Eden Gardens

  • 'I manage crowds better than the police': At KKR's victory rally, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee steals the show 04-06-2014 10:30 AM

    There's never a dull moment when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee trades her official hat for a pointy, party one and takes over several roles at once - of a compre, traffic controller, admonisher-in-chief and benevolent mother figure to some of Tollywood's ageing legends. I will be honest. I...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens 04-06-2014 08:25 AM

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon- Will there be another road show and...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates KKR win; dazzles Kolkata with kisses, dance 03-06-2014 07:07 PM

    Kolkata: Amid a shower of pink confetti and deafening roar, superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday lauded the tremendous love and support of the city's fans for the Kolkata Knight Riders as he partied and threw kisses during a grand felicitation ceremony at the Eden Gardens here. The home team, flanked...
  • Near-stampede outside Eden Gardens, Shah Rukh Khan's flight delayed 03-06-2014 03:59 PM

    Kolkata: A stampede-like situation erupted on the fringes of the Eden Gardens here as die-hard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the arena for the team's felicitation ceremony. Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This...
  • KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday 02-06-2014 01:14 PM

    Kolkata: Memories of the 2012's grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be re-lived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning. All the roads on Tuesday will lead up to...
  • Rain threatens KKR-KXIP match, Punjab to qualify in case of a washout 28-05-2014 11:14 AM

    Uncertainty surrounds IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at the Eden Gardens today, thanks to unfavourable weather. The match was washed off on Tuesday and faces a similar fate today as Kolkata remains under a heavy cloud cover. Kolkata received light showers...
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 1, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for 27-05-2014 02:54 PM

    With the end of IPL-7 league stages, the top four teams are now geared up for the crucial play-offs. The first match of the play-offs will be played between the most consistent team of this tournament and undoubtedly the most resilient side of this edition when George Bailey-led Kings XI...
  • Rain fear looms over first IPL qualifier in Kolkata 26-05-2014 06:44 PM

    Kolkata: With heavy downpour since Sunday and more rains being forecast for Tuesday, there's a cloud of uncertainty over IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. Both the teams had to skip their match-eve practice on Monday as the ground remained under...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have shed the chokers tag, says Gautam Gambhir 22-05-2014 09:46 PM

    Kolkata: Refusing to take credit for turning around the fortunes of his team, captain Gautam Gambhir Thursday said he was satisfied but not surprised over his Kolkata Knight Riders' six-match winning streak which powered them to the playoffs of the Indian Premier League. Addressing the media after humbling Royal Challengers...
  • Eden Gardens to host first IPL-7 qualifier on May 27 10-05-2014 09:54 PM

    Kolkata: The IPL Governing Council on Saturday decided to allot one of the two qualifiers to Kolkata's Eden Gardens, while one of the Eliminators to Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The decision was taken after TNCA (Tamil Nadu Cricket Association) wrote a letter to the IPL GC, expressing their inability to...
  • Karnataka eye hat-trick of titles in Vijay Hazare final 15-03-2014 08:01 PM

    Kolkata: Heavyweights Karnataka will aim to continue their dream run and claim an unprecedented hat-trick of titles in the season, when they square off against underdogs Railways in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Karnataka have not looked back after their Ranji triumph as they went...
  • Bengal squad for Ranji Trophy semis against Maharashtra announced 13-01-2014 09:47 PM

    Kolkata: Bengal selectors on Monday named middle-order batsman Sandipan Das and pacer Veer Pratap Singh in the 18-member squad for their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Maharashtra in Indore from January 18 to 22. The regular Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary, who is recovering from a knee surgery, has been included as...
  • Kartik yet again booed by Bengal fans at Eden 11-01-2014 08:14 PM

    Kolkata: There was no end to Murali Kartik's miseries at the Eden Gardens after Friday's fan fury, as the Railways skipper was again booed by Bengal fans who shouted slogans outside the stadium at the end of the fourth day's play. About a 100-odd Bengal fans, shouting slogans of "Go...
  • Ranji Trophy quarters: Shukla leads Bengal's recovery against Railways 10-01-2014 06:27 PM

    Kolkata: Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla's valiant unbeaten half-century helped Bengal stage a remarkable fight-back against Railways in their controversy-marred Ranji Trophy quarter-final at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The third day's proceedings saw both the teams engaged in heated exchange of words as about 2,000-odd spectators also played their part...
  • Ranji Trophy: Bengal wary of Madhya Pradesh at home 13-11-2013 05:51 PM

    Kolkata: Bengal will have a testing time at home when they take on Madhya Pradesh in their group B Ranji Trophy match beginning at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Boasting a fiery attack with left-arm pacer Ishwar Pandey up their ranks, Madhya Pradesh had defeated Bengal comprehensively at home last...
  • Brian Lara laments not playing a Test at Eden Gardens 10-11-2013 05:40 PM

