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This is where VVS Laxman played marathon innings of 281 to win the test for India after following on.. Steve Waugh and Australia couldn't stop him.
This is where Harbhajan Singh took first hat-trick for India - aussies were opposition again! And before all this, in Hero Cup final verses West Indies on 27th November 1993, Anil Kumble took 6 wickets for just 12 runs from 6.1 overs, which remains the best bowling figure by an Indian in one day Internationals. A stadium that can adjust over a hundered and 20 thousand of spectators, capacity is no issue. Originally built by two sisters (related to then governer general named - Auckland), Eden Gardens came into existance in early 1840. It was more like a garden full of beautiful trees before being modified into a cricket stadium. And then, some debate that Maharaja of Cooch-Behar owned the land in 1964, and helped make the stadium..
whatever the reason was to build eden gardens, does it matter? lets concentrate on the cricketing excelance of the ground in the following --
The 35th test match at this Bengal ground will be between India and Pakistan from November 20 to DEcember 4, 2007. no other cricket stadium in India has hosted more test matches! more than 50% of test matches played at Eden Gardens have been drawn, whereas 657 for 7 by India remains the highest total ever made. Home team India were once bowled out for just 90 at Eden Gardens, in 1983 against windies, which remains the lowest total ever. 281 by VVS Laxman is the highest individual score here by any batsman.
Dulip Vengsarkar & Sunil Gawaskar made an unbeaten partnership of 344, which is the highest between two batsman. The best bowling figures at Eden gardens is 8 for 64 by Lance Klusner of South Africa, in 1997. A total of 33 five-wicket hauls have been taken here by bowlers from around the cricket world.
Some useful notes on Eden Gardens cricket ground.
-Addrss of the ground is Dr. B.C.Roy Club House, Eden Gardens, Kolkata 700069. See in a Kolkata Map.
-For tickets and other informations - all at telephone number - +9133-24759880.
-Seating arrangments of the stadium depends on the match to match basis. You are expected to get details of your seat before paying the cash.