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Nidahas Twenty-20 Tri Series

Question: Who amongst the following was chosen the ‘Player of the Series’ on March 18th, 2018, in the Nidahas Twenty-20 Tri Series?
(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Shikhar Dhawan
(c) Washington Sundar
(d) Yuzvendra Chahal
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • India-Sri Lanka-Bangladesh “Nidahas Twenty-20 Tri Series” concluded in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (March 6th – 18th, 2018)
  • This series was organized in honor of the completion of 70 years of Sri Lanka’s independence.
  • In Sinhalese language Nidahas means ‘freedom’.
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  • Finals match venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • In final, India won the prestigious tournament by defeating Bangladesh by 4 wickets.
  • ‘Man-of-the-match’ in final – Dinesh Karthik (India), made 29 runs on 8 balls.
  • ‘Player of the Series’ – Washington Sunder together with Yuzvendra Chahalfor most 8-8 wickets.
  • ‘Most runs in tournament’ – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), 204 runs.
  • In the first match, India’s Vijay Shankar made his international T20 debut.
  • In the third match Bangladesh made their highest score (215 runs) in T20.
  • Sri Lanka lost the third match and became the first country to face defeat in 50 matches in T20.
  • In the fourth match K.L. Rahul became the first Indian cricketer to be hit wicket in the T20 (bowler- Jeevan Mendis, Sri Lanka).
  • In the 6th match, Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka) became the first batsman to score five T20 half centuries against the same opposition team (Bangladesh).
  • India became the first team to win after chasing the target of the highest runs (167 runs) given to win the T20 final.
  • India’s Dinesh Karthik became the first cricketer to get win for his team by making a six at last ball in any T20 International final.
  • Nobody had done this before.
  • Although there are four cricketer prior to Kartik who made their team won by making six at the last ball.


Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2018

Question: Karnataka has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2018 by defeating which of the following?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Delhi
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Saurashtra
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • National ODI championship Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2018 has concluded. (February 5th – February 27th, 2018)
  • On February 27th, 2018, Karnataka won the trophy for the third time by defeating Saurashtra by 41 runs in the final match played at Firozshah Kotla ground in New Delhi.
  • Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka was chosen as the Man of the Match in this match.
  • In this tournament, Mayank Agarwal has scored 723 runs (three centuries and four half centuries) in most 8 matches.
  • Mohammed Siraj of Hyderabad took the maximum 23 wickets, in which he got five wickets in an innings three times.
  • In this season, Mayank Agarwal scored maximum 1160 runs in Ranji Trophy.
  • Mayank scored 2141 runs in this session.
  • Mayank Agarwal has become the first batsman to score more than 2,000 runs in one round season.
  • Mayank Agarwal, who scored more than 700 runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy, became the first batsman to do so.
  • Earlier, there was record of making the highest runs in any tournament in the name Sachin, who scored 673 runs in the World Cup in 2003.
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy is also known as the Ranji One-Day Trophy.
  • It started in 2002-03.
  • This is a domestic tournament related to state teams of Ranji Trophy Plate.
  • This competition has been named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
  • Tamil Nadu has won this trophy for most of 5 times so far.
  • Saurashtra has won this competition once.


Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2017–18

India South Africa Test Series, 2018

Question: Who amongst the following was selected as the ‘Player of the Series’ in the series of 3 Test matches played between India-South Africa concluded recently?
(a) Virat Kohli
(b) Mohammed Shami
(c) Kagiso Rabada
(d) Vernon Philander
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • Indian cricket team’s Tour to Africa (5th January-24th February, 2018)
  • 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T-20 matches will be paid in the tour.
  • Series of three Test matches concluded. (January 5-27, 2018)
  • South Africa won the Test Series (Freedom Trophy) 2-1.
  • Player of the series- Vernon Philander (S. Africa) scored 94 runs and 15 wickets in the series.
  • Most runs in the series – Virat Kohli (286 runs).
  • Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada of S. Africa and Mohammad Shami of India won the most 15-15 wickets.
  • First Test (5-8 January, 2018), Newlands Cricket Ground (Cape Town)
  • Jaspreet Bumrah made his international Test debut.
  • Riddhiman Saha becomes the first Indian cricketer to catch 10 catches in a Test.
  • From January 13th-17th, 2018, Second Test held at Super Sport Park (Centurion).
  • Mohammed Shami of India achieved 100th wickets in the Test match.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara became the first Indian batsman to be run out in both innings of a Test match.
  • Lungi Angadi became the 23rd African bowler to joins the club, taking 5 wickets in his first Test match.
  • From January 24th -27th, 2018 Third Test held at Wanderers Stadium, (Johannesburg).
  • Indian bowler Jaspreet Bumrah (5/54) ​​got the first five wicket haul for the first time in a Test match.
  • Virat Kohli as captain becomes the Indian cricketer who scored the most runs (3,456) in Test matches.
  • South Africa’s Diane Elgar became first opener batsman to be not-out twice in the Test matches since 1992.
  • Earlier, in the year 2015, he was remained not out on 118 against England.
  • Carry the bat or carry one’s bat in cricket means the opener who does not have a not out after the end of the entire innings.
  • This was the first test series of three matches or more, in which all the 40 wickets in the series (3 × 40 = 120 wickets) fell.
  • Earlier on three occasions 118 wickets fell in the three test matches series.
  • The highest 157 wickets fall in the four matches’ series.
  • Fall of 197 wickets in the five-match series is the best record.
  • Mohammed Shami in the second innings of the third Test match took 5 wickets for 28 runs, his best figure in Test cricket.
  • This is the third win of the Indian team in 20 Test matches in South Africa.
  • Indian team played 5 Tests at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, with two wins and three draws.
  • On December 1st, 2017, India defeated Sri Lanka in the Test series and equaled England and Australia’s world record of winning consecutive 9 Test series matches.
  • Indian team’s captain was Virat Kohli and South African team’s Captain was Faf du Plessis.
  • Indian team has failed to win the 10th consecutive Test series.
  • Victory in Johannesburg is the 21st win of Virat Kohli as Indian captain.
  • With this win he came at second place in the list of India’s most successful Test captains after Sourav Ganguly.
  • Dhoni is at top of this list with 27 Test wins.


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