Monday, January 29, 2007

Cricket Quiz # 3: Answers

Cricket Quiz # 3

Q – When was the first one day international played and why? What were the number of overs per side and the balls per over? – Jan 5, 1971 at the MCG. The first three days of the third Ashes test were washed out. It was 40 overs per side and eight balls per over match. Australia won by five wickets.

Q – What is the name of the band Brett Lee plays in? Who are the other 2 cricketers in this band? - Six and Out. The other 2 cricketers being Shane Lee and Gavin Robertson

Q – Who is the only batsman in test history to have scored three centuries with a six? - Sachin Tendulkar

Q - KS Ranjitsinhji, K S Duleepsinhji and Ajaysinhji Daulatsinhji all came from the royal family of Nawanagar, now known as Jamnagar. Who was the last member from this pedigree to have represented India ? - Ajay Jadeja

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Cricket Quiz # 2: Answers

Answers to Cricket Quiz # 2

Q. What was burnt to create the Ashes? And what is the ashes urn made of? - A set of bails. The urn is made of terracotta

Q. Which ex Indian cricket was nicknamed “Colonel”? - Dilip Vengsarkar
Q . This was one of the most hilarious things ever said by a commentator. “He is not playing today as he has a problem with his testicles. The commentator was Ravi Shastri and it was the 1997 Sahara Cup at Toronto. Can you recall the injured player's name? - Mohammad Akram
Q. Who took the catch that prevented Sachin from becoming the youngest centurion in Test cricket? - John Wright

Q. Name the spectator who Inzamam attacked for repeatedly being called aaloo (hindi for potato, an obvious reference to the rotundness of the great cricketer) - Shiv Singh

Sunday, January 7, 2007

World Cup Cricket Quiz

1. Lost the World Cup Cricket Final
2. India never played Pakistan until the 1992 World Cup in Australia. But since then, they have played each other once every World Cup with India winning all the 4 matches.
3. India won the match by 10 wickets, the highest possible margin of victory for a team batting second.
4. Wasim Akram
5. It was Clive Lloyd again, though this time he finished one short of the highest honours.
6. Chetan Sharma took the first hat-trick of the Cricket World Cup at Nagpur in the 1987 Reliance World Cup. Gavaskar scored a breath-taking century, his first, to ensure that India finish first in their pool. Both happened in the same match against Newzealand and they became the first joint winners of the Man of the match award in the World Cup. The UAE pair was the second joint winner of this award.
7. Martin Crowe in 1992, this was the first time that the man- of- the- series was awarded in the Cricket World Cup.
8. Gavin Hamiltion
9. The title sponsors of the Cricket World Cups - Prudential in the first three editions in England, Reliance in 1987 ( India), Benson & Hedges in 1992 (Australia/NZ) & Wills in 1996. Since then the ICC has stopped alloting title sponsorship rights to anyone. It's now simply known as the ICC World Cup.
10. Rickey Ponting