Sydney Cricket Ground, the champagne corks have popped and the party’s a distant memory. When you reach Sydney, you’ll either be celebrating an England Ashes victory, the advent of 2014 or perhaps both. The SCG hosts the final test of Ashes 2017-18.
From a swamp to a rubbish dump to a stadium with style, Sydney Cricket Ground has evolved into a place of sporting wonder. As well as hosting international cricket, it’s home to top-flight AFL team, the Sydney Swans. The ground holds 46,000 spectators with plans to accommodate more by the time of the 2015 World Cup.
For many years an Englishman held the record for highest innings but Reg Foster’s 1903 knock of 287 was dwarfed in 2012. Michael Clarke was partnered, first by Ricky Ponting then Michael Hussey, to 329 not out and an impregnable 659-4 against India. It’s a tough total but can an English cricketer reclaim the record?9360 6601