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Irani Cup 2017-2018

Question: Who amongst the following was elected as the ‘Player of the Match’ in the India’s domestic cricket tournament “Irani Cup, 2017-18” concluded on March 18th, 2018?
(a) Faiz Fazal
(b) Karun Nayar
(c) Mayank Agarwal
(d) Wasim Jaffar
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • India’s domestic first-class cricket tournament Irani Cup, 2017-18 concluded in Nagpur. (March 14th-18th, 2018)
  • Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
  • Vidarbha won the tournament for the first time by defeating ‘Rest of India’ on the basis of the lead in the first innings.
  • Brief Score:
  • Vidarbha: First innings – 800 Runs at 7 Wickets
  • Rest of India: First Innings -390 All Out
  • ‘Player of the match’ -Wasim Jaffer (Vidarbha), 286 runs
  • Vidarbha team captain was Faiz Fazal and the Rest of India team captain was Karun Nair.
  • Wasim Jaffer of Vidarbha became the batsman to made most runs (286) in an innings of Irani Cup.
  • He broke the record of Murali Vijay’s 266 runs in the Irani Cup.


Yonex All England Open-2018

Question: In the women’s singles semifinals of the Yonex All England Open, 2018 badminton championship held on March 18th, 2018 who amongst the following defeated the India’s P.V. Sindhu?
(a) Akane Yamaguchi
(b) Tai Tzu Ying
(c) Chen Yufei
(d) Kirsty Gilmour
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts: 

  • BWF’s Yonex All England Open Badminton Championship concluded in 2018 Birmingham, England (U.K.) (March 14th-18th, 2018)
  • Competition Results:
  • Men’s Singles
    Winner-Shi Yuki (China)
    Runner Up- Lin Dan (China)
  • Women’s Singles
    Winner-Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
    Runner Up-Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
  • Men’s Doubles:
    winner- Marcus Fernandes Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (both Indonesia)
    Runner Up- Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen (both Denmark)
  • Women’s Doubles: 
    Winner- Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christina Patterson (both Denmark)
  •  Runner Up- Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota (both Japan)
  • Mixed Doubles: 
    Winner- Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino (both Japan)
    Runner Up- Zheng Sewei and Huang Yaqiong (both China)
  • In the semi finals of the tournament Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi defeated India’s P.V. Sindhu.
  • Any Indian woman badminton player has not won the title of women’s singles event in the history of of England Open tournament.
  • In the men’s singles event, Prakash Padukone of India (1980) and Pullela Gopichand (2001) has got this achievement.
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BNP Paribas Open 2018

Question: Who amongst the following is the men’s singles champion of the BNP Paribas Open, 2018 Tennis Championship concluded on March 18th, 2018?
(a) Roger Federer
(b) Juan Martin Del Potro
(c) Rafael Nadal
(d) Novak Djokovic
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • ATP World Tour Session, Masters 1000 Category of 2018 and WTA Premier Event Combined Tournament BNP Paribas Open concluded at Indian Wells, California, US. (March 5th-18th, 2018)
  • It is also known as Indian Wells 2018.
  • Competition Result: 
  • Men’s singles:
    winner-Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina)
    Runner Up -Roger Federer (Switzerland)
  • Women’s singles:
    winner-Naomi Osaka (Japan)
    Runner Up – Daria kasatkina (Russia)
  • Men’s Doubles:
    winner- John Isner and Jack Sock (both of America)
    Runaway-Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (both US)
  • Women’s Doubles:
    Winners- Hsieh Su-Wei (Chinese Taipei) and Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic)       Runner Up – Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (both Russia).


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