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Ranji Trophy

How well do you know India's premier domestic competition?

Quiz compiled by Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

1. Who is the only player to have done the double of 300 wickets and 5000 runs?
2. During their great 15-year winning streak starting in 1958-59, Bombay beat this team seven times in the final. When Karnataka finally broke the streak, this team was the losing finalist again. Which team are we talking about?
3. Amarjit Kaypee, Sachin Tendulkar and WV Raman were among the many who held the record for most centuries in a season - five - until it was battered by eight centuries from one man in 1999-2000. Who is this man?
4. Who is the only player to have played 100 Ranji Trophy matches and 50 Tests?
5. Only twice have there been two hat-tricks in the same innings in all first-class cricket. Albert Trott took one of them, for Middlesex against Somerset in 1907. Who is the other?
6. The top-12 leading wicket-takers of all time are spinners. Who among the quicks has taken the most Ranji Trophy wickets?
7. Whom did Ravi Shastri hit for six sixes in an over?
8. Mumbai have dominated Ranji Trophy with 39 titles. Which is the second-most successful Ranji Trophy?
9. Complete this sequence: Lala Amarnath/Mohinder Amarnath, Vijay Manjrekar/Sanjay Manjrekar, Vinoo Mankad/Ashok Mankad, Sunil Gavaskar/Rohan Gavaskar…
10. Hampshire's Paul-Jan Bakker bowled Sachin Tendulkar for zero in 1992. Who is the only other bowler to have dismissed Tendulkar for a duck in domestic first-class cricket?
11. In a Ranji Trophy match, Mumbai and Delhi were allowed to claim a new ball every 40 overs. Why?
12. Which city has most Ranji triple-centuries been scored in?
13. Complete this sequence: Syed Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Hazare, Hanumant Singh, Sachin Tendulkar…
14. Who has taken the most wickets in Ranji Trophy?
15. Who has scored the most runs in Ranji Trophy without winning the title?
16. Which wicketkeeper has the most victims in Ranji Trophy?
17. Which team beat Mumbai by two runs in what is considered the greatest Ranji Trophy final of all time, leaving Dilip Vengsarkar in tears?
18. Uttar Pradesh's Shivankant Shukla played the third-longest individual innings in Ranji Trophy: 821 minutes for his 178 not out in Nagpur in 2008-09. Against which team?
19. Hyderabad's 21 in 2010-11 is the lowest team total in Ranji Trophy. Which team did it come against?
20. These players played in a remarkable Mumbai team, only one of whom ever lost a Ranji match outright. Who is that player?


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