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Ashes 2017

Ashes series, 2017-18

Question: which one of the following statements is not correct about Ashes series, 2017-18, recently held between Australia-England?
(a) Australia won the series 4-0.
(b) This series was held in England.
(c) Steve Smith was chosen ‘Man of the Series’.
(d) Steve Smith, who made the most runs in an Ashes series, became the second Australian captain to do so.
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • The 70th Ashes Series, 2017-18 concluded in Australia (November 23rd, 2017 to January 8, 2018).
  • Australia won the series by 4-0.
  • The first Test match of the series was played in Brisbane, second in Adelaide and third was in Perth. Australia won all three matches.
  • The fourth Test match played in Melbourne was a draw, while Australia won the fifth test match in Sydney, with an innings of123 runs.
  • Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith for the series and the captain of the England cricket team, Joe Root remains.
  • Pat Cummins (Australia) was selected for ‘Man of the Match’ in the last Test match.
  • Australian captain Steve Smith was named ‘Man of the Series’.
  • Most runs in the series Steam Smith (687 runs in 7 innings) scored.
  • Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has taken the most wickets in the series (23 wickets in 9 innings).
  • Steve Smith, the other Australian captain in any Ashes series, was the other Australian captain.
  • Earlier as captain former player Sir Don Bradman had scored a total of 810 runs in 9 innings, the highest run ever made by the Australian captain in any Ashes series.
  • In the fourth Test played in Melbourne, Steve Smith scored 102 not out in the second innings; which is in the long format of the cricket was his fourth consecutive century in Tests.
  • Earlier, former player Donald Bradman had scored four consecutive centuries in four Tests at the ground.
  • It is known that the Ashes series is a series of Tests played between England and Australia.
  • So far, a total of 70 Ashes series have been organized, in which Australia has 33 and England has won 32 series and 5 Series draws.

Reference:
http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/ashes-steve-smith-equals-don-bradmans-record-with-mcg-ton-1618641.html
http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/smith-ends-with-second-highest-run-tally-in-an-ashes-series-only-behind-bradman-1625969.html

Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship 2018

Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship, 2018

Question: Aditya Mehta defeated whom of the following in the finals of the Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship, 2018?
(a) Saurabh Kothari
(b) Alfie Burden
(c) Lakshman Rawat
(d) Brajesh Damani
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • 4th Kolkata Open International Invitation and Pro-Am Snooker Championship, concluded in 2018, Kolkata. (3-8 January, 2018)
  • Organizer- Hindustan Club, Kolkata
  • Competition Results:
  • Winner-Aditya Mehta (Indian Oil Corp.)
  • Runner up- Alfie Burden (England)
  • Pro-M competition results:
  • Winner-Shree Cement (Alfie Burden and Rajesh Tulsian)
  • Runner up- Zenith Cement (Lucky Vatani and Sunil Saraogi)
  • This is Aditya’s third Kolkata Open title since its inception.

Reference:
http://www.cuesportsindia.com/myweb/tournament18/results/kolkataopen-main.htm
http://www.cuesportsindia.com/myweb/tournament18/results/kolkataopen-proam.htm

North Korea to send team to Winter Olympic Games

North Korea will send delegation to Winter Olympic Games

Question: In which of the following country Winter Olympics, 2018 will be organized?
(a) Germany
(b) France
(c) South Korea
(d) Russia
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On January 9th, 2018, North Korea decided to send its sports delegation to the Winter Olympic Games to be held in South Korea next month.
  • Between the two countries, meeting was held in non-army zone in Panmunjom village on the border of both the countries two years later, where after the meeting, the said decision was taken.
  • After the meeting, North Korea decided to send a high level delegation (including players, sports fans, artists, observers and journalists) in winter sports.
  • South Korea will consider temporarily removal of the ban on the people of North Korea coming to the Winter Olympics in their country next month.
  • It is known that after North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, South Korea had put a one-sided ban on its officials coming here.
  • It is notable that the Winter Olympics, 2018, will be held in South Korea (Pyongchang City) during 9-25 February 2018.
  • It will be the 23rd Winter Olympics.
  • During this meeting, South Korea also proposed to military talks and get together of families with North Korea.

Related Links:-
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42600550
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-agrees-to-send-athletes-to-winter-olympics-south-says/2018/01/09/56407aa8-f4a9-11e7-9af7-a50bc3300042_story.html?utm_term=.7040804b7fae

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