Old Trafford T20 records contains statistics and pitch reports on all T20 international matches played in Manchester as well as a list of previous T20 results at this ground and record high and low T20 scores as well as best performances by batsmen and bowlers at Old Trafford.
T20 records at Old Trafford have been established over a number of years with the venue often hosting bilateral series in the shortest format of the game despite Manchester losing its Test status in 2009. Since then, massive redevelopment has taken place including the construction of the iconic Point structure as well as an in-stadium hotel. It was these facilities that allowed T20 cricket at Old Trafford during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic to continue with England hosting 3 T20 games in Manchester vs Pakistan.
Pitch conditions and boundary length for T20s at Old Trafford
T20 matches at Old Trafford are often high scoring and the pitch at Manchester has a reputation as being one of the best in England offering good pace and carry as well as turn. Pitch conditions at Old Trafford generally allow batsmen to play shots with confidence with the ball coming nicely onto the bat.
Old Trafford’s boundary length usually sees one significantly shorter side of the ground meaning that bowlers must adjust their line to avoid batsmen targeting the shorter hit which in T20 matches at Old Trafford can be under 70 metres square of the wicket.
Old Trafford T20 records by team
|Teams||Games Played||Wins||Ties or N/R||Losses|
Recent T20 matches at Old Trafford
|Teams||Year||Toss||1st innings||2nd innings||Result|
|ENG v PAK||2020||ENG|
|ENG v PAK||2020||ENG|
|ENG 5 wkts|
|ENG v PAK||2020||PAK|
|ENG v IND||2018||IND|
|IND 8 wkts|
|ENG v PAK||2016||ENG|
|PAK 9 wkts|
Wins batting first vs batting second T20 records at Old Trafford
|Batting first||Batting second|
Average first innings score and winning score T20s at Old Trafford
Average first innings score: 163
Average first innings winning score: 191
T20 records at Old Trafford show that the venue generally favours teams chasing. To date, the only victories for sides batting first in T20 matches at Old Trafford have required them to score a minimum of 190.
For a more comprehensive analysis of average T20 scores at Old Trafford, you can use our what’s a winning score prediction tool below which takes into account T20 records of all matches played in Manchester including those in domestic cricket
Old Trafford T20 record highest score
Old Trafford’s T20 record highest score was made by England when they chased 199 against Pakistan in 2020.
Batting first, Pakistan themselves created a T20 record at Old Trafford by scoring 195 in their 20 overs. However, England demonstrated their power in white-ball cricket and just how good the pitch conditions at Old Trafford are for T20 cricket by chasing that target with relative ease.
Tom Banton and Jonny Bairstow got England off to a good start in the powerplay before both perished to the leg-spin of Shabad Khan introduced once the field restrictions were removed. However, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan quickly went about rebuilding in a partnership of 112 for 3rd wicket with the England captain being particularly brutal in scoring 66 from 33 balls often stepping across his stumps and targeting the shorter boundary at Old Trafford.
Watch highlights of Old Trafford’s T20 record highest score
Old Trafford T20 record lowest score
Old Trafford’s T20 record lowest score was made by New Zealand who posted a total of 123 in a match against England in 2008
The lowest total at Old Trafford in a T20 match was recorded in its inaugural game as New Zealand stuttered to a below-average total. Despite 5 of their top 7 making double figures, the Kiwi’s lost wickets at regular intervals to an England bowling attack that looked more suited to Test cricket than the T20 format.
Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Graeme Swann all took 2 wickets apiece before England’s batsmen showed that the pitch conditions at Old Trafford didn’t justify a record low total by chasing down the target inside 18 overs for the loss of just 1 wicket.
View the scorecard of Old Trafford’s T20 record low score here
Old Trafford T20 player records and honours board
The below details T20 records at Old Trafford by batsmen and bowlers who have scored either a century or taken a 4 wicket haul.
T20 centuries at Old Trafford
T20 4 wicket hauls at Old Trafford
|Kuldeep Yadav||5 for 24||England||2018|
|JW Dernbach||4 for 22||India||2011|