Eden Park is the New Zealand's largest cricket stadium with 42,500 situated in central Auckland of New Zealand. The stadium was opened on 11 March 1955 when hosts played against England. One of the prestigious New Zealand cricket venues, the first Test match at the ground was played between New Zealand and England, beginning on 14 February 1930. One-day international cricket was played at the Eden Park continuously with its first One Day International between New Zealand and India on 22 February 1976. The ground's first T20I was held on 22 February 2005 between New Zealand and Australia, which went to the golden memory as the first ever Twenty20 International to be played in history.
Up to December 2015, in total the ground was the venue for 49 Test matches, and 74 ODIs and 12 T20I matches.
In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer") refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.
The first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a Test match at Eden Park was Bill Bowes, who took 6/34 way back in 1933 for England against host New Zealand. Bowling figures of 8/76 by Indian Erapalli Prasanna holds the record as the best bowling figures to date in Tests at Eden Park, which is still the only 8-wicket haul at the venue. There have been a total of 46 five-wicket hauls in Test matches at the ground.
In ODIs, only 3 five-wicket hauls were recorded up to 2015. The first of these was achieved by Rod Latham who took 5/32 for New Zealand against Australia in 1993. 6/30 by Waqar Younis of Pakistan holds the best ODI bowling figures at Eden Park.