- India vs. Pakistan
- 465000 people
- India (Calcutta (Kolkata))
Report by ESPNcricinfo: "This had been the best-attended Test in history. For the first four days, the ground was full. Though there are no official attendance figures at Calcutta, that is now believed to mean about 100,000 people. On the last day, the ground was about two-thirds full even though only four wickets were left to fall, suggesting a total attendance of around 465,000."
The match was marred by crowd trouble, initially precipitated by the run-out of Indian hero Sachin Tendulkar on the fourth day, with the hosts well-placed on 145 for 2. Some 65,000 people were ejected from Eden Gardens.
Match summary: Pakistan (185 all out and 316 all out) beat India (223 all out and 232 all out) by 46 runs. Highlights included 188 not out from opener Saeed Anwar in Pakistan's second innings and a first-ball duck for Sachin Tendulkar - the highest run-maker in Test history (15,921 runs) - in India's first innings.
The four-match 1999 Asian Test Championship, which also featured Sri Lanka, was won by Pakistan - in a one-sided final against Sri Lanka - on 15 March 1999.