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Heres our guide to the grounds where South Africa and England will face off in their five-match one-day international series. Brett Favre Packers Jersey ... BLOEMFONTEIN (First ODI, February 3)Capacity: 20,000Guide to the ground:Hosted its first one-day international in December 1992 when South Africa cruised to an eight-wicket victory over India. The Proteas have a strong record at the ground, and havent lost there for 14 years, although they have yet to better England in three meetings there. The ground boasts some of the best floodlights in the country and is regularly used for day/night matches, as it will be for Englands latest visit on Wednesday.Highest team ODI total: 351-6 (SOUTH AFRICA v Zimbabwe, Oct 2010)Lowest team ODI total: 90ao (KENYA v India, Oct 2001)Highest individual ODI total: 145no (Brendan Taylor, ZIMBABWE v South Africa, Oct 2010)Best bowling in an ODI innings: 5-42 (Lance Klusener, SOUTH AFRICA v India, Jan 1997)South Africa record: P21 W14 L6 T1Englands record: P3 W2 L0 T1 Kabir Ali celebrates after dismissing Andrew Hall to earn England a tie against South Africa at Bloemfontein Englands memories:Englands last game on the ground was way back in 2005, but what an epic encounter it was, with Kevin Pietersen scoring his first ODI century for England, back in his country of birth. Kabir Ali - remember him? - then earned the team a tie, picking up two wickets and a run out in the final over with South Africa needing only eight to win. England won their first two visits with Sky Sports Dominic Cork (3-44) and Michael Atherton (85) starring in 1996, and Nasser Hussain (85) and Nick Knight (71) in 2000.PORT ELIZABETH (Second ODI, February 6)Capacity: 19,000Guide to the ground:The grounds historic name is St Georges Park and has the nickname The Dragons Lair, based on the famous legend of St George. Despite that, memories of England being slain by the Aussies at the ground to be knocked out of the 2003 World Cup will loom large.Highest team ODI total: 335-6 (PAKISTAN v South Africa, Dec 2002)Lowest team ODI total: 112ao (NEW ZEALAND v Australia, Mar 2003)Highest individual ODI total: 135 (Saleem Elahi, PAKISTAN v South Africa, Dec 2002)Best bowling in an ODI innings: 7-20 (Andy Bichel, AUSTRALIA v England, Mar 2003) Andy Bichel celebrates as another England wicket tumbles in his 7-20 for Australia in Port Elizabeth South Africa record: P29 W18 L10 NR1Englands record: P5 W2 L3Englands memories:Before we mention that loss to Australia in the 2003 World Cup, its worth noting that one of Englands two wins at the ground came earlier in the tournament, albeit a hardly emphatic 55-run win over minnows Namibia. Andy Bichels record figures of 7-20 and a handy cameo with the bat - 34no off 36 balls - plus the standard Michael Bevan (74no) showing against England, saw them lose on their next visit, but on the 2009/10 tour of South Africa, Jimmy Anderson took ODI-best figures of 5-23 as England won convincingly by seven wickets.CENTURION (Third ODI, February 9)Capacity: 21,000Guide to the Ground:England wont relish returning to the scene of their heavy 280-run, fourth-Test defeat to South Africa, but spectators might, as the vast grass embankments which make up most of the stadium are ideal for cricket watching. Kagiso Rabada was the standout performer for SOuth Africa, taking 13 wickets, as England slumped to defeat at Centurion Highest team ODI total: 392-6 (SOUTH AFRICA v Pakistan, Feb 2007)Lowest team ODI total: 119ao (ZIMBABWE v South Africa, Nov 2009)Highest individual ODI total: 169no (Dave Callaghan, SOUTH AFRICA v New Zealand, Dec 1994)Best bowling in an ODI innings: 5-14 (Trent Johnston, IRELAND v Canada, Apr 2009)South Africa record: P33 W21 L11 NR1Englands record: P5 W2 L3Englands memories:England have beaten South Africa on their last two one-day visits to the ground, either side of a semi-final loss to Australia in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy. A 22-run win over the Proteas earlier in the tournament helped them reach that stage, before centuries for Shane Watson and Ricky Ponting easily saw off their 258-run target to advance to the final. A mere matter of months later, Paul Collingwood tonked a ton of his own as England beat South Africa by seven wickets on their 2009/10 tour.JOHANNESBURG (Fourth ODI, February 12)Capacity: 34,000Guide to the Ground: Scene of Stuart Broads 6-17 that clinched England the Test series, so England - and Broad in particular, if he plays - will be happy to return to the lofty heights of The Wanderers. The high-altitude stadium also hosted the 2003 World Cup final, and was the scene of the one of the most extraordinary one-day matches in history in 2006, when the hosts successfully chased Australias record total of 434-4. Then AB de Villiers record 31-ball hundred against the West Indies saw South Africa better both totals early last year. AB de Villiers celebrates his record-fastest ODI hundred for South Africa at The Wanderers in Johannesburg Highest team ODI total: 439-2 (SOUTH AFRICA v West Indies, Jan 2015)Lowest team ODI total: 109ao (PAKISTAN v South Africa, Jan 1995)Highest individual ODI total: 175 (Herschelle Gibbs, SOUTH AFRICA v Australia, Mar 2006)Best bowling in