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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Eden Gardens

(Kolkata,India)
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens cricket ground in Kolkata is the home of the Bengal cricket team and the Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders, as well as being a Test and One Day International ground. It is the largest cricket stadium in India by seating capacity. It is widely acknowledged to be the biggest cricket ground in the country and one of the biggest in the world. Known to have had a capacity of more than a hundred thousand, it can now accommodate 90,000 spectators post renovations. Eden Gardens hosted its first-ever Test match in 1934 when India played England -Douglas Jardine’s side managed to draw the game against the hosts. In 1987, Eden Gardens hosted its first-ever ODI against Pakistan, and India's arch-rivals went on to beat the hosts. Eden Gardens will play host to all seven home games of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2011 edition of the Indian Premier League.

Venue Facts-Test

City Kolkata
Stadium Ends High Court End and Pavilion End
Capacity 90000
Established 1864
First Match January 05, 1934 - India drew with England
Last Match February 14, 2010 - India beat South Africa by an innings and 57 runs
Matches 36
Home Team Wins 9
Away Team Wins 8
Neutral Team Wins 0
Matches Tied 0
No Result 19
Most Successful Team India - 9 wins
Highest Innings Score 657/7 by India on March 11, 2001 - India beat Australia by 171 runs
Lowest Innings Score 90/10 by India on December 10, 1983 - West Indies beat India by an innings and 46 runs
Wins Batting First 10
Wins Batting Second 7
Average Innings Score 267
Most Prolific Batsman VVS Laxman (1041 runs)
Highest Individual Score 281 by VVS Laxman v Australia on March 11, 2001 - India beat Australia by 171 runs
Most Successful Bowler Harbhajan Singh (46 wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis 8/64 by Lance Klusener v India on November 27, 1996 - South Africa beat India by 329 runs

Venue Facts-ODI

City Kolkata
Stadium Ends High Court End and Pavilion End
Capacity 90000
Established 1864
First Match February 18, 1987 - Pakistan beat India by 2 wickets
Last Match March 20, 2011 - Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 161 runs
Matches 25
Home Team Wins 9
Away Team Wins 6
Neutral Team Wins 9
Matches Tied 0
No Result 1
Most Successful Team India - 9 wins
Highest Innings Score 317/3 by India on December 24, 2009 - India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
Lowest Innings Score 123/10 by West Indies on November 27, 1993 - India beat West Indies by 102 runs
Wins Batting First 13
Wins Batting Second 11
Average Innings Score 221
Most Prolific Batsman Sachin Tendulkar (496 runs)
Highest Individual Score 150* by Gautam Gambhir v Sri Lanka on December 24, 2009 - India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
Most Successful Bowler Anil Kumble (14 wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis 6/12 by Anil Kumble v West Indies on November 27, 1993 - India beat West Indies by 102 runs

Venue Facts-t20

City Kolkata
Stadium Ends High Court End and Pavilion End
Capacity 90000
Established 1864
First Match 0
Last Match 0
Matches 0
Home Team Wins 0
Away Team Wins 0
Neutral Team Wins 0


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