सामयिक विषय: Cricket


India’s tour of Zimbabwe

Question: Who has been selected as the “Player of the series” in recently held ODI series between India and Zimbabwe?
(a) Brinder Saran
(b) K.L Rahul
(c) Mandeep Singh
(d) Jaspreet Bumrah
Related facts:

  • From 11 to 22 June 2016; Indian cricket team was on Zimbabwe tour.
  • During this the two countries has played three one-day international and three international Twenty20 match series.
  • India won the three-match one-day international series by 3-0.
  • Indian batsman who scored 196, the highest in one-day series K.L Rahul (Kannur Lokesh Rahul) has been declared as the “Player of the Series”.
  • Indian bowler,Jaspreet Bumrah took maximum 9 wickets in the series.
  • K L Rahul become the first Indian and 11th Batsman in the world to score a century in his debut ODI match.
  • He in his first match of the series, scored an unbeaten 100 in 115 balls.
  • India won the third ODI by 10 wickets and achieved this milestone for the sixth time.
  • Indian captain MS Dhoni in the same match became the fourth wicketkeeper in the ODIs to claim 350 dismissals in the format.
  • India won the three international Twenty20 match series by 2-1.
  • Most wicket taker Indian bowler, Brinder Saran has been declared as ‘Player of the Series’ in the Twenty20 series.
  • Indian player Mandeep Singh scored 87, the highest run by an individual in the Twenty20 series.
  • Zimbabwe won the first match of the Twenty20 international series against India and this was their second won against India.
  • Zimbabwe scored 170 runs in the same Twenty20 match against India is the highest score made by Zimbabwe against India.
  • Earlier, their highest score against India was 145 runs.
  • K.L Rahul become the first player to be dismissed on the first ball of any international Twenty20 innings.
  • Donald Tiripano took his wicket on the first ball.
  • With this Rahul become the second player to got out on first ball in T20I debut.
  • Previously the record was registered in the name of Dhoni.
  • Jaspreet Bumrah in the first match became the first Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in Twenty20 in a calendar year .
  • Internationally the record of most wicket taken in a calendar year held by Dwayne Bravo (West Indies).
  • Bravo, in 2015 took 69 wickets in 47 matches.
  • Brinder Saran debuting in the second Twenty20 match took 4 wickets in 4 overs by giving 10 runs.
  • This is India’s best bowling performance in Twenty20 debut.
  • Pragyan Ojha was the previous record holder who gave 21 runs against Bangladesh and took 4 wickets.
  • India won the second Twenty20 match by 10 wickets.
  • This was the first 10-wicket win in International Twenty20 matches for India.
  • Third match of Twenty20 was 324th match for M.S Dhoni as the captain.
  • Graeme Cremer was the captain and Makhaya Ntini was stand-in coach of Zimbabwe cricket team.


IPL 9 or VIVO IPL 2016

IPL-9 Twenty20 cricket tournament

Question: Which of the following team won the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
(a) Sunrisers Hyderabad
(b) Royal Challengers Bangalore
(c) Kolkata Knight Riders
(d) Chennai Super Kings
Related facts:

  • On 29 May 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • This season of the Indian Premier League, abbreviated as IPL 9 or VIVO IPL 2016, is the ninth season of the IPL.
  • IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The tournament was played between 9 April 2016 and 29 May 2016.
  • The final was played at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore; Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs.
  • Ben Cutting of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the title of Man of the Match for scoring 39 off 15 balls and two wickets by giving 35 runs in the final match.
  • Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore won the title of Most Valuable Player.
  • IPL-9: Key Facts:
  • Orange Cap (For scoringmost runs) -Virat Kohli (973 runs), Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • Purple Cap (For highest wicket taker) -Bhuvneshwar Kumar (23 wickets), Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Fair Play Award-Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Highest individual score-(In one inning) –Ab de Villiers (129 Not Out), Royal Challengers Bangalore, against Gujarat Lions).
  • The fastest half century-Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians), 51 runs off 17 balls and Chris Morris (Delhi Daredevils), 50 runs off 17 balls.
    The fastest century-AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 129 runs off 43 balls, against Gujarat Lions.
  • Most sixes -38, Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Most boundaries-88, David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Best emerging player- Mustafizur Rahman (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Four players to score century in IPL-9 are -AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Quinton de Kock (Delhi Daredevils), and Steve Smith (Pune Suprgiants Rising).
  • In this season, the highest score in an innings was 248/3 by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions.
  • The best bowling performance in an innings was of Adam Zampa (Took 6 wickets by giving 19 runs in 4 overs) of Rising Pune Supergiants .
  • Winner-Sunrisers Hyderabad(Rs 15 crore)
  • Runner Up-Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 10 crore)


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