After the limited competiveness of the Sri Lanka Test Series, the Tests between England and Pakistan have provided plenty of fireworks with Pakistan’s man of the match Yasir Shah bowling his side to success at Lords and Joe Root hitting a magnificent 254 as England racked up an impressive victory at the second Investec Test in Manchester.
When the two sides arrive for the final test at the Kia Oval, there is likely to be everything to play for and if the weather stays fine it should be an exiting end to a memorable series.
The historic Kia Oval cricket ground in Kennington, south London is home to Surrey CCC and has staged International cricket since 1880 and was the ground where the Ashes were born in 1882. In the 19th century The Oval was used for other sports, in 1870 the ground hosted the first ever International football match in England – between England and Scotland – and two years later, in 1872, hosted the first ever FA Cup Final between Wanderers and Engineers, won 1-0 by the Wanderers. The same year, 1872, also saw the ground also host the first ever Rugby Union fixture to be played in England, between England and Scotland.
The Kia Oval is easily accessible from many area of London and the South East Counties.
Take the Northern Line to the Oval tube station. The main entrance to the ground is 100 metres on your left on leaving the station. The ground is also a ten minute walk from Vauxhall tube station which is on the Victoria line.
Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and other local services stop around the corner. The following buses set down within a 5-minute walk of the ground: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, 333.
Take South West Trains to Vauxhall station which is a ten minute walk from the ground. The station is well served by trains throughout Surrey and Hampshire as well as from the Greater London area.
For more information and tickets, visit the Kia Oval website here
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