After winning the first ODI by 67 runs India’s caravan will move to Kolkata for the second ODI of the series. The stadium of Eden Gardens has a love affair with the Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Here is Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report for IND vs SL 2023 ODI & Records at Ground.
In the first ODI India dominated the Sri Lankan team with the bat. Virat Kohli completed the 45th ODI ton of his career in the first innings while Shubman and Rohit made 70 and 80 respectively.
India reached a mammoth score of 373 runs which was always going to trouble the Lanka batters. In reply, the Sri Lankan top order tumbled at the Baraspara Stadium. Sri Lanka lost 3 wickets inside 15 overs. Captain Dasun Shanaka fought well and scored a gritty hundred but it wasn’t enough as Sri Lanka lost the match by 67 runs.
Eden Gardens will host the 2nd ODI of IND vs SL ODI Series 2023
The stadium of Eden Gardens will host a One-day International after more than 5 years. India and Sri Lanka have faced each other 5 times at this venue one of them being the 1996 World Cup semi-final which India lost. The hosts have won 3 times out of 5 matches in this stadium against Sri Lanka and one of them ended with no result.
The last time when these two teams faced each other at this venue was back in 2014. The current Indian captain Rohit Sharma smashed the highest Individual One Day score in that game. Rohit smashed 264 off 171 deliveries in that game with the help of 33 fours and 9 sixes.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI 2023 Date, Time, Venue, Weather Forecast
Date: 12 January, Thursday
Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Weather: It will be a clear sunny day at the gardens on Thursday for the second ODI. The temperature will be around 20°C in the daytime and can drop to 18°C at night.
Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report
The wicket of Eden Gardens is an absolute belter for the batters. A batsman can trust the bounce of this venue and the rapid outfield will make their job even easier. The toss winners would like to bat first on this fresh wicket of Kolkata.
Seamers also get some help at this venue, especially under lights. Spinners will also have a role to play as the game progress.
ODI Stats at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata
No Result: 1
Matches Won Batting 1st: 18
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 11
Average 1st Innings Score: 245
Highest Team Total: 404/5 by India vs Sri Lanka in 2014
Lowest Team Total: 123 All Out by West Indies vs India in 1993