SA vs IND 2023 2nd ODI: St George’s Park Gqeberha Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Dec 18, 2023 4:11 pm IST

SA vs IND 2023 2nd ODI: St George’s Park Gqeberha Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

India will meet South Africa in Tuesday’s 2nd game of the ODI series. The St. George’s Park in Gqeberha will host this fixture at 4:30 PM IST.

A historic win came for India in the 1st ODI at the Wanderers. It was a marvellous performance by Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan. To will now focus on sealing the ODI series at St George’s Park.

It will be a great warm-up for both teams before the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 and a great opportunity for the young players to showcase their talents. Meanwhile, in this post, Check the St George’s Park Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the 2nd ODI between India and South Africa.

St George’s Park Pitch Report

The wickets in St George’s Park have seen both pacers and spinners find joy with totals crossing the 250-run mark only three times in the last five ODI matches at the venue.

The team chasing has improved their record to 21-20 against the teams winning when batting first at the venue thanks to the last six results with the average first innings being 233.

Is St George’s Park a batting or a bowling pitch?

The recent ODI matches played here, have revealed a Balanced wicket.

Last Result at the Venue:

  • Sri Lanka (189/10 in 39.2 Overs – Pacers: 7W, Spinners: 2W) lost to South Africa (190/4 in 32.5 overs – Pacers: 1W, Spinners: 3W) by 6 wickets – 13 March 2019

India ODI record in St George’s Park

India have played 6 ODI games at this venue and won 5 and lost 1 of them.

India’s Highest Total: 274/7 vs South Africa in 2018

India’s Lowest Total: 147 All Out vs South Africa in 1992

Matches: 6 Won: 1 Lost: 5 Won Batting First: 1 Won Chasing: 0 Highest Total: 274/7 vs South Africa in 2018 Lowest Total: 147 All Out vs South Africa in 1992 Highest Score: 115 by Rohit Sharma vs South Africa in 2018 Best Bowling: Kuldeep Yadav – 4 for 57 vs South Africa in 2018

South Africa ODI record in St George’s Park

South Africa have played 35 ODI games at this venue and won 21 and lost 13 of them.

South Africa’s Highest Total at the venue: 326/3 vs Australia in 2002
South Africa’s Lowest Total at the venue: 119 All Out vs England in 2009

St George’s Park Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 19000
Number of matches hosted: 32 Tests, 41 ODIs, and 4 T20Is

St George’s Park ODI Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 42
Home Team (South Africa) Won: 21
Visiting Team Won: 13
Neutral Side Won: 7
No Result: 1
Match Tied: 0

Average 1st Innings Score: 233
Matches Won Batting 1st: 20
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 21
Highest Team Total: 335/6 in 50 overs by Pakistan vs South Africa in 2002
Lowest Team Total: 112/10 by New Zealand vs Australia in 2003
Highest Run Chase: 330/7 in 49.1 overs by Australia vs South Africa in 2002

Highest Individual Score: 135 by Saleem Elahi (Pakistan) vs South Africa in 2002
Best Bowling Figures: 7/20 by Andy Bichel (Australia) vs England in 2003
Most Runs: Jaques Kallis (South Africa) – 670 runs in 17 innings
Most Wickets: Shaun Pollock (South Africa) – 20 wickets in 17 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 10 Sixes in 15 innings

Stats of India Players at the St George’s Park

ODI:

  • Kuldeep Yadav – 4 Wickets in 1 match
  • Yuzvendra Chahal – 2 wickets in 1 match

T20I:

  • Tilak Varma – 29 runs in 1 match
  • Rinku Singh – 68 runs in 1 match
  • Arshdeep Singh – 0 wickets in 1 match
  • Mukesh Kumar – 2 wickets in 1 match
  • Kuldeep Yadav – 1 wicket in 1 match

As of now, no other players from the current Indian ODI Squad have played any matches at this venue across three formats.

Stats of South Africa Players at the St George’s Park

ODI:

  • David Miller – 268 Runs in 6 innings
  • Aiden Markram – 61 Runs in 2 matches
  • Reeza Hendricks – 53 Runs in 2 matches & 1 wicket in 1 inning
  • Heinrich Klaasen – 39 Runs in 1 inning
  • Tabraiz Shamsi – 4 wickets in 3 matches
  • Andile Phehlukwayo – 3 wickets in 5 matches
  • Rassie van der-Dussen – 93 runs in 1 match

T20I:

  • David Miller – 39 Runs in 2 matches
  • Reeza Hendricks – 14 Runs in 1 Match
  • Rassie van der-Dussen – 37 runs in 1 match

Domestic T20:

  • Aiden Markram – 119 Runs & 5 Wickets in 5 Innings
  • David Miller – 37 Runs in 1 Inning
  • Ottniel Baartman – 5 wickets in 2 Innings
  • Andile Phehlukwayo – 2 wickets in 1 Inning
  • Keshav Maharaj – 12 Runs & 0 Wickets in 1 Match
  • Tabraiz Shamsi – 1 Wicket in 1 Match
  • Tony de Zorzi – 58 Runs in 3 matches
  • Wiaan Mulder – 52 Runs in 1 match
  • Rassie van der Dussen – 36 runs in 2 matches
  • Nandre Burger – 2 wickets in 4 matches

Active Batters with most runs at the St George’s Park in ODI

  • David Miller (South Africa) – 268 Runs in 6 innings
  • Virat Kohli (India) – 123 runs in 2 matches
  • Rohit Sharma (India) – 116 runs in 2 matches

Active bowlers with most wickets at the St George’s Park in ODI

  • Lungi Ngidi (South Africa) – 5 wickets in 2 matches
  • Kuldeep Yadav (India) – 4 wickets in 1 match
  • Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa) – 4 wickets in 3 matches

This reveals that pacers who can generate more bounce have an advantage here on this surface along with wrist spinners’ dominance.

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