Eden Gardens Sets World Cup Records in Anticipation of SA vs AUS Semifinal

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This will be the first time the two sides face each other at the Eden Gardens.
Two sides, South Africa and Australia, with an epic history in the ODI World Cup, are set to meet in the second semifinal of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens. The sample size for the records for this stadium is large, with the first match being played in 1987. So, let’s take a deep dive into the Eden Gardens stats and records ahead of the SA vs AUS semifinal on November 16:

Eden Garden Records

A total of 35 matches have been played at the Eden Gardens over 36 years (1987–2023). In these matches, the average first-inning score is 240.

Sides batting first have an advantage here, winning 21 of the 35 matches played in Kolkata.

The highest score posted here is 404/5 by India in 2014 against Sri Lanka. Conversely, the lowest total posted here is 83 by South Africa in 2023 against India.

The best individual batting score made here is 264 runs by Rohit Sharma in 2014. Similarly, the best bowling figures recorded here are 6.1-2-12-6 by Anil Kumble in 1993.

The highest successful run chase here came in 2009, when India chased a target of 316 runs with 7 wickets in hand and 11 balls to spare. Conversely, the lowest score defended here is 195 by India against South Africa in 1993.

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South Africa record at Eden Gardens

The Proteas have played 6 matches at the Eden Gardens and have a 3-2 win/loss record (one match being abandoned). The last match they played here saw them lose 243 runs (their worst defeat in ODIs) against India on November 5, 2023.

Australia record at Eden Gardens

Australia has been part of 3 matches that have been played here. They have a 2-1 win/loss record in Kolkata, losing the last match they played here against India in 2017.

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