2nd ODI: Past records at Eden completely favour Pakistan

Pakistan have never lost a match at the Eden Gardens to India. They have lost just one to a foreign team - Sri Lanka.

updated: January 01, 2013 16:18 IST
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New Delhi: There may be a first for everything but past records in cricket also holds credible weightage. Pakistan team may just be banking on this fact as they get set to take on India in the second ODI of the series at the Eden Gardens - a venue on which they have never lost to the hosts and just once to a foreign team.

The Eden Gardens has been a happy hunting ground for Pakistan since the national team played here for the first time in 1987. Despite Kris Srikkanth's heroic 123, the visitors managed to go past the finishing line by 2 wickets. Chasing 238 in 40 overs, Rameez Raja and Younis Ahmed (58 each) were the men in-charge.

Two years later, both teams met once again in the Nehru League match and the result this time was even more emphatic. Pakistan won the match by 77 runs with Mushtaq Ahmed claiming three wickets. The team followed this win with another, this time against West Indies in the same tournament.

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