1967 and currently has a capacity of 15,643.[1] The ground has hosted 3 Test matches, the first of these was played in 2009 between England and Australia in the first Ashes Test.[2] Sophia Gardens has also staged 17 One Day Internationals (ODIs), the first was played between Australia and New Zealand in the 1999 Cricket World Cup.[3]

Nine Test centuries have been scored at the venue. The first of 9 Test centuries made at the ground was scored by the Australian Simon Katich against England in 2009. The South-African born Englishman Jonathan Trott holds the record for the highest Test innings at Sophia Gardens. Trott's innings of 203, scored in 2011, was also the first and only double century at the ground up to date. Nobody has scored more than one century at the ground to date.[4]

Seven ODI centuries have been scored at the ground, the first was by the Bangladeshi Mohammad Ashraful in 2005 against Australia, during their historic win against the Aussies. The Englishman Jason Roy holds the record for the highest ODI innings at the ground, when he scored 120 against Australia in June 2018. This is the only century made by an Englishman to date.[5]

Key[edit]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Sophia Gardens.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won,[6][7] lost[8][9] or if the match was drawn.[10]

List of centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at Sophia Gardens.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 122 Simon Katich  Australia 261 2  England 8 July 2009 Drawn
2 100 Ricky Ponting  Australia 224 2  England 8 July 2009 Drawn
3 125* Marcus North  Australia 242 2  England 8 July 2009 Drawn
4 121 Brad Haddin  Australia 151 2  England 8 July 2009 Drawn
5 112 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 168 1  England 26 May 2011 Lost
6 133 Alastair Cook  England 274 2  Sri Lanka 26 May 2011 Won
7 203 Jonathan Trott  England 409 2  Sri Lanka 26 May 2011 Won
8 103* Ian Bell  England 159 2  Sri Lanka 26 May 2011 Won
9 134 Joe Root  England 166 1  Australia 8 July 2015 Won

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at Sophia Gardens.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 100 Mohammad Ashraful  Bangladesh 101 2  Australia 18 June 2005 Won
2 107 Virat Kohli  India 93 1  England 16 September 2011 Lost
3 114 Shikhar Dhawan  India 94 1  South Africa 6 June 2013 Won
4 100 Suresh Raina  India 75 1  England 27 August 2014 Won
5 114 Shakib Al Hasan (1/2)  Bangladesh 115 1  New Zealand 9 June 2017 Won
6 102* Mahmudullah  Bangladesh 107 1  New Zealand 9 June 2017 Won
7 120 Jason Roy (1/2)  England 108 1  Australia 16 June 2018 Won
8 131 Shaun Marsh  Australia 116 2  England 16 June 2018 Lost
9 153 Jason Roy (2/2)  England 121 1  Bangladesh 8 June 2019 Won
10 121 Shakib Al Hasan (2/2)  Bangladesh 119 2  England 8 June 2019 Lost

Forthcoming fixtures[edit]

  • September 2018 - England vs. India - 1 T20I.
  • May 2019 - England vs. Pakistan - 1 T20I.
  • June/July 2019 - Multiple Matches from 2019 Cricket World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glamorgan secure England matches". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Statsguru: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff / Test matches / Match result list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Statsguru: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff / One-Day Internationals matches / Match result list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Statsguru: One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Innings by innings list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Won". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Statsguru: One Day International matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Won". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Lost". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Statsguru: One Day International matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Lost". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Drawn". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 20 January 2016.