AUS vs WI 1st ODI: Melbourne Cricket Ground Pitch Report, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Feb 1, 2024 11:27 am IST

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne AUS vs WI 1st ODI

It is time for some one-day action between Australia and West Indies after a thrilling Test series. Both teams shared the spoils 1-1 after winning the one Test match each. Both teams have announced squads filled with youngsters as Steve Smith will be leading the Aussie side, while Shai Hope will lead the team from the Caribbean. Both teams will be looking to make a positive start in the series with a win.

Seating Capacity: 90000
Number of matches hosted: 116 Tests, 150 ODIs, and 19 T20Is

Melbourne Cricket Ground Pitch Report

It is a decent batting track with a load of runs available for the batters. The wicket is flat and hard and the ball will come to the bat. Furthermore, the ground is really big and there will be plenty of doubles and triples available for the batters. However, the spinners could get some help off the surface as the surface might grip a bit. Furthermore, they will entice the batters to cross the big boundaries and might purchase a wicket or two in the process. In the last three matches, the average score batting first here is 296.

Is Melbourne Cricket Ground batting or bowling pitch?

It is more of a Batting surface. The batters are expected to dominate the proceedings here.

Last Three Results at the Venue

  • Australia (355/5 in 48 overs) defeated England (142/10 in 31.4 overs) by 221 runs (D/L Method) – 22 November 2022
  • Australia (230/10 in 48.4 overs) lost to India (234/3 in 49.2 overs) by 7 wickets – 18 January 2019
  • Australia (304/8 in 50 overs) lost to England (308/5 in 48.5 overs) by 5 wickets – 14 January 2018

Australia ODI record at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Australia have played a total of 125 ODI matches at this venue. They have won 75, lost 46, and one match ended up as a tie. Meanwhile, 3 matches have also finished without getting a result.

Australia’s Highest Total at the venue: 355/5 in 48 overs vs England in 2022
Australia’s Lowest Total at the venue: 101/10 in 33.5 overs vs England in 1979

West Indies ODI record at Melbourne Cricket Ground

West Indies have played a total of 38 ODI matches at this venue. They have won 18, lost 18, and one match ended up as a tie. Meanwhile, one match has also concluded without a result.

West Indies’ Highest Total at the venue: 299/10 in 49.3 overs vs Australia in 2001
West Indies’ Lowest Total at the venue: 103/10 in 40.3 overs vs Pakistan in 1997

Melbourne Cricket Ground ODI Record

Total Matches Played: 150
Home Team (Australia) Won: 75
Visiting Team Won: 46
Neutral Side Won: 25
No Result: 3
Tied: 1

Average 1st Innings Score: 220
Matches Won Batting 1st: 73
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 73
Highest Team Total: 355/5 by Australia vs England in 2022
Lowest Team Total: 94/10 by England vs Australia in 1979
Highest Run Chase: 308/5 by England vs Australia in 2018

Highest Individual Score: 180 by Jason Roy (England) vs Australia in 2018
Best Bowling Figures: 6/42 by Ajit Agarkar (India) vs Australia in 2004
Most Runs: Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 2108 runs in 41 matches
Most Wickets: Shane Warne (Australia) – 46 wickets in 28 matches

Melbourne Cricket Ground Stats of Australia Cricketers

  • Steven Smith – 374 runs in 12 matches
  • Travis Head – 223 runs in 4 matches
  • Marnus Labuschagne – 8 runs in 1 match
  • Adam Zampa – 4 wickets in 3 matches
  • Sean Abbott – 2 wickets in 1 match

Melbourne Cricket Ground Stats of West Indies Cricketers

  • No player from the current West Indies squad has played an ODI at the MCG.

Most ODI runs at Melbourne Cricket Ground (Active Players)

  1. Steven Smith (Australia) – 374 runs in 12 matches
  2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 350 runs in 7 matches
  3. Shikhar Dhawan (India) – 260 runs in 5 matches

Most ODI wickets at Melbourne Cricket Ground (Active Players)

  1. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 21 wickets in 9 matches
  2. Pat Cummins (Australia) – 8 wickets in 6 matches
  3. Umesh Yadav (India) – 8 wickets in 6 matches
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