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Eden Park Stadium, Auckland: Seating Capacity, Boundary Length, Pitch Details, and ODI Stats

Eden Park stadium is known for it's rectangular shape. And consequently, the straight boundaries at this venue are the shortest in the world.

The first India vs New Zealand ODI match will unfold at the Eden Park stadium in Auckland. Opened in 1900, Eden Park is one of the oldest stadiums in the world. The venue in central Auckland primarily hosts Rugby along with crickets. And has been home to the Rugby World Cup finals in 2011 and 1987. Incidentally, Eden Park is the venue where New Zealand earned its first test victory back in 1955 against West Indies.

Eden Park Stadium, Auckland: Seating Capacity

Eden Park has the capacity to host 50,000 spectators simultaneously. The seating capacity, however, cannot be expanded beyond that even with temporary seating arrangements.

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Boundary Length

The Eden stadium is known for its rectangular shape. And consequently, the straight boundaries at this venue are the shortest in the world. The square boundaries are comparatively bigger, with the straight boundaries finding it difficult to match the ICC-specified lengths. The straight boundary, here, measures 55 meters and the square boundaries are 65 meters from the pitch.

Pitch Details

Being a multi-purpose venue, Eden Park uses a drop-in pitch like most of the venues in New Zealand. The pitch at Eden Park usually favors the batters offering little to nothing to the pacers. However, the pitch slows down in the later part of the match. And, the spinners can take advantage of the pitch slowing down in the latter stage of the clash.

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Eden Park Stadium: ODI Stats

Eden Park is one of the staples to host the longer formats of cricket. The venue has been home to 79 ODI matches as of yet. The average first innings score at this venue is recorded at 220. In the second innings the average score, subsequently, drops to 195.

Highest Recorded Total: 340/5 by New Zealand vs Australia

Lowest Recorded Total: 73/10 by New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Highest Score Chased: 340/5 by New Zealand vs Australia

Lowest Score Defended: 153/10 by New Zealand vs England

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Ayushi Singh
Ayushi Singhhttp://thesportslite.com
Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.
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