Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Stadium Manchester Test records: Old Trafford will host a test match after more than two years.
Tomorrow, Matchday 1 of the second South Africa Test of the England 2022 tour will be played in Manchester. Given the nature of this year’s English summer, expecting a fascinating test would not be asking too much.
Set to host an international match after just over a month, Old Trafford will host a test match after more than two years. England, who played 81 of the 82 Manchester Tests, have won 31 and lost 15 games over the years.
South Africa, on the other hand, have won one and lost five of their 10 Tests at this venue. Having played just three Tests here since their solitary victory in 1955, the Proteas would like to end a long drought this week.
All set for tomorrow! 😀
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 24, 2022
Emirates Old Trafford Manchester Test Records
The leading race scorers at the Manchester Tests are Denis Compton (818), Joe Root (781), Michael Atherton (729), Alec Stewart (704) and Len Hutton (701). A list of the best batsmen in this place among active cricketers is given below:
|Joe Root (ENG)||8||781||254||65.08||1||5|
|Ben Stokes (ENG)||6||425||176||47.22||1||2|
|Steven Smith (AUS)||2||401||211||100.25||1||2|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||5||365||75||45.62||0||3|
|Rory Burns (ENG)||4||257||90||36.71||0||3|
The Highest test wicket holder at Old Trafford are Alec Bedser (51), Stuart Broad (40), James Anderson (31), Jim Laker (27) and Monty Panesar (25). A list of the best bowlers here among the active cricketers is given below:
|Stuart Broad (ENG)||9||40||19.65||39.5||2||1|
|James Anderson (ENG)||9||31||24.29||47.4||0||0|
|Chris Woakes (ENG)||5||23||18.47||36.9||1||0|
|Yasir Shah (PAK)||2||9||47.88||74||0||0|
|Jofra Archer (ENG)||3||8||40.5||72.5||0||0|
Only two active South African cricketers to have played a Manchester Test in the past are captain Dean Elgar (0 and 5) and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada (4/91 and 2/50). Therefore, the Proteas have no major objections in the lists mentioned above.
Highest innings total in Manchester Tests
Of all these Test matches played here, only 12 have been won by teams chasing a goal in the fourth inning. The most successful test run at Old Trafford has been recorded by the hosts scoring 294/4 from 88 overs to beat New Zealand by 6 wickets 14 years ago.
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