Friday, May 05, 2006

Answers to the Blog-Cricket-Quiz-4

  1. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Mohd Azharuddin & Rahul Dravid.
  2. Sanath Jayasuriya & Roshan Mahanama batted two full days in the 1st est of the 1997 series against India at R Premadasa Stadium , Colombo. They took the 2nd day’s score of 39/1 to 322/1 by the end of 3rd day and to 587/1 by the end of 4th day. Their partnership yielded 576 runs , which is still a record for any wicket in Test Cricket.
  3. Bruce Reid.
  4. Gary Sobers, Ian Botham, Shane Warne and Carl Hooper are the only cricketers to have achieved the all rounder’s treble of 1000runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches. Their record is also good 2000 runs+100wkts+100cts. Another 42 runs by Warne will make this record good for 3000 runs too.
  5. In this test match Zimbabwe fielded a side which had three pairs of brothers. Grant & Andy Flower, John and Gavin Rennie and Paul & Bryan Strang have provided the first instance of 3 set of brothers playing in a Test Match.
  6. The 5th and the last instance of this particular record of a batsman making more runs than the combined total of opponent’s two completed innings happened when Mathew Hayden of Australia made 119 in the 2nd test of the 2002/03 series against Pakistan Sharjah. Pakistan were bundled out for 59 & 53 (112). In 1888-89 R Abel made 120 for England while South Africa made 47 & 43 (90) at Cape Town. Don Bradman made 185 at Brisbane in 1947/48 and bowled out India for 58 & 98 (156). When Englad’s Len Hutton made 364 in then a record total of 903/7 , Australia wer all out for 201 & 123 in their two innings . Both Bradman and Fingleton were could not bat as they absent retired hurt.
  7. Geoff Marsh of Australia was a member of the winning Australian side in 1987 World Cup and coached the Australian side to victory in 1999 World Cup.
  8. It was the first and till now only time a test match ended in a draw with the scores level. England chasing a victory target of 205 runs needed 3 runs of the last ball and could score just two as NV Knight of England was runout while trying to make the winning run.
  9. Rusi Surti played for Queensland in Sheffield Shield Tournament in late 60s and early 70s.
  10. Lala Amarnath of India is the only bowler to have dismissed the Don , hit wicket whereas India’s Prabir Sen is the only Wicket Keepr to have stumped him in first class cricket.
  11. K.S. Ranjithsinghji
  12. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi about Imran Khan while doing TV commentary assignment.
  13. NONE.
  14. Mark Waugh of Australia, obviously.
  15. Rohan Bholalal Kanhai.

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