England tour of India - Cricket: A statistical peek into ODIs held at Kolkata

Published: Saturday, January 19, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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India played its first One-day International of the year 2002 against England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This will be the 17th One-dayer at this venue.A total of 16 One-day matches including seven day/night matches have been played at this venue so far.Of these India has figured in 10 LOIs, winning seven (3 vs WI, 2 vs SA, 1 vs SL and 1 vs Ken) and losing 3 (2 vs Pak and 1 vs SL - by default). The other 6 matches have been played among NZ/Zim, Aus/Eng, Pak/WI, SL/BD, SL/WI and SL/Pak. 3 World Cup matches have taken place in one of which India figured and lost to SL by default on March 13, 1996. Though Eng has appeared in 12 venues in India, this is the first time that it would be meeting the host at this venue. The last occasion on which an LOI was hosted here was against Ken on May 5, 1998, which India had won by nine wickets.India will be playing its 484th LOI in all and 163rd at home (won 90, lost 67, NR 4 and Td 1) where as for Eng this match would be its 337th in all and 215th away (Won 95, Lost 112, NR 6 and Td 1)Highest Total:For India: 274/6 vs WI on 05.11.1994. By opp: 279/7 (Pak) on 28.10.1989However the highest ever recorded at this venue is 309 by SL vs Pak on May 27, 1997 in the Independence Cup.Lowest Total:For India: 195 vs SA on 24.11.1993. By opp: 123 (WI) on 27.11.1993Highest Individual Score:For India: 123: K Srikkanth vs Pak on 18.02.1987. By opp: 77 Rameez Raja (Pak) on 28.10.1989Two others have scored centuries; 107* by DL Haynes (WI) vs Pak on 01.11.1989 and S R Tendulkar (100*) vs Ken on 31.05.1998.Ninety:The only 90 recorded here is by M Azharuddin of India vs SA on 24.11.1993.Best Bowling:For India: 6/12 A Kumble vs WI 27.11.1993. By opp: 5/29 A A Donald for SA 10.11.1991Four other Indians have captured four wkts in an innings RJ Shastri (4/38) vs Pak on 18.02.1987, Kapil Dev (4/31) vs SL on 04.01.1991, SLV Raju (4/58) vs WI on 05.11.1994 and BKV Prasad (4/23) vs Ken on 31.05.1998; Apart from this Saqlain Mustaq of Pak took 4/53 vs SL on 27.05.1997.Century Partnerships:There have been in all nine century partnerships recorded here India figuring in five of them (vs Pak-2, WI-2 and Ken-1). For opponents only Pak has registered century partnership against India. In the three other century partnerships other countries have been involved (WI/SL, SL/BD and SL/WI) The best century partnership recorded is:For India: 145 vs Pak for 4th wkt - M Azharuddin and K Srikkanth on 18.02.1987.Against India: 106 by Pak for wkt Rameez Raja and Younis Ahmed on 18.02.1987The best ever century partnership recorded here is 163 for 3rd wkt between KL Arthurton and BC Lara of WI vs SL on 25.11.1993Details of the remaining four century partnerships for India are:120 for 1st: R Lamba/K Srikkanth vs Pak on 28.10.1989108 for 1st: AD Jadeja/SR Tendulkar vs WI on 05.11.1994128 for 2nd: M Amarnath/Arunlal vs WI on 02/01/1988120* for 2nd: AD Jadeja/SR Tendulkar vs Ken on 31.05.1998


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