Friday, April 20, 2007

Cricket World Records - Cricket Quiz! Test Yourself

With the ongoing world cup this post will make sense! If you call yourself a cricket buff you must test yourself with these questions. Take a shot and check out yourself! For answers scroll thorugh to the bottom.

One Day International:
1. Which batsman has the most centuries to his credit?
2. Which team has scored the highest ever total?
3. Which cricketer has played the most matches?
4. Which bowler has taken the most wickets in a match?
5. Which bowler has had the best bowling start?
6. Which batsman was dismissed the most number of times by the same bowler?
7. Name the wicket keeper who has the most dismissals to his credit?
8. Name the cricketer (fielder) who has taken the most catches?
9. Name the cricketer who has the most runs in one-day international career?

Test Matches:
1. Who has scored the most runs in test matches?
2. Name the batsman who has the fastest test match half-century to his credit?
3. Name the batsman who has scored the fastest century?
4. Name the batsman with the most double centuries to his credit?
5. Name the cricketer who has the most runs without scoring a century?
6. Who has taken the most wickets in test matches?
7. Who has the best bowling average in test matches?
8. Name the umpire who has umpired the most test matches?
9. Name the batsmen who have triple centuries in test cricket?
10. Name the wicket keeper who has the most dismissals in a single test match?
11. Name the batsman who was dismissed the most number of times by the same bowler in test cricket.

Test & One day:
1. Name the cricketer who has taken the most international wickets in test matches and one-dayers?

One Day International
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 39 centuries in 362 matches from 1989 to 2006.
2. South Africa 438-9 in the second innings of a one-day match against Australia in Johannesburg on 12 March 2006. Australia scored 434-4 in the first innings.
3. Sachin Tendulkar 362 matches from 1989 to 2006.
4. Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) 8-19 against Zimbabwe at Colombo on 8 December 2001.
5. The best bowling start was made by Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) in a world cup match against Bangladesh in South Africa on 14 Feb 2003. He took a hatrick with the first 3 balls of the game and claimed a 4th wicket in his opening over before finishing 6-25. Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets.
6. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka was dismissed by Waqar Younis of Pakistan 13 times in 45 matches between Sri Lanka and Pakistan between 1989 and 2002, a record for one-day intl matches.
7. Adam Gilchrist of Australia has a total of 384 dismissals in 239 matches between 1996 and 2006.
8. Mohammad Azharuddin of India took 156 catches in 334 matches between 1985 and 2000.
9. Sachin Tendulkar scored 14,146 runs (average of 44.20) in 362 one-day international matches from 1989 to 2006.

Test Matches:
1. Brian Lara of West Indies has scored 11,124 runs in 294 tests (average of 53.02) between 1990 and 2006.
2. Jacques Kallis of South Africa made a half century from 24 balls against Zimbabwe at South Africa on 4-5 March 2005.
3. Viv Richards of West Indies scored a century in 56 balls against England in Antigua from 11 to 16 April 1986.
4. Sir Don Bradman of Australia has 200 runs or more 12 times playing for Australia in 52 matches from 1928 to 1948. He also holds the record of the highest batting average in Test cricket, with an average of 99.94 in 52 tests.
5. Shane Warne of Australia has scored 2,908 runs without making a century, from 1992 to the present. He has scored 11 half centuries in that run total.
6. Shane Warne is the leading Test match wicket-taker, with 670 wickets (avg 25.16 runs per wicket) in 137 matches from 1992 to 2006.
7. From 1886 to 1896, George Lohman (UK) averaged a strike rate of 10.75 for England, from at least 2,000 balls.
8. Steve Bucknor of Jamaica has officiated a total of 110 Test matches between 1989 and 2006.
9. Only two batsmen in Test match cricket history have scored two innings of more than 300 runs: Sir Don Bradman of Australia in 52 matches, between 1928 and 1948; and Brian Lara for West Indies between 1990 and 2005.
10. Jack Russell made 11 dismissals for England against South Africa in the test match staged between 30 November and 4 December 1995.
11. Between 1994 and 2001 Michael Atherton of England was dismissed by Glen McGrath of Australia 19 times in 17 matches between England and Australia.

Test & One day:
1. Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka has taken over 1,000 international wickets. The off-spinner became the first to reach a four-figure aggregate from Test matches and one-dayers when he took his 1,000th wicket against Bangladesh in a test match on 2 March 2006.

Source: Guinness World Records

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

last week our group held a similar discussion about this subject and you point out something we haven't covered yet, appreciate that.

- Laura