T20 Masters Quiz

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  4. Each quiz will have one question and one winner.
  5. In case of multiple winners, a single winner be decided by a lucky draw.
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Thank you for the amazing response to the T20 Masters Quiz!

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Quiz No. 9 [Completed]

Question: Here's the final question of the series. Since he is a crowd favourite, we'll make this an easy one. This batsman has the most career hundreds in all T20 cricket. He also has the most career sixes. Who is he?

Answer: Chris Gayle, with eights hundreds and a whopping 306 sixes. Gayle has faced 2793 deliveries in T20 cricket - so it works out to him hitting a six every nine balls. He also has 344 fours, which means he scores a six or a four every 4.2 balls. Incredible stats.

Winner (by lucky draw): Vipin Kumar Singh.

Quiz No. 8 [Completed]

That's Scott Styris in the picture, playing a T20 game for Sussex against Gloucestershire. As you can see, the over began badly for the bowler. What happens next in the over?

The bowler, James Fuller, conceded 38 runs off the over which read 4nb, 4nb, 6, 6, 4, 0, 4 and 6. Styris scored a 37-ball hundred in the game. [A video of the incident]

Winner (by lucky draw): T. Sarvanan Hari.

Quiz No. 7 [completed]

Playing for Pakistan A against New Zealand A in a T20 in 2006, Misbah-ul-Haq scored 107 not out, and in the process set a T20 record that's been equalled only once, but never broken. What is that record? [Scorecard of the match here]

Answer: Misbah faced 76 for his innings, making it the longest T20 innings by balls played. This was equalled by Calum MacLeod of Scotland against Oman in 2012.

Winner (by lucky draw): Rajeswari Marthala. Congrats, Rajeswari. Please check your mail for the prize details.

Quiz No. 6 [Completed]

What world record do Adam Gilchrist, Shahid Afridi and Brendon McCullum hold in Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively? The answer lies in this quiz episode number.

They hold the records for most career sixes.

Winner (by lucky draw):
Ayush Kumar. Ayush, please check your mail for the prize details.

Quiz No. 5 [Completed]

Few T20 innings are as consummately successful as this one. The batsman hit the first ball of the innings for six. He hit three sixes in the first over he faced. He brought up his hundred (in 42 balls) with a six. And he finished the match (and hence the tournament) with a six. Too bad this match (played before a packed house and large television audience) would not count as an official game. This go-getter batsman is playing the World Twenty20 2012. Who is he? We'll give you another hint: this game was played in 2008.

: Imran Nazir, who made 111* off 44 balls with seven fours and 11 sixes in the Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship final on November 16, 2008 at Ahmedabad's Sardar Patel Stadium. No bowler was spared on the day as Lahore Badshahs chased down 160 runs in just 13.5 overs to beat Hyderabad Heroes to win the third of the best-of-three finals.

Winner (by lucky draw):
Ishan Dewan

Quiz No. 4 [Completed]

Dot balls in T20 cricket are gold dust, goes the cliche. Maiden overs are a rarer commodity. Who bowled the first maiden over in T20 International cricket?

Pakistan's Mohammad Asif bowled the first maiden over in T20 Internationals. On August 28, 2006, Asif performed the feat in the eighth T20 ever played, against England at Bristol's County Ground. He also dismissed Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss, making it an outstanding double-wicket maiden.

Winner (by lucky draw):
Mohit Arora

Quiz No. 3 [Completed]

Ajantha Mendis took 6-8 in the recent World Twenty20 game against Zimbabwe, thus setting a new record for the best T20I figures. Whose record did he improve?

: Mendis bettered his own record. Last year, he had taken 6-16 against Australia.

Winner (by lucky draw):
Pradipta Mazumder. Congratulations, Pradipta. Check your mail for the prize details.

Quiz No. 2 [Completed]

This is a photograph of the infamous underarm delivery bowled by Trevor Chappell of Australia to New Zealand's Brian McKechnie in 1981. Connect this controversial act to the first ever T20 International played in 2005 between the same teams. Both games were won by Australia.

Answer: In the first ever T20 International, New Zealand needed 45 runs to win off the last ball, to be bowled by Glenn McGrath. New Zealand had played the game in beige-coloured kits, a tribute to their teams of the 1970s and 80s. Since the mood was of fun and frolic, McGrath pretended to bowl the final delivery underarm upon which he was jocularly red-carded by umpire Billy Bowden. [A video of the incident]

Winner (by lucky draw):
Monu Kumar. Congratulations, Monu! Check your email for prize details.

Quiz No. 1

Question: Seven hundreds have been scored in T20 internationals. Six of those were by opening batsmen. Who was the seventh, who is not an opening batsman?

Answer: Suresh Raina.

Winner (by lucky draw): Ankit Soni. Ankit, you lucky, lucky man, please check your email for prize details.