ODI Records at Headingley Cricket Ground: From Highest Totals to Best Bowling Figures

Explore ODI cricket records at Headingley Cricket Ground, from England’s highest total to Waqar Younis’ incredible bowling feat.

Headingley Cricket Ground, located in Leeds, England, is a historic cricket venue established in 1890. Named after a suburb of Leeds and linked to a rugby league ground, it can seat around 18,000 spectators. This ground serves as the home turf for both the England cricket team and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the domestic level.

In 1973, Headingley Cricket Ground hosted its first One-Day International (ODI) match between England and West Indies, with the hosts narrowly winning by one wicket. Since then, it has witnessed more than 40 ODIs.

Now, let’s have a look into the ODI cricket records and statistics at Headingley Cricket Ground:


Highest Total

The England cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at Headingley in ODI cricket. During the fifth ODI of Pakistan’s 2019 tour of England, led by Eoin Morgan, England scored a remarkable 351/9 in their 50 overs. Joe Root (84) and Captain Morgan (76) played outstanding innings. England later bowled out Pakistan for 297, securing a 54-run victory.

Lowest Total

England recorded the lowest team total at Headingley in ODIs when they were dismissed for just 93 runs in 1975 by arch-rivals Australia during the Prudential World Cup. Captain Mike Denness top-scored with 27, while left-arm pacer Gary Gilmour took six wickets for just 14 runs. Australia eventually won by four wickets.

Most Runs

Former England captain Eoin Morgan holds the record for the most runs at Headingley in ODI cricket. Between 2010 and 2019, Morgan accumulated 477 runs in nine matches with an impressive average of 59.62 and a strike rate of 93.89. He scored one century and four fifties. Joe Root follows with 421 runs in seven matches.

Most Wickets

England’s Adil Rashid leads the wickets tally at this ground in ODIs, claiming 13 wickets in seven matches with an average of 27.92 and an economy of 5.68. His best bowling performance was 3/47. Former England pacer Chris Old is second with 12 wickets in five ODIs.

Highest Individual Score

Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for the highest individual score at Headingley in ODI cricket. In 2006, chasing 322 against England, Jayasuriya smashed 152 off 99 balls, guiding Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket victory in the fifth ODI. His explosive innings included 20 fours and four sixes. Earlier, Marcus Trescothick’s 121 helped England reach 321/7.

Best Bowling Figures

Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis recorded the best bowling figures at this venue in ODIs. His sensational spell of 10-0-36-7 helped Pakistan bowl out England for 156 in a 2001 NatWest Series encounter. Waqar Younis dismissed several key English batsmen, and Pakistan won as England conceded the match in an unprecedented event.

Highest Partnership

Former Sri Lankan cricketers Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya share the highest partnership record at Headingley in ODI cricket. In 2006, while chasing 322 against England, they put together a remarkable 286-run stand for the opening wicket. Tharanga scored 109, and Jayasuriya made 152 off 99 balls. Sri Lanka won the match by eight wickets.