Thursday, April 19, 2007

Answers to the 2003 Cricket World Cup Quiz

question no.1
John Davison

question no.2
Andy Flower and Henry Olonga

question no.3
Rudi van Vuuren

question no.4
Dazzler, the mascot for the 2003 Cricket World Cup

question no.5
Chaminda Vaas, who took 23 wickets to set up a new World Cup record

Monday, April 2, 2007

Answers to the 1999 World Cup Cricket Quiz

My apologies for an error which crept in into one of the questions in this quiz. In question no.2, that should have been not the 20th but the 21st over. Actually i copied that extract directly from, and the error there got transferred here - I should have verified it further. Sorry guys. Here are the answers:

q.1 Yes, that’s a Bangladesh postage stamp. (there were 3 clues: the Green Flag, the Bengali script and a very small part of the tiger’s face visible on the ball)

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

Wills World Cup Cricket 1996

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. )

Additonal question/s:

q. 6 Nolan Clarke

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Answers: 1992 World Cup

1. Five players who played in the 1992 Cup can be seen in action in the current World Cup - Tendulkar, Jayasuriya, Lara, Inzamam and Anderson Cummins.
2. India needed 4 runs to win off the last ball in their rain-rule affected match against Australia. Tom Moody was the bowler and Srinath's mighty heave left no one in doubt that it was going to be a six - so much so that the batsmen didn't bother running, for a while at least. A strong wind blowing in the opposite direction was a possible reason why the ball's trajectory was shortened beyond expectation, and Steve Waugh had an easy catch to complete. Unfortunately he dropped the catch, but fired a throw from the boundary. Not the best directed throw, the keeper David Boon standing in place of the regular wicket keeper had to make an effort before he ran the batsman out(Venkatpathy Raju). Had the batsmen ran without bothering to admire the beauty of the shot, the 3rd run could well have been completed, but it was not to be and India, twice in two World Cups, lost to Australia by the narrowest margin of 1 run.
Can't blame Border for making that comment, can you?!
3. Australia
4. That's not a South African actually, but a Zimbabwean - Andy Flower
5. The answer to the second question includes this answer too: David Boon.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Answers to quiz # 18: India-Bangladesh Cricket

q # 1
All the three matches were a part of the Asia Cups.

q # 2
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

q # 3
Sachin Tendulkar (see full picture on left)

q # 4
Mohammad Kaif
q # 5
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

quiz 18: Reliance World Cup 87

1. Andrew Zesers - He played his first and last two international matches in the 1987 World Cup in India. His career was dogged with constant shoulder problems.

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

Cricket Quiz # 16: World Cup 1983

question no.1
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)

question no.2
What kind of grounds were employed for the first time to host World Cup matches?

Non-test grounds

question no.3
One team managed to reach the semis by ....

Pakistan beat NZ to the semis by the thin margin of 0.08 runs per over

question no.4
Who ended up with the maximum wickets for the winners, India?

Roger Binny

question no.5
Who captained Zimbabwe?

Duncan Fletcher

Bonus Question:
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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