After an overwhelming response to the inaugural World-Class Willow Monthly Quiz, we are excited to bring yet another brain twister for the month of March. If you consider yourself a diehard cricket fan, here is your chance to prove it.
1 - Which Scotland player has the highest score in an ODI match?McCallum
2 - At which Sri Lankan ground was the lowest ODI innings score achieved?
R Premadasa Stadium
P Saravanamuttu Stadium
Sinhalese Sports Club
3 - Who was the first England player to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODI matches?
Sir Ian Botham
4 – Who has the record of the highest number of 100s in the history of Pakistan Super League?
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5- Which batsman has the highest ODI innings score when batting at number five?
A B de Villiers (South Africa)
Andrew Symonds (Australia)
Andrew Flintoff (England)
6 - Which player has taken the most wickets at Sharjah Stadium (United Arab Emirates) in ODI Matches?
Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
7 - Who was the first Australian player to have scored 30 runs off an over in a Twenty20 International match?
8 - Which Indian bowler has the best match bowling performance in a Test match?
9 - Which Indian player has played the most consecutive Test Matches?
10 - Who was the first Indian wicket-keeper to take 6 dismissals in an ODI match?
M S Dhoni
Now that you have gone through the quiz and picked your options, let’s see how many you got right:
1 - Callum McLeod scored 175 runs against Canada at Hagley Oval. Callum Macleod is a Scottish stalwart. He played Cricket World Cup 2015 for Scotland and is the all-time highest run-scorer for them.
2 - Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) - Zimbabwe were all out for 38 by Sri Lanka at SSC in 2001. In that match, Chaminda Vaas was on fire and whole Zimbabwean batting lineup couldn’t resist against Sri Lanka’s speedster. Vaas took 8 wickets in that ODI game which is still a record.
3 – Sir Ian Botham achieved the feat in June 1985. Sir Ian Botham is the person on which whole of England is proud of. He showed the world what a genuine all-rounder is in the competitive era of the 70s and 80s.
4 – Kamran Akmal has scored 3 centuries in five editions of HBL Pakistan Super League. Kamran Akmal also holds the record of highest run-scorer in the flagship tournament of Pakistan Cricket Board.
Source: Pakistan Tribe
5 - Abraham de Villiers scored 162 not out against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2015. In that game, AB De Villiers came with all gun blazing. He took the attack to the opposition and crafted a memorable inning of the Cricket World Cup 2015.
6 - Wasim Akram took 122 wickets at an average of 19.51. Wasim Akram was known to be the professor of Sharjah cricket stadium as he perfectly knew the condition of that venue. Akram also took an ODI hat-trick at this ground against Australia.
7 - Ricky Ponting scored 30 runs off an over from D R Tuffey (NZL) at Eden Park in 2005. The former Aussie captain struck 30 runs off one over in the 1st ever T20 International game between Australia and New Zealand. Ponting went on to score match-winning 98 runs.
8 - Narendra Hirwani took 16 for 136 against the West Indies at Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium in 1988. Hirwani was one of the best bowling all-rounders for India in the 90s. Hirwani simply bossed that game for India.
9 - Sunil Gavaskar played 106 consecutive test matches from 1975 to 1987. Renowned as “Little master”, Gavaskar has been a phenomenal character in world cricket. He was also the first man on the planet who scored 30 test hundreds,
10 - Mahendra Dhoni took six dismissals against England at Headingley in 2007. All-trophies winner and captain cool was an absolute nightmare for England on that day behind stumps.
We hope you find this article interesting and thought-provoking. This time we tried to innovate a little bit! Do let us know how many answers you get correct and which answers really surprised you.
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