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T10 Cricket League

T-10 Cricket league-2017

Question: Who won the title of the first T-10 Cricket league that was held in Sharjah recently?
(a) Punjabi Legends
(b) Kerala Kings
(c) Pakhtoons
(d) Maratha Arabians
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • First T-10 Cricket league concludes in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (December 14-17, 2017)
  • In the final match played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 17 December 2017, Kerala Kings won the T-10 Cricket League title by defeating Punjab Legend by 8 wickets.
  • Man of the Match-Ian Morgan (Kerala Kings).
  • Icon Player and Captain of the Kerala Kings team Ian Morgan and Icon Player and Captain of the Punjabi Legends team was Shoaib Malik.
  • Playing from Pakhtoons, Shahid Afridi completed his first hat-trick against Maratha Arabians in the first over.
  • A total of 6 teams participated in this tournament.
  • This league has been set up by Business Tycoon Nawab Shahtaz Shaji Ul Mulk, who is also chairman of the league as well as the chairman of the country’s holdings.
  • The league president is the owner of the ARY Group and the media Mughal Salman Iqbal.
  • This league has been started by T10 Sports Management.
  • The ownership of this league is also under T-10 Sports Management.
  • The League receives acceptance from the Emirates Cricket Board.
  • This is the first T-10 format approved league internationally.

Reference:
https://cricket.yahoo.com/news/t10-cricket-league-5-reasons-142201800.html
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/1129280.html
http://www.timesnownews.com/sports/article/t10-cricket-league-sharjah-complete-schedule-time-in-ist-squads-venue-live-streaming/167603

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

india win odi series

India-Sri Lanka ODI series

Question: Who amongst the following was chosen as the ‘Player of the Series’ in the India-Sri Lanka ODI series-2017, concluded in December 2017?
(a) Kuldeep Yadav
(b) Rohit Sharma
(c) Shikhar Dhawan
(d) Jaspreet Bumrah
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • Three-matches ODI series between India and Sri Lanka concluded. (December 10-17, 2017)
  • India won the ODI series with 2-1.
  • This is India’s eighth consecutive series win in ODIs.
  • In this ODI series, Rohit Sharma was the captain of the Indian team.
  • Kuldeep Yadav, who took 3 wickets in the third ODI, was selected for ‘Man of the Match’.
  • India’s Shikhar Dhawan was selected as ‘Player of the Series’.
  • In the second ODI, Rohit Sharma made his third double century (unbeaten 208 runs in 153 balls).
  • Rohit Sharma is the only batsman who scored three double centuries in ODIs.
  • In 2014, Rohit Sharma had scored 264 against Sri Lanka.
  • In the second ODI, India made the 300 plus run for the 100th time.
  • In the second ODI, Shreyas Iyer put the first half century of his ODI career.
  • It is known that India has not lost any series at home-ground against Sri Lanka yet.

Reference:
http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/98989/india-cricket-team-first-to-100-instances-of-300-plus-scores-stats
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18074/scorecard/1122728/india-vs-sri-lanka-3rd-odi/
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/sri-lanka-tour-of-india-india-vs-sri-lanka-third-odi-in-visakhapatnam/article21825915.ece

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