Eden Gardens

  • 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...
  • Mohammad Shami dedicates dream debut to Sachin Tendulkar 06-11-2013 05:45 PM

    Kolkata: Indian pacer Mohammad Shami, who on Wednesday made a dream Test debut against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens, dedicated his performance to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, playing his farewell series. "My biggest achievement is that Sachin is with me so I would dedicate my performance to him...
  • Keeping old red balls helped Shami learn reverse swing: Coach 06-11-2013 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: Mohammad Shami has impressed one and all with his ability to get reverse swing on the very first day of his Test career but his childhood coach Badruddin Siddique is not at all surprised as he has seen him practice the art since his U-16 days. "I don't...
  • Sachin Tendulkar gives Eden Test a spark with his bowling 06-11-2013 05:08 PM

    Kolkata: Sachin Tendulkar fans were on Wednesday left disappointed as they could not watch him bat on the opening day of his penultimate and 199th Test, but they had moments of celebration when he took a West Indian wicket here. Die-hard Tendulkar fans would have loved to see him bat...
  • Special moments from Sachin Tendulkar's life in a booklet 06-11-2013 03:45 PM

    Kolkata: Saluting the genius of Sachin Tendulkar, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Wednesday came out with a souvenir in the form of a booklet, capturing rare moments from the legend's life in photographs and memoirs. The booklet was presented to the legendary batsman before he took to the...
  • As it happened: India vs WI, 1st Test, Day 1 06-11-2013 08:07 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar makes his penultimate appearance on the cricket field in his 199th and last Test at the Eden Gardens when India take on West Indies in first of the two-Test series. Rohit Sharma is confirmed to make his Test debut, as Tendulkar presented him with his Test cap on...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's retirement biggest in cricket history: Gavaskar 05-11-2013 07:56 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has termed Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket as the "biggest" the game has ever seen, while another former great VVS Laxman feels that CAB's farewell arrangements won't cause "distraction" to him. Asked if Tendulkar's impending retirement after two-Test series against the West...
  • Famous personalities wish Tendulkar ahead of his farewell series 05-11-2013 06:40 PM

    As Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious career draws to an end, the famous personalities and fraternity want the legend to say final goodbye to the international cricket with his head held high. Tendulkar will retire from his glorious 24-year-long career after the two-Test series against the West Indies, beginning November 6 at...
  • Honour to be part of Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test series: Sammy 05-11-2013 06:26 PM

    Kolkata: West Indies are honoured to be part of Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series but their skipper Darren Sammy said their focus would be on the entire Indian cricket team and not only on the legendary batsman's wicket during the two-match Test series beginning here Wednesday. "We're honoured to play a...
  • It'll be a tough battle for West Indies bowlers: Darren Sammy 05-11-2013 05:16 PM

    Kolkata: Indian batsmen have been in blistering form and the West Indies skipper Darren Sammy feels that the two-Test series, starting on Wednesday, will pose a tough challenge for his bowlers. "We have respect for India. When you look at their recent one-day series (against Australia that India won 3-2)...
  • Sachin Tendulkar at Eden Gardens: a 22-year journey 05-11-2013 04:15 PM

    A 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar made his first appearance at the iconic Eden Gardens on January 4, 1991, in the Asia Cup final, and curtains will be pulled down next week on this historic relationship when Tendulkar appears, 22 years later, for the penultimate Test of his career. The Mumbaikar's relationship...