The 10th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will see Australia locking horns with South Africa on Thursday, October 12 at Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Australia enters this game after a tough six-wicket loss to India. Their batting looked pretty lost, especially against spin. They are itching to fix this and make a strong comeback on the spin-friendly Lucknow pitch.
South Africa is heading into this game with a resounding 102-run victory over Sri Lanka in their recent match. Their batters, including Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram, all scored centuries, leading to the highest-ever total in ICC ODI World Cup history.
However, before heading into the match, let’s take a look at the pitch report, stats, ODI and ground records of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow:
AUS vs SA: Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Pitch Report
Ekana Stadium recently unveiled a fresh set of pitches after IPL 2023, and there haven’t been any games hosted here since. Therefore, it’s uncertain what the pitch characteristics will be. Historically, this venue featured slow surfaces, favouring spin bowlers, and we might expect a similar type of pitch. The team that wins the toss is likely to prefer bowling first to gauge the surface conditions.
AUS vs SA: Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Pitch Stats, ODI and Ground Records
- Total matches 9
- Matches won batting first 2
- Matches won bowling first 7
- Average 1st Inns scores 219
- Average 2nd Inns scores 212
- Highest total recorded 269/3 (48.4 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
- Lowest total recorded 157/10 (41 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
- Highest score chased 269/3 (48.4 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
- Lowest score defended 248/5 (50 Ov) by INDW vs RSAW
AUS vs SA: Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Weather Report
Lucknow’s Thursday weather forecast suggests partly cloudy conditions with no rain, guaranteeing a smooth game. The temperature is expected to hit 32°C, later dropping to 22°C in the evening. Humidity levels are projected to be around 55% throughout the match.