Trivia

As a spinner, which player holds the record for taking maximum wickets in a bilateral series?

Date: 05.08.2013

Amit Mishra of India took 18 wickets at an average of 11.61 in a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in 2013. It is the best by any spinner in a bilateral series. The previous best was by Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis - 15 wickets at an average of 8.60 (against Zimbabwe in 2008-09).

Who is the first captain to record three ducks in a series of five ODIs?

Date: 04.08.2013

Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe became the first captain to register three ducks in a series of five ODIs against India in 2013.

Who won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix?

Date: 03.08.2013

Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in the year 2011

Which Australian captain became Stuart Broad’s 200th Test scalp?

Date: 02.08.2013

Australian captain Michael Clarke became England pacer Stuart Broad’s 200th Test victim in the third Test of the Ashes series at Manchester in 2013.

Who is the first black African to score a Test century?

Date: 31.07.2013

Hamilton Masakadza of Zimbabwe became the first black African to score a Test century in July 2001. Masakadza scored 119 (4X12) against West Indies at Harare and thus became only the second Zimbabwean to slam a century on Test debut.

Who was the winner of 2012 Belgian Grand Prix?

Date: 30.07.2013

Jenson Button of McLaren won the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. He was followed by Red Bulls’ Sebastian Vettel on the podium at no 2 and Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen at no 3.

Who is also known The Golden Bear?

Date: 29.07.2013

American professional golfer Jack William Nicklaus is also known as The Golden Bear.

How many Olympic medals Yelena Isinbayeva has to her name?

Date: 25.07.2013

Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has won three Olympic medals – two gold medals won during 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics and a bronze during 2012 London Olympics.

Who has scored the maximum number of runs for Zimbabwe in ODIs?

Date: 24.07.2013

Andy Flower with 6786 runs in 213 ODIs leads the batting charts for Zimbabwe. He is followed by his brother Grant Flower with 6571 runs and Alastair Campbell with 5185 runs at second and third place respectively.

What is ‘The Laker’ match in Ashes?

Date: 23.07.2013

The 1956 Test series created a record that is yet to be broken. Jim Laker, the English bowler picked up 19 out of 20 wickets in the match. The game was termed as ‘The Laker’ match.

Which England cricketer also goes by the nickname ‘Deadly’?

Date: 22.07.2013

Former England spinner Dererk Underwood who played in 86 Tests claiming 297 wickets was nicknamed ‘Deadly’.

Who is the youngest to score a Test double century?

Date: 21.07.2013

Javed Miandad of Pakistan is the youngest Test double centurion at 19y 140d. He achieved the feat against New Zealand in 1976.