KKR vs LSG: Eden Gardens Stadium IPL Records & Ground Stats
Lucknow Super Giants (Source: BCCI/IPL)
The massive encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) awaits us at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The qualification is just a win away for the Super Giants whereas Knight Riders would not just be eyeing a win but a massive one to keep themselves in the race. It's match number 68 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with this being the second match of the doubleheader.
So, talking about the Eden Gardens, there are so many historic moments that have taken place here. Now, for this clash, we'll have a look at the ground stats and records for the IPL from the past 15 editions of the league.
Eden Gardens Stadium IPL Records & Ground Stats
The Eden Gardens' first IPL game happened during the 2008 season between KKR and now defunct Deccan Chargers and since then, a total of 85 matches have been played at this venue.
The highest score ever recorded was by Chennai Super Kings as they thumped 235 while playing the home side here whereas the lowest one was by the Royal Challengers Bangalore who registered 49 which is not just the lowest on this ground but in IPL history against KKR.
Now, teams who have won the toss have emerged victorious more than 54 per cent of the time so they do have an advantage here.
Also, the teams batting second or in other words chased have had success on 51 occasions as compared to 34 held by the defending side.
Finally, the average scoring rate here per over has been around 8.29 which is unarguably one of the best as compared to some ground while the average per dismissal is 27.52.
In a nutshell, run-scoring isn't that difficult here with spinners playing a part in the game. But something that is more talked about on this ground is the atmosphere that is incomparable to other stadiums in the world.