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Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2017

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2017

Question: Who amongst the following has been selected for the Man of the Series in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Test series between India and Australia?
(a) Steve Smith
(b) Ravichandran Ashwin
(c) Ravindra Jadeja
(d) Cheteshwar Pujara
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On March 28th, 2017, India won the Border Gavaskar Trophy by 2-1, defeating Australia by 8 wickets in the fourth and final Test match.
  • All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been chosen for Man of the Series on scoring 127 runs and 25 wickets in this series.
  • Jadeja also became Man of the Match in the fourth match.
  • The first match of this series was played in Pune between 23-25 February, 2017, won by Australia by 333 runs.
  • O’Keefe, Australian bowler who took 12 wickets in this (1st) match has been awarded with Man of the Match title.
  • The second match of the series was played in Bangalore between March 4-7, 2017, won by India by 75 runs and K.L. Rahul became Man of the Match.
  • The third match of the series was played in Ranchi between March 16-20, which was a draw and Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a double century, was selected for the Man of the match.
  • Highest run scorers in the series: 1. Steve Smith – 499 runs, 2. Cheteshwar Pujara – 405 runs 3. KL Rahul-393 runs
    Most wicket takers: 1. Ravindra Jadeja – 25 wickets, 2. R. Ashwin – 21 wickets, 3. Nathan Lyon – 19 wickets.
  • A numbers of records have been formed during this series which are as follows:
  • It is the 7th consecutive test series victory of team India under Virat Kohli’s leadership.
  • Team India has defeated all the nine Test teams in the previous domestic series. India after Australia and South Africa is the third team to do so.
  • In the absence of Virat Kohli, the 33th Test captain Ajinkya Rahane, who hold the captaincy in the fourth Test, became the ninth Indian captain to win his first match.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara scored 202 runs off 525 balls in second innings of third test and became the first Indian cricketer to face 500 balls in a single Test innings.
  • India has won four out of the four Test series in 2016-2017 Season.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is the third player who scored more than 500 runs and took more than 50 wickets, in a Season.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin broke Dale Steyn’s (78) record of taking the most wickets in a season. He has taken 79 wickets in the season 2016-17.
  • Total thirteen (13) series of the Border-Gavaskar Test has been played since 1996-97, out of which seven (7) series won by India, five (5) series by Australia while the series in the 2003-04 was a draw.

Related links:
http://www.bcci.tv/india-v-australia-2017/results
http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-australia-2016-17/content/story/1088751.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/r-ashwin-india-vs-australia-test-cricket/1/912629.html
http://www.oneindia.com/sports/cricket/border-gavaskar-trophy-is-back-here-are-india-s-5-heroes/3-cheteshwar-pujara-pf25204-2387087.html

Irani Cup 2016-17

Irani Cup, 2016-17

Question: Which of the following team won the Irani Cup-2016-17?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Rest of India
(c) UP
(d) Karnataka
Ans:(b)
Related facts:

  • From 20 January to 24 January 2017; Irani Cup(2016-17) was played at Cricket Club of India, Mumbai
  • It was the 55th season of the Irani Cup a first-class cricket competition in India
  • Winner-Rest of India (6 wickets)
  • Runner-Gujarat
  • Man of the Match (Final)- Wriddhiman Saha (Rest of India)
  • Wriddhiman Saha scored unbeaten 203.
  • Saha also became the first wicketkeeper to score a double-hundred in the Irani Cup and the first batsman to do so in the fourth innings in the competition.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara was captain of the Rest of India team and Parthiv patel was the captain of Gujarat.
  • Rest of India won the Irani cup for 26 times which if most by any team.

Reference:
http://www.bcci.tv/z-r-irani-cup-2016-17/match/01
http://www.bcci.tv/news/2017/domestic-updates/15444/saha-pujara-help-rest-of-india-to-irani-cup-win
http://www.espncricinfo.com/irani-cup-2016-17/content/story/1079220.html

ICC Desert T20 Challenge 2017

ICC Desert T20 Challenge-2017

Question: Which of the following team won the 2017 Desert T20 Challenge?
(a) Ireland
(b) Hong Kong
(c) Scotland
(d) Afghanistan
Ans: (d)
Related facts:

  • The 2017 Desert T20 Challenge was an international Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament that was held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 14 to 20 January 2017
  • The eight Associate Members that have T20I status participated in the tournament.
  • Papua New Guinea declined to participate and was replaced by Namibia (who does not have T20I status).
  • Final- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Winner-Afghanistan (10 wickets)
  • Runner Up-Ireland
  • Player of the Series- Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
  • During this tournament Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman become the first player to score two T20I fifties on the same day.
  • He scored 80 runs in the semi-final win over Oman, and 52 in finals against Ireland.
  • Coach of Afghanistan cricket team is Lalchand Rajput and Captain is Asghar Stanikzai (ODI & T20I).
  • Nawroz Mangal captained the team in Finals.
  • Recently Nawroz Mangal declared his retirement from the cricket.

Reference:
https://twitter.com/Desert_T20
http://www.espncricinfo.com/desert-t20-challenge/content/series/1074956.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Desert_T20_Challenge
http://www.indiatimes.com/sports/afghanistan-s-mohammad-shahzad-sets-new-t20-record-for-most-50s-in-an-icc-tournament-goes-past-virat-kohli-269996.html

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