Adelaide Oval

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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Considered as the most beautiful and picturesque cricket ground in the world, the Adelaide Oval holds a special place in every Australian player's heart.

The oval was first built in 1871 and now stands in the parklands next to the majestic St Peter's Cathedral. The marquee style Chappell stands were constructed recently to join the Bradman Stand, the long Western stands and the Hill. The world's most famous mechanical scoreboard is still in function and adds to the charm of the oval.

The ground has one of the longest, and at the same time, least wide fields in the world with dimensions of 190.2m long and 126.2m wide. Sixes hit to the square boundaries are common but straight sixes are a rarity.

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