Cricket is an interesting game. That is why it has fans all around the world. Cricket grounds are sacred to them as well. Very few cricket stadiums are what we can call legendary. Sydney cricket ground is one of those.
Sydney Cricket Ground is located in the Moore Park area of the city. This stadium has seen a lot of cricket in its lifespan. If we talk a bit about the history of this stadium, then it was established in 1848; making it well over 172 years old. Back in the day, it was known as “. Garrison Ground”.
Although it has a limited capacity of just forty thousand people, this makes sure that everyone gets to see the action as it unfolds there. The ground is also the home ground of the Big Bash League team “Sydney Sixers”.
Although you might think that it is an exclusive cricket ground, this is not the case. Many other sports like Rugby, football are also played here. This makes it a multipurpose ground.
The first test match on the ground was played as early as 1882 between Australia and England. It has played host to almost 105 test matches till now. The ground has also seen some historic innings as well.
Chief among them being Sir Donald Bradman’s 452 runs against Queensland. Other memorable events include the last matches of Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne besides M. Clarke’s 300 run knock against India in 2012.
Hopefully, the ground will witness many more records and interesting innings as time passes. As of now, the Sydney cricket ground is one of the most revered cricket stadiums in the whole world.
We hope that this article has given you a brief history of the ground. Do stay connected for more updates related to all things cricket.