Perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean the Sahara Stadium in Durban is bathed in light and awash with history. They say time and tide wait for no man but this Durban cricket ground has tested that theory over the years. It witnessed the longest ever test match between South Africa and England – ten days – in 1939. They only upped stumps in the ‘Timeless Test’ because England seemed destined to miss the boat home! There’s also a widely-held belief that the changing of the tides affects the swing of the ball at Kingsmead. The ground was upgraded to become a magnificent 25,000-seater stadium for the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Here in the home of the Sunfoil Dolphins England face another voyage into the unexpected against the masters of the ODI.
Time you tour to perfection. Sign up to be England’s twelfth man against South Africa at the Sahara Stadium in Durban.