सामयिक विषय: Cricket

Pakistan Super League (PSL), 2018

Question: Which team won the title of Pakistan Super League (PSL), 2018 Cricket Tournament concluded on March 25th, 2018?
(a) Islamabad United
(b) Karachi Kings
(c) Multan sultans
(d) Quetta Gladiators
Answer- (a)
Related facts:

  • Pakistan Super League (PSL) of T-20 format, 2018 (Third Edition), conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) concluded in UAE and Pakistan. (22 February-25 March, 2018)
  • Sponsor – HBL
  • Final Venue – National Stadium, Karachi
  • Competition Results:-
  • Winner-Islamabad United, 2nd title
  • Runner-up- Peshawar Zalmi
  • ‘Player of the Final Match and Series’ – Luke Ronchi (New Zealand player of Islamabad United)
  • ‘Most wickets in the tournament’ – Fahim Ashraf (Islamabad United) and Wahab Riaz (Peshawar Zalmi) both took 18-18 wickets in the tournament.
  • Luke Ronchi of Islamabad United scored the highest run (435) in the tournament.

Reference:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8679/scorecard/1128851/islamabad-united-vs-peshawar-zalmi-final/
http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=12186;type=tournament
http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/bowling/most_wickets_career.html?id=12186;type=tournament

ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier-2018

Question: Which two teams were qualified for the 2019 World Cup in ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier, 2018 held on March 25th, 2018 in Zimbabwe?
(a) West Indies and Scotland
(b) Nepal and West Indies
(c) West Indies and Afghanistan
(d) West Indies and Ireland
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • For the last two places Cricket World Cup Qualifier Tournament of ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, 2018 concluded in Zimbabwe,. (March 4-25, 2018)
  • The two teams, which reached in the qualifiers final, the West Indies and Afghanistan have qualified for the World Cup, 2019.
  • In the final, Afghanistan won the title of qualifiers by defeating the West Indies by 7 wickets.
  • ‘Man of the match’ in final – Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
  • Player of the series- Sikander Raja (Zimbabwe)
  • The 10 teams of ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 are as follows: England (host), 2. Australia, 3. India, 4. Bangladesh, 5. New Zealand, 6. Pakistan, 7. South Africa, 8. Sri Lanka, 9. West Indies and 10. Afghanistan
  • This is the first Cricket World Cup since 1979, when Zimbabwe could not make it to the World Cup.
  • It also happened for the first time that an Associate Nation will not participate in Cricket World Cup.
  • In the final of the tournament, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan became the fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in international one-dayers.
  • In his 44th match, Rashid made Shai Hope (West Indies) his 100th victim.
  • Earlier this record was named after Australia’s Mitchell Starc (100 wickets in 52 games).

Reference:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/1132997.html
https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/rashid-khan-smashes-record-becomes-fastest-to-100-odi-wickets-1699271.html
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8038/scorecard/1133031/afghanistan-vs-west-indies-final/

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.

Reference:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18098/scorecard/1118704/rest-of-india-vs-vidarbha-irani-cup/

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