History of Kokata’s Eden Garden

History of Kokata’s Eden Garden

Location: Dr. B. C. Roy Club House, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Established: 1864
Seating Capacity: 100,000(one lakes only)

First Test: India vs. England – Jan 5-8, 1934
First ODI: India vs. Pakistan – Feb 18, 1987

Commonly called the Lord’s of Asia, Eden Gardens is the oldest cricket floor in India and also one of the premiums in the globe. It was recognized in the year 1864 and has the major somewhere to stay as compared to all the grounds in the globe. Though there is no exact in sequence about the history of Eden Gardens, some think that the ground belonged to the Maharaja of Cooch-Behar, at the same time as some are of the view that it was the possessions of the Auckland Family. However, one thing which is certain is that the land was conferred to Governor General’s family, who, in turn, obtainable it to the populace of Calcutta for leisure reason.

It was, after that, the Calcutta Cricket Club was recognized, Eden Gardens serving as it’s headquarter. In the year 1871, the exhibition area was built with which in progress the history of playing cricket in the ground, amidst Sylvan environs. However, it was in the year 1917-18 that the first ever first-class match was played. The leading test match played was in the January of 1934, against Douglas Jardine’s MCC. Since this first match, the ground has hosted more test matches than any other venue in India. Talking regarding the one day internationals, the first match was played in 1987 February against Pakistan.

Modernization Of Eden Garden
The first time ever Eden Gardens was revamped was in the 1987 World Cup. Being the venue in which the final match was to take place, the ground was given a face lift and enclosed stands were built all around, with a modern Club House and tent. In the present times, the Club House holds as the office of the Cricket Association of Bengal. Floodlights were first installed in the year 1993, in the stadium, on the eve of the five-nation tournament, held to rejoice the CAB Diamond Jubilee. The ground played host to all the day-night one-day international matches in the tournament.

Present situation
Eden Gardens holds the difference of being the main cricketing capability in the world. It is a dream-come-true for all the cricketers in the globe, when they play in this glorious and enormous lush green stadium. Audacity of the largest seating arrangement in the globe, the average figure of public presence the matches has never been less than 50, 000. The stadium is always filled with people, who applaud the players and keep their hopes alive. However, on the turn over side, throng aggression has blemished some of the key matches played in this ground.

Eden Gardens, today, is basking in the magnificence and has reached the summit of success. Whether it was the epic India-Australia Test match in 2001, or the hat-trick clinched by Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh, against Australia or South Africa’s reply into International cricket, or even matches in opposition to the arch-rivals Pakistan, Eden Gardens has always been recognized to create some of the most thrilling and exhilarating cricket encounters. The stadium is also the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders, a authorization of the recently started India Premier League (IPL).
Milestones at Eden Gardens

  • India holds the record for the maximum Test score on the ground so far when they made 657-7 alongside Australia, during the Series in 2000-01.
  • Indian also has the humiliation of scoring the lowest total at the ground when the West Indies limited them to just 90.
  • Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian to take a Test hat trick when he achieved the achievement alongside Australia in 2000-01.
  • VVS Laxman’s significant 281 against the Australians in 2000/01 are the maximum score at the ground.
  • Anil Kumble’s 12/6 vs. the West Indies in the finals of the Hero Cup is the best bowling statistics in one day matches, by an Indian.

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