Quiz

  • 1.  Who bowled the first ball of the World Cup?
    a. Madan Lalb. John Snowc. Tony Griegd. Abid Ali
  • 2.  How many ODIs had been played before the 1975 World Cup?
    a. 46b. 8c. 18d. 0
  • 3.  What was the prize money on offer for the winners of the tournament?
    a. 40,000b. 4000c. 14000d. 0
  • 4.  "I asked myself, 'Why the hell did I not walk the second ball?'" Who said this and when?
    a. Sunil Gavaskar during his infamous 36* against Englandb. Duleep Mendis after being hit on the head by a Jeff Thomson bouncerc. Tony Greig on the tricky Headingley pitch for the semi-final, where 16 wickets fell for 142 runsd. East Africa opener Frasat Ali, who struggled for a 17-ball duck against John Snow and Peter Lever
  • 5.  The East Africa side comprised players from four countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and which other nation?
    a. Zambiab. Mozambiquec. Zimbabwed. Somalia
  • 6.  Which West Indian batsman trod onto his stumps after hooking Dennis Lillee for six in the final?
    a. Rohan Kanhaib. Gordon Greenidgec. Alvin Kallicharand. Roy Fredericks
  • 7.  When Clive Lloyd was carting the bowling around in the final, Rohan Kanhai was his more patient partner. What was Kanhai's longest scoreless spell during the partnership?
    a. 2 oversb. 17 oversc. 11 oversd. 6 overs
  • 8.  'I make it about 17,' Dennis Lillee said after being asked how many runs he and Jeff Thomson had taken during a crowd invasion during the final. How many were they actually awarded?
    a. 17b. 2c. 0d. 4
  • 9.  Australia's Gary Gilmour took 11 wickets in the semi-final and final. How many more one-dayers did he play?
    a. 124b. 63c. 3d. 1
  • 10.  In a tournament was dominated by fast bowlers, Sri Lanka's Somachandra de Silva was the most successful spin bowler. How many wickets did he take?
    a. 8b. 6c. 4d. 2

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