Super Sport Park Centurion T20 records: Centurion Cricket Ground records and highest innings totals

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The sixth match of the inaugural season of SA20 will be played between Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape in Centurion. The first-ever SA20 rematch will be played less than 48 hours after their first contest against each other. Having faced each other in Gqeberha on Thursday, Capitals had emerged as the winners after successfully defending 194 runs in a night encounter.

While wicket-keeper batter Phil Salt, captain Wayne Parnell and fast bowler Anrich Nortje had powered the team to a victory at the St George’s Park on the day before yesterday, it will be interesting how specialist batters Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw and Theunis de Bruyn perform in an afternoon contest today.

Eastern Cape, on the other hand, have a lot of scope for improvement especially in the bowling department in their pursuit of a maiden victory on the second double-header day of the tournament.

Super Sport Park Centurion T20 records

Highest T20 run-scorers at this venue are Albie Morkel (895), Farhaan Behardien (875), AB de Villiers (756), Henry Davids (709) and Jacques Rudoplh (598). A list of best batters at this venue among active cricketers has been provided below:

Batters Matches Runs Highest Average SR
Quinton de Kock 13 525 108* 43.75 156.25
Heinrich Klaasen 19 443 69 31.64 146.69
Dean Elgar 13 425 79 47.22 112.73
Roelof van der Merwe 33 424 70 22.32 122.9
Aiden Markram 14 400 63 44.44 141.34

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Highest wicket-takers in Centurion T20s are Albie Morkel (47), Roelof van der Merwe (34), Ethy Mbhalati (27), Alfonso Thomas (23) and Chris Morris (21). Best bowlers at this stadium among active cricketers:

Bowlers Matches Wickets Average Economy SR
Roelof van der Merwe 33 34 20.82 7.15 17.47
David Wiese 29 21 17.71 7.42 14.33
Malusi Siboto 15 20 14.5 7.44 11.7
Lungi Ngidi 17 20 18.35 8.53 12.9
Tabraiz Shamsi 20 19 28.21 7.44 22.74

Highest innings totals in Centurion T20s

Score Overs Team Opposition Year
241/6 20 South Africa England 2009
231/2 20 Dolphins Cape Cobras 2017
230/5 20 Titans Lions 2016
226/5 19.1 England South Africa 2020
224/5 19.4 Cape Cobras Titans 2011

SuperSport Park, which is all in readiness of hosting a T20 after 21 months, has been witness to quite a few innings totals in excess of 200 in this format. In fact, three of those instances have come in successful run-chases as well. Hence, don’t be surprised to see a high-scoring match on a Saturday afternoon.

It is noteworthy that the above mentioned fifth-highest innings total is also the highest successful T20 run-chase at this stadium.

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