World T20: Wounded India looks to break Pakistan’s jinx at Eden Gardens
The much-awaited match of the World T20 – India vs Pakistan T20 match is just a few hours away from now. Coming out of a defeat in the opening match, India will play a do-or-die match against Pakistan at Eden Gardens, on Saturday.
‘India vs Pakistan’ – ODI & Test
Keeping an upper hand over the men-in-blue, Pakistan have remained unbeaten at Eden Gardens, every time they have faced the Indians in limited over format. Winning all 4 ODI matches, Shahid Afridi-led green army will eye pushing their juggernaut at Eden Gardens.
Having played 7 Test matches at Eden Gardens, both teams have won one match each whereas 5 matches ended in a draw. India and Pakistan are scheduled to play their first T20 international match on the historic ground, on Tuesday.
History of Eden Gardens
The largest stadium in India and second largest in the world after Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, Eden Garden was established in 1864 and has a capacity of 66000 spectators. However, the much anticipated match looks under weather threat as contant rains have kept the outfield wet. With a precipitation of 68 percent and 84 percent humidity, there are chances of rain and heavy storm from the afternoon as well.
Indo-Pak last meet at Eden
Pakistan last defeated India by 85 runs at Eden Gardens, in an ODI match in 2013. From the current squad, Mohammad Hafeez (76) and Shoaib Malik (24) powered their victory whereas Ravindra Jadeja (3/41), Ravichandran Ashwin (1/49) and Suresh rains (1/13) pushed India’s case forward to the fightback. In the batting department, Indian skipper MS Dhoni remained unbeaten for highest 58 runs but couldn’t find strong support in Virat Kohli (6), Yuvraj Singh (9) and Suresh Raina (18).
Match: India vs Pakistan Date: 19th March, 2016 Time: 19:30 IST Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata