If there was ever a beauty pageant for international cricket grounds, Newlands would go home with the scepter and tiara. Here in the shadow of cloud-caped Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak you’ll find a ground that’s as pretty as a picture. Newlands was expanded to hold more than 25,000 spectators for the Cricket World Cup in 2003. So now you’ll find elegant stands nestling next to open grassy areas to create a really appealing backdrop for world-class cricket. The Sahara Newlands is a particularly happy hunting ground for South Africa in one-day internationals. The home team has notched up an impressive 25-4 record since being led to victory over India by Hansie Cronje in 1992. So don’t be fooled by the glamorous surroundings, England could be set for an ugly scrap in Fortress Newlands.
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