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India vs England 2014 3rd Test at Southampton: Statistical analysis of The Ageas Bowl

The contest between England and Sri Lanka in 2011 remains the only Test played at the ground © Getty Images
The contest between England and Sri Lanka in 2011 remains the only Test played at the ground © Getty Images

India move on to The Ageas Bowl for the third Test of the 2014 tour following the historic victory at Lord’s. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the key numbers at one of England’s most recently inducted Test ground.

For years there had been no Test cricket outside the six major grounds (The Oval, Old Trafford, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Headingley, and Edgbaston, if one goes by the order of induction) barring the solitary match at Bramall Lane in 1902. Things opened up as Riverside became the eighth English ground to host a Test (101 years after the Bramall Lane Test); Sophia Gardens joined the list in 2009; and Rose Bowl (now called as The Ageas Bowl)became the tenth name on the list in 2011.

The contest between England and Sri Lanka remains the only Test played at the ground. No side has ever won a Test at the ground. Let us look at the numbers.

First Test Tests Decided % Decided Balls Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ
The Oval 1880 96 59 61.50% 1,96,321 93,235 2,893 32.23 67.9 2.85
Old Trafford 1884 75 40 53.30% 1,46,372 66,891 2,153 31.07 68 2.74
Lord’s 1884 129 81 62.80% 2,58,926 1,24,252 3,950 31.46 65.6 2.88
Trent Bridge 1899 60 37 62.70% 1,30,018 59,339 1,830 32.43 71 2.74
Headingley 1899 73 55 75.30% 1,46,752 68,599 2,313 29.66 63.4 2.8
Edgbaston 1902 47 32 68.10% 90,900 44,518 1,400 31.8 64.9 2.94
Bramall Lane 1902 1 1 100.00% 1,564 823 40 20.58 39.1 3.16
Riverside 2003 5 5 100.00% 8,083 4,767 152 31.36 53.2 3.54
Sophia Gardens 2009 2 1 50.00% 4,147 2,339 50 46.78 82.9 3.38
Rose Bowl 2011 1   0.00% 1,566 895 23 38.91 68.1 3.43

Highest scores at The Ageas Bowl

Overall   Overseas
Runs Runs
Ian Bell 119* Kumar Sangakkara 119
Kumar Sangakkara 119 Thilan Samaraweera 87*
Thilan Samaraweera 87* Prasanna Jayawardene 43
Kevin Pietersen 85 Dilhara Fernando 39*
Eoin Morgan 71 Lahiru Thirimanne 38

Best Bowling at The Ageas Bowl

Overall Overseas
Figures   Figures
Chris Tremlett 6/48 Suranga Lakmal 3/99
Suranga Lakmal 3/99 Chanaka Welegadara 2/90
James Anderson 2/56 Thisara Perera 2/101
James Anderson 2/81 Dilhara Fernando 1/47
Chanaka Welegadara 2/90

Highest team scores at The Ageas Bowl

Overall
  Scores
England 377/8 decl.
Sri Lanka 334/5
Sri Lanka 184

Highest Partnerships at The Ageas Bowl

Wicket Runs Batsmen
1st 25 Tharanga Paranavitana Lahiru Thirimanne
2nd 61 Lahiru Thirimanne Kumar Sangakkara
3rd 106 Alastair Cook Kevin Pietersen
4th 75 Kumar Sangakkara Rangana Herath
5th 141 Kumar Sangakkara Thilan Samaraweera
6th 137 Ian Bell Eoin Morgan
7th 26 Prasanna Jayawardene Rangana Herath
8th 41 Prasanna Jayawardene Dilhara Fernando
9th 8 Dilhara Fernando Suranga Lakmal
10th 18 Dilhara Fernando Chanaka Welegedara

Complete coverage of India’s tour to England here

(Abhishek Mukherjee is the Deputy Editor and Cricket Historian at CricketCountry. He blogs at http://ovshake.blogspot.in and can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ovshake42)

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