Cricket Test

Who said football's the beautiful game? Test your knowledge with ten simple questions on a truly great sport

Question 1:   Which test venue boasts the largest official capacity in the world?
MCG, Melbourne
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kandy, Sri Lanka
The Wanderers, Johannesburg

Question 2:   In which country was the 1999 Cricket World Cup held?
South Africa
England
Australia
New Zealand
India

Question 3:   What is the nickname of Pakistan's lethal paceman Shoaib Akhtar?
The Islamabad Rocket
The Pakistani Power
The Faisalabad Freight-train
The Lahore Screamer
The Rawalpindi Express

Question 4:   Which batsman hold the record for the highest test score ever? (375)
Sir Donald Bradman
Sachin Tendulkar
WG Grace
Brian Lara
Sunil Gavaskar

Question 5:   In which year was the famous 'blackwash' series, when England were beaten 5-0 on home soil by the West Indies?
1976
1998
1952
1984
2003

Question 6:   In which country is the Pura Cup the premier cricket trophy?
New Zealand
South Africa
Bangladesh
Australia
The USA

Question 7:   Which batsman currently holds the record for the fastest one-day century (34 balls!)
VVS Laxman
Adam Gilchrist
Stephen Fleming
Shahid Afridi
Andrew Flintoff

Question 8:   Which of these countries did NOT compete in the 2003 Cricket World Cup?
Ireland
Holland
Kenya
Namibia
Canada

Question 9:   Which bowler currently has the best ever test bowling figures? (9 for 37 and 10 for 53)
Jim Laker, England
Sir Garfield Sobers, West Indies
Graham Pollock, South Africa
Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka
Aaquib Javed, Pakistan

Question 10:   The lowest ever one-day international score is 36 all-out. They were soundly thrashed by Sri Lanka- who were they?
Holland
Scotland
Singapore
The USA
Canada

This Quiz has been designed by Sean Williams.