Cardiff cricket ground capacity: Sophia Gardens capacity number of spectators

Gurpreet Singh
|Published July 28, 2022

Cardiff cricket ground capacity: The Sophia Gardens is hosting its ninth T20I today, as South Africa look to level series against England.

During the second match of the ongoing three match T20I series between England and South Africa, England skipper Jos Buttler won the Toss and invited the Proteas to bat first.

On a pitch which is nothing short of a batting paradise, the South African openers – wicket-keeper batter Quinton de Kock (15 off 11) and Reeza Hendricks (53 off 32) raced away with a quick fire start to the innings, as their side posted 58/1 on the scoreboard within the powerplay.

Post de Kock’s dismissal in the 12th Over, Southpaw hitter Rilee Rossouw joined Hendricks in playing some delightful strokes, as the duo stitched together a 73-run stand for the second wicket, to help their side breach the 100-run mark by the 10th Over.

With Russouw also bringing up his fifty off 32 deliveries, in what is only his second match post return back to international Cricket after 2016, South Africa are heading towards the 200-run mark with ease.

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The Sophia Gardens Cardiff is home to the Glamorgan Cricket Club, and which was redeveloped into a big, new stadium in the year 2008.

As per the Glamorgan Club website, the stadium now has a spectator capacity of approximately 16,000, while also boasting with facilities as in the state-of-the-art player facilities and a modern pavilion, plus a Media Centre, five floodlight pylons and a new drainage system.

The ongoing second T20I between England and South Africa at this venue is almost jam-packed with spectators, with their home side needing just one victory, to clinch the three-match series.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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