When Was The First ODI Played At The Eden Gardens?

The first ODI to be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata was between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on 18 February 1987


Brief Match Stats: Batting first India put on a score of 238 runs on board for the loss of 6 wickets from their full quota of 40 overs. Kris Srikkanth top scored for India with a brilliant 123 runs of just 103 runs while Wasim Akram took 3 wickets for Pakistan. 

Pakistan, boosted by half centuries from both their openers - Rameez Raja and Younis Ahmed and an unbeaten 72 (off just 36 deliveries) down the order from Saleem Malik, chased down the target in 39.3 overs and won the match by 2 wickets.

A few stats: 
  • Kris Srikkanth was the first to score a ODI century at the Eden Gardens.
  • Imran Khan was the first cricketer to claim an ODI wicket at the Eden Garden.