Thursday, April 13, 2006

Answers to Blog-Cricket-Quiz-1

Answer for the Question-1 : James Southerton, He holds the record for oldest Test debutant . He was 49yrs and 119days when he made his debut along with other 21 players in that first ever test match played at Melbourne from March 15th-19th, 1877

Answer for the Question-2 : Aminul Islam of Bangladesh, Dave Houghton of Zimbabwe and Charles Bannerman of Australia. They all hit a century on debut in the first ever Test played by their respecitve countries.

Answer for the Question-3 : ML Jaisimha , who was the first to achieve the feat of batting on all five days of a Test match in the 5th and final Test of the 1959/60 series against Australia, played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta. Andrew Flintoff achieved the same feat in the 2nd Test of the recently concluded series against India at Mohali. In between Geoff Boycott of England, Kim Hughes of Australia, Allan Lamb of England and Ravi Shasthri of India too achieved the feat. Only Jaisimha and Flintoff did not hit a century in the test match though they batted on all 5 days.

Answer for the Question-4 : Sachin Tendulkar. I guess this is the sitter of the quiz.

Answer for the Question-5 : Bill Voce was the only player other than Bradman and Hammond to have played in the last and 1st Test matches in Australia before and after the World War II. He is well known to the cricketing world as the bowling partner of Harold Larwood during the (in)famous Bodyline Series.Immediately after the War Australia introduced a new law which requires a limit on the duration of a Test Match. Till then all the Test matches played in Australia were timeless tests and required to be played till the match produced a result. Though there were couple of drawn matches they were ended with an agreement between the two sides.

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