Sunday, March 25, 2007

The 1996 World Cup Quiz

( The comments/answers have now been released. The percentage of correct answers this time is very, very high! Guess i need to raise the toughness level in the next quiz)
q.1
what happened on leap year's day?
q.2
aravinda d'silva was the highest run aggregator for the eventual champions, Sri Lanka. Who was second best?
q.3
p,p,p,r,b & w. This series (of initials) ended with this World Cup in the Indian subcontinent. What are we talking about?
q.4
kumble ended up as the highest wicket taker but his best in an innings was just 3/29. Somone else with match figures of 5/21 took the honours there. Who?
q.5
which lankan batsman survived one run out chance and 3 dropped catches in the final?
Additonal question/s:
q.6
who was the 47 year old Dutch opener, the oldest player in the tournament, who had scored 159 for Barbados against Mike Denness' touring party 22 years ago?

12 comments:

Kartikeya said...

1. Kenya beat West Indies? I know it was at Pune.

2. Im going with Gurusinha.

3. Thats a hard one..... i have no clue..

4. Damien Fleming took 5 against India at Mumbai - was it for 21?

5. Asanka again?

Sfx said...

1. Kenya beat WI
2. Asanka Gurusingha
3.
4. Paul Strang
5. Gurusingha

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Oh and the answer to no 2 , is prudential, prudential, prudential, reliance ......

Sfx

Tintin said...

1. Blind guess - Kenya beat West Indies ?

2. Must be Gurusimha. He made a big score against Kenya and 87 in the final. Jayasuriya made only 270 odd.

3. Prudential, Prudential, Prudential, etc

4. Paul Strang

5. Guessing again. Since de Silva is too obvious and Guru is already taken, was it Ranatunga ?

WhO ElsE said...

1. Kenya upset WI on 29th Feb 1996.
2. Asanka Gurusinha
4. Paul Strang? I think against Kenya...
5. Aravinda de silva

Homer said...

1.
2. Mark Waugh
3.
4.
5. Asanka Gurusinghe

Tintin said...

6 is easy. Nolan Clarke.

Anonymous said...

6. Nolan Clarke

Anonymous said...

Sry - that answer - 6. for Nolan Clarke was me - Sfx ...

Kartikeya said...

6. Nolan Clark

WhO ElsE said...

6. Nolan Clarke

Kartikeya said...

Brilliant SFX..... Prudential, Prudential, Prudential, Reliance......

Well done!!