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Quiz 3: HOWZZTHIZ?

cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2007 15:42 IST

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1. Who are the only cricketers to score centuries on their own as well as their countries’ Test debuts?

2. This Test venue is officially the wettest in the world. It has more rainy days than anywhere else, for which it is affectionately known as ‘The Pond’. The stadium was also the witness to Shane Warne's ‘Ball of the century’. Which venue?

3. This Sri Lankan cricketer played a vital role in his country’s triumph in the 1996 World Cup. During his early career, he was given the nickname “Mad Max” for his tendency to get out to rash shots. Who is he?

4. During World War-II, this cricket stadium was used by the US Air Force and was given the name ‘Camp Murphy’. It is also known as the G (a name given by the people of the city). Which is this cricket venue, which will also host WWE Wrestle Mania in 2009?

5. What made the second day of the Lord's Test match between England and West Indies in 2000, a unique day in the history of Test cricket?

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ANSWERS

1. Dave Houghton (Zimbabwe) and Aminul Islam (Bangladesh) are the only cricketers to score centuries on their own and their country's Test debuts. Houghton hit 121 against India at Harare in 1992-93 and Islam made 145, also against India in 2000.

2. Old Trafford also the home ground of the Lancashire Cricket Club, is officially the wettest Test cricket venue in the world.

3. Aravinda de Silva, who played 93 Tests and 308 ODIs for Sri Lanka, was nicknamed “Mad Max” during his early days.

4. The Melbourne Cricket Club was the base camp for American forces during World War-II and was given the name 'Camp Murphy'. It is also the home of the Australian side, the Victorian Bushrangers.

5. The second day of the Lord's Test between England and the West Indies in 2000 is the only time in the history of Test cricket when a part of all four innings were played on the same day.

Compiled by NITIN SHARMA