    Kolkata: West Indian batting legend Brian Lara Sunday lamented that he could never play a Test match at the historic Eden Gardens and made a suggestion to CAB officials that if a veterans match, including Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, could be organised here in the future. Lara was here...
  • Brian Lara fails to see Sachin Tendulkar in action at Eden Gardens 09-11-2013 03:55 PM

    Kolkata: West Indies batting great Brian Lara on Saturday expressed disappointment over the India-West Indies match ending in three days, denying him the pleasure of watching Sachin Tendulkar in action in his penultimate match. "I am disappointed. I hoped to see Sachin in action at Eden Gardens in his last...
  • No showering of rose petals for Sachin Tendulkar at Eden Gardens 09-11-2013 01:52 PM

    Kolkata: Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) grandiose plans to felicitate Sachin Tendulkar by showering 199 kg rose petals from the skies crashed with India trouncing the West Indies within three days in the first of the two-match Test series at the Eden Gardens on Friday (November 8). Tendulkar, who played...
  • Snap Shot: When 'Dada' Ganguly hugged 'God' Tendulkar 09-11-2013 09:43 AM

    It's the perfect item to enter the collector's edition: the 'Prince of Kolkata' Sourav Ganguly hugging the 'god of cricket' Sachin Tendulkar in the batting maestro's last Test in Kolkata. Tendulkar's 199th and last Test at the Eden Gardens may not have given him the chance to bat twice, but...
  • Accurate line, length was key to Shami's success: Dhoni 08-11-2013 06:09 PM

    Kolkata: The impeccable line and length was key to Mohammed Shami's grand success on debut, India skipper Mahendra Singh on Friday said as the paceman impressed with his ability to reverse swing the ball. Shami took nine wickets in the match, the second best figures for an Indian bowler on...
  • Sachin Tendulkar presented a painting by Mamata Banerjee 08-11-2013 05:51 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented one of her paintings to Sachin Tendulkar even as the Eden Gardens crowd gave a standing ovation to the legendary batsman at the end of his 199th and penultimate Test match. As a farewell tribute, Banerjee gifted him a painting...
  • Kolkata win gives India their best winning streak in Tests 08-11-2013 05:11 PM

    India celebrated their innings-and-51-run win over the West Indies at the Eden Gardens in style on Thursday, recording their best winning run ever in Test cricket with a fifth consecutive victory. Heroics of debutants Mohammad Shami (9 for 118 in the match) and Rohit Sharma (177) helped India beat the...
  • Mohammad Shami records India's best fast-bowling debut 08-11-2013 04:39 PM

    It's difficult to recall when, if ever, did an Indian pacer bowled with the kind of fire Mohammad Shami breathed at the Eden Gardens on Friday. It not only decimated the West Indies, earned India an innings win inside three days and gifted Sachin Tendulkar a win in his 199th...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tracker: Day 3, Eden Gardens 08-11-2013 11:13 AM

    As Sachin Tendulkar makes his final bow, Cricketnext tracks the key moments of his last 10 days of almost a quarter of a century he has spent in the game. Day two saw jaws dropping at the sight of umpire Nigel Llong giving Sachin out lbw for 10 to Shane...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 08-11-2013 08:12 AM

    Day 2 Round-up India lost five wickets in the morning session on Thursday, including that of Sachin Tendulkar for just 10, and were 83 for 5 at one stage, but a century on Test debut by Rohit Sharma and his game-changing 198-run partnership with R Ashwin helped India end day...
  • Rohit Sharma revives a promise with century on Test debut 07-11-2013 06:19 PM

    It took Rohit Sharma 108 ODIs and more than 3000 runs to wear the Test whites - the longest any player has taken to graduate to Test cricket. But things are changing. This is year 2013 and this definitely is a different Rohit Sharma: an ODI double centurion and now...
  • Rohit Sharma 14th Indian to hit Test century on debut 07-11-2013 03:51 PM

    It took Rohit Sharma 108 ODIs and more than 3000 runs to wear the Test whites - the longest any cricketer has taken to graduate to Test cricket. But when he did, he made it count to the T. A century on debut, that too in circumstances when India had...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 07-11-2013 08:07 AM

    Day 1 round-up: West Indies were at one stage looking good, reaching 106 for 2 at lunch, but Shami's afternoon burst deflated the visitors who were then bowled out for 234 shortly after tea. The inexperienced new-ball attack of West Indies didn't trouble the Indian openers Shikhar Dhwan (21*) and...
  • Marlon Samuels lauds Indian bowlers 06-11-2013 06:27 PM

    Kolkata: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels on Wednesday credited Indian bowlers for their disciplined performance which restricted the visitors to a paltry score of 234 in the first Test at Eden Gardens. "Obviously it is disappointing when you choose to bat first and do not get the runs that you...
  • Mohammad Shami grabs Ishant's Test spot with both hands 06-11-2013 05:54 PM

    Not many called that: Mohammad Shami playing ahead of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma in a Test match. But MS Dhoni had his cards sorted, close to the chest but sorted. And Shami turned out to be the ace in those cards with a four-wicket spell on debut at the...