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Poms and Indians

Take a shot at our quiz on an 80-year-old rivalry

Quiz compiled by Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

1. "He came off the pitch like the crack of doom." Who said this about whom?
2. On the 1974 tour of England, when India lost the Test series 3-0, an Indian player was accused of shoplifting. Name the player.
3. Where did India beat England for the first time in a Test match?
4. The record for most ducks in a series (five) for a batsman (playing between Nos. 1-7) is jointly held by Mohinder Amarnath and another player. Name him.
5. In the Golden Jubilee Test in 1980, GR Viswanath recalled this batsman, who he felt was given out wrongly. The batsman went on to feature in a crucial, and eventually match-winning, stand. Who?
6. On England's disastrous tour of India in 1993 (they lost 3-0), only two batsmen managed to score centuries. One was Graeme Hick, who was the other?
7. This bowler picked up 10 for 70 and bowled England to an innings win in Delhi in 1976 but was alleged to have used Vaseline to tamper with the ball in the Chennai Test in the same series. Name him.
8. X/Y, Malcolm Marshall/Jeff Dujon, Imran Khan/Javed Miandad. These are the bowler-fielder combinations who dismissed Sunil Gavaskar first ball of the match on three different occasions. Name X and Y.
9. Complete the analogy - Douglas Jardine : Mumbai, Bob Woolmer : Kanpur, Nasser Hussain : Chennai, Colin Cowdrey : ?
10. This bowler dismissed Kapil Dev at a crucial juncture in the 1987 World Cup semi-final in Mumbai. Kapil, however, hit the bowler for four consecutive sixes at Lord's in 1990 to help India avoid the follow-on. Who is the bowler?
11. Lala Amarnath was sent back by the Indian captain from the 1936 tour of England on disciplinary grounds. Who was the captain?
12. Which bowler has the most wickets and five-fors in India-England Tests?
13. Which England bowler was banned for a Test after barging into Sunil Gavaskar (at Lord's in 1971) as he attempted to take a single?
14. What is unique about the England-India Test at Edgbaston in 1967?
15. Sachin Tendulkar has been out stumped only once in his Test career. Ashley Giles was the bowler on that occasion. Who was the wicketkeeper?
16. This bowler's only ten-wicket haul in Tests helped England go 2-1 up and eventually win the 1984-85 series in India. Identify him.
17. Which Indian batsman once hit Bob Willis for six fours in an over?
18. Sunil Gavaskar has been dismissed 11 times each by Imran Khan and Michael Holding. Only one bowler has dismissed him more often. Who?
19. Which England batsman also played football for Arsenal and achieved the rare distinction of a foreign player scoring a century in the final of the Ranji Trophy?
20. Only three players have achieved the unique double of 100-plus runs and a ten-wicket haul in the same match. Alan Davidson and Imran Khan are two; who is the third?
21. This bowler once had remarkable figures of 32-27-5-0 against England in Chennai in 1964 and holds the record for the most consecutive maiden overs (21) in an innings. Who is the bowler?
22. Complete the sequence: Desmond Haynes, Steve Waugh, ________
23. Graham Gooch scored 752 runs in the 1990 series against India, which is a record for a three-Test series. What is the other record from that series that Gooch still holds?
24. India is the only team to have lost the first four wickets for no run (0 for 4) in a Test innings. Where and in which year did this take place?
25. This catch was a pivotal moment in the England second innings at The Oval in 1971. India went on to win the Test by four wickets and the series 1-0. Name the batsman and fielder.


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