an ODI innings: 5-20 (Shaun Pollock, SOUTH AFRICA v England, Feb 2000)South Africa record: P29 W21 L8Englands record: P5 W2 L3Englands memories:England have not faced South Africa at the ground since their win over their hosts in 2005, as the planned meeting in 2009 was washed out without a ball being bowled, and only a 2009 Champions Trophy win over Sri Lanka, and defeat to New Zealand to their name since. Could this years rematch be another low scorer? As no team has scored more than 213 in any innings in the five England visits to the ground, with Shaun Pollocks 5-20 in South Africas win over the tourists in 2000 the best figures.CAPE TOWN (Fifth ODI, February 14)Capacity: 25,000 Watch Ben Stokes score the second fastest double century in history on day two of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Guide to the Ground:Newlands, described by many as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, is nestled behind and at the foot of Table Mountain. It hasnt been very pretty for England of late though, yet to win a Test there since South Africas readmission, and with only one ODI win to their name. For South Africa meanwhile, the ground is somewhat of a fortress, only losing five from 30, although two of those defeats have come in their two most recent ODIs. Oh, and Ben Stokes certainly wont mind another bat on the same surface that saw him score a record-breaking 258 off 198 balls in the recent Test there.Highest team ODI total: 354-3 (SOUTH AFRICA v Kenya, Oct 2001)Lowest team ODI total: 43ao (PAKISTAN v West Indies, Feb 1993)Highest individual ODI total: 131no (Neil McKenzie, SOUTH AFRICA v Kenya, Oct 2001)Best bowling in an ODI innings: 6-19 (Henry Olonga, Zimbabwe v England, Jan 2000)South Africa record: P30 W25 L5Englands record: P6 W1 L5 James Anderson celebrates one of his four wickets in Englands 2003 World Cup win over Pakistan in Cape Town Englands memories:Englands record at the ground could be so much better were it not for a couple of agonising near-misses in their first two games. Chasing 212 to win in 1996, England collapsed from 155-3 to a six-run defeat, before suffering a one-run loss in 2000. Henry Olonga - yes, Henry Olonga - then took a record 6-19 on the ground in a tri-series win for Zimbabwe two days later. Herschelle Gibbs hit a hundred in a 2005 win, while AB de Villiers solitary ODI hundred against England saw them off in the last meeting. England have registered one win at the venue though - albeit not against South Africa - and what a win it was, with a young Jimmy Anderson announcing himself on the world stage with 4-29 to rip through Pakistan at the 2003 World Cup.Watch Englands five-match ODI series and two-match T20I series against South Africa live on Sky Sports 2. Also See: Nick Knight series preview SA v ENG rewind England fixtures/results Live cricket on Sky Bart Starr Jersey . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Dave Robinson Packers Jersey .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. http:///...tarr-Packers-Jersey/ . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. Supercars champion Mark Skaife couldnt be happier Holden have found a way to stay in the championship but admits sadness over the decline of Holden Racing Team.The manufacturer announced on Tuesday it would provide factory support for Triple Eight Race Engineering for the next three years.Under the new agreement the Red Bull Racing team will become the Red Bull Holden Racing Team from 2017.The current Holden team - run by Walkinshaw Racing - will lose factory support and also the brand which it helped develop into the most successful Supercars team over the past 26 years.Skaife, one of the main drivers in the rise of HRT during the 1990s, admits its an outcome thats brought mixed emotions.On the one hand its a very good and - from an operational standpoint - clever way of ensuring HRT is sustainable and has longevity, Skaife told AAP on Wednesday.On the other hand, to be honest, it saddens me. I had a long history since replacing Peter Brock at the end of 1997. Some of my most fond memories of racing and the team were part of HRT whether that was just me driving there or owning it.The success of the teaam is something Im very, very proud of and especially the people involved over that period. Paul Hornung Packers Jersey. .Since switching from Ford to Holden in 2010, Triple Eight have consistently outperformed Walkinshaw, claiming over 100 race wins and winning four of the past five championships.Skaife said despite a history involving six drivers championships - including his own hat-trick of titles from 2000-02 - and seven Bathurst 1000s, HRT had simply been usurped by their rivals in the race for Holdens funding.HRT is the Collingwood of Supercar racing. Its got the fan appeal and the brand and success behind it to make that claim, he said.It puts a smile on my face when I think that HRT will be in capable hands and (Triple Eight owner Roland Dane) and the team thoroughly deserve that factory status based on their performance.The simple fact is Walkinshaws recent performance, especially in the Car of the Future modern-era, is lacklustre at best and thats clearly why the decision was made. ' ' '
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