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Thursday, April 19, 2007
Andy Flower and Henry Olonga
Rudi van Vuuren
Dazzler, the mascot for the 2003 Cricket World Cup
Chaminda Vaas, who took 23 wickets to set up a new World Cup record
Monday, April 2, 2007
q.2 Fill up the blanks.
With Wasim Akram and Azhar Mahmood acting out the role of the orchestra on the Titanic, playing on valiantly as the ship went down, Mark Waugh and Darren Lehmann began to pick off the remaining runs at will, with Lehmann driving pleasantly through the covers to leave Australia needing under ten for victory........ A ridiculous pitch invasion by some Pakistani fans was fortunately dealt with quickly and Darren Lehmann thrashed Saqlain Mushtaq's 1st ball of the 20th over to the point boundary to post the winning runs for Australia and a well deserved, if thoroughly anti-climactic victory.
q.3 Lance Klusener ( Ridley Jacobs and Tom Moody were the other two)
q.4 England, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands
q.5 Shane Warne and Geoff Allott were the joint highest wicket takers in the 1999 World Cup. (20 apiece)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
q.1 Kenya upset the West Indies by no less than 73 runs on 29th February 1996 ( Venue: Nehru Stadium, Pune - Man of the match: Maurice Odumbe)
q.2 Asanka Gurusinha who scored 307 runs with an average of 51.16
q.3 Pudential, Prudential, Prudential, Reliance, Benson & Hedges and then finally the Wills World Cup in 1996. From the 1999 Word Cup in England, the International Cricket Committee stopped giving title rights to any sponsor and it has since been simply known as the ICC World Cup.
q.4 Paul Strang had the best figures in an innings: 5/21. This was against Kenya, at an irregular international cricket venue. Can you recall?
q. Asanka Gurusinha
( New batsman Asanka Gurusinha survives a first-ball shooter from Fleming which takes the edge and misses both the stumps and a diving Healy. In the fifth over, Gurusinha escaped being run out as Michael Bevan's throw just eludes the wickets at the non-striker's end. Gurusinha is dropped twice by Fleming and Stuart Law during his 125-run stand with De Silva for the third wicket. )
q. 6 Nolan Clarke
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
All the three matches were a part of the Asia Cups.
q # 2
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Sachin Tendulkar (see full picture on left)
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India will flout the norm of reciprocation of tours. This will be India's second consecutive series against Bangladesh, in Bangladesh.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
2. Siddhu and Tom Moody made their debut in the same match. (India vs Australia, Chennai, October 9th)
3. Mohammad Azharuddin
4. Geoff Marsh
5. Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
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Saturday, March 10, 2007
194, 318, 237, 168.....
These are the record partnerships for each wicket in World Cup matches. For the 9th wicket, the record of 126 was made by Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani at Turnbridge Wells on 18.06.1983, while 71 is the record for the last wicket between Andy Roberts and Joel Garner. (WI vs India, Manchester, 09.06.1983)
What kind of grounds were employed for the first time to host World Cup matches?
One team managed to reach the semis by ....
Pakistan beat NZ to the semis by the thin margin of 0.08 runs per over
Who ended up with the maximum wickets for the winners, India?
Who captained Zimbabwe?
Identify the person holding the Prudential World Cup Cricket 1983 and the lady on his right.
The then Indian President, Giani Zail Singh is holding the trophy. On his left is the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi
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