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Afghanistan vs New Zealand: ODI Records at The County Ground, Taunton

Nikhil Narain |June 8, 2019, 12:27 PM IST
Afghanistan vs New Zealand: ODI Records at The County Ground, Taunton

The County Ground in Taunton will host the 13th match of the World Cup when New Zealand clash against Afghanistan on June 8th. The home ground of Somerset, Taunton Cricket Ground has a seating capacity of 6500 and hosted its debut ODI in 1983 when England played Sri Lanka in the Prudential World Cup. It has only hosted 3 ODIs and none after 1999.

The Toss Factor

The team winning the toss has won two out of three matches here. There is better insight into what a captain might want to do when the averages are considered. Teams batting first have a whopping average of 42.5 as against teams that chase - 29.32.

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Venue Details

The overall batting and bowling averages here are 32.23 and 39.02 respectively. The strike rate is 82.42 and there have been three hundreds and six half-centuries at the venue. There have been two 300-plus totals recorded here with the highest being India's massive 373 vs Sri Lanka in 1999 as Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid smashed hundreds in a second wicket partnership of 318.

Ganguly's 183 in that match remains the highest individual score at the Taunton Cricket Ground. In the same game, Dravid made 145 and Robin Singh picked up 5/31, the best bowling figures at the ground.

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Team Record

New Zealand and Afghanistan have never played at the venue before. England, the hosts, have won their only game here. Sri Lanka are the only international team to play more than one ODI here.

Last Game

The last ODI at this venue witnessed the record-breaking match between Sri Lanka and India in the 1999 World Cup. There has been one other international match here - a T20I between South Africa and England in 2017 which South Africa won by three runs.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
6
WI
4 1 2 1 3 +0.66
7
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
8
BAN
4 1 2 1 3 -0.71
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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