सामयिक विषय: Cricket


India-Sri Lanka Test Series -2017

Question: India-Sri Lanka test series of three Tests held on December 6, 2017, 2017 India won 1-0. India won 9 consecutive Test series, which country’s world record in this case?
(i) Australia
(ii) the Africa
(iii) England
(a) (i)
(b) (i), (ii)
(c) (i), (iii)
(d) (ii), (iii)
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • Indian cricket team tour of Sri Lankan (11 November – 24 December, 2017)
  • During this tour, 3 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches will be played.
  • Test series of three matches concluded. (November 16-December, 2017)
  • India won the Test series 1-0.
  • Player of the series- Indian captain Virat Kohli (most run 610 runs in the series)
  • Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin secures the most 12 wickets in the series.
  • After winning the series, India equaled the world record of winning consecutive 9 Test series in Australia and England.
  • This series captain of India was Virat Kohli and Sri Lankan Captain was Dinesh Chandimal.
  • Earlier, Australia had won 9 consecutive test series in the captaincy of Ricky Ponting between 2005-08.
  • England had won 9 consecutive Tests during 1884-92.
  • India has won 9 matches, 6 played in India, 2 in Sri Lanka and 1 in West Indies.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara became the Third Indian batsman and Ninth batsman of the world to bat five days in the first match of the Series.
  • In this series Virat Kohli made his 50th international century of his career.
  • Virat Kohli, after scoring his 12th century as captain in the second Test, broke the record of former captain Sunil Gavaskar to have 11 centuries.
  • In this series, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to take 300 wickets (54th Test) in international cricket.
  • Earlier this record was in the name of Australia’s Dennis Lillee (56 Test matches).
  • In the third test match, Virat also broke the records of West Indian Brian Lara as the captain of most five double centuries.
  • Virat scored the sixth double century (243 runs) as captain.
  • Virat Kohli, who scored 2 consecutive double centuries in the Test world, also became the first captain of the world to do so.
  • Unbeaten 119 runs made by Sri lankan Dhananjay D’Sillah in the last match, the highest score made by any foreign batsman in the fourth innings of a Test match in India.
  • The third Test match of the series was played in Feroz Shah Kotla Ground; the second day Sri Lankan players had to wear anti-pollution masks due to smog / smog.
  • The first match in the three-match series was played in Kolkata, which was a draw.
  • In the second match played in Nagpur, India won by an innings and 239 runs. The last match played in Delhi was a draw.


U-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017

Under-19 Youth Asia Cup

Question: Who amongst the following recently won the title of the Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017 held in Malaysia?
(a) India
(b) Afghanistan
(c) Pakistan
(d) Malaysia
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • From 10-19 November, 2017 ‘Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017’ concluded in Malaysia.
  • Eight countries (India, Nepal, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, Pakistan and Afghanistan) took part in this competition.
  • Afghanistan won the title for the first time by defeating Pakistan by 187 runs in the final match held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on November 19, 2017.
  • Player of the Series- Mujib Jadran from Afghanistan; most wickets (20) in the series.
  • Most runs in the series- Mohammad Taha (Pakistan)
  • Naveen-ulHaq is the captain of Afghanistan’s Under-19 Asia Cup team.


Mumbai climb 'Mt 500'

Ranji Trophy: Team to play 500th match

Question: Which of the following home teams of India became the team to play 500th Ranji Trophy on November 9, 2017?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Mumbai
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • Mumbai team played their 500th match of the national championship: Ranji Trophy in 2017-18, at the Wankhede Stadium against Baroda. (November 9, 2017)
  • Mumbai became the first team to achieve this milestone.
  • Mumbai has won the title of Ranji Trophy for the record 41 times.
  • This team has given India the most international cricketer by combining all three formats of cricket.


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