After an exciting battle between Pakistan and South Africa, which saw Sarfaraz Ahmed's side stay in contention for making the semi-finals by beating the Proteas, Lord's Cricket Ground will now play host to the clash between the traditional rivals, England and Australia in the group stage of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday (June 25).
The 'Home of Cricket' is one of the two famous cricket grounds in London.
It hosted its first ODI in August 1972 when England clashed with Australia.
It has a capacity of 28000 and is scheduled to host a total of 5 matches in the ICC World Cup 2019 including the final.
The venue has witnessed 9 300-plus scores with the highest team total being England’s 334 for 4 against India in the 1975 World Cup.
Vivian Richard’s famous unbeaten 138 off 157 deliveries is the 1979 World Cup Final against England is the highest individual score at Lord’s.
The venue has witnessed three double-century partnerships with 226 between Andrew Strauss and Andrew Flintoff – against the West Indies in 2004 – the highest.
Marcus Trescothick has the highest run aggregate at the ground in ODI cricket. He had scored 595 runs in 13 innings at an average of 49.58 including three hundreds.
Vivian Richards scored 524 runs in just 9 innings at Lord’s at a stunning average of 87.33 and strike rate of 90.34.
There have been 9 five-wicket hauls at Lord’s with Daniel Vettori’s 5-30 in 9.2 overs against West Indies in the NatWest Series Final in 2004 the best bowling figures at the venue.
Darren Gough had an exceptional record with the ball at Lord’s. He picked 27 wickets in 15 innings at an average of 22.7 and strike rate of 30.4.
Brett Lee and Andrew Flintoff also had excellent records at Lord’s taking 18 wickets each at 16.22 and 17 apiece respectively.