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Prairie View Cricket Complex T20 records: Highest team total, most wickets and more key stats

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The Prairie View Cricket Complex is a group of six cricket grounds located in the city of Prairie View, part of the Greater Houston area in Texas, United States.

Jointly-owned by Pakistani American businessman Tanweer Ahmed and Major League Cricket, the Prairie View Cricket Complex was established in 2018 and has a seating capacity of 10,000.

The Prairie View Cricket Complex is an 86-acre facility that is entirely devoted to cricket. It comprises five turf wicket cricket grounds and a hybrid turf ground.

The massive cricket complex now hosts about 20 tournaments and around 500 games annually along with MLC.

It staged its first international cricket match, a T20 played between hosts United States and Canada in April 2024. The hosts won the game by six wickets.

Since then, it has hosted four T20 internationals. It will also stage the upcoming USA vs Bangladesh T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Let’s have a closer look at the Prairie View Cricket Complex T20 records and stats.

Prairie View Cricket Complex T20 records and stats

Highest total

The United States national cricket team holds the record for the highest total at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in T20 cricket. During the second T20I of Canada’s tour of the United States of America, the Monank Patel-led hosts posted 230/3 in their 20 overs against Canada in April 2024. The United States rode on fifties from captain Monank Patel (68), Andries Gous (57) and Steven Taylor (54) to post a record T20 total at the venue. In reply, Canada were bowled out for 199 in 19.4 overs as the hosts won the game by 31 runs.

Lowest total

The Canada national cricket team registered the lowest total at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in the T20 format. Put into bat, the visitors were bundled out for 132 in the first T20I of Canada’s tour of the United States of America in April 2024.Captain Saad Bin Zafar top-scored for Canada with 29 off 16 balls. For the USA, left-arm spinner Nosthush Kenjige was the wrecker-in-chief with three wickets. The hosts later chased down the target in 17.3 overs to win the game by six wickets.

Most runs

Canada’s Aaron Johnson has scored the most runs at the venue in T20 cricket. The swashbuckling right-handed batter has amassed 124 runs in four T20 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 144.18. The United States national cricket team captain Monank Patel features second on the list with 120 runs in three T20 matches at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 169.01.

Most wickets

USA’s Harmeet Singh and Shadley van Schalkwyk share the record for the most wickets at this cricket ground in the T20 format. Left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh has claimed six wickets in four T20I games at an average of 12.66 and an economy of 5.56. Meanwhile, right-arm medium pacer Shadley van Schalkwyk has also picked up six T20I wickets in four matches at an average of 22.16 and an economy of 9.50.

Highest individual score

Aaron Johnson has the record for the highest individual score at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in T20 cricket. Canada’s star opening batter Aaron Johnson slammed 74 off just 40 balls while chasing USA’s 230/3 in the second T20I of a five-match series in April 2024. Johnson’s scintillating knock was laced with six fours and six maximums. Despite his impressive knock, Canada fell short by 31 runs in Texas.

Best bowling figures

Indian-American cricketer Harmeet Singh has the best bowling figures at this venue in the T20 format. The USA left-arm spinner registered match-winning figures of 4/18 against Canada in the fourth T20I of a five-match series. Defending 159, Harmeet Singh dismissed Aaron Johnson, Dilpreet Bajwa, Pargat Singh and wicketkeeper-batter Shreyas Movva to restrict Canada to 145/6 in their 20 overs. Harmeet’s impressive spell helped USA register a 14-run victory in Texas

Highest partnership

United States’ Monank Patel and Steven Taylor hold the record for the highest partnership at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in T20 cricket. Monank Patel and Steven Taylor forged a 104-run partnership for the opening wicket against Canada in the second T20I. While Taylor scored 54, Monank slammed 68. USA won the game by 31 runs. Another USA duo Nitish Kumar and Corey Anderson switched a 104-run stand for the fourth wicket against Canada in the fifth T20I. Nitish hammered 64 while Anderson scored 55 to guide the USA to a four-wicket win in Texas.  

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