Sydney Cricket Ground


Sydney Cricket Ground


Opened 1854
Capacity 48,000
Known as Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1; Garrison Ground (1848-1877), Association Ground
Dimensions 156m long, 154m wide
Ends Paddington End, Randwick End
Location Sydney, Australia
Time Zone UTC +11:00
Home to New South Wales, Sydney Sixers
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules Football (Sydney Swans)
Floodlights Yes
Curator Tom Parker

South Africa tour of Australia, 2022-23 matches scheduled at this venue

Jan 03 GMT AUS vs RSA, 3rd Test
01:40 GMT AUS vs RSA, 2nd ODI

Big Bash League 2022-23 matches scheduled at this venue

08:15 GMT SYS vs PRS, 43rd Match
08:05 GMT SYS vs SYT, 50th Match

Sheffield Shield 2022-23 matches scheduled at this venue

Feb 10 GMT NSW vs TAS, 21st Match
Mar 01 GMT NSW vs VIC, 25th Match

Venue description:

One of the oldest Test venues, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) hosted its first Test an Ashes encounter between Australia and England, way back in 1882. A Test regular, Sydney usually holds the popular 'New Year Test' that is generally played in the first week of January. The ground is also a pre-dominant ODI venue and has hosted numerous final matches as well as the crucial semi-final in the 1992 World Cup. One of the most popular sporting venues across the world, SCG was the ground where Sir Don Bradman made his highest ever first class score of 452, for New South Wales against Queensland in 1928-29.

How does the pitch play?

Sydney is known to be a good batting wicket, with the spinners coming into the picture on days 4 and 5 of a Test match. It doesn't offer the true bounce of the Gabba or the raw pace of the WACA, but turns which ensures spinners have one venue in Australia to look forward to rolling their arm over.

By Pradeep Krishnamurthy


Total matches 111
Matches won batting first 47
Matches won bowling first 41
Average 1st Inns scores 318
Average 2nd Inns scores 312
Average 3rd Inns scores 252
Average 4th Inns scores 171
Highest total recorded 705/7 (187.3 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest total recorded 42/10 (37.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG


Total matches 162
Matches won batting first 92
Matches won bowling first 63
Average 1st Inns scores 224
Average 2nd Inns scores 189
Highest total recorded 408/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI
Lowest total recorded 63/10 (25.5 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest score chased 334/8 (49.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest score defended 101/9 (30 Ov) by AUS vs WI


Total matches 19
Matches won batting first 11
Matches won bowling first 7
Average 1st Inns scores 165
Average 2nd Inns scores 133
Highest total recorded 221/5 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 101/10 (16.3 Ov) by BAN vs RSA
Highest score chased 200/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest score defended 134/5 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAW