Eden Park (Eden Park No. 1)

Auckland, New Zealand
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Home to Auckland Cricket since the early part of the 20th century, the Eden Park in Auckland has been one of the earliest sporting venues in New Zealand. With a capacity of close to 50,000 the Eden Park is easily the biggest sporting arena in New Zealand. Known to be generally feature slow tracks, very uncharacteristic of New Zealand pitches, the Eden Park will be seen in cricket’s record books as the venue to register the lowest Test score – New Zealand were shot out for a paltry 26 in a Test match in 1955. Cricket apart, the Eden Park also plays host to Rugby matches – it is the home of the Auckland Rugby Union and the Blues. It also hosted the Final match of the 1987 Rugby World Cup, and is scheduled to host the inauguration ceremony, the opening match and the Final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.


Ground Statistics

In:
Matches Played:
49
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
24
Most Successful Team:
New Zealand
Wins by Team Batting First:
13
Wins by Team Batting Second:
12
Most Prolific Batsman:
John Wright (1060 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
by
Most Prolific Bowler:
Richard Hadlee (45 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
8/76 by Erapalli Prasanna
Matches Played:
67
Matches Tied:
1
No Result:
1
Most Successful Team:
New Zealand
Wins by Team Batting First:
26
Wins by Team Batting Second:
37
Most Prolific Batsman:
Martin Crowe (719 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
140 by Glenn Turner
Most Prolific Bowler:
Chris Cairns (33 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
6/30 by Waqar Younis
Matches Played:
10
Matches Tied:
1
No Result:
0
Most Successful Team:
New Zealand
Wins by Team Batting First:
5
Wins by Team Batting Second:
3
Most Prolific Batsman:
Martin Guptill (240 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
98 by Ricky Ponting
Most Prolific Bowler:
Kyle Mills (11 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
5/18 by Tim Southee

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