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My best Test Series - Australia in India - 1969-70

- By Statsman    

India and Pakistan have played five Tests at the Eden Gardens, the venue of the second Test of the ongoing series. The first four matches were drawn, while the last, played in 1998-99 as part of the inaugural Asian Test Championships, resulted in a Pakistan victory by the slender margin of 46 runs. Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar ( 188 not out in the second innings) and Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath ( 13 wickets ) shared the Man of the Match award.

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Sachin Tendulkar (centre) and Balaji (right) warm up at the Eden Gardens along with Harbhajan Singh (left), who might make it to the XI at Zaheer Khan's expense

The complete details of Ind-Pak Tests at the Eden are as follows :

Season Ind - captain Pak - captain Ind - score Pak - score Result
1952-53 L.Amarnath A.H.Kardar 397 & 28-0 *257 & 236-7d Drawn
1960-61 N.J.Contractor Fazal Mahmood 180 & 127-4 *301 & 146-3d Drawn
1979-80 G.R.Viswanath Asif Iqbal *331 & 205 272-4d & 179-6 Drawn
1986-87 Kapil Dev Imran Khan *403 & 181-3d 229 & 179-5 Drawn
1998-99 M.Azharuddin Wasim Akram 223 & 232 *185 & 316 Pak-46 runs


Note:* denotes batted first and d denotes 'innings declared'.