The Eden Park is the biggest sports stadium in New Zealand with a capacity of 50,000. Situated in Auckland, the ground also hosts rugby and football matches regularly.
The sporting venue came into existence in 1900 and has been hosting Auckland’s domestic cricket matches since 1903. It hosted its first Test match in 1930.
The Eden Park witnessed many historic events, from World Cup matches in 1992 and 2015, to the first-ever victory registered in New Zealand’s cricket history against the West Indies in 1956, 26 years after they made their debut.
The iconic stadium has staged 50 Test matches, 80 ODIs and 26 T20Is.
Here are the 50-over records at this venue.
Eden Park ODI records
Martin Guptill holds the record for the most runs scored in ODIs at Eden Park. He has 818 runs to his credit in 16 matches at an average of 62.92, which includes two centuries and six half-centuries.
Chris Cairns had a fair amount of success at the Eden Park, having picked up 33 wickets in 27 matches, the most by any bowler. He collected these wickets at an impressive economy of 4.84.
Best individual score
Australian batter Marcus Stoinis nearly completed a miraculous run-chase at this venue against New Zealand in 2017. He made an unbeaten 146 off 117 deliveries after his team was reduced to 67/6 while chasing 287 runs. Despite his heroic effort, the Aussies fell six runs short.
This is the highest individual score registered in ODIs at the Eden Park.
Best bowling figures
In one of the most iconic Australia-New Zealand ODI matches of all time, the Kiwis won by one wicket while chasing just 152 runs. Mitchell Starc had made the run chase incredibly difficult for the Kiwis with a brilliant spell of 6/28, which is the best bowling effort at this venue.
Highest team total
New Zealand chased down a massive 338-run target against Australia during the second ODI between these sides in 2007. Ross Taylor’s century and Craig McMillan’s quickfire fifty powered the hosts to 340/5 in 48.4 overs, which is the highest team total at Eden Park.
Lowest team total
During a five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2007, New Zealand were bowled out for just 73 runs while chasing 263 runs in the fourth ODI. Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga picked up three wickets each, reducing the Kiwis to the lowest ODI total registered on this ground.
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