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Eden Garden Pitch Report

Rohit Sharma

 

Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is the oldest and largest cricket stadium in India. It has hosted maximum numbers of international matches among the Indian cricket grounds. The home venue of IPL franchise cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders is also the largest cricket stadium in Asia and second largest cricket stadium in the world. It has already hosted international cricket tournaments like Asia Cup, World Twenty20 and World Cup. This stadium also hosts Association football matches which are very rare. Eden Gardens Stadium derived its name from an adjacent park, Eden Gardens Park. It is one of the oldest parks in Kolkata which gets its name after the Eden sisters of Lord Auckland.

Capacity: The capacity of Eden Garden was 40,000 from 1864 to 1987, 94,000 from 1987 to 2011. It is 68,000 presently.

Stands: Its stands were named after Sourav Ganguly, Pankaj Roy, BN Dutt, and Jagmohan Dalmiya. In 2017, all four stands were renamed as after Indian soldiers Havildar Hangpan Dada, Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa, Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan, and Colonel Neelakantan Jayachandran Nair.

Establishment: 1864

First Match: 5 to 8 January 1934: India vs England

Pitch report: The Eden Gardens track is considered as a heaven for the spinners. Described as the Lord’s of Asia, it has one of the finest batting surfaces in the world. It is shaped like a shallow and giant bowl which is featured with distinctive and imposing floodlights which tower over it.

Eden Gardens Kolkata

Highest One-Day Internationals Totals in Eden Gardens

Team Score Overs Opposition Ground Match Date
India 404/5 50.0 Sri Lanka Eden Gardens 13 Nov 2014
England 321/8 50.0 India Eden Gardens 22 Jan 2017
India 317/3 48.1 Sri Lanka Eden Gardens 24 Dec 2009
India 316/9 50.0 England Eden Gardens 22 Jan 2017
Sri Lanka 315/6 50.0 India Eden Gardens 24 Dec 2009

Highest Test Totals in Eden Gardens

Team Score Overs Opposition Ground Match Date
India 657/7d 178.0 Australia Eden Gardens 11 Mar 2001
India 643/6d 153.0 South Africa Eden Gardens 14 Feb 2010
India 633/5d 159.0 Australia Eden Gardens 18 Mar 1998
India 631/7d 151.2 West Indies Eden Gardens 14 Nov 2011
India 616/5d 152.5 Pakistan Eden Gardens 30 Nov 2007

Highest Twenty20 Internationals Totals in Eden Gardens

Team Score Overs Opposition Ground Match Date
Pakistan 201/5 20.0 Bangladesh Eden Gardens 16 Mar 2016
West Indies 161/6 19.4 England Eden Gardens 3 Apr 2016
Sri Lanka 155/4 18.5 Afghanistan Eden Gardens 17 Mar 2016
England 155/9 20.0 West Indies Eden Gardens 3 Apr 2016
Afghanistan 153/7 20.0 Sri Lanka Eden Gardens 17 Mar 2016

Eden Gardens

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